On the subject of unsung heroines...

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

The Wind Beneath our WIFT

We spend much of our time celebrating the achievements of women in our Film and Television industries, as well we should. Today we want to celebrate a company that helps us reach these heights. Without the constant and unflagging support of Grant Baker and Steve Finnigan and their team at Images and Sound, WIFT would struggle at times to bring you the calibre of presentations, speakers and events that are so important to the development of our industry. But that's not all they do behind the scenes...

Over the last 30 years, Images and Sound has lent its support through sponsorship of showcases and awards as varied as the Richmond Road Short Film Festival and 48hr Film Festival to the Qantas Film and TV Awards, the WIFT awards and The Moas. It has supported professional development through Script to Screen, SPADA and the Big Screen Symposium.  It has helped our early-career filmmakers with advice at that key early stage of production as well as with generous discounts in post-production, and collaborated with most of New Zealand's iconic female television and filmmakers to create work that is celebrated and successful both here and on the international stage.

So here's three cheers for you Images and Sound!

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Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

 

image001If you haven't caught it yet - you don't know what you are missing. Suffragette fever is spreading and we still have some double comps to give away to members. First in first served - email office@wiftnz.org.nz with Suffragette in the subject line.

About the film...

SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.  Fighting for the right to vote, these women were not only from the genteel educated classes, there were working women among them who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing.  Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.  MAUD (Carey Mulligan) was one such foot soldier.  The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.