Ever The Land Grabs More Festivals

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

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Congratulations to WIFT member Sarah Grohnert, director of Ever The Land, and her team for such successful festival placements. Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ng?i T?hoe.

The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: T?hoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown, and constructing an architectural gem of a community centre using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride.

In addition to the last round of festivals the film has also screened at the Oslo Architecture Triennale in early October and have it has been selected to screen at the following festivals over the month of November:

- 61st Cork Film Festival, Ireland

- Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, South Korea

- Arica Nativa, XI Festival Internacional De Cine Rural , Chile

 

 


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WIFT member wins first NZCS Award

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

We are delighted to offer warm congratulations to WIFT member Ginny Loane, who won NZCS Cinematographer of the Year for Mahana, at the inaugural NZ Cinematographers Society Awards recently. The film was directed and written by Lee Tamahori, who was on hand to offer his congratulations. Ginny Loane began attracting award nominations in 2006 thanks to Fog, one of many Loane-shot short films to make a mark overseas. By then Loane had already shot her first feature, Christmas. In 2013 she was praised for brothers tale Shopping the debut feature from Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston.

"It's nice on set when there's a mix of people. I love it when there's a few more women on set. I love it when there's a few more ethnicities; when there's just a reflection of our society on set. It's much nicer. I mean no one wants to play in the sandpit alone with the same people, do they?" Ginny Loane, in a July 2015 interview for RNZ National.

We wish Ginny more success in her very promising career.