Be heard at the Screen Industry Election Forum

Posted Monday 07 Aug 2017

Well, hasn't next month's election become a whole lot more interesting lately?!

Headlines aside, with the 2017 General Election around the corner, it is important for the screen industry and its associated partners to understand the vision and commitment of parties towards facilitating a robust and sustainable economy for the screen industry.

To this end, Film Auckland is assembling the Screen Industry Election Forum for practitioners and associated service economy sectors.

Invited MPs and spokepersons from National, Labour, NZ First, Maori Party and the Greens will be there. Before the event, 4-5 questions will be sent out and each party will respond to the questions. There will be time for questions and answers.

Facilitator: Russell Brown
When: Thursday 24 August, 5-8pm
Where: Industry Connect, 34 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021

Refreshments will be provided and Film Auckland wishes the discussions to be held in a convivial atmosphere (so keep it cordial, people). There is no admission fee but Film Auckland will ask for a gold coin donation.

Register now for your free ticket and find out more about the event on the Film Auckland website.

EXTRA: check out the NZWG's 6 questions and answers from NZ political parties in the lead-up to the election at

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Ticket giveaway: In Between

Posted Monday 07 Aug 2017

In Between 1

It's another double-giveaway week, and we begin with a window into a rarely seen world.

Director Maysaloun Hamoud's remarkable debut feature, In Between, is an energetic drama about three strong young Palestinian-Israeli women, sharing a flat in Tel Aviv. Existing flatmates Leila, a party animal and lawyer from a secular Muslim family, and Salma, a DJ who has yet to come out as a lesbian to her Christian family, are joined by Nour, a conservative Muslim recently moved to the city.

The three outsiders form a strong friendship, supporting each other as they navigate the changing views on womanhood in a traditionally conservative society. Assured and vibrant, In Between is a first-of-its-kind portrait of the unbearable daily duality of contemporary Israeli women, caught in between their hometown traditions and the modern values of a big city.

(There are some fascinating tales behind the film's production: we recommend reading this article.)

In Between opens in NZ cinemas on August 24, and we have 5 double passes to give away.

To enter the draw, just watch the trailer and answer this simple question: What does Leila's boyfriend ask her to stop doing?

Email your answer in the subject line to by 5pm Friday 11 August 2017. Only winners will be notified.