Filmmaker So Yong Kim to speak at Big Screen Symposium

Posted Tuesday 22 Aug 2017


So many WIFTers attend the Big Screen Symposium that we just had to share this hot-off-the-press breaking news: indie filmmaker and writer So Yong Kim will be speaking at the BSS. Known for her intimate films that focus on the human condition, Korean-American Kim's debut feature In Between Days won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was mostly improvised by its teenage cast members whose awkward, raw romance and alienation from their surroundings were expressed through Kim's intimate digital photography. Her second feature Treeless Mountain was critically acclaimed, while her third and fourth feature films, For Ellen and Lovesong (now available on Netflix) both premiered at Sundance Film Festivals. In 2014 Kim released Spark And Light, a short film commissioned by fashion house Miu Miu as part of their ongoing series Women's Tales. Kim recently directed episodes of Transparent for Amazon, American Crime for ABC, The Good Fight for CBS and Room 104 for HBO.


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Double passes to My Year With Helen

Posted Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

It's giveaway time! My Year With Helen opens in NZ cinemas on August 31 and we have 5 double passes up for grabs.

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Preston's documentary observes Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the UNDP while also campaigning for Secretary-General and staying in daily contact with her 94-year old father back in New Zealand.

To enter the draw, just watch the trailer and answer this simple question: What 'number' was Helen when she arrived at UNDP?

Email your answer in the subject line to by 9am Monday 28 August 2017. Only winners will be notified.