WIFT presence at Wairoa Maori Film Awards

Posted Tuesday 13 Jun 2017

The Wairoa Maori Film Awards were held earlier this month at the Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, as part of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

We're pleased to report that WIFT member Aidee Walker won the Audience Award - Maori Short Film - Actress, for her part in Laundry by Becs Arahanga.

And of course, we were delighted to see the WMFF WIFT Mana Wahine Award presented to Christina Asher, one of New Zealand's most committed and passionate advocates for our Maori and wider New Zealand screen industry.

Congratulations to both wonderful women!

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EAT and WIFT team up for writer/director speed dating

Posted Tuesday 13 Jun 2017


EAT (Emerging Artists Trust, Wellington) in association with WIFT, offers an evening of speed dating for writers and directors.

This free networking event is an opportunity for female writers and directors to meet each other and scope the potential of future collaborations in a supportive environment.

In seven-minute one-on-one encounters, writers will pitch their work and directors seeking a writer to work with will have an opportunity to discuss ideas.

Writers must have a script to pitch (doco, feature, short or webseries) completed to first draft. Directors must have a director credit on a screen production.

6.00 for 6.30pm start. Finish 9.00
Monday 26th June
Upper Chamber, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61 Abel Smith St, Wellington

Places are limited.

RSVP by sending a CV or bio to Sally Thorburn, sally@eatwellington.org.nz

For more about what EAT does, visit their website.