Wellness under pressure - event this week

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Is there a trick to staying on an even keel in this business, or is it inevitable you'll be a little off kilter most of the time?

This Thursday, Script to Screen is hosting a talk where experienced industry folk will give mini-addresses about the struggle to stay strong and sane while still making projects that are exceptional.

Wonderful WIFTers Gaylene Preston, Jackie van Beek, Roseanne Liang and Tom Sainsbury (plus the exuberant Madeleine Sami) will share their experience and ponder the subject of wellness considering the long hours and relentless stress endured to birth a project.

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
When: Thursday May 25, bar opens 5pm, talk 6-7pm
Cost: $5 koha appreciated.

NB: Be seated by 5:55pm as we're starting 6 sharp! Stay for pizza afterwards, on us!

The speakers all come direct from the trenches, having recently made: documentary MY LIFE WITH HELEN, feature films THE BREAKER UPPERERS and THE INLAND ROAD, short film DO NO HARM and web series FRIDAY NIGHT BITES and WAIHEKE REPUBLIQUE.


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Calling for stories of awesome women leaders

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom (among many other things, because she was a killer multitasker), the New York-based Athena Film Festival is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life.

They're now calling for short-film submissions from around the world for their 2018 festival. They're looking for shorts that:

� Reveal the diverse narratives of women leaders from all walks of life - narratives of ambition, courage, resilience and moxie.
� Showcase women leaders who currently are making or have made a difference in the world - captivating stories of truth, determination, innovation and vision.
� Highlight the talents of new and recognized artists - capturing their take on what truly makes exemplary women leaders.

Keep in mind:

� All films must feature a female in a leadership position at the centre of the story.
� Films may be directed by a person or people of any gender.
� Films that are directed by women but do not focus on female leadership will not be considered.

The curated programme includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts - including U.S. and world premieres. The 2018 Festival will take place at Barnard College in New York City from February 22-25, 2018.

Shorts submissions are open until August 15. Entry is free. So get submitting!