Partnership brings Bieringa film to NZ Festival

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018


Here's another opportunity to catch a WIFTer's work at the NZ Festival. The National Library, Toi M?ori and the Dutch Embassy, have come together to present a film tracing an extraordinary partnership. Directed by Jan Bieringa, Te Hono ki Aotearoa: The Link to Aotearoa, follows the journey of a waka taua (ceremonial canoe) hewn from a 600-year old Kauri and ceremonially gifted on permanent loan, to the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, Holland. Admission is free, as are the refreshments and informal discussion after the film. Be sure to check out the magnificent He Tohu on the pre-event tour.

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

More details here


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Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018


We have a sci-fi film for you this week: Dr Julia Reynolds' Shepherd tells the story of Eden, a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to survive in a dystopian future. When Eden (played by Olivia Reynolds, pictured above) comes across an old tourist map she has been dreaming about, she's faced with leaving the only life she knows to follow the map. Watch the teaser below, or watch the film on the big screen (complete with a live quartet playing the soundtrack) at its world premier at the Hamilton Garden's Festival, 15 February.
Dr Reynolds recently joined SAE Auckland as Film Lecturer. She has worked in television, music videos, TV commercials, funded short films, animations, international web content, as well as interactive and virtual reality. She holds a PhD in Film from AUT, and has taught at the University of Waikato and WINTEC Media Arts School.

Watch the Shepherd teaser

World premiere screening details