Freshwater awarded NZFC scholarship

Posted Sunday 04 Aug 2019

We're thrilled for Matasila Freshwater who was awarded a special grant of $15,000 from the New Zealand Film Commission's 2019 Gender Scholarship. Samoan screenwriter Sima Urale won the scholarships's main grant of $50,000 to help progress her filmmaking career. The 2019 scholarship was for Pacific Island women screenwriters. The NZFC said the standard of applications was high with the top four applicants all alumni of NZFC short film funding.


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WIN tickets to the Vista Foundation 48Hours Grand Finals

Posted Sunday 04 Aug 2019

The atmosphere is electric and the films will blow your mind, so go along and support our local filmmakers at the Vista Foundation 48Hours Grand Finals! WIFTNZ and Dame Gaylene Preston are showing our support for female directors and filmmakers with two prizes: the Best Female Director (win $1000 and a year's membership to WIFTNZ); and regional prizes for the WIFTNZ Outstanding Female Filmmaker award (win free registration to the 2020 48Hours and a year's subscription to WIFTNZ). This year's host is the lovely Aidee Walker.

When: 17 August, 2019 doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30 pm
Where: The Civic Theatre, Queen St, Auckland

Be in to win tickets to this fabulous event! To go in the draw just send an email to with Vista Foundation 48Hours in the subject line!

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