Wifters win March 15 commemoration funding

Posted Monday 12 Aug 2019

Congratulations to Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Vanessa Wells whose projects have received funding from the RNZ/NZ On Air Joint Innovation Fund. The projects they're involved in will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch. Each project will be published on the RNZ website and complement RNZ's ongoing coverage of the events and issues related to the attacks. Ghazaleh's project This Is Us comprises 6 x 2 min videos + 6 x 2 mins audio, and will receive up to $60,000; Vanessa is part of Vanishing Point Studios which will receive up to $121,200 for The Living Flowerwall, a 3D immersive site + 1 x 3 minute video.



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Time is ticking on the POLIN Museum film competition

Posted Monday 12 Aug 2019

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is calling for proposals for short films about Jewish communities with roots in the historic territories of Poland, and you have until 31 August, 2019 to get your entries in. The fourteen shortlisted films completed on the basis of these proposals about Jewish communities living today in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Israel, Latin America, North America, Poland and South Africa will be featured in an epilogue to POLIN Museum's multimedia narrative exhibition, which is dedicated to the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. The films should reflect the connection of these communities to the heritage of Polish Jews. They may focus on stories of individuals, families, organizations, communities, events, and objects of special meaning. Films of about 5 minutes in length may be based on interviews, documentary and archival material, home video, animation, or video art, among others. An international jury will select the finalists. The prize is up to 56,000 PLN (about NZD$22,000) to produce one film based on their winning proposal. The value of each prize will depend on the proposal and its preliminary budget.