Horrocks and Dellabarca receive MNZOM

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Keep that applause going, this time for Shirley Horrocks and Gina Dellabarca who have been appointed Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to the film industry. Award-winning documentary maker Horrocks is being honoured for her work chronicling the lives of some of New Zealand's most well-known artists, such as Len Lye, Marti Friedlander, Allen Curnow, Albert Wendt and most recently Sir Paul Callaghan. She has also covered minority areas such as M?ori and Pacific Island topics, disability groups, women's issues, and diversity.
Meanwhile, Show Me Shorts Festival co-founder and director Dellabarca has successfully developed a diversified revenue stream and built a network of high profile ambassadors to advocate for the festival. She was also instrumental in gaining Academy Awards accreditation, so that top award winners can qualify for entry to the Oscars.

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Shirley Horrocks

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Gina Dellabarca

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Preston made a Dame in New Year's Honours list

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

What a great start to the new year! Huge applause from us on behalf of all WIFT members to Gaylene Preston, who was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Preston has written, produced and directed numerous feature films and documentaries that have been screened at festivals around the world. Most recently, she made the documentary My Year With Helen, following former Prime Minister Helen Clark at the UN. She is The New Zealand Arts Foundation's inaugural Filmmaker Laureate (2001) and the recipient of a WIFT NZ Lifetime Achievement Award, and has served on several industry boards.

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Gaylene Preston

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