New Zealand women directors to shine at 2019 Berlinale

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

But wait, there's more good news! Congratulations also to these members whose films will feature in the 2019 Berlinale:
Armagan Ballantyne, writer/director and Maria Ines Manchego, writer/DOP, Hush; Zia Mandviwalla, director Chef's Table - Asma Khan; Vea Mafile'o director/screenwriter Vincent Burke executive producer, Margot Francis editor For My Father's Kingdom; Kerry Warkia, producer Vai; Chelsea Winstanley, producer Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen; Catherine Fitzgerald, producer One Thousand Ropes; Ngaire Fuata, producer Liliu; Vea Mafile'o, writer, director, producer Toa'ipuapug?, Strength in Suffering.

The 2019 Berlinale runs 7-17 February, 2019, and is one of the world's most important film festivals, screening up to 400 films each year, predominantly world or European premieres. Vai and For My Father's Kingdom will have their world premieres at the festival.


A still from For My Father's Kingdom


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Wifters work to feature at SxSW Festival

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

And still more congratulations to these members whose work will feature at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps is directed by Julia Parnell, co-directed by Rob Curry and produced by Nicola Peeperkoorn, Tim Riley and Parnell. It tells the story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills. Vai, produced by Waru's Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton, is a portmanteau feature film made made by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed in seven different Pacific countries. Running from 8 - 16 March, 2019, the SXSW Film Festival celebrates innovation and talent behind and in front of the camera.


A still shot from Vai