Hui to focus on the Maori screen industry

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2019

If you're interested in, and concerned about the future of film, television and internet content - and we know that you are -then clear a space in your diary for the Ng? Aho Whakaari Hui A Tau annual conference on Saturday March 16. The Hui-A-Tau comes at a time of great change for the screen industry and Ng? Aho Whakaari sees this as a crucial time to make plans for the future. NAW chair Hineani Melbourne says it's a "turbulent" time to be working in the M?ori screen industry. "This one-day intensive focus on the M?ori screen industry is essential if we are to survive and thrive."
Speakers include Larry Parr of Te Mangai Paho, Jane Wrightson of NZ on Air and Annabelle Sheehan of the NZ Film Commission. Topics up for discussion include pitching ideas to market, directing actors, and the cost of keeping news & journalism alive in this click and share world.
When: Saturday 16 March from 9am-7pm
Where: the Hollywood Cinema, 20 St Georges Rd Avondale, Auckland

Click here to check out the conference programme



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Filmmaker opportunities at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2019

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will soon be upon us, and now is the time to apply for the EIFF's Distribution Rewired talent initiative. Every year the Festival welcomes over 1200 industry delegates and filmmakers, so don't miss the chance to get your projects seen by key decision makers! Distribution Rewired (DR) is a two-day event dedicated to developing communication and collaboration between filmmakers and film distribution professionals working with new/emerging distribution methods. The fifth edition of Distribution Rewired will take place as part of the EIFF industry programme, on Mon 24 and Tuesday 25 June, 2019. The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from 19 to 30 June, 2019.

Click here for more information on Distribution Rewired and to apply