Wifter wins Te Kai Ngakahi Melissa Wikaire Award

Posted Wednesday 20 Mar 2019

Congratulations to producer Desray Armstrong, who won the $2000 Te Kai Ngakahi Melissa Wikaire Award at the recent annual conference, Hui-ā-Tau, of the Māori screen organisation Ngā Aho Whakaari. Desray's projects include Stray, The Watercooler, Wellington Paranormal, and Ellen is Leaving. We'd also like to congratulate Leo Koziol who won the $20,000 NZFC He Tohu Whakanui special acknowledgement award for his contribution to the industry in running the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, curating the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Shorts section of the NZ International Film Festival and Māori film selections for festivals around the world.