We're thrilled for Chelsea Winstanley (pictured above with Taika Waititi) who is the first indigenous female producer to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award! Winstanley, alongside Waititi and fellow producer Carthew Neal, received the nomination for Jojo Rabbit which has also received Academy Award nominations in five other categories, including Best Original Screenplay for Waititi. We're waiting with baited breath for the 92nd Academy Awards on 9 February!
NZ Fringe is calling for submissions to its four-night Fringe Flicks event in Wellington. This is as an opportunity to showcase your short works (which should be less than 20 minutes long). They aim for a different line-up of shorts for each of the four nights the event will run. To submit your film for consideration, email email@example.com with a link to your film and a one-pager with a synopsis, cast/crew details, run time, and anywhere else the film has been screened. The event is PGR, so any material that might be considered 18+ needs a disclaimer card beforehand.