Apply now for the Māori Screen Excellence Award

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Māori filmmakers, the deadline for the Māori Screen Excellence Award - Te Aupounamu - will soon be upon us! The NZFC is accepting nominations for the annual award and will offer a maximum of $50,000 to one recipient. This Award is a way of recognising and celebrating members of the Māori filmmaking community who have displayed a high-level contribution and/or achievement in filmmaking. The recipient will be announced at the Ngā Aho Whakaari Hui-a-Tau Conference Dinner in March 2020.

Deadline: 1pm Monday 27 January, 2020.

Click here for more information on making a nomination

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Enter the WHO Health For All Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Filmmakers, here's an opportunity to get your film in front of an international audience. In May 2020, during the 73rd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO will host the first ever Health for All Film Festival. The Festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. Submissions are open for both seasoned film professionals and young, aspiring filmmakers. Submit one video for one of the categories outlined below by January 30, 2020 (final submission date), and just a note, only films completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for this festival.

The categories are:
Video reports (3-8 minutes long) Video reports showing human-interest stories and testimonies about health from individuals, communities, and/or healthcare workers navigating a local or global health challenge, championing solutions, or driving change.

Animations (1-5 minutes long) Animation videos that include either testimonials and/or challenges and solutions to achieving health and well-being for all, or to educate about a health issue.

Videos about nurses and midwives (3-8 minutes long). Any audiovisual style will be accepted for submissions on this special theme during the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, celebrated in 2020.