All you ever needed to know about Intellectual Property

Posted Wednesday 27 May 2020

Intellectual Property can be a particularly complex area for the creative sector, so the good folk at Showtools are running a livestream event on it next week. Titled IP: What is it, who owns it, and how is it valued? the session will feature Lynell Tuffery Huria and Sarah Caughey and be facilitated by Lillian Hanly.

When: 3:30pm, Thursday June 4, 2020.

Where: the live stream will be available at on the day.

Lynell is the chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association (INTA), and is also known as a guru for trademarks relating to the Pacific Islands. Sarah is a practicing lawyer for Media Arts Lawyers, and specialises in the financing, production, and exploitation of audio visual content.

To access the livestream, you must have a Showtools account.

Click here to join Showtools for free!

Click here for Showtools Facebook page for more event information

Submit your questions to Lynall and Sarah in advance to

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Golovina is crowdfunding for a love song!

Golovina is crowdfunding for a love song!

Posted Wednesday 27 May 2020

Support a fellow WIFTer and donate to Valeriya Golovina's BOOSTED campaign which is raising money for her short documentary Mawhialeo Ote Alowha / Our Love. The doco tells the story of Meli and Avito Alefosio who came to New Zealand from Tokelau in the 1970s to seek medical assistance for their blind son Joseph. Forty three years on, Meli and Avito have become the heart of a new community in Naenae, Wellington where they strive to continue the culture of their home. Valeriya needs to crowdfund for the license fees for a song used in this short film as well as festival submission fees.

Here's the link - go on, give Valeriya and her crew a BOOST!