Call for entries: the Women�s Voices Now Online Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020

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Have you made a film highlighting social issues affecting women? Beat the late deadline fees and submit it to the Women's Voices Now Online Film Festival by November 25, 2021.

The cash prizes below, totalling $USD10,000, will be awarded to selected films.

- Leslie J. Sacks Grand Prize Award for Best Film - $USD3000

- Best Documentary Feature - $USD2,000

- Best Short Social-Change Film - $USD1,500 - sponsored by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

- Best Documentary Short - $USD1,000

- Best Director - $USD1,000

- Best Experimental Film - $USD1,000

- Best Youth Film - $USD500


The Women's Voices Now online film festival promotes female filmmakers using film to advocate for women's rights, and to drive positive social change advancing women's and girls' rights globally.

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Rachel Jean takes up new role for 2021

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020

South Pacific Pictures' Head of Development Rachel Jean will take on a new role as a Senior Producer for the company in 2021.

Rachel took on the role of Head of Development in 2013 and oversaw the creation of a significant number of South Pacific Pictures' shows, including Westside for Three, The Brokenwood Mysteries for Prime, the award-winning comedy drama series 800 Words for the Seven Network in Australia and The Sounds for CBC in Canada.

She has also been the Executive Producer of several shows including two series of Forensics NZ, which screened to critical acclaim and excellent ratings in mid-2016 and 2018. More recently she launched a variety of shows: Educators for TVNZ OnDemand, and Mean Mums and Head High for Three.

The heavy demands of producing these shows has prompted the decision for Jean to step away from the Head of Development position.

"Producing several shows in the last couple of years has reminded me of my passion for the physical creation of shows and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in and making more premium television for SPP," she says.

Rachel will begin her new role in January 2021 when she starts production on a second series of Head High.