Film Otago Southland Trust seeks committed trustees

Posted Wednesday 28 Oct 2020

Here's an exciting opportunity to be part of Film Otago Southland and play an important role in shaping the future of the regional screen sector.

The Film Otago Southland Trust is seeking Trust Board is seeking new Trustees from the screen industry who have an interest in supporting the sector across the Otago and Southland region.

The Trust is specifically seeking to recruit three additional screen industry representatives to the Board, namely:

1 x Trustee from the local screen industry (based in the region)
2 x Trustees from the national screen industry (do not need to be based in the region)

Ideal candidates will be those who:

Are committed to the mission and governing process of Film Otago Southland.

Will promote film and screen industry benefits within the Otago and Southland region.

Will support the Board governing structure and will meet Board expectations.

Will engage in deliberative and collegial decision-making.

Are committed to their stewardship responsibilities.

Have a knowledge of the film industry, organisational development, strategic thinking, organisational growth, and/or legal and financial matters.

These are volunteer positions requiring attendance at four formal quarterly Trust Board meetings per year (with the option of video conferencing). Trustees should also be available for ad-hoc consultation and appointments in between meetings (approximately three hours per month) and may be invited to represent Film Otago Southland at industry events as applicable.

Please send questions and applications email the below through to with a cover letter, a CV and your completed application form

Click here to download application form

Deadline: Applications will remain open until positions are filled.

Film Otago Southland is a not-for-profit Trust that works in collaboration with the Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin council film offices to support, develop and promote the screen production industry in the wider region. It is funded by: Queenstown Lakes District Council, Dunedin City Council, Great South, Southern Institute of Technology, Waitaki District Council and Central Otago District Council.

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Posted Wednesday 28 Oct 2020

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Red Mole quickly established itself at the forefront of New Zealand's avant-garde, and Rodwell was a key member of the troupe, participating as a performer, co-author, maker of masks and costumes, and film-maker.

Michelle recieved $17,000 stage one funding from CNZ for her project, and is writing Act One of the opera which will involve a full orchestra, a band and film.

We can't wait to see the finished product!