Time ticking for entries to the Māori Screen Excellence Award

Posted Wednesday 20 Jan 2021

Just a reminder that the deadline for entering the Māori Screen Excellence Award is fast approaching! The Award will offer a maximum of a $50,000 grant to one recipient. Nominate yourself or someone else through the NZFC application portal; anyone can submit a nomination but nominees must be Māori and actively participating in the film industry in New Zealand or overseas.

Deadline: 1pm Monday, 25 January 2021

Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award has been established alongside Te Rautaki Māori o Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga; the New Zealand Film Commission's Māori Strategy. The annual 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 award is open to writers, directors, producers, heads of department and screen industry representatives.

Click here to submit your application

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WIN tickets to Shadow In The Cloud

Posted Wednesday 20 Jan 2021

Shadow in the Cloud - One Sheet NZ

Strap yourselves in folks! Our movie ticket giveaway this issue is five double passes to Shadow In The Cloud, to be released in New Zealand cinemas on 4 February.

Directed by our own Roseanne Liang and with effects by Weta Digital, Shadow In The Cloud is a high-octane, wild, action thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

In the throes of World War II in New Zealand, a group of Allied soldiers prepare to take to the air. The all-male crew is caught off guard by Flight Officer Maude Garrett (Chloe Grace Moretz) boarding their plane carrying a top-secret package.

But this crew isn't alone in the sky; lurking in the shadows, something with a taste for chaos is tearing at the heart of the vessel. Crushed between an oncoming Japanese ambush and an evil lurking within, Maude must push her limits to save the hapless crew and to protect her mysterious cargo.

To be in the draw to win one of five double movie passes, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below:

Finish this line, spoken by Maude: "You have no idea how..."

Write the film name and the answer in the subject line of an email and send it to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Winners only will be contacted, by email.