Spotlight on the NZCS Awards

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

Spotlight on the NZCS Awards

The New Zealand Cinematographers Society NZCS held its 2021 Awards last week (having had to postpone them due to Covid-19 restrictions). It was a virtual event and we applaud them for a smooth ceremony!

A big congratulations to WIFT member Mark Lapwood who received NZCS accreditation, the highest peer recognition of a cinematographer's consistent world-class work, and to Wes Printz who received the Turtz Award for Contribution to Cinematography for his behind-the-scenes work as a camera technician. Printz arrived in Aotearoa from Hollywood almost 20 years ago and has been here ever since! 

A round of applause goes to Victoria Evans who received a Gold in the News and Current Affairs category.

We also wanted to highlight the WIFTers who were nominated for an award – you hardworking folk are listed below:

Nominated for Music Videos
Nina Wells
for Love Bind, Lou’ana
Bayley Broome-Peake for Strange Creatures, Henika
Mark Lapwood for Caught In The Undertow, Black Smoke Trigger

Nominated for Short Films
Nina Wells for Pain
Angharad Gladding for On The Couch With My Depression

Nominated for Commercials
Bayley Broome-Peake for Cavius: Safer By Design

Nominated for Corporate & Educational
Richard Parsonson for Lugtons Hamilton and NZAGBIZ: Calf Love

Nominated for Documentaries and Factual Series
Kelly Kuan Yu Chen for This Is Us
Mark Lapwood for Bulletproof Hyrum and Talking Tree Hill Promo