Save The Date for SPADA's conference

Save The Date for SPADA's conference

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

There are so many screen industry events these days that you're often hard-pushed to find a date that won't clash with that of another guild or group. The good people at SPADA have hustled and bustled their way to Friday 26 November 2021 for their Summit date. It's in Auckland (venue TBC).

The 2021 SPADA…

The NZCS Awards are back!

The NZCS Awards are back!

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

COVID 19 restrictions forced postponement of last year’s NZCS Awards, but they are back this year with twice the attitude! We've included a few details below and hope you'll turn out to support this celebration of cinematographers!

Save the date for the prestigious black tie Awards gala dinner and after party, to be held in…

New digital platform showcases indigenous artists

New digital platform showcases indigenous artists

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Moana Nui is a brand new digital arts platform that aims to bring Indigenous artists to new audiences. 

Launched by Kia Mau Festival, Moana Nui extends the kaupapa of Kia Mau into a new online realm, to highlight and showcase the global Indigenous and PoC artists.

More than simply a place for content hosted in…

New jobs plan for women coming

New jobs plan for women coming

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Women lost 90% of the jobs that disappeared right after the Covid-19 lockdown. Now the government is writing up a plan to make sure the ‘shecession’ doesn’t happen again, writes Justin Giovannetti in The Spinoff.

"The government is drafting an employment strategy for women aimed at healing the deep economic wounds left by Covid-19 and…

Direct South Short Film Workshop with Zia Mandviwalla

Direct South Short Film Workshop with Zia Mandviwalla

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Christchurchians here's a great opportunity to hear from acclaimed director Zia Mandviwalla (pictured). This one-day workshop run by DEGNZ is part of the series of Direct South: Short Film Workshops. Zia will dive into the mahi behind her short film Night Shift (2012), which premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and was a Short…

Programme helps creatives find their way to a sustainable career

Programme helps creatives find their way to a sustainable career

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Delivered by Depot Artspace, as part of a government-funded push to support the creative sector, Wayfind Creative helps build the non-creative skills required to futureproof a career in the creative sector.

If you’re a creative, or know of creatives, looking for help in building a sustainable business with a robust marketing and business plan and…

How to harness your fan power

How to harness your fan power

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Frenzied screaming aside, fans can bring an unexpected energy to your project, promoting it to their peers in ways that you never imagined. They can power up your project by funding it, sharing it, showing up for it and keeping it in the conversation.

In this Script To Screen TALK, Embracing The Meme, globally recognised…

Free screening of transgender comedian's doco Julia Scotti: Funny That Way

Free screening of transgender comedian's doco Julia Scotti: Funny That Way

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

In the comedy boom of the late 1980’s Rick Scotti was a busy guy working clubs across the country when he came to the dawning realisation that nothing felt right. At a time when the words “gender dysphoria” and “gender affirming surgery” were rarely heard, Rick’s true awakening at age 47 led to a year…

2022 enrolments open at SAE Auckland

2022 enrolments open at SAE Auckland

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

For the past three years there have been waiting lists to get in to SAE courses, so prospective students should get in early! With six qualifications to choose from, SAE Auckland offers programmes in audio production, music production and screen production, with choices of either a three-year Bachelor programme or one-year Diploma for each discipline.…

Watch Sundance shorts for free!

Watch Sundance shorts for free!

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

There are some wonderful short films available to watch for free in the 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour! This 85-minute virtual programme of seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival. This exciting new offering curated by the Institute’s Indigenous Programme will feature fiction, documentary,…

SPA wants regulation for streaming services in Australia

SPA wants regulation for streaming services in Australia

Posted Tuesday 08 Jun 2021

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) is calling for rules requiring streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ to spend 20% of their local revenue on new Australian drama, documentary and children’s content, reports If.com.

Many of Australia’s film and television organisations see local content rules as a key way of tackling significant changes that have disrupted…