Speaker

Annie Goldson

Producer / Director

Annie Goldson has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries and docudramas for 20 years in the United States and New Zealand. Her work is known for its craft, sensitivity and engagement.

Her films have won over 50 awards at international film festivals, opened theatrically world-wide. Her best-known titles are Punitive DamageGeorgie GirlSheilas: 28 Years OnPacific Solution: From Afghanistan to AotearoaElgar's EngimaAn Island CallingBrother Number One, and He Toki Huna. In 2017, she completed a new documentary KIM DOTCOM: Caught in the Web, which premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and is screening in Official Selection in multiple festivals include Hotdocs (Toronto), Melbourne and the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Annie is also a writer and has published articles in books and journals such as The Listener (NZ)LandfallScreenSemiotext(e)Social TextStudies in International Documentary, and others. Her book Landscape, Memory, Dad and Me was published by Victoria University Publications. She has been director of the biennial New Zealand International Documentary Conference (Expanding Documentary); a trustee of the New Zealand International Documentary Festival, Documentary Edge, and the Africa New Zealand Film Festival; and was President of the Screen Directors’ Guild of New Zealand.

 


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