24th Annual SPADA Conference

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THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING

Thurs 24 - Fri 25 Nov  /  Mac's Function Centre / Wellington

 

A very big thank you to our Sponsors, Supporters, Speakers, Moderators and Delegates for making this year's SPADA Conference such a success.  Fittingly, given the Conference's theme, the feedback received included phrases such as "thought-provoking, engaging, challenging"; in part from our outstanding opening key note addresses: the first delivered by MARK JENNINGS during his NZ On Air John O'Shea Memorial Address (link to his full address below); followed by FRANCES VALINTINE's impressive key plenary session "Framing the Future" which explored exponential technological change and its effect on the screen industry - and society as a whole: in other feedback you found the Conference "buzzing", "positive", and "friendly."

The key plenary WIFT session WHAT IS THE NZ VOICE? also generated some very thought-provoking observations, ideas, beliefs and opinions.  The session kicked off with six outstanding individual presentations, before the question was put to all delegates at their individual tables.  No surprises with a roomful of screen sector practitioners that the answers were insightful, intelligent and questioning!

Here's a link to the wonderful photos that were captured by Hagen Hopkins from Getty Images:

SPADA CONFERENCE 2016.

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 24: SPADA conference at Mac's Function Centre on November 24, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

 

 

This Year's Conference Featured: 

* The NZ On Air John O'Shea Memorial Address delivered by Mark Jennings.  A copy of his address can be found here.

 

* Thank you to the wonderfully entertaining performance by ukulele band FREE & FRANK who provided a musical rendition of the highlights of this year's screen productions.

 

* The winner of Show Group's Mystery Travel Prize was GARY SCOTT from Gibson Group.  Congratulations!

 

* The South Pacific Pictures' BIG PITCH Competition winner was AROHA AWARAU

 

* The 19th Annual SPADA Industry Awards recipients were: 

  NEW FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR (Principal Sponsor/Park Road Post Production) - YAMIN TUN

  SPADA INDEPENDENT PRODUCER (Sponsored by Crombie Lockwood)CARTHEW NEAL 

  SPADA/SCREENZ/DATA BOOK INDUSTRY CHAMPIONGAYLENE PRESTON