Auckland, Neuseeland | Internationaler WIFT Summit: THE POWER OF INCLUSION


THE POWER OF INCLUSION – Internationaler WIFT Summit

Das WIFT Chapter Neuseeland veranstaltet in Partnerschaft mit Disney einen internationalen WIFT Summit in Auckland, Neuseeland. Registrieren können Sie sich hier. Nähere Infomationen hier.

Neue Programmdetails veröffentlicht: Mit dabei sind weitere Größen des internationalen Medienbusiness wie die Autorin Alice Snedden („Jono and Ben“), Autorin und Regisseurin Maria Giese („When Saturday Comes“) und Produzentin Osnat Shurer („Vaiana“).

Auch Neuseelands Premierministerin Jacinda Ardern, Schauspielerin und Produzentin Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe), Regisseurin und Drehbuchautorin Niki Caro (Mulan, Whale Rider) haben ihre Teilnahme angekündigt!

Hier finden Sie das komplette Programm und eine Übersicht aller Speakerinnen!



Die Teilnahme von WIFT Germany am WIFTI & Power of Inclusion Summit wurde mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Goethe-Instituts Neuseeland ermöglicht.



WIFT Summit

„Featuring over 35 speakers from around the world, in a two-day programme that includes case studies, panels, conversations and keynotes.

The Power of Inclusion summit has added more multi-hyphenate, courageous and inspiring speakers to its line-up, who will come together in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand on 3rd and 4th October 2019, to focus on pertinent issues in the inclusion and representation space in the screen, entertainment and technology landscape.

The Power of Inclusion summit will bring people together, presenting a myriad of world views and positing future action to create a more inclusive industry and world; all enveloped in the special environment that Aotearoa New Zealand and its peoples have to offer.

Speakers include writers, directors and producers making ground breaking work; activists, founders, executives and researchers from companies and initiatives leading the way in inclusion; top tier US studio and SVOD executives; and leading practitioners from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Joining previously announced speakers that included New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern and writer and director Niki Caro is Tilane Jones Vice President of visionary grass-roots film distribution collective ARRAY (13th, Selma, When They See Us) and actor and advocate Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim, Babe), who was a driving force in Australia achieving marriage equality.

Osnat Shurer, producer of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-nominated feature film Moana and former head of Pixar Animation Studios’ short film group, joins The Power of Inclusion, as does Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Women in Film LA, who was pivotal in the creation of inclusivity and gender equity industry initiative ReFrame.

Newly announced antipodean speakers include cultural commentator and creator Benjamin Law (The Family Law, Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law); filmmakers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton (Waru, Vai); couploadsn extraordinaire Alice Snedden, and Madeleine Sami who joins her previously announced co-writer, director and actor from The Breaker Upperers, Jackie van Beek.

Other previously announced speakers include MACRO founder & CEO Charles D. King, The Black List founder Franklin Leonard and leading expert on social change in uploads, Dr. Stacy L. Smith. Along with support from Geena Davis and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in uploads.

The summit will be hosted by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI), with support from The Walt Disney Studios. It will take place at Aotea Centre on 3rd and 4th October 2019 in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.“

Full programme and final speakers to be announced. For more information including registration, please go to

Explore all speakers here.

Mittwoch, 02. Oktober 2019