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Proud Voices On Screen

Proud Voices On Screen

Saturday 17 April, 1pm - 7.30pm

Ellen Melville Centre  2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central
Free Event

A half-day event for creators of film, series and documentary from the queer, LGBTQIA+ and rainbow community. Hear from queer content creators about their craft, and their vision for the future of queer content. A great place to meet other creatives. Aspiring filmmakers welcome – including those just dipping their toes in.

Doors open 12:45pm

Tea, coffee and refreshments available


1:00pm – 2:15pm PROUD SHORTS

A selection of Canadian and New Zealand short films by queer filmmakers

Pride: Individuality – Dir A.J. Greenwood / New Zealand / 2020 / 1:39

Pride: Hunter – Dir A.J. Greenwood / New Zealand / 2020 / 1:00

Haus – Dir Joseph Amenta / Canada / 2018 / 14:36

Zinzan – Dir Ben Walton / New Zealand / 2017 / 10:33

For Nonna Anna – Dir Luis De Filippis / Canada / 2017 / 13:21

Cherry Cola – Dir Joseph Amenta / Canada / 2018 / 15:04


2:30 – 3:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Giving queer characters their time to shine

Hear from the creative teams of web series Baby Mama’s Club (2017-) and Life is Easy (2019-) as they discuss their experiences writing and playing queer characters, what these characters mean to audiences, and their vision for the future of queer storytelling.

Panellists: Writer, director, producer, actor Hanelle Harris (Baby Mama’s Club), actor Moe Laga (Baby Mama’s Club), writer, actor Chye-Ling Huang (Life is Easy) and producer Ruby Reihana-Wilson (Life is Easy)


3:30 – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea: Drinks and snacks provided


4:00 – 5:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Rūrangi – Capacity Building

Hear from the creative team of award-winning series and feature film Rūrangi as they discuss their experience enabling members of the transgender community to fill roles in front of and behind the camera, explore how capacity building can enrich storytelling and share their visions for the future of queer storytelling in New Zealand.

Panellists: Writer Cole Meyers, director Max Currie and producer Craig Gainsborough

Moderator: producer Karin Williams (Sis)

Rūrangi premieres at Auckland Pride 2021 on 3 Feb and will be available in cinemas throughout New Zealand from 4 Feb, 2021.



5:00 – 7:30pm Proud Voices on Screen Launch Party

Join us for drinks and nibbles to toast the launch of Proud Voices on Screen, a non-for-profit organisation supporting queer, LGBTQIA+ and rainbow creators of screen content in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


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Covid-19 Information

Due to the announcement that Auckland moved to Alert Level Two on the 17th, this event has been postponed from the 20th of Feb to the 17th of April. Festival COVID-19 Information ›

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