Animfx > www.animfxnz.com/
“AnimfxNZ is an Animation, Games and Visual Effects conference held annually in one of the world’s leading cities for Digital Media creation-Wellington, New Zealand.”
Auckland Game Development Meetup > http://www.meetup.com/playmaker/
“We’re a group of game developers, programmers, artists, musicians, animators and game enthusiasts that meet to discuss game design and collaborate on computer game projects. Members include students, hobbyists and professional game developers. We talk about iPhone, XBox, online, PC, virtual world, Android, console, Augmented Reality, MMORPG and even board games.”
Colab > http://colab.aut.ac.nz/
“CoLab is a creative technology centre focused on innovation through new technologies. We facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research, development and collaboration between education, creative and technologies industries.”
Colab Weekly Maker Nights > http://www.meetup.com/Colab-Weekly-Maker-Night/
“Colab Weekly Maker Nights provide an environment for people to work on their own projects, exchange ideas, and collaborate.
These weekly ‘open lab’ style events are an initiative by Colab to foster the local maker community.
This event has a practical focus, providing a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, experiment, tinker, test and develop works in a collaborative environment where skills and knowledge are shared. ”
Creative Mornings > http://cmauckland.tumblr.com/
“Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!”
Creative Technologists Meetup > http://www.meetup.com/Colab-Creative-Technologists/
“The Colab Creative Technologists Meetup hosts a monthly event where people meet to share and discuss projects, prototypes, presentations, research, events and ideas that involve creativity and technology. It provides an opportunity to experiment, test, learn and develop new works and ideas, a place to give and receive constructive criticism, a collaborative environment to share skills and knowledge.”
Design Assembly > http://www.designassembly.org.nz/
“Design Assembly serves the New Zealand Graphic Design community by enabling the sharing of relevant ideas, information and inspiration.”
Digital Art Live > http://colab.aut.ac.nz/dal/
“Digital Art Live invites audiences to participate with interactive art works created by local and international artists. The interactive screen is located on Level 2 of the Aotea Centre in Auckland’s CBD. It is a creative space that encourages interactivity, collaboration and experimentation with artists and audiences. To discover more come along to one of our free exhibitions and events. Digital Art Live is an initiative created by CoLab and THE EDGE.”
degnz (Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand) > https://www.degnz.co.nz/
“The Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand represents Directors and Editors in the New Zealand screen industry. This includes Directors and Editors of feature drama and documentary; television drama, documentary and factual programmes; short films; video art; animation; commercials and web content.”
Film Auckland > http://www.filmauckland.com/
“Film Auckland’s objective is to ensure your production experience in and around the region is seamless. As your first point of contact for the Auckland Screen Production Industry, Film Auckland can help you tap into Auckland and New Zealand’s vast network of experienced and innovative Film Industry professionals.”
First Thursdays > http://www.firstthursdays.co.nz/
“First Thursdays aims to connect people with each other through ideas, art and music. By bringing creative people together, First Thursdays will contribute to Auckland’s flourishing art scene and the local, eclectic culture of K Road. ”
Media Design School > http://www.mediadesignschool.com/
“Specialising in the teaching of industry-standard skills and knowledge, Media Design School provides a vibrant and energetic creative culture for students from around the globe.”
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (New Zealand Film Archive) > http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/
“Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. The archive was formed by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero and the Television New Zealand Archive between 2012 and 2014.”
NZGDA (New Zealand Games Developers Association) > http://www.nzgda.com/
“The New Zealand Game Developers Association was formed in 2001 to support and develop the video games development industry within New Zealand.”
NZFC (New Zealand Film Commission) > http://www.nzfilm.co.nz/
“The New Zealand Film Commission was established in 1978 by an Act of the New Zealand Parliament.
The NZFC has the statutory responsibility “to encourage, participate and assist in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films” made in New Zealand by New Zealanders on New Zealand subjects.
The NZFC provides loans and equity financing to New Zealand film-makers to assist in the development and production of feature films and short films being made in New Zealand. The NZFC does not itself produce films. The NZFC is also active in the sales and marketing of New Zealand films, and it assists with training and professional development within the industry. ”
NZ On Air > http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/
“Our functions are set out in the Broadcasting Act.
We aim to get diverse local content onto a multitude of platforms so that intended audiences can watch, hear and share local content and songs. How we do this is explained in our Strategic Plan.
Since NZ On Air was formed in 1989 we have contributed to a significant increase in local music on our airwaves — from just 2% to around 20% now. Access radio stations we fund throughout the country broadcast programmes in more than 40 languages, and we support some of the best public radio broadcasting in the world through Radio New Zealand.
In the same period, local content on television has climbed from 2,000 hours to over 13,000 hours. NZ On Air funds the content that is too expensive or too risky for New Zealand’s small market to support alone.
We fund diverse local content on television and online — we try to provide something for everyone. On television we balance mainstream and special interest programmes, and online we cater to audiences not well-served by mainstream media.”
Script to Screen > http://www.script-to-screen.co.nz/
“Script to Screen is an independent industry & community-wide initiative, established to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen (film, television, and new media) in Aotearoa, New Zealand.”
SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) > http://www.spada.co.nz/home/home.html
“SPADA represents producers and production companies on all issues affecting the commercial and creative aspects of independent screen production in New Zealand.”
Transmedia NZ Meetup > http://www.meetup.com/Transmedia_NZ/
“This is a group for anyone interested in transmedia. We aim to bring together a range of people from different creative disciplines to exchange ideas, inspire each other and learn. We aim to create opportunities for collaboration and development and foster a supportive and innovative community of practitioners.”
WIFT NZ > http://www.wiftnz.org.nz/home.aspx
“WIFT NZ, Women in Film and Televison Incorporated, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to delivering education, professional development, networking and support services to women and others working in film, television and associated industries.”