supported by
Walt Disney
hosted by
WIFTI NZFC

Join us 3-4 October 2019 in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand for The Power of Inclusion summit and be part of the vital global conversation around representation, belonging and inclusion in today’s screen, entertainment and technology landscape.

Speakers

Prime Minister Rt
Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern is the 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand and the world's youngest female head of government.

Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern

Niki Caro

Niki Caro is a multi award-winning New Zealand film director and screenwriter whose credits include The Zookeeper's Wife, North Country, Whale Rider and upcoming Mulan.

Niki Caro

Haifaa Al Mansour

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and director of the first full-length film ever shot inside the Kingdom, Wadjda, as well as the films Mary Shelley and Nappily Ever After.

Haifaa Al Mansour

Charles D. King

Charles D. King is the Founder & CEO of MACRO, the producer of Sorry to Bother You and Mudbound, and the executive producer of Fences.

Dr. Stacy L. Smith

Franklin Leonard

Franklin Leonard is an American film executive and founder of The Black List, a yearly publication featuring Hollywood's most popular unproduced screenplays.

Franklin Leonard

Philippa Boyens

Philippa Boyens is the Academy Award-winning New Zealand writer of The Lord of the Rings and co-producer and writer of King Kong, The Hobbit trilogy and The Lovely Bones.

Philippa Boyens

Dr. Stacy L. Smith

Dr. Stacy L. Smith is the Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Stacy L. Smith

Ana Scotney

Rising star Ana Scotney (Ngati Tawhaki) made her feature film acting debut in The Breaker Upperers and is a film and award-winning theatre maker.

Ana scotney
More speakers and full programme to be announced

About The Summit

Hosted by the New Zealand Film Commission and Women in Film and Television International with support from The Walt Disney Studios, The Power of Inclusion is two days of keynotes, panels, case studies and conversations with an unmissable line-up of speakers from around the world. An unprecedented event in the Asia Pacific region, the programme presents an unrivalled breadth and scale of voices who will be joining the conversation and creating action.

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