Sun Feb 8, 2015 1:00pm to 4:00pm


8th FEB!

It's awards season!

We kicked off January with a fantastic Nominations Judging event here in Wellington.


As so many of you were still on holiday and with the VES awards themselves just around the corner,

we decided to postpone the nominations wrap party to a date that is post VES awards, to bring you a post nominations/VES awards party instead!

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 8th Feb, come rain or shine (wet weather option is being organised).

TBC venue: Beach BBQ (family friendly)




Sat Jan 10, 2015 (All day)

Saturday 10th January 2015

VES Nomination Event

Camperdown cinema

Please be prompt.

Judges have been notified of timings etc via email.

Thu Dec 4, 2014 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Come celebrate the end of the year with VES NZ by smashing some heavy balls into some innocent skittles!

Save the evening of Thursday the 4th of December in your calenders for the end of year VES private bowling party at The Lanes.  

Let some frustration out, let some laughter out, have a drink, make a strike, talk about the year that was and try not to end up in the gutter!  

We'll be upstairs in the private Loft area with our own bar and pool table and four bowling lanes and 2 hours of all-you-can-eat bowling.  

When: 8:00pm Thursday the 4th December

Where: Upstairs at The Lanes, 234-238 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Cost: FREE until the bar tab runs out

RSVP allows for one guest.

Don't be shy now.


To RSVP please fill out the web form on the event page.

Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:00am to 3:00pm

New Zealand VES Members and a guest are invited to a very special screening.

How to Train your Dragon 2

Followed by a  Live Q&A with Dean DeBlois- Director

Light refreshments will be on offer- (wine/nibbles)


This is a strict RSVP event due to limited numbers, acadamy guests & guests of Dean.

At this point in time we can only offer +1 guest.

Should you wish to bring your children please send an email to and should additional seats become available we will try to accomodate should there be spare seats available.


Please RSVP Below
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 11:00AM
Camperdown Cinema
(If you require directions, please ask a VES New Zealand Section Board member.)

One (1) guest maximum per member, and guests must be accompanied by the member.

To release tickets or for ticketing problems please e-mail

Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:30pm to 11:00pm

New Zealand VES Members And A Guests Are Invited To A Screening Of Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures' FURY

Please RSVP Below
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30PM
Camperdown Cinema

One (1) guest maximum per member, and guests must be accompanied by the member.

To release tickets or for ticketing problems please e-mail

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


Tue Sep 9, 2014 7:30pm

The New Zealand VES Section invites members and non-members to our fifth screening of Kiwi Shorts.

(A special thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for their continued support!)

Please join us to celebrate & enjoy 8 kiwi short films including a unique opportunity for a Q&A session with some of the film makers afterwards.

As always, the event will be hosted at Camperdown Cinema, if you require directions, please let us know

Please RSVP below.

  • Queenie (director Paul Neason, writers Sam Burt/Jeremy Liss)
    Danny, a university Geography tutor in his 30s, embarks on a cutting edge academic project which has nothing to do with his ex-wife.


  • Blankets (director Louise Leitch, writer Casey Whelan, Producer Melissa Dodds)
    What would you do for love?  Jack spends an afternoon alone in his room, reliving the magic of a teenage love story and the tragic events that threaten to tear it apart. As he considers his world without his girl, he is left questioning what it really means to do the right thing.
  • Warbrick (director/writers Meihana Durie & Peter Durie, producer Mina Mathieson)
    This short follows Joe Warbrick (Calvin Tuteao), captain of the New Zealand Natives rugby team, as he tries to rouse his battle-weary players to head unto the breach once more, for a test against England.   It’s midwinter during the trailblazing 1888-89 tour (17 months and a staggering 107 matches) that left a black jersey and silver fern legacy. In a changing room that resembles a casualty ward, Warbrick draws breath and leads a stirring haka.   Made by brothers Pere and Meihana Durie, Warbrick inspired the All Blacks the day before a 33-6 demolition of Australia in 2009.
  • Day Trip (director Zoe McIntosh, writer Costa Botes/Bill Payne, Producer Costa Botes/Gareth Moon)
    A gang member wakes up one morning and decides he needs a day off. Inspired by a newspaper advertisement he impulsively decides to take a short ferry trip between islands.  With his tattooed face, black leather clothing, and prominent  gang patch, the gangster is a fish out of water when he arrives in the idyllic small port town of Picton. The experience he has there will change his outlook on life forever.
  • Double Happy (director/writer Shahir Daud, producers Shivali Gulab & Andrew Brettell)
    This short film finds four 90s teenagers caught in the vicissitudes of growing up in Hutt Valley suburbia. Rising tensions during a day hanging out at the local park see misfit Rory ignite a cracker bag of cravings for belonging, furtive sexual feelings, violence, racism and boredom. The combustive results of his misdirected teen spirit give the film’s title a grim irony. Fijian-born director Shahir Daud based the story loosely on his own teen experiences; Double Happy screened at Montreal Film Festival and was a Short of the Week website pick in May 2011
  • Ebony Society (writer/director Tammy Davis, producers Ainsley Gardiner & Chelsea Winstanley)
    Vinnie and his friend Jonah spend their nights on the streets of South Auckland tagging and stealing.  One night Vinnie has had enough. He tries to break away from his overbearing friend but is drawn back in when Jonah threatens and humiliates him.  When they break into a house and find themselves confronted with an unexpected situation it will be a test of their friendship, forcing Vinnie to take the lead and show Jonah another way.
  • Snow in Paradise (director/writer Nikki Si'ulepa & Justine Simei-Barton, producer Paul Simei-Barton)
    A snapshot of life on a remote, picturesque island in the south Pacific through the eyes of a young Polynesian girl.  As she ventures out on her daily routine she encounters the familiar faces of her family and the small community that she loves.  Like her, they are all unsuspecting of the devastating power that lies beyond the ocean reef in a nuclear testing facility. In one moment her world will change forever.
  • Meathead (director/writer Sam Holst, producer Desray Armstrong/Chelsea Winstanley)
    In this award-winning short film Michael is a 17-year-old who gets the abattoir blues during his first day at 'the works'. Fitting in turns out to be the least of Michael’s worries as young blood is welcomed on the line in the old fashioned way, and rite of passage is interpreted literally to meaty effect. Meathead was filmed at the Wallace Meat plant in Waitoa. Based on the true story of a mate of his, director Sam Holst’s debut short was selected for Cannes and won the Crystal Bear in the Generation (14plus) section of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
Thu Aug 7, 2014 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Coffee! Gin! Rum!



VES New Zealand Chapter's social night is coming up at CGR Merchants on the Thursday the 7th of August.  Come on down to meet your fellow VES members, find out more about the people in our local chapter while sipping some of CGR Merchant's infused gins and rums.
You may be asking where CGR Merchants is - it's one of Courtney Places's hidden gems.  Tucked away up the stairs above Cafe Baba, this place infuses spirits to create its unique drinks.  
Intimate and laid back, come and talk shop in and make a Thursday night special!  RSVPs are open!  Plus ones available to bring your partner or a friend who's interested in joining the VES.
Can't wait to see you there
(the earlybirds get the bar tab)!
7.30pm 7th August
CGR Merchants
46a Courtney PLace   
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:00pm to 8:30pm

NZCS, CODEX and PARK ROAD POST invite NZCS members to an informative evening

When: June 30, 2014 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Park Road Post, 141 Park Road, Miramar Wellington
Please or Kevin on 027 2939059

Come see the Codex Vault and the new Codex Action CAM. We will have a brief presentation and then hands on time.

The frenetic pace of a TV production, the quick turnaround of a commercial, the longer production cycle of a feature film– no matter what type of project you’re making, Codex Vault can streamline your production and simplify your workflow. Vault brings your digital negative into one standard, secure workflow, saving you time and money and protecting your valuable asset. And now featuring CODEX REVIEW – superfast GPU processing for dailies, playback to an HD or 4K monitor and QC and color tools.

Introducing the Codex Action CAM - the small camera with a big workflow. Whether you’re making commercials, TV or movies, sometimes your camera package is just too big for the situation or location you’re trying to shoot in.

Enter Codex Action CAM...A complete shooting, capture, transcoding and data management solution for situations that require a compact form factor and low weight. Codex Action CAM itself is a tiny remote head camera for shooting at up to 60fps. It comes with the Codex Camera Control Recorder, providing full remote control of the camera, plus the proven workflow of the industry-standard Codex recorder.

Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:30pm to Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:30am

New Zealand VES Members & Guests Are Invited

To A Screening Of The Weinstein Company's


11 March 2014 7:30 pm Camperdown CinemaCome join us for an educational evening about the science & workflows of handling colour in a digitial environment with Glenn Anderson....

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