Congratulations to DEGANZ member and Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator alumna Mia Maramara who took home the 2021 SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year award at the SPADA Screen Industry Summit this past Friday.
The award is sponsored by Fulcrum Media Finance and honours excellence, talent, and creativity in filmmaking. The judges noted that “Mia is making an impact in reaching broad audiences and cresting content that allows the Asian community to see themselves on NZ screens and within NZ contexts. This is by no means an easy feat and the quality of her work, and consistent improvement between projects, demonstrate genuine talent”.
Mia receives a complimentary registration to the 2023 SPADA Conference and a cash prize of $5,000, which she will put towards writing a feature film version of Albularyo: The Witch Doctor.