Last night I attended a event at Victoria University with a variety of other women who are all passionate about filmmaking and want to join a group of like-minded women. The purpose of this group/community is to help and support each other's talent and growth in a supportive, empowering environment. I am already a member of WIFT, however the premise of this group is more for young women, or women of any age, who are just starting out and wish to pursue a career in the film and television industry. This event was really fun and a great opportunity to hear about what everyone is working on currently as well as share a variety of aspirations and dreams. Going into a male dominated industry can be quite intimidating for some so I think this is a great support system to be involved with a group that will help to support and encourage one another.
Going into this event however did make me realize how little women I have met with an interest towards animated filmmaking content. I haven't met too many in this interest area, being that it is a passion of my own and my dream to create animated content I would love to find a group for women in animation. In further investigation today I have found there is an existing organization for these like minded people. However, I am having a little trouble locating the New Zealand Branch of it. So if anyone has any information to give me on how to find these people, I would love to hear from you!