Proudly supporting this year’s Wairarapa Film Festival

The 2024 Wairarapa Film Festival opens this Thursday 23 May. The highlight of this year’s festival is the attendance of Greytown-born artist, director, screenwriter and filmmaker, Vincent Ward (ONZM). Vincent’s work has led him to international acclaim and he has been recognised with several significant film awards, including an Oscar in 1999.

Hear Vincent Ward speak candidly of his local upbringing and how the wonderful character ‘Ma Olsen’ came to be the subject of his very first documentary.

Here at WBS, we’re thrilled to once again sponsor the Wairarapa Film Festival. Festival Director, Jane Ross, has curated another special programme of film screenings, workshops, seminars, masterclasses and special guests. These events all highlight and celebrate local filmmakers and the art of story-telling in, and of, our wonderful region.