by Scoop.co.nz — November 9, 2020
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is mourning the loss of an industry stalwart, long-time New Zealand International Film Festival director, Bill Gosden, and pleased to confirm on behalf of his whānau that Bill’s memorial service will be held at the Public Trust Hall, 131–135 Lambton Quay, Wellington, on Monday 16 November, at 2.00pm. A memorial page is also being created for Bill, and you are invited to email your messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For forty years, until his retirement early in 2019 due to ill health, Bill Gosden helmed the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF), curating challenging and exciting programmes of films for New Zealand audiences. Each year he and his team watched hundreds of films to select the right mix of classics, short films, foreign language titles, documentaries and animation to enthral and delight cinephiles across the country.
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