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New Zealand Youth Film Festival
Supporting the inaugural New Zealand Youth Film Festival
December 15, 2022

U.S. Marvel Studios Director engages with young creatives at the inaugural New Zealand Youth Film Festival

Mission New Zealand supported U.S. Embassy Youth Council member Ryan Chow’s first New Zealand Youth Film Festival. Ryan is the Director and Founder of the festival that he created to nurture and recognize talented creatives aged 15-24. Consul General Sarah Nelson attended the Gala Awards night and acknowledged Katie Hinsen, U.S. Director of Technology for Marvel Studios who travelled from Hollywood to attend the event in person. Hinsen spent time with the young creatives during the festival sharing insight into Marvel Studios and her creative journey so far. U.S. and NZ creatives collaborate extensively on film projects including the biggest movie in the world right now, Avatar – The Way of Water. The NZ Youth Film Festival demonstrated U.S. support for the New Zealand film and media industry and young creative influencers.