2023 Spada Conference


CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Spada Conference Programme 

You can listen to audio recordings of a selection of sessions from the Spada Conference via YouTube HERESpotify HERE or Apple Podcasts HERE.

Filmmaking icon James Cameron delivered the 2023 NZ On Air John O’Shea Memorial Address, in conversation with John Campbell. 

As a director, writer, and producer, Cameron is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past four decades, including THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, THE ABYSS, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, TRUE LIES, TITANIC, AVATAR, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, and the AVATAR sequels he is producing here in New Zealand.

Other 2023 Conference highlights include: 

  • The 25th annual Spada Screen Industry Awards, followed by the Images & Sound 40th Anniversary Cocktail Function, a celebratory way to round off day one of the Conference;
  • The return of the ever-popular South Pacific Pictures Big Pitch;
  • Plenary sessions include a look at The Importance and Value of Longevity with some of our sector’s legacy productions and companies, a look ahead at the screen production rebate as well as panels with representatives from our funding bodies and our key platforms and a Commissioners Roundtable;
  • The annual In Memoriam Reel - sponsored by NZ On Screen; and
  • The Great Screenrights Lunch will close out day two of the Conference.