Professor Annie Goldson

Annie Goldson has been producing and directing award winning documentaries, docudramas and experimental film and video for 20 years in the United States and New Zealand.

Her best-known titles include Punitive Damage, released in cinemas in 1999 (major broadcast sales include HBO-Cinemax, ABC-Aust, ARD (Germany), WTN (Canada) and TVNZ), Georgie Girl, released in 2002 (sales to Channel 4 (UK), POV (PBS), CBC, SBS, Canalplus and TVNZ) and An Island Calling. All titles have also garnered major awards in film festivals.

Her most recent film Brother Number One premiered in the New Zealand International Film Festival in 2011, at the Melbourne International Film Festival and has been accepted into a number of European festivals. It is having a short theatrical release in New Zealand.

Annie is also a writer and has published articles in books and journals such as The Listener, Landfall, Screen, Semiotext(e), Social Text, and others. Her book Landscape, Memory, Dad and Me published by Victoria University Press was released recently and she is currently completing a book on human rights documentary, After the Fact: Documentary, Human Rights and International Law, which is now under contract with Temple University Press.

Annie has also been director of the biennial New Zealand International Documentary Conference that has run since 1996, is a trustee of the New Zealand International Documentary Festival, and is currently the President of the Screen Directors' Guild of New Zealand.

She received her PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Auckland and is a Professor in Media, Film and Television.

In 2006 she received an Office of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to film.

Visit Occasional Productions to learn more about Annie’s films and for her most recent project see the NZ on Screen website.

Professor Annie Goldson


Professor Annie Goldson

Media, Film and Television
School of Social Sciences
Phone: + 64 9 373 7599 ext 87339
Email: a.goldson@auckland.ac.nz

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