Whakatiki is in competition at the Tribeca International Film Festival in New York and will have its World Premiere between April 18 – 29 2012. Louise Leitch and Melissa Dodds have been invited attend the festival to promote the film.

Whakatiki was one of only seven films worldwide, and the only short film, to be awarded post-production funds in the 25th Annual Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund.  2010 was a record year with over 140 grant applications from 11 countries: the U.S., England, Spain, Finland, Philippines, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. The cash grant awarded to Whakatiki was generously donated by Netflix, Inc.