Jul 04

Sima Urale

Photo credit: CreativeNZ

Photo credit: CreativeNZ


NAME: Sima Urale



PLACE OF BIRTH: Savai’i, Samoa

EDUCATION: Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School graduate. Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne: Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television.


KNOWN FOR: Critically acclaimed Director



  • New Zealand On Air award for her contribution to music video making
  • Creative New Zealand Pacific Innovation & Excellence Award
  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency at the University of Hawaii
  • Silver Lion for Short Film at the Venice Film Festival
  • Best Short at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards
  • Prize won at the Chicago Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Award at Canada’s Yorkton International Film Festival
  • Special Mention Award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland
  • Received three awards at the local Drifting Clouds International Film Festival for Best Director, Best Script, and Best Art Department
  • Received four awards at the Qantas Film & TV Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Designer






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