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Glenis Giles


Glenis Giles has worked extensively as a producer in television and film. 

Among Glenis Giles's credits are several innovative and award-winning short films: Song of the Siren, Shoes, Eau de la Vie, Room Tone and The Grocer's Apprentice. Eau de la Vie, directed by Simon Bare, won Le Prix de la Jeunesse at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in 1995, and was selected in the ‘Best of Clermont-Ferrand' travelling retrospective six years later.

She also produced Oscar-nominated producer Ainsley Gardner's début short Mokopuna.

In 2007 Giles produced the documentary Michael King: A Moment in Time, (an in-depth interview with the historian) with director Clare O'Leary, for the Wellington International Film Festival. 

She also co-developed and produced Project Q; a multi-media children's science series incorporating a 13-part television series, career DVDs and an interactive website.

Glenis is involved with TVE (Television for the Environment), a non-profit organisation in London. With directors Monika Ahuriri and Clare O'Leary, she produced a short film looking at the reasons why women have their children removed by the state. It screened under the theme Women Count on BBC World.

She recently stepped down as chair of the Wellington Fringe Film Festival having been a board member for 19 of its 20 years. She has been a passionate advocate of the festival as a key platform for young, emerging and experimental filmmakers. The festival has been a stepping stone for the likes of Harry Sinclair, Robert Sarkies, Greg Page and Glenn Standring amongst others.

"[The Fringe Film Festival] provided a supportive environment where filmmakers not only screened their work, but also received feedback from mentors and their peers."

In 2007 she produced a Fringe Retrospective DVD of 20 NZ short films and, with Fiona Bartlett, selected nine of these for a retrospective collection at the Wellington International Film Festival.

Glenis is a founding member of WIFT Wellington Inc (Women in Film and Television).