Congratulations to Catherine Fitzgerald on becoming an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to film in the Queen’s Birthday honours this past weekend. We are so pleased to see her honoured for her continued dedication to NZIFF and the New Zealand film industry. Catherine has worked with us as chairwoman of the New Zealand Film Festival Trust since 2001. Her work on behalf of the Film Society movement that spawned NZIFF stretches back to the 80s. But it’s not all about us! The ONZM also acknowledges her work as the chair of Woman in Film and Television, the Screen Producers' Association and as producer of New Zealand films, including Taika Waititi’s Oscar-nominated short Two Cars, One Night and the award winning Samoan language feature The Orator. Brava Catherine!