An exciting community announcement from New Zealand

The Zarathushtrian Association of New Zealand (ZANZ) would like to share some exciting news with the global Zoroastrian community about one of our very accomplished young members – Zia Mandviwalla, daughter of Soonu & Ronny Mandviwalla.

Zia is a very talented writer and director based in Auckland and her latest short film, Night Shift, has been selected from over 4500 entries worldwide to be one of the 10 finalists for the short film category at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Zia was interviewed a few days ago by TVNZ and appeared on the Breakfast Show. You can see the interview and learn a bit more about the film on

Our heartiest congratulations to Zia for her wonderful achievement and we wish her and her film all the very best of luck at the Cannes Festival.


ZANZ Management Committee

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