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WIFT NZ members are involved in a diverse range of projects. Here is a selection of their trailers, short films and interviews.

Jeff Gomez interview at Unitec Auckland NZ July 2013

Exactly two years ago (1 Dec 2008), the team of Filmmakers and Producers from A Grandmother's Tribe made the exciting journey back to Kenya to keep a promise made to the Grandmothers that we would return to Premiere the film in their home country.

Exactly two years ago (1 Dec 2008), the team of Filmmakers and Producers from A Grandmother's Tribe made the exciting journey back to Kenya to keep a promise made to the Grandmothers that we would return to Premiere the film in their home country.

Interview with Sumner Burstyn producer/director of This Way of Life.

Straight from Berlin, Redemption -- the new short film directed by Katie Wolfe (This Is Her), and Zero -- the latest short film by Leo Woodhead (Cargo). Manurewa -- a short film by Sam Peacocke inspired by the tragic murder of Navtej Singh in South Auckland. The third in Jason Stutter's wildly popular 'Careful' series -- Careful with that Crossbow. The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia director Chris Dudman's latest short film -- Choice Night. Documentary director Dan Salmon's first dramatic short Licked, Rachel House's short film The Winter Boy, writer/director James Blick's new short film 'Roof Rattling' and Eating Sausage writer / director Zia Mandviwalla's latest short film Amadi.

Three people in a unique Pacific Island community face the first devastating effects of climate change, including a terrifying flood. Will they decide to stay with their island home or move to a new and unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind forever

Taika Waititi and Ainsley Gardiner's award-winning film is a hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson set in 1984 on the rural East Coast of New Zealand.

In this award-winning documentary by Sumner and Thomas Burstyn, the Karenas unite their philosophy with their circumstances, turning hardship into a meaningful and satisfying life. You can buy this DVD here.

Gaylene Preston's ward-winning film of love, war and secrets is a unique blend of fact and fiction that reflects the secret loves and enduring spirit of a generation.

Food and Love are intertwined in this tale of two mothers who must find the courage to confront the secrets and misunderstandings of the past, in order to set their sons free.

Women's Media Center Progressive Girls Voices Journalists head to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to raise awareness about gender disparity in Filmmaking

A one and a half minute film by WIFT NZ 2010 Intern Ruth Dunphy.

When a mysterious stranger arrives in their isolated coastal town, ten-year-old twins Kimi and Melody are forced apart.  Kimi must find strength to let go of what he loves the most.

The irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story told for the first time.

An irresistible story of love, wine and angels set in early 19th Century France.

Two lonely misfits discover the right match isn't always perfect.

When teenage twins Rachel and Theo Matheson investigate the creepy old house next door they discover the Wilberforces shape-shifting creatures that lurk beneath Auckland's ring of extinct volcanoes. Guided by the mysterious Mr Jones and with the help of their older cousin Ricky, the twins must rekindle the unique powers they once shared if they are to destroy this ancient evil before it destoys them.

Angel Mine explores the role of marriage, its realities, its fantasies, its humour and its tragedies.

After committing a shocking crime, Gary Cradle secretly decides to change his life and become a good person. However deciding is one thing, changing a life is another...

A tribute to one man's ability to stare his life in the face by performing it anew.

Sometimes letting go...... is the only way to win.

Cheryl is planning her big day, but there's only one problem - her mother.

A woman walked between the worlds of the living and the dead, searching for her lost children. Vincent Ward's most personal film to date.

A group of young adventure tourists on a sailing trip to Fiji encounter terrifying unimaginable evil and carnage in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. They discover that the Ferryman is coming and everyone must pay.

For three hundred years vampires - The Church of the Brotherhood - and human beings have lived in peaceful co-existence; the Vampire Brothers are not the horrific creatures of myth, but the next step in human evolution. But the discovery of the Brothers also led to early genetic experiments and ever since humanity has been assailed by virulent plagues.

On a vast sheep station a reckless genetic engineering experiment goes horribly wrong, turning sheep into blood-thirsty killers.

On November 13th 1990, in the small New Zealand seaside town of Aramoana, local man David Gray took a high-powered automatic weapon and shot dead 13 people. It remains the worst mass murder in New Zealand history.

The memorable true story of Sylvia Ashton Warner who overcame many obstacles to become an internationally acclaimed teacher and a best selling writer.

"Brother Number One" follows Rob Hamill to Cambodia seeking justice for his brother, murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1978.

Hot Air is a long form documentary about the politics of climate change in New Zealand. By Alister Barry and Abi King-Jones.

After a sell-out Wellington premiere at the International Film Festival, and nomination as a finalist in NZ Film Awards Best Documentary and Best Editing, HOT AIR won the 2013 Bruce JessonSenior Journalism Award.

Describing it's strong use of dramatic news archive as 'riveting and compelling' judges and critics praised it's detailed coverage and intrigue between government and powerful business players.