WIFT NZ Events

The WIFT NZ Awards is an event designed to celebrate the achievements of women in the industry, provide a special networking opportunity, and act as a source of fundraising for the ongoing work of the organisation.  It has become renowned for quality, affordablity and great celebration and fun.

Now in its tenth year, the Awards are attended by a mixed audience of leading industry practitioners, friends and supporters, and currently enjoy sponsorship support from South Pacific Pictures, Great Southern Film & Television, Images & Sound, Fulcrum Media Finance, Queenstown Camera Company, Professional Lighting Services, Te Puni Kokiri, Imagezone, the Weta Group, and a cast of awards prize donors.

There are now nine awards presented by sponsors and/or special guests during the evening for success in film, television, screen business, and craft, alongside up-and-coming and senior industry champions. Previous winners include Niki Caro, Ngila Dickson, Robyn Malcolm, Rachel Lang, Rhonda Kite, Janine Morrell-Gunn, Chloe Smith, Robin Scholes, Robin Laing, and Jane Wrightson.

Nominations for the 2018 WIFT Awards to be presented on 1 March at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland, have now opened.

Entries close at 3pm Friday, 24th November.

Click here to nominate a woman in the screen industry!

 

 

WIFT NZ AWARDS Categories

 

SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM

This award recognises significant achievement with a short or feature film released in the last three years locally and/or internationally. This award can be won more than once.

To be eligible, film(s) associated with the nominee must have been released between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2017 and had some measurable impact. Particular weighting will be given to positive critical reception, box office success and international profile and achievement.

FULCRUM MEDIA FINANCE WOMAN TO WATCH AWARD

This award recognises a woman with an emerging body of work who shows the potential to have a significant career in the industry.

IMAGEZONE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

This award recognises exceptional business achievement and is given to a woman who has demonstrated business acumen and entrepreneurial vision in establishing a sustainable financial enterprise, contributing to the future health and viability of the New Zealand film and television industry.

Particular weighting will be given to evidence of a sound business approach, international presence and activity, and significant turnover with leveraged investment in product that delivers sustainability.

IMAGES & SOUND AWARD FOR SUCCESS IN TELEVISION AND DIGITAL

This award recognizes a woman who has had a significant impact or achievement in any aspect of TV or Digital media between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2017.  This award can be won more than once.

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING SERVICES AWARD FOR UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE NZ SCREEN INDUSTRY

This award honours long-term contributions behind the scenes, which ensure successful projects and provide essential support to colleagues. This award can only be won once.

Particular weighting will be given to women who are generally ineligible for other Awards but whose work is critical to achievement, and to women who have demonstrated collegial support for other women in the industry.

TE REO MĀORI CHAMPION AWARD

This award honours a production company or individual whose work makes a significant contribution to the increased use and knowledge of Te Reo Māori me nga tikanga.

Particular weighting will be given to creative approaches and/or to innovative programming which has a measurable impact on the profile of Māori on screen.

QUEENSTOWN CAMERA COMPANY CRAFT AWARD

recognises outstanding achievement in craft in film, TV or digital media production, between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2017, especially those working in the more traditionally male-dominated sectors, e.g. camera, sound, lighting, grips, stunt work, set design.

NB This is not an award for post-production. There is a separate award for post.

THE WETA GROUP CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARD

recognises outstanding achievement in creativity in post-production in film, TV or digital media from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017.  Nominee job titles include: Editor, Colourist, Sound Editor, ADR Recordist, VFX Artist, VFX Supervisor, VFX Editor, Animator, Compositor.

GREAT SOUTHERN FILM & TELEVISION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE NZ SCREEN INDUSTRY

This award honours long-term outstanding work, generous support for others, and commitment to the growth of the industry both professionally and personally. This award can only be won once.