Tuesday
27
Apr
2021
Anything Is Possible!

Anything Is Possible!

Posted Thursday 08 Apr 2021

How do you make a feature film without formal funding from any of the NZ funding bodies? Come along to this special workshop and hear the tale of these intrepid filmmakers and be inspired!

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

The Turn Of The Screw had its World Premiere at the 2020 Shanghai International Film Festival, and has garnered a number of official selections and awards overseas, including:

Official Selection: Shanghai International Film Festival 2020, China Golden Rooster Awards 2020 (Chinese Oscars) and Terror In the Bay Film Festival 2020 (Canada)
Winner - Best Picture: Istanbul Film Awards 2020
Winner - Best Horror Film: L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival 2020
Winner - Best Horror Film: Chicago Indie Film Awards 2020

The Turn of the Screw is a fantastic example of a film that is contained, makes use of the resources available to the filmmakers and targets the budget to the areas that will make the greatest impact so it punches far above its weight. The shoot itself was 10 days and people were paid for their time involved, proving it is possible to do that.

At this workshop we watch the film and then hear openly from the Producers, Director, Actors and HODs in a no-holds-barred Q & A.  How did they do it?

For more information on the film and the trailer please see turnofthescrewfilm.com

Members free; non-members $15  (Cash bar, nibbles provided)

RSVP essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Date: Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
Location: The Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6.30pm sharp start

Tuesday
27
Apr
2021

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

WTN- Unlocking the Reel Deal: Mastering Festival Tactics and Marketing Must-Haves

Film festivals have long served as essential platforms for filmmakers to present their stories to global audiences and foster professional connections. But how can we leverage these opportunities at every stage of our filmmaking journey? Join us at this WIFT NZ workshop to hear insights from our experienced panel.

Facilitator: Robin LaingProducer

Panellists:
Libby Hakaraia, Kaitaki Pūrākau, Storytelling Leader, Māoriland Productions
Jasmin McSweeneyHead of Sales and Acquisitions for New Zealand, Umbrella Entertainment
Jill Macnab, General Manager, Vendetta Films

Our panel will delve into key topics such as:

  • Crafting the ideal festival strategy for your film
  • Understanding the selection process for festival films
  • Evaluating the relevance of film festivals in the era of Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime
  • Observations on the challenges film festivals are facing post-COVID
  • The importance of diversity and inclusion in festival programming, and how festivals are responding

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: 129 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington

WIFT NZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.

 

RSVP HERE

Wednesday 31 Jul 2024

AKL- Unlocking the Reel Deal: Mastering Festival Tactics and Marketing Must-Haves

Film festivals have been a vital platform for filmmakers to showcase their stories to international audiences and nurture career connections. How can we make them work for us at all levels of our filmmaking career?Join this in-depth conversation on the essentials of festival strategies and marketing materials with Jasmin McSweeney, Sandra Kailahi, and Jill Macnab, moderated by Alex Reed.

Panelists:
Sandra Kailahi, Film Producer, Writer, Author and Playwright (Kingston Productions)
Jasmin McSweeney, Head of Sales and Acquisitions for New Zealand, Umbrella Entertainment
Jill MacnabGeneral Manager, Vendetta Films

With moderator, Alex Reed, owner and lead producer at Bloom Pictures

Our panel will delve into key topics such as:

    • Talking about festival strategy, submitting to festivals and the pros/cons
    • Discussing their experience with being at festivals both industry markets and showing films.
    • Critical criteria for your marketing materials – what’s essential
    • How does the programming of films at Cannes (and other A-list festivals) reflect global film trends?

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM - doors open at 6:00 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm.

Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, 2nd Level.

WIFT NZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.

RSVP HERE 

Sunday 25 Aug 2024

QTN: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll in Queenstown!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning Amazing Race, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins, Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper and Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.

Making these shows is both fun and rewarding, and the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. Jon will take participants on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world!

This jam-packed workshop will inspire you to think outside-the-box, while giving you tools to implement your dreams - into reality!

REGISTER YOUR TICKET

Date: Sunday, 25 August

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Te Atamira – Building 11, Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre 12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton – PUĀWAI ROOM.

Cost: Members $20. Non-members $40. Students $10.

Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Saturday 31 Aug 2024

DND: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll in Dunedin!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning Amazing Race, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins, Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper and Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.

Making these shows is both fun and rewarding, and the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. Jon will take participants on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world!

This jam-packed workshop will inspire you to think outside-the-box, while giving you tools to implement your dreams - into reality!

REGISTER HERE

Date: Saturday, 31st August

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: NHNZ Worldwide, 79 Stuart Street (which is lower Stuart Street), Central Dunedin

Cost: Members $20. Non-members $40. Students $10.

Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.