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

Upcoming events...

Wednesday 09 Feb 2022

NEW DATE! Demystifying LX for production

This event is back on after being postponed from October.

Are you in production and wanting to learn how lighting works? Do you want to understand what your gaffer, best wahine, LX assist and DOP are talking about? Do you want a better understanding of the LX whys and wheres and the production considerations for these?

No matter the size of your production, this is the workshop for you!

Come along to this event where you can ask WIFT NZ ally Zac Beckett-Knight (a grip and gaffer with Late Knight Productions) all your questions. 

Zac has been a technician in the Canterbury film industry for nearly a decade. Known as a 'Zac of all trades' and a total production solution, he’s worked in nearly every department. Recently he has specialised in LX and grip services in the region, working on commercials, corporate, drama and music videos that visit the region.

RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz, and please state your industry role. 

WIFTNZ members free, non-members $15 cash - includes a drink and nibbles.

When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Where: Belmont Studio, 31 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central City

Saturday 19 Feb 2022

NEW DATE! Speed Dating for Writers, Directors & Producers

This event is BOOKED OUT!

Here's your opportunity to pitch your ideas and skills to each other! Producers, even if your slate is full, it's always a good idea to meet new talent and hear fresh ideas.

Writers/directors you may attend as a team.

Producers will be split into four groups:

  • Producers, short form
  • Producers, factual / documentary
  • Producers, features / series drama
  • Producers interested in everything

Meetings will be 20 minutes long. At the bell you move on. There will be networking drinks to cap off the day!

Cost: WIFT and NZWG members $5; non-members $10 (tea and coffee included. There will be a lunch break so you can make the most of the local eateries or bring your own.)

Enquiries to office@wiftnz.org.nz

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