NEW DATE! Demystifying LX for production

NEW DATE! Demystifying LX for production

Posted Thursday 13 Jan 2022

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, 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

Date: Wednesday 09 Feb 2022
Location: Belmont Studio, 31 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central City
Time: 6-8pm, Wednesday 9 February, 2022


Upcoming events...

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

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

The WIFT NZ Awards 2022

Tickets will go on sale in the new year for the 2022 WIFT NZ Awards. This exciting evening honours the wonderful women who make up our industry. As always, it will be an amazing party and celebration, so join us at the ASB Waterfront Theatre from 7pm on Thursday 9 April to honour our fantastic finalists and industry heroines.

Click here to see the 2020 nominees and award winners. 

Click here to check out the 2018 Awards captured for us on

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