WIFT NZ News (15)


RNZ a visually sound platform for these award-winning WIFTers

RNZ a visually sound platform for these award-winning WIFTers

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Congratulations to the RNZ Commissioned Productions that picked up some awesome awards and commendations recently. All of them include WIFT members! We've listed you below.

Fisheye Films (Tracey Roe) produced the four-part video series Fight for the Wild which won the TV and Video Natural World category at the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB) awards.…

The Great Gender Pay Gap Survey

The Great Gender Pay Gap Survey

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

A huge thank you to all those who have responded to our survey. This won't be the last time you hear about it as we have a couple more surveys to go, and we won't be closing any of them until enough people have responded. There's a chance to win a case of wine!

This…

Datsun drives to victory at NZIFF

Datsun drives to victory at NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

A shout out to Sharlene George of Sweetshop & Green, a producer on the New Zealand International Film Festival's NZ's Best audience choice award winner, Datsun, directed by Mark Albiston.

Albiston takes home 25% of the box office takings from the New Zealand's Best screenings in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. 

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Te Māngai Pāho/NZOA Co-Fund - Secondary Platform Support

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

But that's not all from RNZ! For productions who are already talking to, or have secured Primary Platform support other than RNZ, but are interested in RNZ as a Secondary Platform, please express your interest by 4pm, Monday, January 24 2022 via commissioning@rnz.co.nz

Please note:

  • Any requests received later than this date will not be considered.

RNZ seeks fun and innovative, social-led content for Rangatahi Māori

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

A funding announcement by Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air is due mid-December, so RNZ is getting its ducks in a row in case funds are available for a Co-fund round in early 2022 .

With that in mind, RNZ is seeking expressions of interest/short pitches for projects looking for Primary Platform support should…

The deadline is looming for your Someday Stories application!

The deadline is looming for your Someday Stories application!

Posted Tuesday 09 Nov 2021

If you're an emerging young filmmaker aged 18-29, and you have a focus on making sustainability-focused short films, you should apply! If you know someone like that - encourage them to apply! A $10K budget is available for documentaries, and $15K for a scripted drama, including mentoring and support from the Someday Stories team.

Deadline:…

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Call for Applications: Film Otago Southland Training Facilitator Roles

Call for Applications: Film Otago Southland Training Facilitator Roles

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Film Otago Southland (FOS) has been supported by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) to develop a series of workshops targeting skill gaps in the regional film crew base. 

FOS is now seeking three training facilitators for a fixed term contract to provide the following services:

Here's more about the role from FOS:

You'll work…

Submissions are open for the Hot Docs Festival

Submissions are open for the Hot Docs Festival

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Documentary makers, here's something to get sorted before Christmas! Premiere your doco at the 2022 Hot Docs Festival, an excellent event which will screen films in cinemas across Toronto, Canada, from April 28-May 8, 2022. Don't miss out! The application deadline is December 16, 2021.
Meanwhile there's also the…
Piki Films picks its best Pitcher

Piki Films picks its best Pitcher

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Piki Films has announced the winner of the Piki Pitch, an accelerator event is designed to give fresh local talent the opportunity to share their voices and further their knowledge! The Piki Films whānau, which includes WIFT NZ members Morgan Waru, Nacoya Anderson and Carthew Neal, awarded Ankita Singh the $10,000 development prize money.

Shortlisted…