WIFT NZ News (10)


Video Slot: The latest showreel from Wētā FX

Video Slot: The latest showreel from Wētā FX

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

Wētā FX is continuously producing outstanding work, and recently they've released their latest showreel. 

"Technology now gives us the opportunity to create almost anything in a digital environment...the truly great sequences in the history of VFX and Cinema are created on the shoulders of great acting performances, the partnership with visionary Directors of Photography, the…

Video Slot: Sophie Cherry

Video Slot: Sophie Cherry

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

Here is a video from Wētā FX featuring Sophie Cherry, a WIFT NZ member for approximately 17 years, and nowadays, serving as on our board of directors! Shewon the Robin Lang WIFT Women in Film and TV Award nearly 17 years ago, and now she’s a VFX producer at Wētā FX. Growing up in New…

NYWIFT offer

NYWIFT offer

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

NYWIFT are offering WIFT NZ members their member rate of $25 USD to join their Masterclass Series: Post-Production with the renowned team at Company3!

In this series of three masterclasses, discover the history of the post-production process, the latest advancements in color correction technology, best practices for how to communicate with your post team, and…

Calls for Submissions (5)


Short screenplay competition

Short screenplay competition

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

The CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition invites women screenwriters to submit short dramatic scripts of any genre (20 minutes and under) to CinemaStreet Pictures for production consideration. The winning screenwriter will receive $1,000 USD for the option to produce the film.

Screenplays may be from anywhere in the world, but must be in English. Last…

RFP Whakaata Māori

RFP Whakaata Māori

Posted Thursday 09 May 2024

Whakaata Māori is seeking proposals for kaupapa that support the outcomes of Te Tauākī Whakamaunga Atu, our Statement of Intent 2023 - 2026. Their primary focus is on funding production-ready kaupapa that are <$400k. Content development applications that are <$30k will be considered. 

Their target audiences are:

  • Ngā Whānau Reo Māori
  • Te Hunga Rangatahi Reo…
My World Film Grant

My World Film Grant

Posted Tuesday 07 May 2024

There's still time!

Here is an opportunity for early/emerging filmmakers working in the nature/environmental documentary space.

Jackson Wild Collective are offering the My World Film Grant of $30k USD for emerging filmmakers to make a short 10 to 20-minute film on a nature or environmental story, wherever they come from in the world! Through this…

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NZCS Opportunities

NZCS Opportunities

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

The NZCS announces two new intern opportunities this week, and an Introduction to Cinematography for Drama Masterclass in Hamilton on 7 June.

  • The NZCS Gender Diversity Program invites female (or those who identify as female) applicants to apply for a Camera Trainee position on a local TV series, shooting in Wellington from June 10th 2024…
From Academy Cinemas

From Academy Cinemas

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

Take the Stage! Film Festival is playing from May 31st to June 29th.  And, in case you forgot, Academy Cinema’s is a WIFT NZ discount provider!

This film festival will be showcasing some of the best classic films to ever be set in high-pressure world of the theatre, this special subgenre has always been rich…

TIFF to launch official content market

TIFF to launch official content market

Posted Tuesday 21 May 2024

Last week TIFF announced that it is launching a new official content market at the 2026 Toronto International Film Festival. This is envisioned as the North American hub for buying and selling screen-based projects, intellectual property, and immersive and innovative content across all platforms, the market will elevate Canadian and international talent while driving global…