WIFT NZ News (14)


Renae Maihi on making 'We Are Still Here'

Renae Maihi on making 'We Are Still Here'

Posted Tuesday 07 Feb 2023

Renae Maihi discusses The Bull and the Ruru, the segment of the anthology film We Are Still Here that she wrote and directed. We Are Still Here is a unique Indigenous film that interweaves eight tales to tell a sweeping story of hope and survival. The film traverses 1000 years from past, present, and future…

WIN tickets to Women Talking

WIN tickets to Women Talking

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Acclaimed writer-director Sarah Polley delivers this Academy Award-nominated adaptation of Miriam Toews' novel, with a stellar ensemble cast.

Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand joins Oscar nominees Rooney Mara (Carol) and Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) alongside Emmy Award-winners Claire Foy (The Crown) and Ben Whishaw (This is Going to Hurt).

Inspired by real-life events, the…

Special screening of Revolt She Said on International Women's Day 2023

Special screening of Revolt She Said on International Women's Day 2023

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Support a fellow WIFT member and go along to this special screening of WIFT member Louise Lever's documentary Revolt She Said. Find out why feminism is still being fought today from key figures including former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark and award-winning journalist Alison Mau. Unflinching personal stories are shared as the…

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SXSW Sydney 2023

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Looking for a place to premiere your feature film, short, episodic or XR project? SXSW Sydney could make those dreams come true.

With a spotlight on the Asia-Pacific region, but inclusive of all corners of the globe, the SXSW Sydney 2023 Screen Festival brings together creative people from different industries to deliver an unparalleled experience…

Deadline looming for Whakaata Māori funding rounds

Deadline looming for Whakaata Māori funding rounds

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

You have until 9 am Tuesday 7 February to get your proposals in for the current Whakaata Māori funding rounds. These are:

TMP/NZOA Co-fund

TMP Special Projects

Whakaata Māori is looking for projects suitable for prime-time broadcast and align with its content priorities. You can read more about those content priorities at this link Producer…

New year funding opportunities from NZ On Air

New year funding opportunities from NZ On Air

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2022

Ding ding! NZ On Air's first funding round for 2023 is now open for applications. Dust off that keyboard, flex those fingers and get typing!

This round is open to Content Development and Industry Development applications. However, funding for both streams is limited and applications will have to reach a high bar to be successful.

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Extension to NZOA Screen Production Recovery Fund

Extension to NZOA Screen Production Recovery Fund

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has announced an extension to the Screen Production Recovery Fund (SPRF), designed to provide crucial additional support to the New Zealand Screen industry through the busy summer filming period and into 2023. 

Access to the Screen Production Recovery Fund has been extended. Pūtea will now be available up…

Nominate a deserving Māori filmmaker for Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award

Nominate a deserving Māori filmmaker for Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Nominations are open for Te Aupounamu: Māori Screen Excellence Award, which recognises and celebrates members of the Māori film making community who have displayed a high-level of contribution and/or achievement in screen storytelling. Applications for this award are by nomination through the NZFC application portal. Anyone can submit a nomination, however, nominees must be Māori…

Time is ticking on NZFC Boost Funding applications

Time is ticking on NZFC Boost Funding applications

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Yes that's right, the deadline is Monday, 13 February 2023 at 1:00pm. Provided by the New Zealand film Commission, Boost Funding supports the growth of screen practitioners and screen businesses with a slate of strong projects to develop, along with a strategic vision and a plan to deliver on it. Boost supports the growth and…