WIFT NZ News (9)


Funding for fabulous new and returning factual projects

Funding for fabulous new and returning factual projects

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

And a big round of applause to the many WIFT NZ members below who will receive funding from NZ On Air for their factual projects - new and returning. It's wonderful to see hard work rewarded! You are all listed below.

New

Documentary New Zealand 2022, 6 x 44 mins, for TVNZ 1, up to $1,311,760.

Public interest and Māori journalism initiatives and projects funded

Public interest and Māori journalism initiatives and projects funded

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

And we were delighted to see lots of WIFT NZ members in the mix to receive funding for public interest and Māori journalism, and journalism training initiatives. We've listed you all below.

Māori journalism

Party People, for RNZ, Tūranga FM, Radio Waatea, up to $236,930.
Annabelle Lee-Mather, producer, Aotearoa Media Collective.
An audio and video series…

WIFTers receive NZOA funding for scripted content

WIFTers receive NZOA funding for scripted content

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

It's fabulous to see so many projects receive funding from NZOA in their latest funding rounds - and even fabulous-er to see WIFT NZ members among them! The first bunch to be congratulated are those who were funded for scripted content for online and broadcast TV audiences. We've listed them below in bold.

New Zealand…

Calls for Submissions (5)


NZ On Air, Screen Australia and TikTok initiative for a new generation of online storytellers

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

Aiming to create original New Zealand and Australian content that resonates with global online audiences, Every Voice is an initiative for TikTok creators or creators who want to expand to work on TikTok. 

Interested practitioners are strongly encouraged to register to attend the upcoming Q+A webinar on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 12pm NZST. Registration…

The London Short Film Festival wants your entries

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

Filmmakers, artists and creatives, you still have time to submit your work to The London Short Film Festival! This BAFTA- and BIFA-qualifying festival exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices.

Each January, the festival hosts ten days of short form, conversation and…

Get pitching with Piki Films

Get pitching with Piki Films

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

This 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, is offering its expertise, and some cash, to writers.

Shortlisted writers will take part in a weekend with Piki…

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Julia Ducournau’s Titane wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Julia Ducournau’s Titane wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

A wildly imaginative film about a serial killer who is impregnated by a car has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The win on Saturday makes French director Julie Ducournau only the second female filmmaker to scoop the top honour in the festival’s 74-year history.

The only previous female filmmaker to…

'A woman wanting to make films was a joke’: Márta Mészáros, pioneering Hungarian director

'A woman wanting to make films was a joke’: Márta Mészáros, pioneering Hungarian director

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

The first female director to win a Golden Bear is 90 this year, and as a showcase of her films plays in London, she reflects on her career, from documentaries to dramas, and the impact of censorship in this interview with The Guardian.

"Mészáros has been astonishingly prolific, making roughly a film a year up to…

Don't miss the Know Your Rights workshops

Don't miss the Know Your Rights workshops

Posted Tuesday 20 Jul 2021

There are only three workshops remaining before this fantastic series concludes! A ‘must do’ for any actor, director, editor or writer who seeks a successful career in New Zealand's screen industry. These workshops will arm you with the knowledge, information and resources you need to negotiate and collaborate successfully and work sustainably.

In joint and…