WIFT NZ News (14)


WIFTers feature strongly in NZIFF selection

WIFTers feature strongly in NZIFF selection

Posted Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

The work of many, many WIFT NZ members will feature among the 12 New Zealand films selected (so far) to screen in Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival in 2021.

Sadly we can’t list you all, but here are the projects with WIFTers at the helm:

Theatrical World Premiere: There Is No I in…

Apply now for the Emerging Producers Intensive Workshop

Apply now for the Emerging Producers Intensive Workshop

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

We'd love to be overrun with applications for this wonderful opportunity! With the support of the NZ Film Commission, WIFT NZ and SPADA are delighted to be again running a six-day intensive course for 20 emerging producers.

You may:

  • already have produced a short without any formal training
  • be in another industry role wanting to…
WIFTers' revealing doco on Dame Valerie Adams now in production

WIFTers' revealing doco on Dame Valerie Adams now in production

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Hot off the heels of her fifth Olympic games and bronze medal win, Dame Valerie Adams is to feature in an honest and revealing film. We’re looking forward to seeing it, not least because WIFT members are involved: Briar March, Leanne Pooley and Katie Millington.

The feature-length documentary will honour Dame Valerie as a woman…

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Apply now for Premium Productions Fund Interim Production funding

Apply now for Premium Productions Fund Interim Production funding

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

An extra opportunity for funding for the screen industry, supported by the guilds, was announced on 30 August by funding agencies Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi te Motu (NZ On Air).  

This Interim Production Funding Round intends to distribute money quickly to stimulate the domestic screen…

Check out the Screen CanterburyNZ production grant!

Check out the Screen CanterburyNZ production grant!

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Here's a great incentive to film your project in Canterbury! The Screen CanterburyNZ Production Grant is the first of its kind in New Zealand, and will provide just under $1.5 million over the next three years to domestic and international productions that meet eligibility requirements.

Currently, productions must have a budget of at least $500,000…

Countdown to deadline for RNZ commissions

Countdown to deadline for RNZ commissions

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Yes, the deadline is fast approaching for those planning to approach Radio New Zealand as their primary platform for the NZ On Air General Audiences funding round. RNZ says it is open to short pitches for scripted/comedy/drama online video or podcast series. RNZ is looking for social-first pitches for New Zealanders aged 18-25 who are…

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Female directors sweep top prizes at Venice

Female directors sweep top prizes at Venice

Posted Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

What a breakthrough! Wasn't it fabulous to see women receiving the three top prizes at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival?! The Golden Lion for Best Film went to French director Audrey Diwan for Happening; Jane Campion received a Silver Lion for Best Director for The Power Of The Dog; and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s adaptation of…

For fans of The Crown...

For fans of The Crown...

Posted Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

The Netflix series has garnered 24 Emmys and Season 4, which brings us up to the more modern-day royals  looks to be The Best Yet! 

Enjoy this engaging 40-minute panel discussion with showrunner Peter Morgan, director Jessica Hobbs (pictured), as well as stars Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O'Connor and Erin Doherty.…

Screen industry’s pan-sector group appoints researcher

Screen industry’s pan-sector group appoints researcher

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Screen Industry New Zealand Inc (SINZ) is pleased to announce that Matthew Horrocks has been contracted to research and evaluate potential membership organisational structures, in order to identify the best model for the screen sector’s proposed pan-sector body.

Horrocks has produced short films, documentaries, and feature films in New Zealand, including Beyond the Known World,…