WIFT NZ News (10)


Lights, camera... makeup! Discover what a career as a makeup artist is like, this Thursday on Instagram

Lights, camera... makeup! Discover what a career as a makeup artist is like, this Thursday on Instagram

Posted Wednesday 18 May 2022

Join long-time WIFT NZ members Gabrielle Jones and Dianne Ensor this Thursday 19 May at 7pm for an Instagram Live Q&A on 'What does a career as a makeup artist really look like?' Together Jones and Ensor have more than 50 years' experience in makeup for film, TV, fashion and special effects.

The duo are…

Katherine Wyeth on A Boy Called Piano: The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu

Katherine Wyeth on A Boy Called Piano: The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Award-winning Wellington-based Pacific theatre company The Conch will soon be releasing its first feature documentary film: A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu.

Directed by WIFT NZ member Nina Nawalowalo (artistic director and co-founder of The Conch) and produced by fellow WIFT NZ member Katherine Wyeth, the documentary tells the remarkable…

Women in screen and music, don't miss out on the EQ networking hui!

Women in screen and music, don't miss out on the EQ networking hui!

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Equaliser (EQ) awarded project grants of $10,000 in 2021 to facilitate three musicians working with three female directors to create filmed music content. The upcoming Inaugural EQ Networking Hui gives the creatives involved an opportunity to discuss their work and processes, as well as give other music and screen professionals an opportunity to network amongst…

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Submit your short film to the MWFF

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Calling all women and gender diverse filmmakers! Submissions are now open for the 2023 Melbourne Women in Film Festival. If you have a short film or web series (fiction and nonfiction) in any style or genre, MWFF wants to see it!
Head to the MWFF Film Freeway page for further details including deadlines and eligibility…

Emerging filmmakers: apply for TIFF22 Filmmaker Lab

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Looking for an exhilarating development opportunity? Bring your feature film project into focus with the Toronto International Film Festival Filmmaker Lab.

Each year, 20 Canadian and international directors receive an exceptional professional development experience, and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking.

TIFF Filmmaker Lab focuses on narrative storytelling and filmmaking.

  • Applications are open to…

Apply now for the NZFC Gender scholarship

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Here's a fabulous opportunity from the New Zealand Film Commission! The annual NZFC Gender Scholarship recognises and celebrates women in the screen industry and is aimed at supporting their career progression. This year’s Gender Scholarship has a focus on wāhine Māori looking to produce drama, and producers Ainsley Gardiner and Desray Armstrong are the patrons.
Kaupapa:…

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Get your Doc Edge Forum earlybird tickets now!

Get your Doc Edge Forum earlybird tickets now!

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Here's even more good news for documentary lovers: The Documentary New Zealand Trust has announced some early confirmations of its hybrid Forum programme of live and online events to accompany Doc Edge, International Documentary Festival 2022.

Before we serve it up, note that the earlybird ticket deadline closes this Sunday 22 May so get in…

Have a streaming good time at the NZCS Awards

Have a streaming good time at the NZCS Awards

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Featuring over 40 minutes of winners' clips, this livestream event promises new insights into what is being created in our industry, and why our cinematographers are recruited for top shows around the world.

Across 11 categories you will see big and small productions, with special awards highlighting contributions to cinematography, an emerging cinematographer, and of…
NZWG Screenwriters Workshops

NZWG Screenwriters Workshops

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Come and chat with NZWG Staff and Board Members about the upcoming changes to screenwriters contracts through the Screen Industry Workers Bill (SIWB). You can read more about the SIWB HERE.

The workshops are open to Members and Non-Members of NZWG.

At the workshops we will also cover topics like:

  • Changes to NZFC EDF applications