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March and Menon's Mothers of Revolution to screen in January

March and Menon's Mothers of Revolution to screen in January

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

For 19 years, thousands of women protested nuclear weapons being kept at the Royal Airforce Greenham Common in England. Now, 40 years on, two Wifters are taking the story to the big screen. Mothers of the Revolution will hit cinemas in January, thanks to producers Leela Menon and Matthew Metcalfe, and director Briar March (pictured).…

Second Kiwi film to screen at Berlinale

Second Kiwi film to screen at Berlinale

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

It's fabulous to see another Kiwi film invited to this year's Berlinale Film Festival. The Sharlene George-produced short Datsun, written and directed by Mark Albiston, will join Millie Lies Low in the Generation strand of this year's Berlinale.

In Datsun, 14-year-old Matt takes his dad’s yellow Datsun for one last wild joyride with his best…

Moana Pasifika women writers, we want to hear from you!

Moana Pasifika women writers, we want to hear from you!

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

Are you a Pasifika woman with a story to tell? This 15-week programme is designed for female, female-identifying or non-binary people of all ages and experience who identify as Pasifika and want to write long-form stories for the screen. Whether you have a short story, a short film, a novel, a play, or a great…

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Loading Docs wants your documentaries

Loading Docs wants your documentaries

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

Loading Docs is seeking applications from storytellers that are brave, provocative and harness the power of emotion. The deadline is midday, Friday 11 February 2022.  

Eight teams will be selected to make documentaries with durations of up to ten minutes and receive high level mentorship from internationally acclaimed documentary creators throughout the course of 2022.

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A special ReFramed watchlist for Sundance

A special ReFramed watchlist for Sundance

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

Are you "going" to the Sundance Film Festival this year? Because single-film tickets are on sale, Women In Film (WIF), ReFrame, and IMDbPro have put together a watchlist highlighting more than 80 films at the Sundance Film Festival from women and non-binary directors, with special mention of the narrative features that meet ReFrame's criteria for…

LOL! The Melbourne Women in Film Festival offers up the laughs

LOL! The Melbourne Women in Film Festival offers up the laughs

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

We could all do with a good laugh! Check out this year’s MWFF programme, Laugh Louder, which focuses on all things funny, with specially curated screenings, retrospectives, conversations and workshops featuring Australian, Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasifika women and gender diverse filmmakers.

There's a dynamic program of features and short films, classic films, web series,…

Funding info from NZ On Air for April

Funding info from NZ On Air for April

Posted Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

NZ On Air reminds us that April is the last funding round of the current financial year and with the majority of its pūtea already committed, this round is limited to the following specific initiatives:

  • Factual – only applications to the NZ On Air / Te Māngai Pāho Co-Fund are being considered in this round.…