WIFT NZ News (19)


WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainability & Storytelling

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainability & Storytelling

Posted Wednesday 13 Oct 2021

This will be the first one in a series of Sustainability Conversations WIFTI will be hosting the coming winter. President Helene Granqvist will be in conversation with Copenhagen-based creator Valeria Richter on love as a force and why conscious confusion is essential for cultural learning. 

Tuesday, October 26 at 9am Pacific Time / 6pm Central…

Results from the WIFT NZ AGM

Results from the WIFT NZ AGM

Posted Wednesday 13 Oct 2021

The contested Auckland seat for the WIFT NZ board saw a very tight race between Kelly Martin, Jill Macnab, Irene Gardiner and Samantha Jukes. Kelly Martin and Jill Macnab kept their seats however, so the WIFT NZ Board remains: Vicky Jackways (President), Kelly Martin, Jill Macnab, Anchali Anandanayagam, Kat Lintott, Nicola Olsen, Vanessa Wells.

Nominate now for the 2022 WIFT Awards!

Nominate now for the 2022 WIFT Awards!

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

At the last WIFT Awards in 2020, South Pacific Pictures' CEO Kelly Martin (pictured) was announced as the Great Southern Film & Television Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand Screen Industry.

Who will receive the award in 2022?  It's up to you to nominate a deserving woman!

Click here to get nominating for…

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Submissions open for RVK Feminist Film Festival

Submissions open for RVK Feminist Film Festival

Posted Thursday 21 Oct 2021

RVK Feminist Film Festival has a simple aim: to strengthen female and non-binary film directors/makers. Held in Reykjavík, Iceland, the RVK FFF is now seeking submissions for its Sister Awards. If you identify as a woman, and have a short film, send it in now!

When: 13-16 January 2022

Where: online

Submissions close 20 November,…

Te Aupounamu – Māori Screen Excellence Award opens today

Te Aupounamu – Māori Screen Excellence Award opens today

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

This annual award recognises and celebrates members of the Māori filmmaking community who have displayed a high-level contribution and/or achievement in filmmaking.

The Award will offer a maximum $50,000 grant to one recipient. Applications for this award are by nomination through the NZFC application portal. Anyone can submit a nomination, however, nominees must be Māori…

NZFC announces new round of Boost Funding

NZFC announces new round of Boost Funding

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

Boost Funding supports the growth of producers and screen businesses who have a slate of strong projects to develop, along with a strategic vision and a plan to deliver on it. The New Zealand Film Commission funds a slate of up to four projects, including one lead project that you can make most progress on…

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Check out what the Aesthetica Film Festival has to offer

Check out what the Aesthetica Film Festival has to offer

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

The 2021 Aesthetica Film Festival programme is now available. Find over 300 films, 100 industry events and 100 speakers from across the globe. To read the programme, click here.

Aesthetica will take place live in the UK's York from 2-7 November and continue virtually until 30 November. 

This year’s festival is has been curated into…

News from the NZIFF 2021

News from the NZIFF 2021

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed its full programmes for the major cities and the regions, except, of course, Auckland. In case you missed the disappointing news, the Auckland leg of the NZIFF, due to open 28 October, has been cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions. This year's festival now opens in…

Doc Edge Clinic this Saturday: Negotiation - what works and what doesn't

Doc Edge Clinic this Saturday: Negotiation - what works and what doesn't

Posted Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

The 2021 Doc Edge Clinics programme comes to a close on Saturday 16 October, with a session about negotiation.

Hear from the people who’ve seen and done a truckload of deals, and know what works and what doesn’t.

The sessions are also available on-demand to registered attendees for a couple of weeks after they finish…