Benefit Screening For the Pike River Community
We at WIFT, like the entire country, were saddened to hear abut the Pike River mine tragedy. So we wholeheartedly support the news that Gaylene Preston is holding a benefit screening next week, i ...read more.
Reminder: Overdue Membership Subscriptions
Bills to pay, films to make - and Christmas just around the corner. Eeek! We know times are hard - we hear the stories on a weekly basis about how many of you have been struggling this year. So ...read more.
This Way of Life on Oscars shortlist
Congratulations to Sumner Burstyn, whose documentary This Way of Life has made the shortlist in the documentary feature category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The film won best documentary at th ...read more.
WIFT At The South Seas Film and Television School
Recognised as New Zealand's leading Film, Television, OnScreen Acting and Animation training institution, South Seas offers full-time diplomas in on-screen acting, film and television production ...read more.
Let’s Hear it for Our Interns!
This year, WIFT NZ has had the most awesome interns. They've helped us in the office, sold raffle tickets at the Awards, written articles for us for Onfilm magazine, updated our Facebook page, c ...read more.
Maori Television To Screen Relocated Mountains This Week
The ambitious, international documentary Relocated Mountains, tracing Kurdish New Zealander and former refugee Sirwan Namo's journey through the Middle East to his former home in Northern Iraq, ...read more.
The Woman In the Story
Have you ever watched a film and been disappointed by the lack of strong female leads? Are you looking for the key to creating a successful female character? Birds Eye View's Louise Forbes spoke ...read more.
The Feministing Five: Melissa Silverstein interview
The makeup of movie audiences is at least 50% female, and yet films rarely have the same ratio when it comes to characters and strong women-driven plot lines. Melissa Silverstein, who created th ...read more.