Stop the Press Here Are Our 2010 Award Winners!

Posted Monday 09 Aug 2010

Congratulations to all of our 2010 WIFT NZ Award recipients!

South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film

Ainsley Gardiner

Great Southern Film and Television Woman to Watch Award

Julia Parnell

Television New Zealand Entrepreneurship Award

Tania Rodger

Images and Sound Awa…


2010 WIFT Awards

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The WIFT team are slowly recovering from a very enjoyable evening celebrating women changing the world one frame at a time. We were humbled to be in the company of such brilliant talent. The theatre was packed, the audience receptive, the laughs genuine and …


This Way Of Life Reviewed By Variety

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

A new review of This Way Of Life, written and produced by WIFT member Sumner Burstyn, has been featured in Variety:

"A collision of realities -- earthly nature vs. human nature -- lies at the very big heart of "This Way of Life," catapulting …


Q&A With Simone Horrocks

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The Big Idea has a new Q&A with Simone Horrocks up on their site which features questions from TBI community members about the making of After the Waterfall which Simone has answered. Please visit The Big Idea website so read the Q&am…


Top NZ Artists Support Queen Mary Film

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

WIFT member and Documentary producer Emily Anderson has been overwhelmed by support from the arts community for her film about the Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer Springs. Top New Zealand artists including Grahame Sydney, Stanley Palmer, Phil Price, Llew Summers and Philip Trusttum have don…


2 For 1 Movie Ticket Up For Grabs!

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

We have one 2 for 1 pass to The Girl Who Played With Fire to give away to one of our lucky members. The first person to email us at with the name of the lead actress in the film as well as …


WFTV Award Nominations Now Open!

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The UK Women in Film and Television Awards are being held on Friday 3rd December 2010 and nominations from anyone and everyone in the industry are currently being accepted. For more information about the award categories as well as details about how to ma…


Film and Literature Board of Review Nominations

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Hon Nathan Guy, Minister responsible for appointing members to the Film and Literature Board of Review, is inviting nominations of suitably qualified people to be appointed to this Board.

The Board is a statutory appeal body, established to review the classification of publications referr…


NZ On Screen Launches National Film Unit Collection

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

NZ On Screen has launched an online sampler collection of 30 films to showcase the work of the National Film Unit which makes a total of 50 NFU films available to watch on the site. The collection celebrates the incredibly diverse output of the govern…


Day Trip Wins Top International Award!

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The short film Day Trip by Wellington filmmakers Zoe McIntosh and Costa Botes has been awarded a top international prize at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, Expresi�n En Corto Film Festival in Mexico. The film premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New …


Cold Clay, Emptiness� To Screen At Venice

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The latest work by NZ video artist SJ Ramir, Cold, Clay, Emptiness�, has been selected to screen in the Orizzonti section of the 67th Venice International Film festival. Cold, Clay Emptiness� explores the connection between the physical, external landscape, and the landscape that resides wi…


ScreenTalk with Claudette Hauiti

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Last week's ScreenTalk featured an interview with TV producer Claudette Hauiti (Ng?ti Porou, Ng?puhi) who began her career as a sports journalist on radio before moving to television news. In later years, her production company Front of the Box has made ground-breaking M?ori series …


B & M Creative Artists Launched!

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Experienced Senior Agents, Belinda Foster and Melissa Phillips are offering a new service in representing New Zealand's actors and talent with their new agency B & M Creative Artists which "is all about the client."

"We have created an infrastructure which enables us to focu…


Oscar-Winning Actress Passes Away At Age 84

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Patricia Neal, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1963 film Hud, died of lung cancer on Sunday August 9th 2010. Neal began her film career in 1949 in the film John Loves Mary and starred in such notable films as The Fountainh…


Screen Australia�s Troubling Lack Of Aspiring Female Filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

According to Screen Australia's head of development, Martha Coleman, there is a "troubling shortage of young female writers and directors putting their hand up to work in the mainstream." Coleman made this statement in her latest six-monthly report at the Screen Australia June board mee…


Arts Alive Funding Round

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The Arts Alive Auckland City Council performing arts funding programme is taking proposals from individuals, organisations, venues or businesses that are seeking funding for their projects in Auckland City. The objectives of the fund are to build audiences for the performing arts and to dev…


Choreofest: Te Mahuru Spring 2010

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Choreofest Tahi

7 - 9pm, Wed 25th - Sat 28th August

Choreofest Rua
7 - 9pm, Wed 8th - Sat 11th September

Choreofest Toru
7 - 9pm, Wed 22nd - Sat 25th September

All to be held at the dance studios at Unitec's…


Pacific Women�s Watch Discussion Forum (1)

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Monday 16th August, 7:30pm

St David's Church Centre, Chapel. 70 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton

Carmel Sepuloni M.P. will be present for a discussion about NZ's Welfare Reforms and their impacts for single women. Non-members are invited to attend, a gold coin donation to he…


Artists Talk at the MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Thursday 19th August, 4:30pm

Level 1, 321 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

Don't miss the opportunity to hear artists Serena Stevenson and Vicky Yiannoutsos talk about their current exhibitions at MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery. Admission is free, all are wel…


MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery Screenings (2)

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The MIC Toi Rerehiko Gallery will be screening two multi-media visual projects from July 9th until August 21st 2010. Persephone's Plight - the four seasons of migration by Vicky Yiannoutsos consists of multiple film and video images drawn from over 20 years of travels bet…


Upcoming Courses At The Wellington Actors Studio (1) (1)

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The Meisner Intermediate Acting Classes will be running from September 2nd 2010 until March 10th 2011 and the Camera and Audition Weekend Workshop will be held on the weekend of August 28th - …


Global Women Forum 2010 � Innovation: Crossing the Global Chasm (1)

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Tuesday 7th September

8am - 7pm, University of Auckland Business School

Following Global Women's highly successful inaugural forum Thinking Globally this forum offers women from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors an unrivalled opportunity to hear from, and network with, some of our top …


Heritage Queenstown Film Crew Special (1)

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

July 14th - 30th September 2010

The Heritage Hotel in Queenstown is offering a film crew special consisting of Deluxe rooms for $130+GST, Villas for $310+GST and Internet Packaged Villa Rates for Production Offices only for $340+GST. The deal also includes free onsite parking…


Ladies Litera-Tea

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Sunday 17th October 2010

1pm to 5:30pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Epsom Girls' Grammar School, cnr Silver Rd & Gilles Ave Epsom.

An afternoon of women's words, wit and wisdom featuring eleven women authors talking about their work including Dame Catherine Tizard, Elizabeth Smithe…


CG Artist Sought For Short Film

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

An ad has been listed for a 3D artist to create a short sequence of a martian landscape which can be integrated into the short film Last Flight. The animation needs to be as realistic as possible and match the existing footage. The shot …


Producer � Breakfast/ Business

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

TVNZ is looking for people who embrace the new media revolution and are keen to be a part of TVNZ News and Current Affairs through the next phase in their development. As such they are seeking a journalist to contribute to the Breakfast and Busin…


Director Of Coverage

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

TVNZ is seeking an experienced Director of Coverage, who is logistically and editorially brilliant, and can direct and coordinate daily news coverage and breaking stories seamlessly under pressure.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong leadership skills. A superb judgement in …


GM Operations

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

TVNZ is looking for an experienced GM of Operations who is as passionate about their programming and being part of the future of News and Current Affairs as they are. Someone who can inspire and lead the operational and editorial teams to excel in …


Motion Designer/ Animator

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The Darkroom, a boutique Motion graphics studio based in Newton, Auckland, is seeking an intermediate Motion Designer to join their team. The successful applicant must have at least 3 years experience with After Effects and some kind of 3D package, preferably C4D as wel…


Cinema Clever Clogs

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The Academy Cinema management team is reopening the oldest cinema in New Zealand, the Devonport Picture Palace and Theatre. They are looking for an experienced cinema person who can handle technical and general 35mm projection work, DCI compliant DoReMi server technology, manage front of h…


Senior Cinetape Operator

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Images & Sound, one of NZ's leading post production facilities, is looking for a Senior Cinetape Operator to join their team. The ideal candidate will have an intimate working knowledge of all broadcast tape formats particularly HDSR, HDCam, DigiBeta and also experience with Avid…


Weekend Play Out Operator

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

Food TV & The Living Channel are seeking motivated staff to work weekends in their Play Out operation. The ideal candidate will have experience in TV or Radio possibly suiting somebody with a background as a radio announcer, radio producer, TV traffic scheduler or produc…


Inventory Analyst � TVNZ

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

TVNZ are looking for a talented, commercial minded, upper-level analyst to join their Revenue Management team. The Revenue Management team is responsible managing TVNZ's commercial advertising inventory to maximise revenue and drive efficiencies.  The Inventory Analyst is key to this and responsible for maximising T…


Presentation Scheduler - TVNZ

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

TVNZ is seeking a Presentation Scheduler to produce the daily broadcast schedules for TVNZ channels. This will involve the accurate scheduling and management of a variety of presentation and broadcast events aligned with brand values and channel objectives. The successful candidate will need t…


Archive Assistant � TVNZ

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010

The TVNZ Archive, which stores and preserves the audio visual collection and provides services across both TVNZ and to independent  producers commissioned to make programmes for TVNZ, is seeking an archive assistant. The ideal candidate would assist with general library and administration duties, locating, is…


Video Content Executive Producer

Posted Tuesday 10 Aug 2010


Big Wave Digital is seeking a new Video Content Executive Producer to work across a corporate client portfolio. The successful applicant will over see video content creation and multi-channel projects, managing and allocating budgets, mentoring and motivating associate, mid and senior content producers …


Kathy in Less Than Ten Words by Julie Webb-Pullman

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

This is a kind of "found poem" read at Kathy's service at Wainuiomata Marae which I wove together from thoughts expressed by several of her friends, who I asked to describe her in less than ten words.


you were

warrior woman

expansive intelle…


More on the WIFT NZ Awards!

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Because WIFT is all about celebrating women and our successes, the WIFT office is unashamedly continuing to celebrate the success of the 2010 WIFT Awards by including some more of the messages we have received since the last e-news.

Here's one from our MC:


More Photos From The 2010 WIFT NZ Awards!

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Some great photos taken by Alex Lee from the awards night have been uploaded to a gallery on, make sure you take check them ou…


Call For Movie Posters

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

WIFT members who have spare posters of films with which they have been involved, in any capacity, please send copies to the WIFT office c/o PO Box 90 415, Auckland, 114…


Baroness James Becomes Honorary WFTV UK Member

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

WFTV UK has announced that P. D James, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, has become an honorary member. Baroness James has written eighteen novels and held a series of distinguished cultural and literary offices, including Governor of the BBC over her long and celebr…


The Vagina Monologues at The Basement Theatre

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

August 25th-September 11th

The global theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues is returning to Auckland. "Searingly funny, sometimes shocking, moving and unashamedly honest, The Vagina Monologues moves beyond embarrassment and fear and examines how 'down there' is a means of female empowerment and the ultimate embo…


NZ Director Goes To Hollywood!

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand (SDGNZ) has invited NZ director Jason Stutter to bring his feature film Predicament to Hollywood for a 'Director Finders' screening in a unique partnership between SDGNZ and the Directors Guild of America. 'Directors Finders', established in 199…


Finalists Announced For The Qantas Film & Television Awards!

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The 2010 Finalists in the Qantas Film and Television Awards have been announced with 120 finalists having been narrowed down from 491 entries across 41 categories. Congratulations to all those who have been nominated across the various categories! For the full list of nominee…


20 Years Of Australian Film

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

To celebrate its 20 year anniversary, Screenrights has commissioned a number of feature articles looking at the last two decades of film, television and education. The current issue of Off The Air, Screenright's publication, features an article by respected film journalist Sandy George that t…


Sir Howard Morrison Collection

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

To commemorate what would have been Sir Howard Morrison's 75th birthday on August 18th, NZ On Screen published a collection entitled 'Ol' Brown Eyes' to remember Sir Howard's talent. The selection features classic performances, riffing with Billy T James, hosting Top Down, Sir Howard's …


Script To Screen Writer�s Testimonials Needed!

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Script To Screen is currently preparing funding applications, which are crucial to the continuation of the Writer's Room Series in 2011 and would appreciate support in the form of testimonials about The Writer's Room. If you have attended a Writer's Room event and have f…


Call For Entries For The Accolade

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Named as one of the top 25 International Festivals, The Accolade, now in its eighth year has announced its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. The Accolade is unique as it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to t…


The Robin Hood Tax Short Film Competition (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

This YouTube-based competition is calling for short films of between 60-90 seconds which will tell an audience about the proposed Robin Hood Tax in an 'interesting and innovative way'. The prizes up for grabs are a master class with Richard Curtis, a top spo…


The Female Eye Film Festival 2011

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Submissions are currently being accepted for the 9th Annual Female Eye Film Festival which will be held from March 23rd - 27th 2011 in Toronto, Canada. There is an open call for films which must be directed by women and scripts which are ope…


CINEMART � Opportunities For Producers (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The 28th edition of the international co-production market CineMart will be during the International Film Festival Rotterdam from 30th January to 2nd February 2011. Over this four-day period, CineMart will present around 30 - 35 international projects of acclaimed directors as well as their yo…


Athena Film Festival Call For Submissions (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Established writer, blogger and founder and editor of 'Women & Hollywood', Melissa Silverstein, is producing a new film festival that focuses on women's leadership issues called The Athena Festival. The festival will take place at Barnard College in New York City February 10 - …


2010 MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The call for applications for the 2010 MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is now open online - MeetMarket is Doc/Fest's pitching initiative designed to match documentary, factual and cross-platform makers' most innovative project ideas with UK and international buyers. Projects can be at any …


Sixth Annual Vancouver Women In Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Submissions are now open for the 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival scheduled to take place March 4th - 8th 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. All independent filmmakers (women and men) seeking a Vancouver premiere are encouraged to apply. Submissions featuring strong female characters…


RETHiNK Theatre Challenge 9-10 October 2010 (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

RETHiNK are seeking short scripts (10 minutes or less) that deal with / challenge notions of mental 'illness' and can be performed with no set, minimal props and that deal with mental 'illness' in a positive manner. Scripts that are chosen will be performed…


Call for Submissions for Mapping Me Anthology (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories is an anthology of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, photography and artwork. Its objective is to explore the connections - the invisible threads - that exist between women across the globe. To enter, women must select a category…


�Show Me Shorts� And �Script To Screen� Short Film Lab 2010

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Applications are now open for the inaugural Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen 2010 Short Film Lab, presented with support from the New Zealand Film Commission. Participants in the workshop will be mentored by experienced industry practitioners who have excelled in short filmmaking, including producer Ai…


2010 Bruce Jesson Journalism Prize

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Nominations are now open for the annual Bruce Jesson Journalism Prize, which offers up to $3,000 to help writers produce the kind of critical and analytical journalism exemplified by one of New Zealand's greatest political journalists the late Bruce Jesson. The self-nominated prize is awa…


First Annual Global Social Change Film Festival & Institute

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

A call for submissions has been announced for the inaugural Global Social Change Film Festival & Institute to be held in Ubud, Bali from April 13th - 17th 2011. The institute supports filmmakers and activists in creating inspired film and media, reaching a wide audi…


Inaugural Scriptwriters Awards NZ 2010

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The NZ Writer's Guild is now accepting entries for the inaugural Scriptwriters Awards 2010. For information about the award categories as well as the terms and conditions involved please visit the NZWG website. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 17th September 2010. The Awards ev…


DigiSPAA 2010 Call For Submissions

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

New Zealand filmmakers with completed Indie features are invited to apply to the DigiSPAA Digital Feature Film Competition 2010. The film competition supports filmmaking that is affordable, creative and appealing to audiences. There is a $15,000 cash prize and $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaran…


The Northland Amateur Film-Makers Festival Seeks Submissions (1) (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The Northland Amateur Film-Makers Festival is seeking submissions of short films 10 minutes or under in length. The festival runs from 14-15 October and the deadline for entries is Friday 24 September. For more information and entry details, visit the Big Idea website or co…


Young and Hungry Playwrights Initiative 2011 (2)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Young & Hungry are currently accepting ideas submissions for the 2012 festival season. They are looking for fresh and funky New Zealand voices to create plays for young people aged 15-25 years. The theme for 2011 is Win or Die Trying and submissions clos…


FIFO 2011 Call For Submissions

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The 8th edition of the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival of Tahiti will take place in Papeete from 24 - 30 January 2011. The competition is open to anyone having directed a documentary in Oceania within the last three years. All films screened at…


FIFO 2011 Pitch Event

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Calls for entries to the second international pitch event for Oceania films during the 2011 FIFO are now open. The event will take place during the festival from the 24th to 30th January 2011. Entries close October 15th 2010. More information can be foun…


TE M?NGAI P?HO Television Funding Round 2 Now Open (1)

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Te M?ngai P?ho, the Maori Broadcasting Agency is now accepting proposals for its Television Funding Round 2 for the 2010/2011 financial year. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 17 September 2010 and decisions will be advised by email on Friday 15th October 2010.…


Auckland Fringe 2011

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Artist registrations are now open for the second installment of Auckland Fringe to be held in six months time. Auckland Fringe invites performers and visual artists to sign up for events happening all over Auckland with the only rules being that no laws are br…


SIFF 2011 Call For Entries

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The 37th Seattle International Film Festival is now seeking features, documentaries, short films and animation for their 2011 programme, which will be held from May 19th - June 12th 2011. The largest film festival in the United States, SIFF is a great way to…


Women�s Voices Frome The Muslim World: A Short Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

Women's Voices Now is hosting Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival giving voice to women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim women living as minorities around the globe. The Festival is a unique project that highlights pro-women voices …


Davis Feminist Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

The University of California Consortium for Women and Research is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Davis Feminist Film Festival that will be held on April 14th & 15th 2011 in Davis, California. This is a short film festival that accepts films no longer …


AWC Feminist Group Meeting

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

8th September

7-9pm, Auckland Women's Centre, 4 Warnock Street, Grey Lynn

The Auckland Women's Centre has established the AWC Feminist Group in response to requests from women for an opportunity to chat about what feminism means to them today as awell as an opportu…


Heritage Queenstown Film Crew Special (2)

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

July 14th - 30th September 2010

The Heritage Hotel in Queenstown is offering a film crew special consisting of Deluxe rooms for $130+GST, Villas for $310+GST and Internet Packaged Villa Rates for Production Offices only for $340+GST. The deal also includes free onsite parking…


Manukau Festival Of Arts 2010

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

October 15th - 31st 2010

Manukau is revving up for an Arts Explosion this October with the third Manukau Festival of Arts when Manukau will once again become the centre stage for the diverse, colourful and eclectic arts community. This year's instalment consists…


Dress For Success Auckland

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

5th November 2010

11:30am - 2pm, The Grand Tearoom, The Heritage Auckland

The Dress for Success charity helps women in need feel great, get jobs and keep working by providing free clothes and advice to boost their self esteem and independence. Their goa…


Exceptional Event Organiser Needed!

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

Interacting: A Disabled Arts Theatre Company is organising a disability arts festival for October 2011 and an event organiser is being sought to help create a really memorable, professional standard event that will appeal to people who love participating in the arts whatever their abil…


Experienced Production Manager

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

A Production Manager with feature and documentary experience is being sought for a three-month period starting in October and based in Auckland. The project has heavy reliance on archive content and digital post-production. Contact Robert Boyd-Bell via email with CV and referen…


Producer: News And Current Affairs

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

TVNZ is looking for an experienced producer who knows what it is like to work in a future-focused news and current affairs setting. The successful applicant will be a skilled producer who can research and chase talent, contribute to story generation, selection and treatment, w…


Production Manager Marae

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

Marae is looking for a Production Manager to assist the Producer with the smooth execution and running of the Marae programme and to ensure a quality production is delivered within the required specifications. Reporting to the Producer, this position demands a Production Manager with st…


Traffic Manager

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

An international Film Production company is looking for a Traffic Manager to manage the workflow of their busy in-house creative department. The successful applicant will work alongside the creative Group Head offering them support, and liaising with staff throughout the world as well as freelanc…


General Manager � Arts Sector

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

The Performing Arts School of NZ is looking for a strategically focused person with demonstrated leadership skills to manage the day-to-day operations of the Performing Arts School, and to lead the continued growth and development of its reputable brand. As General Manager, the successful appli…


News Media Exchange Officer

Posted Wednesday 25 Aug 2010

TVWorks' 3 News, 60 Minutes, Campbell Live, Nightline and Sports Tonight programmes require a News media Exchange Officer who can respond to the daily deadlines that are associated with them. The primary operational duties of a News Media Exchange Operator are:

  • Production video an…

August jobs

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

Talent development capability funding coordinator (fixed term)
New Zealand Film Commission

Broadcast camera operator & editor
Fishing & Adventure for TVNZ1

Videographer + editor

Video producer
PB Technologies

Make-up artist & wardrobe assistant
Private advertiser

News director, Christchurch



Celebrate women filmmakers on the Rialto Channel

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Night COmes On poster

There's a superb viewing on the Rialto channel in late August and throughout all of September. Saturday Nights at 8:30pm is all about women filmmakers honouring women's stories: Tell It To The Bees, directed by Annabel Jankel, Animals, directed by Sophie Hyde, Vita…


TV drama director attachments wanted for 'Vegas'

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Here's a fantastic opportunity for directors: DEGNZ is inviting applications for two paid TV drama director attachments with Greenstone TV on the TVNZ 2 drama series Vegas. Greenstone TV will train a first step director and a second step director. Each attachment will be pre…


How do you really feel about the screen industry?

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Take the Showtools survey and share your opinions on the industry you work in! It's anonymous (unless you want to register for the prize) and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the …


Campbell's film receives NZFC funding

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

We're thrilled to hear that Philippa Campbell's feature film, Going Going, has received a conditional funding offer from the New Zealand Film Commission. Campbell's film is about a lonely empty-nester on an uncharacteristic mission of mercy, a duped Siberian mail-order bride, and a numbed anaesthetist deter…


Extra dates for professional respect training workshops

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The ScreenSafe/SWAG Screen Industry Professional Respect Training Project is back up and running and further dates have been announced. The course will address sexual harassment and harassment, definitions, disclosures, and respectful behaviours in the workplace. While it's designed primarily for Producers, Directors, and Hea…


Webinars to focus on female and international showrunners

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The MediaXchange is to run a new series of online workshops and webinars addressing the role of the showrunner through the lens of female creative leaders and international trailblazers. This second season of the series will focus on international and female showrunners. Each speaker (s…


SPADA masterclass on the three Cs of TV

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

And the three Cs are�? Creativity, Clarity and Courtesy of course! This SPADA webinar hosted by Irene Gardiner and guest panellists will guide you through relationships and processes with platforms and funders. Irene and the panel will discuss how to develop a pitch, work …


Doc Edge Clinic on all things production and post

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Get the good, the bad and the ugly on everything you should be doing as well as making your project! Pick the brains of 818's Chris Henry, Conbrio Media's Christina Milligan, Department of Post's James Brookes the NZFC's Jasmin McSweeney - online of course. 



Catch a free film thanks to Doc Edge and Auckland Live

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The Apollo doco

Doc Edge and Auckland Live present three extraordinary film premieres at The Civic, Sunday 30 August! Watch the 2020 Emmy-nominated music doc The Apollo for free, then settle into the world premiere of the New Zealand featureThe Man on the Island followed by S…


Another string in Golbakhsh�s bow

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Golbaksh bookMulti-talented filmmaker Ghazaleh Golbakhsh has written a book of essays based on her experience as an Iranian immigrant growing up in New Zealand. Her subject matter covers her childhood in war-torn Iran - including the trauma of a night spent in prison as a six-year…


Hear our voices...

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The general election of 1893 was momentous for New Zealand - it was the first time women could vote anywhere in the world. Decades later, audio recordings of some of these voters' memories were captured and are available to hear in the Ng? Taonga on…


Enter the CinemaStreet short screenplay competition

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The first prize for this competition is $US1000, and students get a discount on the entry fee! Women screenwriters are invited to submit their short dramatic scripts of any genre (20 minutes and under) for consideration by the CinemaStreet Women's Short Screenplay Competition. Screenplay…


Free business course from the Pop Up Business School

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Enrol now for this free 10-day business course in Hutt Valley - 31 August 2020-11 September 2020. Learn:
How to start a business with no money
10 ways to leave Work & Income behind forever
How to build a website for free
How to make …


Funding opportunity for M?ori writers

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Ng? Aho Whakaari (NAW) are calling for short film scripts from M?ori writers. They're looking for key M?ori creative teams - producer, director and writer (the writer can also be the director). If you don't already have a team in mind NAW can work …


Update on international productions in NZ

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

If you're wondering what's happening with international productions in New Zealand, this comprehensive story from Variety explains everything!

Click here to read the full ar…


Golden Nugget International Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Golden Nugget

Here's something to look forward to post-Level 3 lockdown! For the very first time in New Zealand the highly anticipated Golden Nugget International Film Festival. Organised by the very capable Emme Lentino, the evening is a chance for the film industry to come tog…


Asian content online extravaganza

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

If you need Asian film and TV content then FILMART Online then check out the FILMART Online trade fair, 26-29 August, 2020. They're offering limited free codes for industry associations -  email FILMART Online offers four days of seminars, online screenings and networking opportuni…


DEGNZ solo editor�s course

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The assistant editor is the heart and engine of editorial. An editor working alone without adequate knowledge of technical workflow requirements may become an expensive liability by the end of post. The DEGNZ assistant and solo editors' course can help you avoid that situation!…


NZFC webinar on Screen Sector Recovery Package

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Join the New Zealand Film Commission's Head of Development and Production Leanne Saunders and Head of Talent Development Dale Corlett with other key leadership team members for a live webinar on Thursday 20 August at 5pm.

The panel will detail the guidelines for the S…


Catalyst He Kauahi funding round dates

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

The next Catalyst He Kauahi rounds are coming up, here are the dates you need to know:

1) Opens: Monday 24 August, 2020, closes: 5 October, 2020
2) Opens: Monday 18 January 2021, closes: Monday 1 March, 2021

Catalyst He Kauahi aims to supp…


Enjoy an Indonesian short film night at home

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Indonesian short film night SMS

Yes, thanks to technology the Show Me Shorts Indonesian Short Film Night events will carry on! Both the Auckland and the Wellington events will be combined into a single online event with films available to watch at any time between 7pm Tuesday 18 …



Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Take3 stillshot

Now she's hit Hollywood, we thought we'd remind you of Roseanne Liang's early work. Have a chuckle over her short film Take3 which mines comedy from the competitive, cookie-cutter world of casting, while questioning the way minority actors are asked to perpetuate old-fashioned stereotypes.


Robin Murphy on Low Down Dirty Criminals

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

Low Down Dirty Criminals 768 x 480

Robin Murphy
was able to appreciate her brother Paul's directorial skills up close while working on their comedy heist movie Lowdown Dirty Criminals, due for release tomorrow nationwide (except in Auckland!). It's not the first time the two have worked together, but…


Senior archival researcher wanted

Posted Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

GFC Films are looking for a senior archival researcher to work on their upcoming feature documentary based on Mark Manson's best selling book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

Prior experience is essential for overseeing budgets, negotiating licenses, and the ability to …