Profile your work on Facebook

Posted Thursday 14 Jan 2010

WIFT now has a Facebook page. To join the group, login to Facebook and type WIFT NZ in the search field. Click on the group and then on 'Join This Group'. There is a place on the page for uploading videos where we would l…


Get The Inside Story on SPP

Posted Thursday 14 Jan 2010

The Inside Story is a unique DVDROM created especially for English and Media Studies teachers by WIFT member Susan Battye of Drama Magic Ltd and WIFT partner South Pacific Pictures Ltd. Many other WIFT members were involved in this project, including key production personnel: M…


International podcast highlights WIFT NZ members

Posted Thursday 14 Jan 2010

Since June 1 2009, monthly audio podcast The Scoop has been dispatching news about what women are doing in the film, television and video industry around the globe, and providing educational interviews of interest to both men and women.
Episode 6 from November includes …


Haere Mai to be WIFT NZ waiata

Posted Thursday 14 Jan 2010

WIFT NZ Vice President Ella Henry has recommended Haere Mai as the WIFT NZ waiata. Once the year is underway we'll try and arrange some practice! In the meantime the following link will take you to You Tube where you can see the P…


Gaylene Preston speaks about filmmaking

Posted Monday 18 Jan 2010

WIFT member and filmmaker Gaylene Preston has spoken about filmmaking in a couple of key interviews lately as well as featuring in Deborah Shepard's newly-released book Her Life's Work: Conversations with Five New Zealand Women (AUP).

In a recent ScreenTalk interview Preston talks abou…


New Years Honours

Posted Monday 18 Jan 2010

Services to film and television were strongly acknowledged in this year's New Years Honours list. Alongside filmmaker Peter Jackson, who became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, honours were bestowed on screen powerhouses Merata Mita and Judy Bailey (a former membe…


2009 deemed Year of the Female Film Director

Posted Monday 18 Jan 2010

Admiring the 2009 releases from several leading female filmmakers,The Independent's James Mottram asked this week: 'Have women ever had a better year behind the camera?' Highlighting Jane Campion's Bright Star, alongside An Education (produced by ex-Wellingtonian Finola Dwyer), plus new releases yet to reac…


Welcome to our new website

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2010

Welcome to - our great new website.

Combining all the fantastic content of the old website with fresh design and functionality - including comprehensive events information available by geographical location, the ability to post blog comments on news items, archived PDF magazines and docu…


More women graduates in NZ

Posted Wednesday 27 Jan 2010

Late last year, the Ministry of Education revealed that two-thirds of graduate degrees went to women in 2008, yet pay parity does not seem to be improving.  As the NZ Herald reports: "According to the Ministry of Women's Affairs, one year after entering employment …