Ex-pat Film Industry Networking Event

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

In association with Images and Sound, we would like to invite all ex-pats in the NZ film industry for a catch-up and networking opportunity. It takes something to shift into a new country and start a new life. Some women ex-pats have left amazing care…


UN Women Limps Toward First Anniversary

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The Nation.com reports that the newest agency in the United Nations system, 'widely hailed as the best hope for significant action globally on women's rights, is falling short of both money and power as it limps toward its first anniversary in Janu…


Women All Over Sundance Line-Up

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Thompson on Hollywood reports that women are extremely well represented at Sundance this year, both behind and in front of the camera. Read the full report he…


2011 Black List Has Few Women

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Women in Hollywood reports that the 2011 Black List has arrived - though once again there are very few women represented on it. This year there are 73 scripts on the list based on recommendations from 307 insiders (according to the LA Times.) Read …


Filmmaker Leanne Pooley Wins Arts Award

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The Arts Foundation has launched New Zealand's first national arts awards, with filmmaker Leanne Pooley winning one of the main Laureate Awards. The awards presented at the Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards recently included five $50,000 Laureate Awards, three $25,000 New Generation Awa…


Lizzie Gillet (The Age Of Stupid Producer) NZ Tour

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Lizzie Gillett, producer of the hit documentary The Age of Stupid, which when released in 2009 became one of the most talked about films of the decade, will be touring NZ next year to talk about the film and how it was made without indus…


Female Outlook For Someday Winner Walks The Talk

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Thought-provoking, engaging, clever and original - that is some of the praise for Shopping for Our Future, the standout winner of The Outlook for Someday film challenge in 2011.
The 5 minute film mixes archival and present-day footage to make a clear and compelling r…


Thanks to Welcome to The Firm Participants

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

WIFT NZ would like to thank all the wonderful women who gave up a fabulous sunny Saturday afternoon to join us at St Columba in Ponsonby for one of the most anticipated events on the WIFT NZ calendar - Welcome to the Firm. In particul…


Events, Events And More Events

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

This week is a very busy one for us at WIFT, with our Interns' Showcase in Auckland last night, and today at lunchtime in Wellington, our event NEW YORK STORIES has three Wellingtonians sharing a year of experiences of the New York film industry.


New WIFT NZ Board Member Emma Gribble

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Welcome to our new Board member from Christchurch, Emma Gribble. We hope to have a short piece on Emma in the next e-new…


IncrediblEdge Summit

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The IncrediblEdge summit will be held for the first time in the southern hemisphere in Auckland in early March. The event aims to provides a catalyst for interdisciplinary idea exchange, collaboration, co-creation and experimentation. Participants will be from the arts and culture, design, architecture, scie…


Aesthetica Film Fest DVD Available For Purchase

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The recent Aesthetica Film Festival in New York now has a DVD available free with the December/January issue of Aesthetica. It features a select number of films from ASFF and is representative of the range of films and countries that were present in ASFF 20…


Tropfest Comes to Taranaki

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Finalists in Tropfest Australia, the world's largest short film festival, are coming to New Zealand at an outdoor short film night at New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands on February 19, 2012. Coinciding with the screening of the 16 finalists' films in Sydney, the free out…


Kiwi Ingenuity on Screen

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The Last NZ On Screen collection for the year showcases that ingenious and inventive Kiwi spirit. No 8 wire' Kiwi ingenuity is defined by problem solving from few resources (No 8 wire is fencing wire that can be adapted to many uses, an ability t…


E-NEWS 14 December

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

This is the penultimate WIFT enews for 2011, so if you have any announcements or news for the final issue of the year, make sure you get them to us by 17 December to go out in the 20 December issue - or y… /news/news-archive/2011/dec/e-news-14-december/

Tropfest 2012: Call for Submissions

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The world's largest short film festival is calling for submissions. Movie Extra Tropfest announced last week that filmmakers have just four weeks to enter the world's largest short film festival (as enews is fortnightly, it's now three!). The deadline for entries is Thursday 5th Jan…


Call For Submissions: NZ Young Producer Shorts 2012

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Earlier this year, New Zealand producers under 30 years were invited to submit written applications to SKY's BBC Knowledge for five short-form grants of NZ $5,000 each. BBC Knowledge was in search of New Zealand stories that reflected the essence of the channel - intellig…


Call For Entries: Asolo Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The Asolo International Art Film Festival is calling for entries for the 31st edition of the Festival, to be held from 18 to 29 August 2012. In order to participate, films must have been produced no earlier than the year 2010 and must fall i…


Prizes Sought for Film Comp

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Does anyone have any film-related prizes they might like to donate to an amateur film competition? Things such as 'how to' books would be useful. We've had a request from someone who is trying to source some cool prizes for this competition h… /news/news-archive/2011/dec/prizes-sought-for-film-comp/

Web Editor, Auckland (1)

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Mediaworks is looking for a TV3 web editor. Online editors maintain and update websites by closely interacting with TV staff to deliver exciting content as well as working with the sales team creating compelling and innovative online promotions. You will work within a fun…


TV and Radio Presenter, Auckland

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

A successful health and beauty range is looking for a TV and radio presenter to be the face of their advertising.
As the face of the brand you will need to match the target market for the product, being female 30 to 50. You w…


Rentals Manager, Auckland

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

Rocket Rentals is looking for a Film and TV Industry Rentals Manager. Rocket Rentals hires broadcast camera equipment to the media production industry in New Zealand and services various areas of the industry ranging from TV advertising, prime-time dramas, corporate videos, web content, and documentar…


Film Festival Director, Palmerston North (1)

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

REEL EARTH Environmental Film Festival in Palmerston North is the leading environmental film festival in Australasia, and is currently looking for a Festival Director for the 8th season in 2012.

For full job details see the listing on…


Commercial Scheduling Supervisor, Auckland

Posted Wednesday 14 Dec 2011

The MediaWorks TV (TV3/FOUR) sales department are seeking a proactive and energetic person to join their team.

An opening exists for the position of COMMERCIAL SCHEDULING SUPERVISOR, a role based in Auckland and reporting to the Commercial Development Manager.
This position is a vita…


The Festive Week That Was

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Last week was definitely one out of the box with 3 consecutive WIFT NZ events. In fact, many of the same people turned up to all 3. On Tuesday night, The Classic was abuzz with our fabulous 2011 Interns and their families, WIFT NZ memb…


Welcome to New Board Member Emma Gribble

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Producer Emma Gribble has joined the WIFT NZ Board as a Cantabrian representative. Graduating from the NZ Film school in 1996 Emma joined the TVNZ team working on What Now and various other children's shows for 4 years. Emma then moved to working in Ev…


Fast and Festive Five!

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

We threw a few festive questions to some members about their year that's been and what the holiday break and 2012 holds for them. Thanks Arani Cuthbert, Debra Kelleher, Jaquie Brown, Sumner Burstyn and Roseanne Liang, for sharing with us!

What was this year's hi…


TEDxWomen � Time For Business Women to Embrace Ambition

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Check out this great talk on YouTube by author and journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about female entrepreneurs and the hurdles they face in moving ahead in business while speaking at the speaker at the TEDxWomen event, which is produced by The Paley Center for M…


Geena Davis Talks Experience, Career and Gender Equality in Italian Vogue

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

In this interview in the December issue of Vogue/Italy, actor Geena Davis talks about her movie career and film experiences as well as her quest to make gender equality, and women's images, a much more prominent focus in the entertainment industry. She discusses the re…


MisRepresentation Holiday Shopping Campaign

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Finally, a refreshing antidote to the overload of Christmas shopping advertisements clamouring for your attention. Or, at least, a way of making your point to those advertisers using ads which are sexist and degrading to women.
Two weeks ago Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the MisRepresent…


Earthquake Impacts on Womens Employment

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Labour market analysis has shown that women's employment has been more affected than men's as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. Initiatives are underway to address some of these effects.
The Ministry of Women's Affairs and Statistics New Zealand have investigated the impacts o…


Site We Like: Development-The-Movie

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

This site has Marian Evans using a cool graphical rendering of her posts from her Wellywood Woman blog as a kind of diary. They tell the story to date of Development-the-movie, a screenplay she wrote for her Creative Writing PhD …


NZ Top 10 Location, Says P3 Update

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

According to the December issue of leading United States' film locations magazine, P3 Update, New Zealand is one of the 'Top Ten Filming Locations in the Universe'.

New Zealand and Canada were the only two countries individually named in a list comprising the United …


Filmmaker For Major Event, Auckland

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

The Big reTHiNK Theatre Challenge 2012 are currently seeking competitive quotes to film and edit the Gala performance to be used as a Like Minds, Like Mine resource.
The Big reTHiNK 2012 will aim to challenge the myths and stereotypes of Mental Illness throug…


Camera Operator and Editor Internship, Auckland (1)

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Broadcast & Film New Zealand is offering a 12 month camera operator internship. You will be tutored in camera, editing, grip and gaffer. A good understanding of photography is essential but computer skills are also required. We work with Mac and PC using Word, Ex…


Producer � Close Up, Auckland

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

TVNZ is looking for a producer for New Zealand's leading daily current affairs programme. It's a programme that thrives on creativity, a hunger for answers, and a desire to put the newsmakers of the day under the microscope.

They are seeking a dynamic, courageous pr…


Audio Describer, Auckland

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

TVNZ Access Services is looking for a new full-time fixed term Audio Describer to produce audio description for a range of television programmes, providing access to blind and vision impaired viewers. Audio description is the art of making the visual verbal.

Audio describers pro…


Freelance Editor, Wellington

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

Skull Castle Films is nearing the end of filming a short horror film and seeks an editor. (This is a paid position.) Contact details through the Big Idea job list…


Reporter- Close Up, Christchurch

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

TVNZ is looking for a reporter for its Close Up current affairs programme, and seeks someone with the broadcasting mana, skills, passion and sheer guts to take on one of New Zealand televisions most demanding reporting roles.

Close Up is New Zealand's leading daily c…


Marvel Drops Patty Jenkins; Natalie Portman Furious

Posted Monday 19 Dec 2011

A few weeks back we reported that Marvel Studios had hired Patty Jenkins to direct its big budget Thor. However, now they've parted ways again, and actress Natalie Portman is said to be extremely unhappy about it. Good old 'creative differences' are being blamed. Holl…


WIFT Member Appointed to Film NZ Board

Posted Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

WIFT NZ Member Catherine Madigan was one of three new appointments to the Film NZ Board announched last week. The other two were TelstraClear CEO Dr Allan Freeth, and actor Miranda Harcourt.

Board Chairman Julian Grimmond says the appointments continue the longstanding tradition o…


Changes Ahead For Documentary Edge

Posted Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

An article last week in OnFilm notes that 2012 will see a change to the Documentary Edge Forum - which will now become Screen Edge Forum, encompassing all media platforms, including gaming and interactive. Read the full story her…


Enews 20 December

Posted Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

As we head off on our respective holiday breaks, we'd like to wish all our members a fantastic Christmas, a fun and relaxing holiday and all the best for 2012. We've loved seeing you at the various events over the year, hearing about all …