WIFT NZ Elections to The Board 2011 - Nominee's Personal Statements.

Posted Friday 01 Jul 2011

All candidates are listed by position nominated and then by alphabetical order.




Nominated for President/Auck Region Member and General Board Member.

Teresa was an Industrial Organiser for NZ Actors Equity. She held…


WIFTI Short Film Showcase 2012

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011


WIFT members who have directed a short film, no longer than 15 minutes, along with another woman in a leading creative position who would like their film considered for the WIFTI International Showcase screenings in March 2012.
Please send a DVD c…


Promo Producer, Sydney

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Australia's premier 24-hour weather media outlet, The Weather Channel, is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Promo Producer to join its team.

The Weather Channel provides viewers with a range of LIVE and recorded weather reports, focused on the most up-to-date commentary and analysis f…


Videographer, Sydney

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

UNSWTV, the online video channel for the University of New South Wales, seeks a videographer with high level camera, editing and web skills. You must be able to shoot on Sony EX1 cameras, edit in Final Cut Pro and related software, encode for the …


Maori Television Executive Producer Digital News and Current Affairs, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

New Zealand's indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, is seeking an Executive Producer Digital News and Current Affairs to lead the implementation of its Digital News and Current affairs strategy.

You will be a leader who can inspire your colleagues and have the ability to bui…


SKY TV Pay Per View and Video On Demand Programming Co-ordinator, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

SKY TV are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised person to join its Entertainment Programming Team where, on a daily basis, you will be co-ordinating Pay Per View and Video On Demand Platforms (SKY Box Office, Sky On Demand and iSKY content).



SKY TV Kids Channels Co-ordinator, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Are you a big kid at heart, love watching Ben 10, Wizards of Waverly Place, can sing the theme song to SpongeBob SquarePants,  and know who what's hip with the kids at present. And are you up with the news on who is dating Sel…


Steve Woodward Sculpture Exhibition

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

View Steve's beautiful new sculptures in the "Landshapes" Exhibition at Whitespace this month. Steve's piece "Skins" is a film/sculpture collaboration which explores identity and transformation referencing landscape. The exhibition opens on Tuesday July 12th at 12 Crummer Road (off Ponsonby Road). If you can't…


Fundraising Event: Oranges & Sunshine

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Ruth Dudding is organising a private screening of beautifully made movie Oranges & Sunshine.The screening is a fundraising event to help her 17 year old son raise funds to travel to Cambodia with a group from Rangitoto College to help build houses for poor Camb…


Documentary Edge 2012 Now Accepting Submissions

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

The 2012 Documentary Edge Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Details can be found at http://www.documentaryedge.org.nz/festival/filmmakers.html

Documentary makers might also want to check out Docu72. For more information go to www.docu7…


Show Me Shorts Film Festival: Final Call for Entries

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

The extended deadline for the 2011 Show Me Shorts Film Festival is 11 July. This is the last opportunity for entering short films into this year's festival. Show Me Shorts 2011 is proud to bring an excellent selection of high quality short films from aro…


NZFC July Newsletter and Quarterly Sales and Marketing Bulletin

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

The New Zealand Film Commission's latest newsletter is available online now. Read it here. The third Quarterly Sales and Marketing Bulletin for 2011 is also up online h…


This Week at the Film Archive: Patu!

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

1983 film Patu! shows what went on at the controversial 1981 South African rugby tour which divided New Zealanders almost to the point of civil war. It is screening at the Film Archive, Wellington at 7pm 13-16 July. Tickets are $8 public or $6 concess…


Artists on Screen

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Critic Mark Amery has selected his top documentaries profiling artists for this showcase of NZ visual arts talent. Avery says "Occasionally I hear off-the-cuff comment that visual art doesn't make for good film or television. Nonsense! I'm sure they once said the same about sp…


Congratulations NZWG 2011 Script Competition Winners

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

A huge congratulations to Emma Kinane (Hope), David Mamea (Skyblue), and Mick Andrews and Brett O'Gorman (Sundowning) for winning the New Zealand Writer's Guild 2011 TV script competition. South Pacific Pictures, Desert Road Film & Television Company, and Gibson Group are providing internships fo…


Ugandan Journalist Announced 2011-2012 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Jackee Budesta Batanda has been selected by the International Women's Media Foundation as the 2011-2012 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. Batanda is a Ugandan journalist who reported about the vicious acid attacks on women as "revenge crimes" as well as the targeted murders of albinos. "Press fre…


Changes to Maori Television Executive Team

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Maori Television has recently promoted veteran television broadcaster Carol Hirschfeld to the newly created position of General Manager Production. Former TVNZ Deputy Chief executive Stephen Smith has also been appointed to new position General Manager Digital. These two new positions reflect a change in…


NZFC Review Government Response and Screen Work Programme

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

The WIFT NZ office has received the government's response to the Jackson/Court review of the New Zealand Film Commission.  In its response it also outlines a wider screen sector work programme that will be jointly led by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and…


Auckland Film Society Film Trivia Quiz

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

If you consider yourself a bit of a film buff here is your chance to test your film knowledge. Auckland Film Society brings a pub-style film quiz to the Film Caf�'s opening night. Gather your friends to make a team of up to four peo…


Film Caf�

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

This year Show Me Shorts presents Film Caf�, hosted by NZFF 2011 and The Edge. The Film Caf� is a hub for eating, drinking and socialising before, after and between films. The film caf� also brings a varied line-up of cultural events, including several Sc…


ScreenTalk Interview with Stephanie Tauvihi

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Stephanie Tauevihi has been involved with New Zealand television since she was 15 years old, when she debuted as a reporter on youth current affairs show InFocus. She went on to play the role of Donna Heka on Shortland Street for seven years. Tauevihi …


Win Tickets to The Women on the 6th Floor

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

As proud sponsors of the NZFF Heritage Hotels are offering two tickets to give away to 'The Women on the 6th Floor' on Wednesday the 20th of July at 6.15 PM at the Civic.

Just answer the following question:

Q: What three brands of …


WIFT NZ�s Annie Goldson Film Talk

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Brother Number One - the latest documentary by WIFT NZ member Annie Goldson - is having its world premiere at this year's NZFF, at 3.30pm on Sunday 24th July.  A trailer of the film can be seen here.  Following the premiere, on Monday July …


An Intern in Search of Superwomen

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

2011 WIFT NZ intern Lorraine Reinsberger is looking for Auckland based superwomen to appear in her end of year documentary project.  She is hoping to find several women between the ages of 13 and 70 who have assumed multiple roles in the lives - work…


WIFT NZ Exec. Director Back in NZ

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

WIFT NZ Executive Director, Susi Newborn, finally made it back home early Friday morning last week, after having been stuck in Buenos Aires for several days due to the volcanic ash cloud.  Susi was attending the prestigious XIII FICA film festival in a World Heri…


WIFT E-News for 12 July

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

WIFT NZ would like to congratulate staff member Susan Wills who had her baby last week. Pia Zahara was born at 8.45 on the morning of 5th July!


Susan, Pia, and Nia at Auckland Hospital.


In other news, the 2011 New Zealand Interna…


Part Time WIFT NZ Financial Administrator, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Sadly, our wonderful Financial Administrator, Emmy, is bidding us farewell due to an over-commitment of work projects. So, WIFT NZ is looking for a cheerful Financial Administrator for our cosy office in Beresford Square, Auckland Central. Six hours per week, car-park provided. If you t…


WIFT NZ Library

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

WIFT NZ is starting a small library of books it is happy to loan to members. At the moment we have five books available:

1. The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook by Chris Jones, Andew Zinnes & Genevierve Jolliffe

2. Save the Cat!  The Las…


WIFT NZ Board Election Results

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011


(right to left): outgoing WIFT NZ President, Catherine Fitzgerald; incoming WIFT NZ President Debra Kelleher.


We are extremely pleased to be able to announce to you the makeup of the new WIFT NZ Board taking us forward for another year.  But…


WIFT E-News for 26 July

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

WIFT member Annie Goldson's film Brother Number One had its world premiere on Sunday and was so well received there was a standing ovation. Last night's film talk with Annie Goldson and Sumner Burstyn at the Film Caf� was simply excellent. Thank you to …


This Week at the Film Archive

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Mini Sized Square Eyes and The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show are playing at the Film Archive's mediatheatre this week. Mini Sized Square Eyes is an hour long collection of quirky short films from all around the world. It includes award-winning shorts that were recently feat…


The Film Archive at the Film Cafe

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

This year the Auckland office of the Film Archive is delighted to be screening several short films at the Film Caf�. To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Film Archive, 30 short films have been selected - one from each year of the Archiv…


Safe Cosmetics Act Passed in US

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

As women, and especially in this industry, we all like to slap a bit of something on our bodies from time to time. But have you ever considered what actually goes into the stuff we are using?  This informative 7 minute animation by Story of…


Geena Davis Lobbies for �Healthy Media For Youth Act�

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Actress Geena Davis is speaking out about how women and girls are unfairly portrayed in the media and is getting behind a bill called the "Healthy Media for Youth Act" in the US. The Act would offer grants to non-profits to educate young people ab…


NZFF Wellington Meet the Filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

To view a flyer of the times and dates of Meet the Filmmaker events during the International Film Festival in Wellington click her…


NZFF Wellington Short Film Screenings

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Here are the dates and times of the short films which will be playing at the International Film Festival in Wellington.

THE ARTISTS CINEMA - International shorts (10 films-  65minutes)
6:15 Wednesday 10th August
4:15 Thursday 11th August



Demise of TVNZ Charter Marks End of Public Broadcasting in NZ

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Recently the TVNZ charter was dropped, meaning that TVNZ is now operating as a fully commercial entity. The Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand has continually argued the benefits of the charter and a channel dedicated to public broadcasting and is disappointed with this la…


Berlin International Film Festival 2012 Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

The Berlin International Film Festival is arriving in February next year. To be eligible for the festival, your film must have been completed between March 2011 and February 2012 and be available on either 35mm or HD Cam.  The festival prefers world, international and Euro…


DigiSPAA Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

A reminder that the deadline for 2011 DigiSPAA is 5pm Friday 16 September 2011. This is your chance to enter your film into Australia's premier digital filmmaking competition. This year's competition boasts impressive prizes such as $15,000 cash, $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaranteed scree…


Binger Film Lab Call for Applications

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

New Zealand filmmakers are invited to apply for the Binger Film Lab 2011 Directors Coaching Programme. Binger Film Lab is an international feature-film development centre based in Amsterdam. It provides an inspiring environment for talented filmmakers from around the world to work on their proje…


2012 Athena Film Festival Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Submissions are now open for the second annual Athena Film Festival.

The Athena Film Festival will accept submissions of documentaries, features and shorts from June 15 - September 15 and is looking for films:

  • That will reveal the diverse narratives of women leaders …

MOFILM Rio 2011 Video Competition

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Rio de Janerio is MOFILM's first South American video contest and is your chance to win a trip to an international film festival set in a stunning location. To enter, you will need to make a short film for either Chevrolet or Dell following …


Festival De Cannes Residence 2012 Call for Applications

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Applications are now open for the Festival de Cannes R�sidence. Each year 12 young filmmakers from around the world are selected for the R�sidence. As well as getting to live in the heart of Paris, residents will benefit from:

  • a grant of �800 per…

CineMart Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

The 29th edition of the international co-production market CineMart will be held from 29 January to 1 February during the International Film Festival Rotterdam. New Zealand producers can apply with their projects directly to CineMart for selection for the 29th edition. The deadline for submiss…


Spiritual Film Festival Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

The first annual spiritual film festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in January 2012. Documentaries, shorts and feature films are eligible. The only requirement for submissions is that the film fulfils one of the following criteria:

  • The film has a Sp…

Project CONNECT Transmedia Storytelling Exhibition

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Project CONNECT is an exhibition which combines media and digital art with traditional art forms. The project uses Facebook to invite people to participate in the project. People can post their submissions to the project's Facebook wall, creating a public space for people to s…


Project 11 Seeking Filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Vikas Chandra is a writer and filmmaker from Mumbai and is looking for filmmakers to collaborate on Project 11. Project 11 is a unique experiment which will bring together 11 filmmakers from around the world to make one short film. Vikas describes Project 11…


Fundraising Event: Oranges & Sunshine (1)

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Ruth Dudding would like to thank those who have already purchased tickets to the fundraising screening of Sunshine & Oranges. For everyone else, here is a recap. The screening is a fundraising event to help Ruth's 17 year old son raise funds to trave…


Advertising Space Available in Film School Student Calendar

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

WIFT Intern Lauren Billingham is selling advertising space in a 2012 Calendar she is making to raise money for her term four project at South Seas Film and Television School. The calendar is called Camera Girls and will feature 14 girls from South Seas …


Women�s Refuge Trade Me Auction

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Trade Me are listing items for an auction to benefit Women's Refuge that have been loaned to them by families of people affected by domestic violence such as Lesley Elliott, Sophie Elliott's mum and David White, father of Helen Meads. The items won't be …


Standby Props Assistant for Home and Away, Sydney

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

Currently Home and Away is seeking an experienced Standby Props Assistant. The successful candidate will be Suit qualified/experienced Assistant Standby Props person ready to take the next step up. A tool of trade vehicle will be provided by the Network.

Applicants must be availa…


Senior Digital Producer, Wellington

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

3rdeye Consulting Ltd has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, agency Digital Producer to work within a reputable digital agency, reporting to the Head of Digital, working alongside designers and technologists.

To succeed in this role you need to be passionate about digital, proven …


Broadcast & Film New Zealand Camera Operator/Editor Internship, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 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.

You will be working with Mac and PC …


TVNZ Caption Producer, Auckland

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

The TVNZ Captioning Team produce and edit subtitles for programmes shown on air, which are accessed primarily by deaf and hearing-impaired viewers. TVNZ is looking for a new full-time Caption Producer.

TVNZ's Caption Producers have a love of words, syntax and language. If you…


Can You Help With This Research?

Posted Tuesday 26 Jul 2011

WIFT NZ has had a request from a doctoral film/TV student doing a comparative study of women-centric programming in New Zealand and North America. Ashley Elaine York is the Corus Entertainment PhD Fellow in TV and film studies at the University of Alberta and…