Posted Thursday 05 Dec 2013

Both Worlds puts an innovative spin on special interest programming for TV3, where ten young New Zealanders turn a camera on themselves to uncover the diverse and changing nature of what it means to be a Kiwi today. Now in its third series, we are…


British Film Institute Research on Women in Film

Posted Thursday 05 Dec 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

New BFI research indicates that films written and/or directed by women performed strongly at the UK box office between 2010 and 2012.

Employing more women in writing and directing roles makes sound business sense for the film industry, accordin…


NZIFF - Interns Wanted!

Posted Thursday 05 Dec 2013

The New Zealand International Film Festival is now advertising for internship positions for NZIFF 2014. Two internship positions are available in Wellington and one in the Auckland office.


The full information is on their website here:


Dave Gibson takes over the reins at NZFC

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Industry stalwart  Dave Gibson (of Gibson Group fame) is the next Chief Executive of the Film Commission. He also automatically becomes a Friend of WIFT - welcome aboard Dave - hope to see you at our awards in February next year.

He replace…


Party, Party

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Don't forget to come along to the last WIFT Xmas Party from the list. We know you all had a great time in Christchurch and Wellington, so now it's Auckland's turn...


WIFT NZ and Combined Guilds Xmas Party

La Zeppa, 33 Drake Street…


Film Festivals/Calls for Entry

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

If you find yourself with time to kill over the Xmas break - consider some of the festivals below. The ones marked with ** are women only. So now might be the perfect time to dust off that masterpiece and send it in....

Here's a great Xmas Present

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

WIFT member Miriam Smith's acclaimed NZ documentary How Far is Heaven is now available on DVD, direct download and from iTunes. The DVD is available to purchase directly from the film's website and also from select NZ retailers (also listed on the website 'shop' page). Miriam pro…


WFTV Awards Announced

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Veteran broadcaster and TV presenter Angela Rippon, critically acclaimed actress Sheridan Smith, inspirational presenter Mary Beard and acclaimed producer Pippa Harris were just some of the outstanding women from the world of film and television to be honoured at the 23rd annual Wom…


White Lies Wins Honours

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Congratulations to White Lies actress Antonia Prebble and writer/director Dana Rotberg who were both named as honorees at The WIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards 2013.

The event, now in its sixth year, celebrates the work of women from the global community in th…


Last E News for the Year

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

As this is the last E-News for 2013, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed ideas and articles throughout the year. It's been a tough one workwise for many in the industry but WIFT members demonstrated the tenacity and commitm…


WIFT Awards 2014 - Nominations and Save the Date!

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Nominations are now open for the 2014 WIFT Awards - and they close FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER.

The awards will be held on Wednesday 26 February in arguably the most beautiful venue in Auckland - the Grand Tea Room at the Heritage Hotel. T…


WIFTI Short Film Showcase 2014

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Choosing the entries for the WIFTI 2014 Short FIlm Showcase was tough this year. They were all so good we are organising a screening of them for WIFT members.

We had eight outstanding entries but sadly could only select two to send to WIFT…


Bedside Reading...

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

If we at WIFT ever doubt that we're still needed, here's more proof that we've got a way to go!

Very interesting reading for your information.

Following is a link to the article from the New York Film Academy…


Film NZ

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Below is a link to the Film New Zealand Year (and a Half) Book.  

As an internationally-focused organisation much of the work they do is offshore or behind the scenes and therefore not always immediately visible to New Zealanders.

The global …


And the New Film Maker of the Year Is...

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

Jackie van Beek!

Congratulations to WIFT member Jackie who was awarded this prestigious honour at the recent Spada Conference.

Below is an excerpt from Cameron Harland's speech announcing Jackie as this year's New Filmmaker of the Year.

"Whilst we certainly acknowledge the challenges fa…


WIFT Members do well at Film Awards

Posted Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

WIFT members made their presence felt at last night's film awards picking up a clutch of prizes. So congratulations to Leanne Pooley who won best documentary director last night for her Sir Edmund Hillary piece Beyond the Edge and Ngila Dickson who picked up best co…


Tropfest Competition

Posted Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Write a great fictitious logline and be in to win!

Submit a logline for a fictitious short film for Tropfest NZ and be in to win:

Two nights hotel accommodation at the upmarket Nice Hotel in New Plymouth*

Dinner for two at Table Restaurant, N…


Support the Basement Theatre This Xmas!

Posted Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Giving Dickens a punch in the chestnuts!

The Basement theatre is one of WIFT's valued discount providers. They have a great programme lined up for Christmas, so have a read and make sure you include a visit to them in the lead up to Xmas…