The Rehearsal Room in Wellington March 8

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

The Screen Directors' and Editors' Guild, and the Equity Foundation, supported by the NZ Film Commission, are pleased to announce a new initiative, bringing professional actors and directors together to practise working with one another on scenes, in a private and supportive environment populated…


Gardening With Soul - Screenings at the Film Archive

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

If you missed this fantastic film by WIFT member Vicky Pope, and Jess Feast, here is your chance to see what everyone is talking about (plus it's a film that you can easily see more than once).

February 5 -21 Film Archive, Wellington

Gardening With…


World Bank Doco Competition

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

The World Bank does a competition for short climate-related documentaries (max 12 minutes) made by young filmmakers (14-35 years old) from all over the world. Submissions close on April 1 2014.

A jury of award-winning film directors and producers, and international organisation representatives will select…


Film Up Mentorship Is On Again

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

If you are a writer, director, producer or script developer with a track record don't miss this opportunity to hone your creative practice and advance your career. The FilmUp Programme is back and includes an exciting new strand.

FilmUp Mentorship continues to provide filmmaker participants…


AnimfxNZ - Weta Digital sessions and the Animation Day workshop sessions

Posted Monday 10 Feb 2014

OK Animfxers - the final sessions are now up online  with a creative/animation workshop stream totally redeeming Valentine's day on Friday 14 along with even more incredible visual and techy treats out at Park Road Post at the amazing Weta Digital Workshop Day at Park…


Two weeks to go until the WIFT Awards 2014!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

If the sisters aren't doing it for themselves - you can be sure no one else will be offering, so make sure YOU show your support for your sisters in the industry and buy a ticket to the 2014 WIFT awards ceremony.


Wednesday February 26


Show your Support for WIFT Members

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Loading Docs is an ambitious launchpad for local documentary shorts that supports the funding, production and online distribution of innovative three-minute documentary shorts.

We have four WIFT members who are making films, but before film making can begin, each of the 10 filmmakers has been…


First Writer's Room for 2014

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Join fellow Script to Screen members for their first Writer's Room of the year as producer Philippa Campbell (Top of the Lake, Rain) talks to Kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden (Matchbox Pictures) about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia. The discussion will delve in…


Are you off to SXSW?

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

If you understand the code you'll know! WIFV are organising an informal gathering so please contact Patricia Watson at WIFT. Email her at



Latest jobs - see them here!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Show Me Shorts Intern 2014

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards accredited film festival, showcasing the top new short films from here and around the world in cinemas nationwide every November. 2014 is the ninth edition of the festival and w…


Show Me Shorts calls for short films... and music videos!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Entries for the ninth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now open. This year they are not only calling for New Zealand and international short films. The festival has added a new competitive entry category for music videos.

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca says, "After…


Free, yes free, movie tickets!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

We are thrilled to announce a giveaway this week and the opening date for the Palme D'or winner.  Huge thanks as always to Trigger Marketing for their generous support of WIFT members.

Dallas Buyer's Club

This critically celebrated film, inspired by a true story and…


The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 - call for entries

Posted Thursday 13 Feb 2014

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014, is one of the largest short film festivals in the UK. Call for Entries is now open, presenting a fantastic opportunity for WIFTNZ members to engage with a wider, international audience and interact with some of the biggest personalities…


Cinema Classics at the Civic

Posted Thursday 13 Feb 2014

Please see below a cheery note from the NZIFF team.

Here at the NZIFF office we're spending summer putting some heat into your autumn and winter. Intrepid NZIFF programmer Sandra Reid is braving the February temperatures at the gigantic Berlinale, as we get serious about…


'HELP' wins Tropfest 2014

Posted Monday 17 Feb 2014

WIFT member Nicola Peeperkoorn and fellow short film director Andrew Cooper have taken out First Prize at Tropfest NZ 2014 with their film 'Help'. 

'Help' was one of the 14 finalist short films which delighted an estimated crowd of 8,000 at the TSB Bowl of…


Sitting on a killer script???

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2014

Libertine Pictures have launched the Big Break - an open invitation to writers to pitch their movie ideas for a real chance to get the film made - a great opportunity for new screen-writers, in particular.

The Big Break web page has more comprehensive infor…


Production Accountant Wanted

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2014

Greenpark Productions and Gillian Taylor (writer/exec producer) are looking for a production accountant for a feature to be filmed this August in Cannes France and briefly London/Paris. The budget needs to be in US $ and Euros. Payment will be once funding is in pl…


48HOURS is back for 2014 marking the return of its 12th year.

Posted Monday 24 Feb 2014


Registrations for New Zealand's largest filmmaking competition are  open.

This year it comes with something all the teams want more of - TIME. Thanks to daylight saving coming to an end, teams will get an extra hour to go…


Online Channel for NZ Web Series Launches

Posted Monday 24 Feb 2014

New Zealanders - and the rest of the world - can now watch independently produced web shows created by fellow New Zealanders, online, any time and for free, with the launch of an online New Zealand Web Series Channel (

Web series are short…


New NZFC CEO is coming to a town near you!

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

Dave Gibson gave a presentation to around 200 industry members on Monday 24 February in Auckland as part of a nationwide tour. He shared his views on the direction for the NZFC and he outlined his ideas and strategy on working together. He called …


The Next Big Idea Pitching Competition

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

CJZ, the new owners of Greenstone TV, are thrilled to announce THE NEXT BIG IDEA pitching competition.

They are looking for the next big idea and there's $10,000 up for grabs.

They are looking for ideas in these categories: Factual Series, Drama, Comedy, Light Entertainment…


French Film Festival announces special guests for 2014

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

Festival organizers of the Alliance Franaaise French Film Festival 2014 are delighted to announce that French actor Pierre Rochefort will travel to New Zealand during the festival.

Pierre Rochefort plays the lead role in Nicole Garcia's exquisite Going Away, which screened at the Toronto Internationa…


New Deb Filler Show in Auckland

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

I LOST IT IN KIEV Written & Performed by DEB FILLER

Travel with Deb (WIFT International member) through a highly entertaining evening of stories and song from this acclaimed one-woman tour de force, as she schleps through the backstreets of the world with her show…


All the latest jobs listed below...

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

Publicity Assistant South Pacific Pictures


Application deadline:      Friday February 28, 2014



This is an outstanding opportunity to join the publicity department of New Zealand's largest film and television production company.


South Pacific Pictures is looking for a Publicity Assistant to provide administrative and practical support…


Welcome to New Members

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

A big hello and thank you to all the new members who have joined up over the last few months... Welcome to WIFT!

Margot Francis, Allanah Kalafatelis, Chelsie Preston-Crayford, Sara Beale, Bex Holmes, Sarah Cull, Nina Lee, Leanne Pooley, Kelli Caldwell, Hayley Cunningham, Diana Burns,…



Posted Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

WIFT NZ is pleased to announce the recipients for the seven award categories of the WIFT NZ 2014 Awards, held tonight in the Grand Tearoom of the Heritage Hotel, Auckland.

South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film

presented by Chief Executive Officer Kelly Martin