WIFT Awards 2014 - Tickets on Sale!

Posted Wednesday 29 Jan 2014

"Tickets on sale any minute!"  We are just waiting for the event to go live on www.eventfinder.co.nz

It will be listed as WIFT New Zealand Awards 2014. The winners will be announced at an awards party on 26 February in the beautiful Grand Tearoom at Heritage Auckland. (More information on the awards night and tickets can be found at www.wiftnz.org.nz )

Get in quick to secure your tickets to the film and television event of the New Year and check out the finalists below....


WIFT NZ is delighted to announce the finalists for five award categories, as selected by the judging panel of Christina Milligan (Chair), Penelope Borland, Sarah Cull, Debra Kelleher, Robin Laing, Fiona Milburn, Teremoana Rapley, and Sue Thompson.


Finalists are announced for the following five categories:

South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film

Catherine Fitzgerald for 'The Orator'

Dana Rotberg for 'White Lies'

Robin Scholes for 'Mr Pip'

Queenstown Camera Company Entrepreneurship Award

Hil Cook - The Hil Cook Company

Sharon Menzies - Fulcrum Media Finance

Frances Valintine - The Mind Lab

Images & Sound Award for Success in Television

Jane Campion for 'Top of the Lake'

Bettina Hollings for Imagination Television's body of work first broadcast between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2013

Debra Kelleher for 'Brunch' - Choice TV

Professional Lighting Services Award for Unsung Heroine of the NZ Screen Industry

Sharon Byrne, NZ International Film Festival

Jasmin McSweeney, NZ Film Commission

Lynne Reed, Archives New Zealand

Tracy Roe, Fisheye Films

Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award

Zoe McIntosh

Jackie van Beek

Aidee Walker

Kerry Warkia


The judges determined that there should be only one finalist and winner to be announced at the Awards ceremony for the following two categories:

Great Southern Film & Television Award for Outstanding Contribution to the NZ Screen Industry

Te Puni K?kiri Te Reo Maori Champion Award


See you in your glad rags on February 26, for a WIFT Night to Remember!

Next Up...

Production Assistant - TV Commercials

Posted Wednesday 29 Jan 2014

Key Qualifications / Skills

Proven track record in TVC production (min. 1 year).

Strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple projects with high attention to detail.

Strong practical knowledge of production process, including the role of production crew etc.

Strong understanding of the post production process.

Ability to delegate, priortise and manage others.

Excellent communications skills.

Friendly and collaborative working style.

Positive, can do, attitude.


You will be responsible for:

Setting, tracking and successfully meeting the production budget.

Creating and adjusting production schedules for on-time delivery.

Negotiating rates and scheduling film crew / contractors.

Scouting locations and permissions if required.

Facilitating the casting of talent and crew if required.

Generating talent, music and filming contracts as required.

Working closely with clients to keep an open line of communication.

Participating in the development of creative concepts and production approaches.

Ensuring each production runs to schedule and immediately dealing with issues as they arise.

About Us

Social Fabric is an Auckland based production company working with a range of blue chip clients and advertising agencies.

We are currently based in Britomart but are moving to a new studio on College Hill, Ponsonby in February.

Application Process:

If this sounds like you please email your CV to: matt@socialfabric.co.nz


Matt Berry

Managing Director

Social Fabric.