Do you wanna be on the telly?

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Actually do you want your laughter and clapping to be on the telly? Then read on and you could be part of the audience for one of the weekly recordings of Media Take on Maori Television

The good folk who are making Media Take, …


A message from one of our discount providers...

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Patricia works very hard to keep all our lovely discount providers on board and she is deligted to announce that The Windsor Castle in Parnell have agreed to carry on their support by offering WIFT members a whopping 20% discount and food AND drink…


New Look Directors and Editors Guild Launches! (1)

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Their new name has officially launched, along with new branding and they are now proudly, Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ). Check out the new website here and take a look at the extensive new ?professional development programme for both directors and ed…


All the latest paid (and unpaid) positions... (2)

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Studio Manager/Project Manager

Storybox is hiring. We are looking for a Studio Manager/Project Manager that is a lover of all things creatively logistical. Someone with skills in the following production areas would be ideal video/film , theatre, graphic design, web/digital and exhibition design. Abo…


Chris Knox at Film Archive

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014


Pull Down the Shades: Why Chris Knox is ****ing Brilliant!

@ The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki Street � Wellington

mediatheatre 7pm

Musician, video artist, comic creator, painter, writer, television personality and long-time jandal advocate - Chris Knox has do…


School Holiday Screenings at Film Archive

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Yes -  the dreaded holidays are almost upon us, but if you are lucky enough to be in Wellington you can avoid the Disney trash on offer at the flicks and head to the Film Archive on TUESDAY 8, WEDNESDAY 9, THURSDAY 10, WEDNESDAY …


Meet the Film-makers - Film Festival Guests from the 2014 NZIFF.

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Wednesday 23 July in Auckland

Venue to be confirmed.

6pm - 9pm

Put this in your diary! We have a great opportunity for you to meet Sophie Hyde Director of 52 Tuesdays. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and cha…


WIFT Wellington Wednesday

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Storytelling Disciplines Part 2 with Fiona Milburn

Wednesday July 16

NZFC Boardroom, 3rd floor, 119 Ghuznee Street

12.30 - 1.30 pm

Following on from our Storytelling Disciplines session with Maramena Roderick we are adding to your storytelling wheelhouse with expert advice from multi-channe…


Robin Laing Scholarship WIFTI Special Screening Tomorrow!

Posted Tuesday 01 Jul 2014

Robin Laing Scholarship and WIFTI Screening.
Wednesday July 2, The Film School , 86 Vivian Street, Wellington

Each year WIFT gives the Robin Laing Scholarship to an outstanding student at the Film School.  This year's presentation will be on Wednesday July …


Congratulations to Sapna Samant

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014

We are delighted to announce that WIFT member and first time writer-producer, Sapna Samant's NZ short Kimbap has won the Best In The Show award at the Bluestocking Film Series in Maine USA.(

Kimbap - an independently produced film,  was directed by first time d…


Finalists announced for 2014 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014

A total of 35 films have been selected to screen in competition at this year's Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival on 12-14 September in Auckland.

Uni Shorts chair, Alex Lee says the quality of this year's entries was very high which made it challe…


New research shows "traditional" media still prevails

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014

Good news for WIFT members who work in traditional broadcast media - new research commissioned by NZ On Air confirms the majority of New Zealanders are still consuming linear television and live radio - every day. Don't get complacent though, because music audiences and…


Housebound: Special NZIFF Writers' Room Presentation

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014


"Housebound manages to balance consistent, fantastic comedy with a properly eerie mystery and what should be a star-making turn from lead Morgana O'Reilly." Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria

With so many elements to juggle to get…


Food for Thought Needs Your Support!

Posted Monday 14 Jul 2014

This initiative from WIFT member Robin Murphy has a strong emphasis on women telling women's stories, with age not being a barrier. There are only 11 days left for you to donate to the crowd funding site....

Here's the link to the crowd funding site:…


All the latest jobs listed below... (1)

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

Production Assistant for Childrens' TV Show

Pickled Possum Productions

Perfect opportunity for an aspiring production co-ordinator or director. Learn the industry from the ground up. Full-time work at a great company!


Senior Producer/Video Editor (Preditor)

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

We currently …


Got a spare four hours to spend at the movies?

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

WIFT National Manager, Patricia Watson rates viewing 25 hours of Edgar Reitz's massive masterpiece Heimat over two days in a cinema in Sydney as one of her top 5 cinematic highlights in life. She says that the splashes of colour cut into an essentially blac…


It's WIFTI Showcase Time Again

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

A year goes by so fast in this industry, but that's no excuse for not entering the WIFTI Showcase 2014.

WIFTI needs our TWO entries for the 2014 Women in Film & Television International's Short Film Showcase. This is a great opportunity for membe…


Special WIFT Event Wednesday 23 July

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

One of the highlights of the NZIFF is the opportunity to meet international film makers and establish those all important connections outside NZ.

For this year's NZIFF we have three exciting film makers all to oursevles for two hours on Wednesday 23 July…


Orphans & Kingdoms World Premiere

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

This big little film is having its WORLD PREMIERE at the Auckland leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival this month.

Paolo Rotondo and Fraser Brown and their dedicated team have been working around the clock to finish in time for the festiv…


Initiative to help attract screen projects to Wellington

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

An initiative has been launched to address a skills-gap in the local film workforce and help attract screen projects to New Zealand's screen capital Wellington.

Regional film office Film Wellington and the New Zealand Film and Television School, in association with Wellington City Council, have dev…


Films to see in a group at NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

Daunted by the sheer number of films on offer this year? NZIFF have some helpful categories that go beyond the traditional 'Foreign" or "Comedy" genre. They have put together a cache of titles that are best seen in a packed cinema AND it's cheaper…


NZFC - Funding Dates

Posted Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

These dates are hopefully in your schedules already - but just in case - here are the NZFC key funding dates until the end of the year. Good luck with those applications!

28 Jul 14 Early Development Fund Deadline

26 Aug October …


Job at CPIT

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014


Technical Facilities Supervisor to look after Screen and Television.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT is looking for someone special, a Technical Facilities Supervisor to look after Screen and Television.

This is a full-time permanent position. Spread the word.

As our…


Ramai Hayward

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

You may have heard recently that a true pioneer of NZ film-making, Ramai Hayward passed away earlier this month. Ramai was a Life Member of WIFT AK and was made WIFT Auckland Patron at the 2004 WIFT International NZ Summit.

We have long held …


2015 POWFest Call-For-Entries!

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest) is now accepting entries for its eighth annual festival scheduled to take place March 12 - 15, 2015. The regular deadline for entries is Friday, August 15, 2015. POWFest places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing t…


Support for Lower-Budget Features

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

The NZFC are keen to support the growth of a vibrant domestic production sector, one with feature production at a range of budget levels - from large-budget official co-productions through to innovative lower-budget films with realistic budgets and methodologies.

This is a "heads u…


NZ On Screen Election Year Special

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

It's just under two months till the election, the hoardings are up, and NZ On Screen has re-launched its comprehensive Politics collection of documentaries, interviews and other memorable moments from New Zealand's political history.

NZ On Screen first curated the collection prior to th…


International Festival Deadline Dates...

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

31 July: Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival
31 July: Underwire Film Festival
1 August: IDFA
3 August: The Smalls Film Festival
8 Aug: Still Moving DSLR Film Festival
15 Aug:  Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival
28 August: UK Film Festival
5 September: Bath Film Festival
9 September: Glasgow…


Housebound: Special Event Tuesday 29 July

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

Join Script to Screen for a special NZ International Film Festival Writers' Room with Housebound's writer, director and editor  Gerard Johnstone (The Jaquie Brown Diaries) and producer  Luke Sharpe (The Jaquie Brown Diaries) as talk to filmmaker Jackie Van Beek (Go t…


Tropfest - Roughcut

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

Hear from the industry's best  THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER, 6PM


Join Tropfest for an intimate evening of presentations with industry experts, featuring Sheri Candler (US director of Digital Marketing Strategy - The Film Collaborative). The MC for the night will be the self-confessed cinem…


Dates for 4th DOC EDGE LAB Announced

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

The 4th DOC EDGE LAB will be held 15 & 16 September 2014 at AUT.

DOC EDGE LAB is a 2-day incubator to educate and inspire digital storytellers with a shared goal of developing and prototyping interactive and multi-platform non-fiction projects.



Hot Air Premieres at NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

Please support WIFT member Alister Barry in the premiere of his film Hot Air at the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival. Made with Abi King-Jones'  this is a hotly-anticipated documentary. The screening times and dates throughout the country are listed below.

The film trac…



Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

A year goes by so fast in this industry, but that's no excuse for not entering the WIFTI Showcase 2014.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Sunday 24 August.

WIFTI needs our TWO entries for the 2014 Women in Film & Television International's Sho…


New filmmaking initiative in Wellington.

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

The Sandpit Collective is launching to promote collaboration and filmmaking talent in the capital. Twelve collaborative short films will be made to showcase Wellington filmmaking talent to the world through a combined feature-length piece.

We are making every effort to have a balanced gender represen…


New stats on Women in Film make for a sober read

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

Where are the women in film? According to latest research from the UK ( women made up only 23% of crew members on the 2,000 highest grossing films of the past 20 years. See the related local story about the Sandpit Collective in Wellington…


Work Opportunities (2)

Posted Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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