More Goodies from NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

This year NZIFF goes pop with seven titles from seven visionary directors. Including work from Studio Ghibli master Takahata Isao, visual magician Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and the king of arts and crafts aesthetic Michel Gondry, these films are sure to inspire, intrigue and take you …


Zoe Takes New York

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

It's not the title of her next film... but it could be. We are delighted to announce that WIFT member Zoe McIntosh is off to New York as a guest of the Rooftop Film Festival with her film "The Deadly Ponies Gang".

Last yea…


Your Questions Answered: NZ On Air's Digital Media Fund

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

What:  A Transmedia NZ MeetUp

When:  6:30 PM, Tuesday June 10, 2014

Where: AUT City Campus, Colab Workshop space

Level 10, WG Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland


This is the third year for NZ On Air's Digital Media Fund and the Kic…


Queen's Birthday Honours for Services to Film

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

WIFT congratulates Dame Patsy Reddy, WIFT Board member Catherine Fitzgerald, Robyn Scott-Vincent and Frank Stark on their recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours.2014.

Dame Patsy has been appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the A…


All the latest paid (and unpaid) positions... (1)

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

Internship Program for Film & TV Production

Broadcast & Film New Zealand Ltd

Internship in a Film & TV production company. You will learn to operate cameras, film lights and sound equipment. It is for someone wants a career.


Audio Post Facilities …


And the Best Female Director Is-.

Posted Tuesday 03 Jun 2014

Gaylene Preston, in association with WIFT gives an award each year for Best Female Director at Rialto Channel 48HOURS Furious Filmmaking Festival.  The Awards were presented on Friday night (May 30) and the winner of the Gaylene Preston Award for Best Female Director, in association…


NZ Short Film Finalists Announced

Posted Thursday 05 Jun 2014

The six filmmakers whose short films were selected by Andrew Adamson to contend for the awards on this year's New Zealand's Short Film programme are out. It's a great programme, showcasing four from well-established short filmmakers alongside two from impressive NZIFF newcomers. Three of t…


Special Script to Screen Event: Making What We Do in the Shadows

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

Thursday 26 June

Please rsvp to

'We made this film for fans of Boy and Flight of the Conchords - we think Kiwis appreciate our style of comedy more than anyone and it's our job to please them.' Taika Waititi

Join STS thi…


NZ Films at NZIFF Confirmed

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

We know that lots of WIFT members are involved with these films - please send us an email if you are one of them so we can alert other members and make sure you get the support you deserve. Well done!

Check out following t…


The Start of a Beautiful Friendship'..

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

The New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air and Film New Zealand are pleased to announce they will be working even more closely together in the interests of the New Zealand screen sector.

While the agencies already collaborate on a number of projects, this process…


Kimbap To Screen in the USA

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

WIFT member Sapna Samant's film Kimbap screened at the Jaipur International Film Festival in February 2014, NZ short Kimbap will now be shown at the Bluestocking Film Series in Maine USA on 9 July. ( All films chosen to screen in this film series…


Updated Discount Partners List

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

Hello WIFT NZ members!

Please find below our updated discount partners list.

Please avail yourself of the benefits enclosed, they are well worthwhile!

As you receive your new membership cards you will notice there is an easy quick reference guide to our discount prov…


Unitec presents ... QUICK FIX 2014

Posted Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

Short and sharp plays written, directed and performed by Unitec Performing and Screen Arts students. Quick Fix has been the springboard for some of New Zealand's brightest young playwrights such as award-winning writers, Joseph Harper, Sam Shore and Sam Brooks. Check out new works by…


Latest Jobs (most recent at the top)

Posted Wednesday 18 Jun 2014

Open Audition!

Click on the link below to find out more - from Images and Sound...



Global Film Solutions Ltd

  • Queenstown based position
  • Global clients
  • Film & Television Industry

Global Film Solutions has a vacancy for an experienced and tertiary q…


Hands Up for Heritage Hotels!

Posted Wednesday 18 Jun 2014

We are delighted that Heritage Hotels has just confirmed their ongoing sponsorship of WIFT for another year. They are a generous discount provider.  All you need to do is enter wift as the promotional code when you book via

They have regular specials and one-off…


2014 WIFTI Entry Screening Christchurch

Posted Wednesday 18 Jun 2014

2014 NZ entries for WIFTI Showcase
Whitebait-TV screening room, 41 Princess St, Christchurch
Thursday 26 June
6 p.m. for 6.30p.m. screening

The entries for the 2014 WIFTI Showcase were of such a high standard we decided to organise special screenings for…


Maori Webseries Receives Funding

Posted Wednesday 18 Jun 2014

NZ On Air and Te M?ngai P?ho have selected five innovative M?ori webseries to be supported from a new joint $500,000 fund. Three series are for younger audiences; two will be made in both Te Reo and English.

Webseries encourage new ideas and story-telling techn…


Registration for the 12th FIFO is open.

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

Registration for the 12th Oceanian International Documentary Film Festival is open. FIFO will be held at the Maison de La Culture in Papeete, Tahiti, from 31st January to 8th February 2015. Several events will accompany the screening of selected films, such as the 5th Oc…


His First Ball

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

Here's an Auckland production to lighten up a dark winter's night....

WIFT members can purchase tickets for the reduced price of $20 for the Thursday July 17th performance of His First Ball. Read on for more information...

"An exuberant physical theatre/dance performance showcasing thirteen extra…


Special Price NZIFF Tickets

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

This year's NZIFF is almost upon us, so it's time to start booking tickets. The Auckland and Wellington programmes for NZIFF, are now available to view online here with other centres to follow.  All Film Industry Guild members are eligible for concessions.



Debut Feature by WIFT Member

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

WIFT member and producer/actress Anoushka Klaus' debut feature film is currently on at the Academy cinema in Auckland.

Jake was written and directed by Doug Dillaman and filmed in and around Auckland in 2009. It has been completely self-funded and is playing for a li…


International Competition for WIFT Members

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

Women in Film and Television Houston invite WIFT members around the globe to enter Literal Magazine's first short film competition with a first place award of $5,000, a BM Cinema Camera, a shoulder rig, lights, a
monitor, DVD copies, a script translation and film sco…


David Seidler Talk in Auckland

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

The NZ Writers' Guild are proud to present a conversation with Academy-award winning screenwriter  David Seidler (The King's Speech). Join chair Fiona Samuel to hear about David's writing life, the intriguing story around making The Kings Speech, and his approach to the craft of screenwriting.


The Collaborators Series

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

This is a series of panel discussions organised by the SDGNZ aimed at helping directors get the best from their front line collaborators, from development through production and postproduction, to finally getting the film in front of an audience. 

Starting at the back end..…


Ng? Whanaunga M?ori Pasifika Shorts

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

Tanya Wheeler wrote the short film 'FOOTSTEPS' directed by Lennie Hill. The screenplay is based on a Cook Islands legend about the island of Aitutaki. It premiered at the Wairoa Film Festival over the Queen's Birthday weekend and was pre-selected for the NZIFF  Pasifika s…


Deadline for SMS TODAY!

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

The deadline for entries into the ninth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival is here. Anyone wanting their short film or music video considered for this year's festival must submit by 1 July, 2014. THAT"S TODAY!

The Show Me Shorts Best Film Award winner will q…



Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

The NZIFF 2014 programme is now live on their website. If you've signed up for My NZIFF, you can now add sessions to your Wishlist and start building your dream festival with the click of a button.

Printed programmes are available outside the Civic Theatre.

Following d…



Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014

It's time for a freebie - don't you think? And lucky for you we have FIVE double passes to Calvary starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd to giveaway. It opens in NZ cinemas from July 3.

Here's the plot line, watch the trailer belo…


International Film Festival DEADLINES

Posted Sunday 29 Jun 2014



1 July - Telluride Film Festival
4 July - Montreal World Film Festival
15 July - Tokyo International Film Festival
15 July - Warsaw Film Festival
21 July - International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg
30 July - Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
31 July - Sitges International …