Fantastique Giveaway!

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

We have FIVE double passes to giveaway to THE PAST, the acclaimed new film from Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Academy Award�-winning masterpiece, A Separation. It stars Academy Award� nominee, B�r�nice Bejo, who was awarded the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festi…


Hil Cool Solution Buds - exclusive offer

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

If you attended the WIFT awards you'll have found Hil Cook's fantastic Solution Buds in your goodie bag. Hil Cook was a finalist in the WIFT Awards and for the month of March, they have a special promotion for WIFT members.

Buy direct from:   www.hillcooksolutionbuds.c…


News from the US

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

Want to know what your sisters are up to in the US? Click on the links below for information about film festivals, funding and other news happening over there...

Film/Video Funding Newsletter

Women in the Arts and Media Coa…


WIFT NZ President Standing Down

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

Robyn Laing has had to relinquish her President's role at WIFT because of her workload, although she will stay on the Board. Sharon Menzies, Managing Director of Fulcrum Media Finance has taken on the role of President now.

Sharon Menzies is Managing Director of Fu…


Making contact with NZFC CEO

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

Dave Gibson, new CEO of the Film Commission,  wrapped up his industry speeches last week and there will be a round up in the next Film Commission newsletter.

Dave encouraged people to belong to their guilds and suggested them as an alternative place to…


More Free Movie Tickets!

Posted Monday 10 Mar 2014

Newmarket Business Association are running a preview screening for HANNAH ARENDT this Wednesday 12 March (that's tomorrow night) at Rialto Newmarket 6.30pm.

They have  10x double passes available - first come, first served. So the first 10 emails back will win!



Your Awards Pics Please

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Were you at the WIFT Awards? If you happen to have taken any photographs that show the room we would love to see them.  Some of you were filming during the Awards with your smart phones.  Please share with us any video with reasonable so…


State of the Industry

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Stephen Follows of Film Research Survey at Ealing Studios in London and his team surveyed 1,235 film industry professionals, all of whom have attended at least one of the three major film markets (Cannes, Berlin or AFM) within the past five years and asked quest…


Film Archive Screening In Wellington This Week

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014


The Man in the Hat: Peter McLeavey

mediatheatre 7.30pm

NZ, 2009, Exempt, film 75 min + Q&A approx 15 min

Join us for a one-off screening of The Man in the Hat, a documentary portrait of Wellington art dealer Peter McL…


Call for Entries: In the Palace Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

12th International Short Film Festival


BALCHIK / BULGARIA / 28.06. - 04.07.2014

Call for Entries: 12th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Campaign Closes:?INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL COMPETITION - April 1st, 2014

Eligible categories:?Fiction?Documentary?Animation?Experimental & non-narrative productions, hybrid form…


Screen Composers Guild Launch

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

The Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand, representing composers writing for screen including for film, television, advertising, gaming and new formats that are emerging, has launched.

The guild aims to be a forum for composers to connect, share ideas and knowledge and to…


Script to Screen - Chch Filmmaker's Workshop

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Script to Screen presents a filmmaking workshop on the web series format, with guest speakers  Kiel McNaugton(creator/director/actor) and  Kerry Warkia (WIFT Member, winner at last week's awards and creator/producer/actor), both of whom are key creatives in the successful NZ web series Aucklan…


Semi-Permanent Welcomes Niki Caro

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

The Semi-Permanent Conference 2014 offers an opportunity this year to get up close and personal with filmmaker Niki Caro, internationally renowned for directing the feature films Whale Rider, North Country and The Vintner's Luck.
Semi-Permanent brings together an eclectic selection of creative minds and pu…


Maoriland Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

The M?oriland Film Festival launches in Otaki next month. Some 48 short films and nine feature films will screen during the four day festival.

Filmmakers including Taika Waititi and Louis Sutherland along with actors, including Aaron Pedersen from Australia presenting his feature film…


Latest jobs and opportunities - paid and unpaid see them here!

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards accredited film festival, screening the best short films from New Zealand and around the world, in cinemas nationwide every November. You will be part of a highly motivated, fun and intere…


The Auckland Women's Centre invites you to 'A Night With Alison Bechdel'.

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Alison Bechdel is a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work has simultaneously achieved pop culture kudos and literary acclaim. She is most well known for her comic strip 'Dykes To Watch Out For' and The famous Bechdel Test.

Join us in Freeman's Bay on Sunday…


Attention WIFT Members: Stay Up To Date!

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

One of the benefits of being a member of WIFT NZ is your listing in the online membership directory. There are many good reasons why you want to take advantage of this great benefit of membership. Your member listing in the directory:

  • Raises your visibil…

Calling All Writers

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Watch out for a great new Script to Screen initiative -  The Writers' Lab Aotearoa.

We have lots of WIFT members who are writers and this is a great opportunity.

The writers of up to six feature film projects will be awarde…


The Women In Film and Television International Summit

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

Any members who can manage a trip to Pittsburgh should check out this deal for the upcoming International Summit in May.

Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh ?host? The Women In Film and Television International Summit ??May 16, 17 & 18, 2014? Westin Hotel …


Lynne Reed - Unsung Heroine

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014



Lynne Reed

Lynne Reed won the "Unsung Heroine" Award at the 2014 WIFT Awards held in Auckland in February. She shares some thoughts about that and her career�

"I got a huge buzz at the WIFT awards last week …


What a Swell Party It Was!

Posted Tuesday 11 Mar 2014

It's nearly two weeks since the WIFT Awards were presented in the beautiful Grand Tearoom at Heritage Auckland.  The evening was a great success (you can see lots of photos on our Facebook page and pics of each of the winners have been loaded o…


Applications open for the Women In Film Foundation 2014 Film Finishing Fund Grants

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014

WIFT NZ members have been successful in applying for this grant in the past, so dust up your application skills and get the paperwork in.

The 2013 grant winners include Pelin Uzay, producer of The Bravest, the Boldest, nominated for the Short Film Gran…


Work Opportunities

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014

Operations Manager

NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)
Work type: Arts Administration
Location: Auckland
Base Salary : $50,000 - $60,000

The NZ Society of Authors is seeking a highly motivated and capable person to fill the newly created role of Operations Manager…


The Women In Film & Television International Summit

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014


This is taking place in Pittsburgh in May 16, 17 & 18, 2014

Even if you can't make it to Pittsburgh, you can check out all the info about the summit on this handy link below�…


Feedback to NZFC

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014

Just a reminder that the deadline for feedback from the industry on the NZFC's   Short Film Pathways is looming.

Please send your thoughts and ideas to as an email address for feedback by Monday 31 March 5pm at the latest so th…


Support The Basement Theatre!

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014

WIFT members get a great discount at the Basement Theatre and we encourage you all to check out the amazing array of shows they have for your entertainment.

For example - this week alone....

Crunchy Silk

25-29 March?7pm

There's something wrong with Astrid.


The Gaylene Preston 48 Hour Award

Posted Monday 24 Mar 2014

WIFT NZ are delighted to announce The Gaylene Preston 48 Hour Award for Best Female Director, (in association with WIFT NZ)

$1,000 cash plus a year's membership of WIFT NZ

There are some conditions: The Award is not eligible for schools and is an…


Catch up with Kathryn Graham in ChCh

Posted Tuesday 25 Mar 2014

Event for South Island Members

Wednesday 9 April

BNZ Lounge, EPIC Centre, 96-106 Manchester St, Christchurch Central

Come along to network and hear from Kath Graham, Popular Factual, Children's and Maori Commissioner at Television NZ.  Get your questions answered a…


Wellington event: Angela Littlejohn tracks her career

Posted Tuesday 25 Mar 2014

This Wednesday - 26 March in Wellington!
NZFC Boardroom, 3rd floor, 119 Ghuznee Street
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Angela Littlejohn (who replaces the advertised speaker Brigitte Yorke) has a long history in the film and television industries in both New Zealand and the…


Internship for Film & TV Editing

Posted Tuesday 25 Mar 2014

Broadcast & Film New Zealand is a production company based in Auckland. We have over 20 years of industry experience producing film and TV. Broadcast is offering internship to the selected students who have completed one of the short courses in our Broadcast Film Sch…


International Film Festival Submission Deadlines and More...

Posted Tuesday 25 Mar 2014

Don't say we didn't tell you.....


31 March      Karlovy Vary International Film Festival London International Animation Festival


1 April         International Animation Festival in Japan, Hiroshima

1 April          Margaret Mead Film and Video Fest…