Keeping it fresh - theatre voices in screen - Wellington

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

Script to Screen Event Wednesday 14 May, drinks 5:30pm, talk 6-7pm,

The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki Street. $5 koha appreciated.



"Language is the very lifeblood of the theatre. . . and film is at its most potent when it expresses what i…


Outlook for Someday - Registrations Open

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

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The Outlook for Someday presents its fourth annual series of free sustainability film-making workshops.

42 one-day workshops are planned to take place throughout New Zealand from May to August 2014.

The workshops are open to students from school years 7 to 13…


The Smalls Film Festival - Call for Submissions

Posted Monday 05 May 2014



The Smalls Film Festival is a short film festival based in London, UK and they have opened their Call for Submissions for their 9th annual festival.  The Smalls is an online community of over 9,500 filmmakers and creative, with over 10,000 sho…


Free Film Screening at AAG This Weekend

Posted Monday 05 May 2014

If you are in Auckland this weekend here are two films from the Kete Aronui series, Merata Mita and John Miller.

Screening Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 1 pm
Auckland Art Gallery

Merata Mita
New Zealand | 2007 | 28mins | Director: Rhonda Kite

The episode follows f…


Film Archive Screening In Wellington This Week (1)

Posted Tuesday 06 May 2014

Wednesday 7 May

Death in the Family (1987, dir. Peter Wells and Stewart Main, 48 min, PG) screens alongside Pansy (2001, dir. Peter Wells, 52 min, Exempt)

Mediatheatre 7 pm

A Death in the Family is a human drama about sexuality, death and th…


Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Posted Tuesday 06 May 2014

Entertainment Presentation Scheduler


  • FANATICAL about working with a great team?
  • Want to provide KIWIs with great entertainment?
  • SWITCHED ON in your field?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to assist with the co-ordination and production of assigned SKY Channels and S…


WIFT Wednesday Event in Wellington - TOMORROW

Posted Tuesday 06 May 2014

Executive Producing on a Short Film - with Michelle Turner and Nick Ward.
Wednesday 7 May
NZFC Boardroom
12.30 - 1.30 pm

Michelle Turner and Nick Ward talk about their recent experience as short film Executive Producers. How they selected their …


Welcome to new members!

Posted Tuesday 06 May 2014

We've had a steady stream of new members come on board since February - so we would like to extend a big welcome to:

Aly Cook, Kira Strongman, Andrew Cooper, Jane Warren, Gervais Laird, Alison Heath, Kelly Chen, Elspeth Carroll, Stacey Morrison, Kirsten Green, Je…


How you can help WIFT

Posted Tuesday 06 May 2014

As autumn rolls in and we all have more time inside (and inevitably in front of our screens) it feels like a good time to remind members of a few things�

We are always open to ideas and suggestions for workshops or information events…


NZIFF - First Films Announced for 2014

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Welcome to the first programme announcements for NZIFF 2014.

Two great music-filled documentaries head-up the announcements:  20,000 Days on Earth; and Jarvis Cocker, Sheffield's, in Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets. Both films are guaranteed to find enthusiastic audiences in New Zealand, the Pulp f…


SFF - The Closing Film Belongs to Us!

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

The Sydney Film Festival is on from 4-15 June 2014 and has a stunning line up but the big news is that the festival will close with the Australian premiere of the New Zealand vampire mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows, the new film …


Jane Campion Near Deal to Direct Adaptation of 'The Flamethrowers'

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Our own Jane Campion (currently leading the judges at Cannes)  is nearing a deal to direct an adaptation of Rachel Kushner's New York Times bestseller "The Flamethrowers," according to The GuardianThe legendary filmmaker told the newspaper that Scott Rudin is on board to produce…


New Appointment at GSTV

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Great Southern Television (a long-time WIFT sponsor) has announced the appointment of WIFT member Carmen Leonard as their new Head of Production.

Carmen has a 28 year track record in NZ Broadcasting, working on a number of hugely successful productions in the drama, factual and docum…


The 2014 WIFT NZ Mana Wahine Award recipient is-.

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Representatives from Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NZ and the Wairoa Maori Film Festival Inc. are proud to announce that the 2014 WIFT Mana Wahine Award will be presented to Kay Ellmers at the Gala Festival Awards at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, on Saturday May…


Loading Docs Launches for 2014

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Loading Docs is launching ten distinctive and original three-minute documentary shorts from Aotearoa New Zealand on 27 May 2014.

Following the premiere screening at Auckland's Academy Cinemas, all ten films will be available to view and share on the Loading Docs website (



The 2014 Courage in Journalism Awards

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Something from the international files....

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) are proud to announce the recipients of their 2014 Courage in Journalism Award. Recent targeted attacks on journalists around the world underscore the importance of supporting and recognizing those individuals who risk their …


NZ on Screen: Campion's First Film

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

We all have to start somewhere and to celebate WIFT 2014 award recipient Jane Campion's prestigious role as jury president at Cannes 2014, NZ on Screen are showing her first film Peel This tale of a "family road trip from hell" won the Palme d…



Posted Monday 19 May 2014

The 9th annual Documentary Edge Festival is starting soon at Auckland's Q Theatre from 21 May - 2 June and Wellington's Roxy Cinema from 5-15 June with an exciting and diverse range of documentaries on offer.

We have three double passes up for grabs for WIFT members for A…


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

Posted Tuesday 20 May 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.


FILM & TV Acting/Feat…


Wellington Event for June

Posted Tuesday 20 May 2014

Market Update from Cannes

Wednesday 11 June 2014

NZFC Boardroom, 3rd floor, 119 Ghuznee Street
12.30 - 1.30 pm

Come and hear an informal market update from our own Catherine Fitzgerald, Jasmin McSweeney and Robin Laing hot on the heels of t…


South Island Event for June

Posted Tuesday 20 May 2014

Ten Things to Know About Promoting Your Film.
Friday 20 June 2014
Venue TBC
6pm - 8pm

Board member Jasmin McSweeney is the Marketing Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission and has been involved with the international promotion of most NZFC fund…


WIFTI Showcase NZ Entrants Special Screening.

Posted Tuesday 20 May 2014

WIFTI Short Film Showcase - NZ Entrants Special Screening

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
6pm - 9pm

The applicants for the 2014 WIFTI Showcase were of such a high standard that we decided we would lik…


Gardening With Soul Opens in Oz

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Film Ink, Australia's influential online news site that deals with film and television, has given top billing to the opening there of Gardening with Soul produced by WIFT member Vicky Pope.  Here's the tagline:

"Finally, for something completely different to the blockbusters that …


Food for Thought Needs Your Support

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

WIFT member Robin Murphy has been working on a project (with her mum) called Food For Thought. This project has a strong emphasis on women telling women's stories, with age not being a barrier, which she thinks members would be interested in it.....

Here's th…


Six Writers chosen for Writers' Lab Aotearoa!

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

And of course some of them are WIFT members! So congratulations to Gillian Ashurst and Miriam Smith  (and to Script to Screen for this exciting initiative).

The six talented writers that have been chosen to take part in the first Writers' Lab Aotearoa are: Gi…


Oscar and BAFTA winner David Seidler to mentor at Writers' Lab Aotearoa

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Script to Screen is excited to announce the second mentor for their inaugural Writers' Lab Aotearoa in July - the Academy Award winning screenwriter,  David Seidler.

I think of a script in terms of music: of ebb and flow, of rhythm. - David…


Three Kiwi Classics on NZ on Screen

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Wile away a wet afternoon or two by catching up with this selection of Kiwi classics, thanks to NZ on Screen...

Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-Out Tour - Gay Man's Rock

The infamous episode that had the Mayor of Gore thundering: "God help th…


TVNZ Archive to be transferred to Culture and Heritage

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Under the Public Records Act 2005, members of the public have the opportunity to comment on recommendations for the disposal of records.

Agency Name: Television New Zealand Archive, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

General Description:

This appraisal covers public records of the Te…



Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Bored with Hollywood blockbusters?  Over trite English comedies? Short of time to view anything???

Try some homegrown talent instead!  Ten distinctive three-minute documentaries have just been launched online on the Loading Docs website ( and are available to share and embed via Vimeo.




Posted Friday 30 May 2014

Just in case you were thinking about submitting.... go on!  Get that snappy entry together... you have nothing to lose!


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