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 film not least because it is the work of NZIFF born-and-bred filmmaker Florian Habicht. World famous in Auckland for his surprise-packed premieres, Florian will return from Berlin to uphold his reputation at the New Zealand premiere screenings.

Here are the next two films...

Frank

As a cult musician permanently encased in a giant plastic head, Michael Fassbender turns in an amazingly effective performance. A weirdly celebratory satire of an obscure art rock band propelled via Twitter into the limelight.

Jimi: All Is By My Side

This provocative portrait of Jimi Hendrix as a fledgling rock legend features Outkast's Andr� Benjamin as the supremely gifted young guitarist in Swinging London. Directed by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley.

Further announcements will follow in May and June, with the latest information updated regularly on NZIFF's  new website.

But wait there's more.....Andrew Adamson, of ShrekNarnia and Mr Pip fame, has generously agreed to act as this year's guest selector of finalists in the New Zealand's Best Short Film competition.  They have received 115 entries and are reaching the short-list selection of a dozen for Andrew's consideration.

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How you can help WIFT

Posted Monday 19 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 that you think will be of value to everyone in the industry.

So please do email us with your suggestions and meantime look out for a couple of major programmes for June and July which we will be announcing soon.

If you're experiencing gaps between jobs (or bigger gaps than you would like) you might need to raise your profile and what better way to do it than a slot on our homepage in the member's profile section.

We just need some info - a few paragraphs, a CV, or we will send you the questions and you can type in the answers.  A nice head shot, preferably colour and in jpeg format is also required.

If you need help putting something together, just sing out and we'll give you a hand.

So email your ideas/suggestions and/or profiles to: office@wiftnz.org.nz