AnimfxNZ 2014 - They're back!

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

AnimfxNZ 2014, the animation, games and visual effects conference is back to their usual November slot and the first speakers have been announced! From November 21-22 they will be bringing together some of the biggest and brightest names in the global digital entertainment industry…


SPADA Screen Industry Summit - Early Bird Registrations Extended!

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Friday 28 November 2014, Wellington, New Zealand
SPADA Screen Industry Summit featuring the 17th Annual SPADA Screen Industry Awards
Mac's Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, Wellington

Early Bird Registrations extended for SPADA Screen Industry Summit on Friday 28 November at the Mac's Function Centre in Wellingt…


Aesthetica Festival

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Anyone who has been in Deyrolle in Paris Deyrolle - Taxidermie, entomologie, curiosit�s naturelles ...will be excited by this film... WIFT member Prisca Bouchet is delighted to share the news with us that her film Le Taxidermiste (made with Nick Mayow) will screen at Aesthetica Fes…


Film Co Op screening at Auckland Art Gallery

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Four directors. Two actors. Two days. One location. Six short films.

WIFT member Alyx Duncan was involved in this project with a small group of filmmakers who now present their collaborative, self-funded, micro-budget, short films and discuss the process of making them.

On one weeke…


Feel like playing Santa Claus?

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Make WIFT member Nathalie Boltt's Xmas dreams come true and crowd fund this daringly fun little festive season film!

Here's a teaser...

Once you're recovered, you're most welcome to pledge (they would love you to):

With only a week …


WIn tickets to the theatre

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Yes that's right - drag your tired old eyes away from that screen and go in the draw to win tickets to Toa Fraser's new play Pure and Deep - thanks to

We have 4 Pure and Deep tickets for the preview performanc…


New Role for Penelope Borland

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Congratulations to WIFT member Penelope Borland who is the next Executive Director of Fulbright New Zealand.

Penelope was Chief Executive of the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) for ten years. She is a lawyer and former journalist, has worked in communications …



Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Loading Docs seeks proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original three-minute documentary shorts.

The theme for 2015 is 'connection'. How you interpret this theme is up to you, be it an exploration of human connection, our relationship with technology, the environment, commun…


JOBS! And there are quite a few good ones in the offing...

Posted Monday 03 Nov 2014

Field Coordinator wanted!

Pop-Up Workshop is a children's TV production house based in Auckland.

We are looking for a Field Coordinator to join the team for season 2 of The Moe Show.

The ideal person for this role will have experience working with chil…


Kick up your Heels! A Season of Dance Films At Nga Taonga

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

This week and next Nga Taonga (the Film Archive) has  a season of dance films that will get your feet twitching and your imagination firing - including a world premiere. All the films have been programmed as part of  Dance Season at Ng? Taonga So…


ATC Annual 2 Week Workshop

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

The Next Stage is Auckland Theatre Company's annual two week workshop and festival of new play scripts in development and a vital part of their mission to bring ambitious, theatrically exciting, original New Zealand stories to the stage. At the conclusion of each work-in-progress perform…


Last Chance to see a great film...

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

WIFT member and producer at Little Red Hen, Vanessa Riddell's beautiful and poignant film, Broken Hallelujah is running at Rialto cinemas for a wee bit longer - catch it of you can - we recommend you do!



Calling All Budding Scriptwriters

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

Everyone has seen at least one ep of Shorty's - now is your time to be part of the fast-paced plots that have made this show so popular for over 20 years.... click on the link for more info



"Shortland Street"…


News from Dili...

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

Yes our members are everywhere... WIFT member Catherine Madigan, Producer at Nikau Film Productions,  is currently in Timor-Leste as a VSA volunteer 'Mentoring Producer/Production Team Mentor' in a small but very busy Production house in Dili.

Last week she was a guest at the BAL…


Movie Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

We are delighted to be able to offer 5 x double passes to MY OLD LADY which opens in NZ cinemas on NOVEMBER 13. To be in to win - just watch the trailer and tell us:

"What is Kristin Scott Thomas doing when Kevin…


Xmas is only weeks away

Posted Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

So stop panicking and remember to RSVP for one of the All Guilds Xmas Parties taking place in Auckland, Wellie and Christchurch. You will have received the eventbrite email by now - if you are a bona fide paid up member. If not now is…


Take a step into the world of film publicity

Posted Thursday 06 Nov 2014


�Film School/Journalism/PR 
Communications graduate?
�Maybe already a runner or production 
assistant looking for a change?

Yes - this really is THE step you've been looking for! 

Connect with a wide range of people in media, film making, distribution and marketing whilst assisting an…

VIP Q & A -

Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014

Are you a filmmaker with aspirations to cut through the clutter in the global marketplace?


The Loft, Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street.

6.30pm - 7.30pm

WIFT is proud to present an opportunity to hear our special guests in a discussion with…


Spada - Latest Speakers

Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014

Get the latest SPEAKER updates and PROGRAMME information

[Click Below]

SPADA Screen Industry Summit

Friday 28 November 2014

Mac's Function Centre, Wellington

Producers advocating for a robust and sustainable

New Zealand scr…


And the Oscar' accreditation goes to...

Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014

Big congratulations to WIFT member and 2010 WIFT Woman to Watch, Julia Parnell, and to WIFT member Jackie can Beek for picking up the big awards at the  Show Me Shorts Film Festival last week.

The top award went to Julia Parnell and Matthew Saville…



Posted Monday 17 Nov 2014

Where would we be without the good folk at Trigger Marketing?  They have yet another giveaway especially for WIFT members...

YOU'RE NOT YOU is in NZ cinemas on December 4, Starring Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel and Emmy Rossum.

We have 5x double passes to giveaw…


The Basement Christmas Show Is Here!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

It's that moment you've been waiting for all year - when the Basement Theatre engages the funniest people they can find in their address book to summarise the pop culture highlights of 2014 - in one anarchic festive extravaganza, featuring 50 shameless actors and comedian…


IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival 2015

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

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Entry deadlines:


Eligible categories:
Experimental & non-narrative productions, hybrid forms & formats, digital artwork

Individual and institutional entries are accepted.

The competing films will be awarded by an Interna…


Reminder: Opening the Creative Channels - Tomorrow Night!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014



Rotunda - Book Tickets Now!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014


Snap up tickets for the hottest ANZAC Centenary tour of 2015.  Early-bird  tickets to Rotunda, at a very-special-person price, are available for one week only so hop to it and get your seats now. Did we mention that tickets make a really good Christmas gift?


Motion Capture Symposium

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

You are warmly invited to our first ever Motion Capture Symposium at AUT.

Registration is free, essential and filling fast. Please do so via our event page here to secure your spot. Do pass this on to colleagues and networks who may …


Need help with the Xmas Rush?

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

With Christmas fast approaching, now might be the time to consider investing in an intern

Students from CPIT are competent and capable across a range of production disciplines and platforms including traditional broadcast media, on-line and social media. Many have already been sn…


Latest Jobs - including lots at SKY TV

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

ON AIR CONTROLLER (Fixed term till November 2015)


  • SWITCHED ON in your field?
  • Want to provide KIWIs with great entertainment?
  • A bit FANATICAL about SKY TV?

SKY TV is looking for an On Air Controller to join the team & take overall …


2 Day Directing Workshop with Jason Stutter- APPLY NOW!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites applications for up to 10 DEGNZ members to attend a 2 day Directors Toolkit Workshop run by filmmaker Jason Stutter on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of November.

Jason is one of our most innovative and pr…


Free tickets to At the Wake!

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

We have two double passes for the preview performance of Victor Rodger's play At the Wake on Tuesday 25 November.

It's a black comedy starring Lisa Harrow and Robbie Magasiva, on at the Herald Theatre.

To secure your tickets just tell us the long…


Have you RSVPed for the Xmas Parties???

Posted Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

If you don't RSVP there won't be enough food and drink for everyone so hurry up!

The All Guilds Xmas Parties are taking place in Auckland, Wellie and Christchurch. You will have received the eventbrite email by now - if you are a bona…


2014 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014




Script to Screen presents the  2014 South Auckland Short Film Workshop - a free two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. Over one weekend, four experienced filmmakers will guide you through each stage of the…


South Shorts Mentoring Programme 2014/2015

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014

In addition to the 2014 South Auckland Short Film Workshop, Script to Screen is proud to introduce the South Shorts Mentoring Programme.

Up to six participants of the South Auckland Short Film Workshop will be chosen to participate in a six month programme, which offers 30 hours of ment…


NZ On Air's Annual Report

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014

Here's a bit of bedside reading for you - NZ On Air's Annual Report 2013/14 has just been released, after tabling in Parliament by the Minister of Broadcasting, Hon. Amy Adams.

It highlights how much the media environment has changed in 25 years and…


Loading Docs - Submission Deadline

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014

Submissions for Loading Docs 2015 close at 5pm on December 8 2014.

The submission form (with instructions and a handy FAQ section) can be found at .

If you have any questions please contact Anna Jackson 021 237 4060 |


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BATS Theatre Reopens in Style

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014



Back in 2011 the Bats Theatre building on Kent Terrace looked like it would be lost to audiences forever as patrons and supporters scrambled to raise the funds to buy it. Thanks to an eleventh hour commitment from celebrated filmmakers Sir Pet…


Screen Australia's 2013/14 Report

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014


Screen Australia's 2013/14 Drama Report is in and reveals that production expenditure has been strong for the year.

Despite persistent and not necessarily unwarranted criticism that Australia needs to do more to lure big-budget productions to our shores, drama screen production in this country…


More News from OZ

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014

Yep - they have the same issues as us -albeit on a larger scale sometimes, but as Erin Free tells us in this article quality Australian films are continually disappearing quietly from cinema screens, and distributors and filmmakers are looking at different ways to…


The Perfect Xmas Gift for the Film Maker in the Family

Posted Sunday 30 Nov 2014



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