Where are the Women Filmmakers - Followup

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Last month the Directors and Editors Guild and WIFTNZ ran a stimulating event at The Basement Theatre in Auckland, discussing the gender imbalance amongst directors and editors in the NZ screen industry. DEGNZ is pleased to offer members a link (below) to a recordin…


Meet Peter Needs Your Vote!

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

There are caves under the streets of Auckland. Over 200 of them. WIFT member Gemma Duncan and her team are making Meet Peter, a Fresh Shorts-funded documentary about these volcanic lava caves. The caves are dark, mysterious and surprisingly full of human history, but public acces…


Film Screening: PRIDE!

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

The Auckland Women's Centre are showing Pride for their next film night. This will be NZ's first screening and one of the most fun ways to support the important work at AWC.

PRIDE is a comedic adaptation of the true story of a g…


TONIGHT 7 October in Auckland - Issues around ETHICS

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Envy Studios, Level 2, 55 Anzac Avenue Auckland City


We have an inspiring and informative panel in store, it will be well worth attending!

Please RSVP asap to office@wiftnz.org.nz to register your place!

If you are coming please follow this link and wa…


NZ Film at Shriekfest

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Congratulations to WIFT member Juliet Bergh whose film 'Hannah's Birthday' has won the unproduced short screenplay category at Shriekfest - the LA Horror/Sci Fi Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

She is hard at work adapting 'Hannah's Birthday' into a feature length and creating a packag…



Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2015 at Art Station Toi Tu in Ponsonby.


Do you have a great idea for a course or workshop? Would you like to exhibit in our galleries?

We are accepting proposals between 15 SEPT - 12 OCT


Great news from ASB Community Trust

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

We are delighted that ASB Community Trust has recognised the contribution WIFT makes in our community and advised us that we will receive funding for our 2015 programme.

Although it seems to be a clich�, it is absolutely true that without their support we …


FREE Tickets - of course!

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Huge thanks to the good folk at Trigger Marketing who continue to supply us with free tickets to new releases - they know we love a good competition!

The latest release is the Indian drama, Siddharth in NZ cinemas on October 9.

We have 5x…


Gender in Media - an international update

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

We are not alone - women throughout the film and television industry are questioning the gender imbalance and asking what we can do to fix it - read on....

First-ever global gender in film study finds women are ignored

(CBS News)


Show Me Shorts - Awards and more...

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Show Me Shorts will take centre stage at The Civic for their Rialto Channel Opening Night & Awards Ceremony on 6 November.  As New Zealand's only Academy Awards� accredited film festival, it's fitting that they kick off their festival at Auckland's most majestic picture pal…


NZ Film Awards - Submissions Close October 13!

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Entries are open and close in a blink - 13 October - that's MONDAY folks, It's been a year for the men so don't let any opportunity to celebrate women's achievements slip by!




NZ On AIr - Latest Decisions

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

There are many WIFT members to congratulate from the NZ On Air funding decisions handed down this week, and that's a good thing. It was well worth the effort getting that funding application in and you should all be very proud...we can't wait to …


Latest Jobs - and they are all paid!

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

News Graphics Lead Designer


  • Lead the transformation of TVNZ's News Graphics
  • Proven prioritisation and communication skills
  • Experience in News or information graphics

We are looking for a talented, motivated Lead Designer with a creative eye for information graphics to lead our News …


TIFF Round Up

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Toronto International Film Festival Round Up

Fresh from the NZFC Newsletter...

The Dead Lands had a hugely successful world premiere at TIFF, and received fantastic reviews from Screen InternationalTheHollywood Reporter and VarietyThe Dead Lands has also been submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 20…


Giveaway!!! (1)

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

We have two double passes to the The Paper Cinema's Odyssey - opening performance on Wednesday 29 October, 7pm in Auckland

Check out this beautiful and unusual live show here The Odyssey and more information about the show which has toured throughout Europe and…


Our AGM is on - Tuesday 21 October

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

6.30pm Images & Sound, 113 Grafton Rd, Auckland City.

All full members (who have the right to vote) will have received the email this week about the AGM with an agenda and financial statements attached and a proxy voting form. If you are …


Awards for two local films...

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Wellington WIFT member April Phillips wrote, co-produced and acted in her two short films "Letter For Hope" and "Utu Pihikete". The films were independently produced by Executive Producer Craig Hutchison of CAS'n'OVA Productions and hit the festival circuit at the start of this year.  Both films…



Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Long time screen industry practitioner Tui Ruwhiu has been appointed Executive Director, Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand. He replaces film producer Fiona Copland who is moving back to independent producing to progress projects in advanced development.

"Tui brings a wealth of knowled…


Hip Hop-eration Scores Big TIme

Posted Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

New Zealand documentary Hip Hop-eration has received rave reviews since it opening in NZ on September 22. Produced by WIFT member Paula Jones, if you haven't seen it yet - don't miss out on this wonderful, heart-warming film. Better still it will make…


What do Art Dept, Stunts and SFX want from their directors?

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Making Art in Auckland

DEGNZ and the Techo's Guild Invites members to a live panel discussion: Communicating with the Art Department, Stunts and Special Effects.

6.30-7.30 pm

Tuesday 28 October 2014

The Loft, Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland.

Fresh from Crouching Tiger, H…


International Director's Mentorship Call for Applications

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

No pressure - but we'd like to see one of our fabulous woman directors get this!

Only DEGNZ members may apply. If you are not a member and wish to join, you can do so here.

Applications must be received by DEGNZ no …


Programme for ASFF 2014 Announced

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), one of the UK's leading short film festivals and most exciting cinematic events. I'm delighted to announce the programme for 2014, which includes over 300 films from 39 countries across all genres in animation, artist's film, dr…


SPADA - Early Bird Registrations Open

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Early Bird Registrations are now  open for this year's SPADA Screen Industry Summit on Friday 28 November at the Mac's Function Centre, on the Taranaki Waterfront in Wellington.   This Early Bird rate includes the day's programme and social functions - the Apex Insurance Cocktail Functio…


Two for One Passes to Decoding Annie Parker

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

We have a whopping TEN , 2 for 1 passes to this great film.  First in first served!

About the film: Decoding Annie Parker follows the incredible, irreverent and heartwarming story of how the paths of cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary-Claire King inte…


'Ma' to Screen at HIFF in November

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Terrific news! WIFT member Nikki Si'ulepa's short film 'Ma' is screening at HIFF (Hawaii) next month and Nikki will be right there along with the main actor, Ma aka Leiataua Afega Si'ulepa.  She's still waiting to hear if her co-producer, and fellow WIFT member, Ngaire Fuata…


Interactive session at the Motion Capture Lab at AUT this month.

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Wednesday 22nd October.

Motion Capture - An interactive session at AUT's MOCAP Lab.

Motion Capture Lab - University Room WG213 Auckland University of Technology, WG Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland


Come and find out about how Motion Cap…


Short Films Take Over New Zealand Cinemas During November

Posted Sunday 19 Oct 2014

Short films will screen at 20 cinemas around New Zealand, stretching from Matakana to Stewart Island, as part of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival during November.

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards� accredited film festival, meaning the winner of its…


Last Writer's Room Event of the Year

Posted Sunday 19 Oct 2014

In Conversation with Tony Ayres

EVENT: Thurs 30 October, 7:30-8:30pm

*NEW VENUE* The Loft, Q Theatre

For their last Writers' Room of the year STS are thrilled to welcome award-winning Australian showrunnner, writer and director,  Tony Ayres.

Tony talks to  Fiona Samuel abou…


Talent Identification High On Priority List

Posted Sunday 19 Oct 2014

Show Me Shorts Film Festival and Script to Screen have announced the names of six up-and-coming screenwriters who will participate in New Zealand's fifth Short Film Lab.

The 2014 Short Film Lab participants are: Linda Hughes, Miles Murphy, Chantelle Burgoyne, Kelly Walker, Mark Prebble…


Live it up down at The Basement

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014

The Spring Season brochure is out - lots to see and enjoy and WIFT members get a discount. So what are you waiting for? The Basement have scheduled some exciting shows for your viewing pleasure. First on the docket this week is Perfect Place, a Stepford-e…


Latest jobs-.

Posted Monday 20 Oct 2014

Post Directors, Lead Editors, Junior Editors, Ingestors & Co-ordinator Required

Private Advertiser

Post production on TV reality shows

Eyeworks New Zealand is currently hiring for 2015. We are looking for Lead Avid Editors, Junior Editors, Media Ingestors, and a Post co-ordinator. These roles start January…


Get your application hat on...

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

We'd like to give you a heads-up on NZ on Air's new co-production fund for Digital Media. The fund opens this Friday (Oct 24) for applications. What better way to spend Labour Weekend than getting your ducks in a row and applying for some ca…


Xmas Party - Date Change for Auckland

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

We were sent the wrong date - the Industry-Wide Xmas Bash will be on

Tuesday December 16 - not December 10. All other details are the same. Remember you have to be a WIFT member to attend. The Eventbrite rsvp will go out soon.



Kiaora, Talofa, M?l? e lelei, Bonjour, n? h?o, Hola! Hello and Welcome to WIFT

Posted Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

We have had a HUGE number of new members join in the last few months and we would like to extend a big hello and welcome to you all. We are delighted to have you in the organisation and hope your time with us w…