Reminder: Registration for the 12th FIFO are open until 1 October 2014

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

Registration for the 12th edition of the Oceanian International Documentary Film Festival ( FIFO) is open. You still have a month to record your movies and help us convey our call for applications.

FIFO will be held at the "Maison de La Culture" in Papeete, T…


German Film Festival to help Kiwi filmmakers gain international funding

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

This year has seen some incredible Kiwi films hit the screens: The Dark HorseWhat We Do In The Shadows, and The Last Saint, to name but three.

But with a fixed amount of funding available each year many Kiwi filmmakers are having to look for international mo…


Invitation to WIFT Members

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014


Organisers would like to extend an invitation to the WIFT membership to attend a Hollywood Transmedia event at the NZ Game Developers Association conference.

Two transmedia gurus will discuss how the worlds of film, TV and interactive gaming and a…


Tired of Election Coverage?

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

Take a walk down memory lane with this selection from NZ On Screen...


Helen Clark: The Road to Power
This excerpt from the recent biographical documentary on our long-reigning PM looks at efforts to revamp her personal style and presentation for the leader…


The Big Screen Symposium - Two More Sessions Added

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

Script to Screen and J & R Productions Present The Big Screen Symposium

Auckland September 27/28 2014

Check out the two new additions to the inspiring line up. Just a taste of the 20 diverse sessions on offer which include masterclasses, case stud…


Editing Workshop with Justine Wright Apply Now!

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014


DEGNZ is pleased to call for applications from members for a one day editing workshop with acclaimed UK editor, Justine Wright (Locke, Touching The Void, The Last King of Scotland, The Iron Lady).

The eight selected editor participants will cut sce…


HOPE AND WIRE Drama Selected for Vancouver International Film Festival

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

Hope and Wire, Gaylene Preston's drama set in post-earthquake Christchurch, has been announced as an official selection at the Vancouver International Film Festival, where it will screen in the Festival on October 5 and 6. This will be followed by a screening of the entire&nbs…


Opportunity from WIFT International Network

Posted Monday 08 Sep 2014

You are no longer tied to your cable company to get entertaining, engaging, educational and thought provoking TV shows - FOCUS TV is your online TV Network.

FOCUS Network TV which will be launching April 2015. The are a non-profit corporation providing TV programming str…


Stephen Fellows Course on Microbudgeting

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Stephen Follows was behind the recent research on women in the film industry that prompted WIFT's own response and a meeting of minds to ask where are all the women in film in New Zealand.

London-based Stephen has now  teamed up with producer James C…


International Submissions Deadlines

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Latest dates for submissions - check them out - big and small....

5 Sept: Bath Film Festival
9 Sept: Glasgow Film Festival
11 Sept: London Short Film Festival
12 Sept: Greenhorn Short Film Festival
15 Sept: Athena Film Festival
15 Sept: LoCo (London Comedy Film Festival)
30 Sept: Mumbai Wome…


Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to return home and make second New Zealand film

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

New Zealanders have a chance to invest in Lee Tamahori's second New Zealand film. The last 5% of the funding for The Patriarch ($500,000) is being sought via the country's first equity crowdfunding platform, Snowball Effect, and investors will be rewarded with a stak…


Getty Images Brings Partnership and Prizes to Tropfest NZ

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Getty Images, the global leader in digital media, is now the Official Photography, Video and Production Music Partner for Tropfest NZ, providing free access to its library of content for competition entrants.

"For the first time, Tropfest NZ filmmakers can draw from Getty Images' l…


HIP HOP-ERATION Gala Opening Invitation

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

If you've seen the shorts for this film then you'll be excited to know you can be part of the opening night celebration. WIFT member Paula Jones is behind this documentary about a group of seniors who travel to Las Vegas and perform their …


Big Screen Symposium 2014 - WIFT members get a discount

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

YES!  You get a $50 discount on the ticket price so what are you waiting for?  The programme?  Well the waiting is finally over and The Big Screen Symposium 2014 Programme is available. Click here to check out the myriad of sessions on offer…


Basement Theatre Spring Season!

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

It's time to get out of that dark editing suite or movie theatre and into the light of live theatre!  Basement Theatre have just launched their Spring Season and WIFT members get a discount on all tickets. So what are you waiting for?



Jobs Jobs Jobs!!!!

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Kia ora koutou,

M?ori Television has two vacancies for Marketing Executives:

  • 1 x Fixed Term for 6 Months Maternity Leave Cover
  • 1 x Permanent, Full-time

Note the closing date for applications is the 15th Sept. So this is only open for one …


Win! Two double family passes to The Listies 6D!

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts and good friends of friends with children....

The Listies 6D - opening performance Tuesday 30 September, 11am

Auckland Live presents

The Listies 6D (It's twice as good as 3D)

Other performances

Tuesday 30 September - Wednesday 1 October, 11.00…


Catherine Fitzgerald Awarded ONZM for Services to Film

Posted Tuesday 09 Sep 2014

Catherine Fitzgerald


Congratulations to Catherine Fitzgerald who receives her honour as an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to film today. WIFT are delighted to see her honoured for her continued dedication to our organisation (among a list of othe…


Latest research from Stephen Follows

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

You might not be able to get to his seminar in November in London, but we can share some of Stephen's research with you... He is leading (along with James Cotton) a four-month part-time programme around micro-budget feature films. He wants to ensure the indu…


FIlms from the Archive Screening in Auckland tonight!

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, Auckland is presenting 2 film archival screenings this week

(formerly The Film Archive -  more about our new name here)

A colourful history of NZ Gaming Through Time

and Classic Ponsonby rediscovered through Film - as part of Auckland Council's Heritage Festival

Archival film screening f…


Date Change for Ethics Discussion

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014


Tuesday 7th October - note new date!

Mark your diary for a stimulating panel discussion. DATE CHANGED!

Envy Studios, Level 2, 55 Anzac Avenue Auckland City

Tues 7th October


PLEASE NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts of our panellists for the E…



Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Ouch - sorry about the acronyms! We hope you've all got your tickets to this year's Big Screen Symposium. Check out the details for NZWG's contribution -

The NZWG Writer Showcase web-pages are now live! The writers featured were invited as they were s…


Screen Writer Awards This Thursday!

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Don't forget to buy your ticket to the annual SWANZ Awards, held at The Classic Comedy and Bar, 321 Queen Street - 7 pm Thursday September 25.

This is a celebration of our local screenwriting talent.

Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for non…


Free Public Lecture Monday 29 September

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

"Rebels on the Lot: Negotiating and Resolving Confl in the Golden Age of Hollywood"


Chaired by Dave Gibson, Chief Executive,

NZ Film Commission

BETTE DAVIS was an edgy, high-strung, insecure professional seeking to prevail at what she per…


BSS - No Excuses for a No Show!

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014


In just over two weeks Script to Screen and J & A Productions will be hosting one of the most important industry events of the year - the Big Screen Symposium 2014. This annual event is the only event o…


Three Great Picks from NZ on Screen

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Roger Donaldson: Sleeping Dogs, Smash Palace, Hollywood, and more�
From making political party commercials in New Zealand to creating Hollywood blockbusters with names like Costner and Cruise, this Kiwi director, producer and writer has had a stellar career. From Sleeping Dogs…


Jeff Gomez returns to NZ!

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Jeff GomezJeff Gomez "Transmedia Storytelling" Masterclass - Auckland 2014. He transfixed us (and became a WIFT member) at last year's Transmedia conference and he's back for more....

A one-day masterclass with the world's foremost transmedia producer (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Coca-Cola, the Colombian government...)


Last Week for Pa Boys Screening

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

A road movie with heart, Danny, Cityboy and Tau are The P? Boys, a band with ambitions to take their music to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of Aotearoa New Zealand. But the band soon finds there's more to this tour than th…


All the latest jobs-..

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Intermediate Developer Needed for Exciting Tech Startup in Film and TV Industry


  • Be part of an awesome development team at a fast growing tech startup
  • Join our small team, growing quickly & focused on building a world-class company
  • Provide exciting / needed solutions to…

International Submission Dates-.

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

30 Sept: LoCo (London Comedy Film Festival)
30 Sept: Mumbai Women's Film Festival
30 Sept: COFILMIC (comedy film fest)
1 Oct: What I See (online competition)
6 Oct: Clermont-Ferrand
8 - 9 Oct: Real Screen London
14 Oct: Glasgow Film Festival
15 Oct: Movies That Matter Festival
17 Oct: Tricky Women (animation festival)


NZ On Screen Salutes Welly

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

With the World of Wearable Art Awards about to hit Wellington, NZ On Screen celebrates the city by launching one of its biggest collections to date. 

The 50-strong Wellington Collection surveys the capital by foot, plane and high speed car. Among the crop of t…