If you are heading to Cannes...

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV UK) would like to invite all international members to join us at the Women in Film and Television International Drinks Reception at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday 18th May 2015, 18:30 - 20:00.

To register for this event, please click on this Eve…


We are the Remarkables Pushes Transmedia Boundaries

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Kerry Warkia (Brown Sugar Apple Grunt) for receiving funding for We Are The Remarkables.

NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) recently announced a contribution of $1.2M (CAD) to three digital media co-productions. Of the total, NZ …


Submission Season...

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

The 59th BFI London Film Festival  (7-18 October 2015) is now open for submissions -so put those autumn evenings to good use and get your project off to this important festival.

Click on the link

http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/bfi-london-film-festival-2015-submissions for more information. Basics are that you



International Short Film Festival IN THE PALACE (1)

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015


Entry deadlines:



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

Individual and institutional entries are accepted.

The competing fil…


Hokianga Filmmaking Workshop

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Script to Screen presents a two-day filmmaking workshop for the Far North region, 'Storytelling for the Screen' with experienced writer/director Michael Bennett.

Is there a story from your community that you would like to tell through film but don't know where to s…


Free Tickets to a Fabulous Movie

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Where would we be without the lovely gals at Trigger Marketing to brighten up these long(ish) chilly evenings?

Thanks to them we have THREE DOUBLE PASSES to give away to Testament of Youth - a powerful story of love and remembrance based on the …


Double Whammy! The Handkerchief Wins Again!

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Hot on the heels of screening in New York's Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, Kapiti writer and director and WIFT member Linda Niccol's film The Handkerchief has just won a Best Shorts award in the disabilities issues section of the competition. Fellow WIFT me…


Thanks to our Corporate Partners

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Have you thought about becoming a WIFT Corporate Membership Partner?  Not only are your financial contributions crucial to WIFT's operations, but the solidarity and encouragement you show to women in the film and television industry is invaluable.

Take advantage of the special Corporate Members…


NZFC Steps up for Women in Screen Industry

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

As a result of the discussions last year around the lack of gender equality in the New Zealand screen industry, the Film Commission have come out fighting, with a commitment to:

1) Collecting and publishing information and statistics on women working in the screen indu…


Annual Film Scholarship Announced

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

The Annual Scholarship programme for women has been launched and aims to make a difference through direct action. It was suggested by acclaimed New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director Jane Campion. Take note! The deadline for applications is Friday 1 May at 5 pm!

The programme wil…


Jobs! Check out our fortnightly listings!

Posted Monday 13 Apr 2015

Shared Services Manager

  • Managing the Building, Cafe, Hospitality, Reception teams, & clients to facility
  • Leadership position in a film & television post production facility
  • Lead & coordinate the services teams, & deliver a fantastic client experience

We are seeking a senior level client …



Posted Tuesday 14 Apr 2015

A stellar line-up of 43 features and 14 shorts from home and across the globe will be announced tomorrow at the programme launch of the 10th Documentary Edge Festival, coming to Auckland's Q Theatre and Wellington's Roxy Cinema this May and June. For the …


Hahana launches today

Posted Tuesday 14 Apr 2015


The latest innovative project funded by Te Mangai Paho, 'Hahana' is a fast paced & fresh show that brings a more localised focus, creating interesting and teen appealing content from within our rohe of the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wanganui area.

Hosted by rangatahi…


WIFT Member Screenings Coming Up

Posted Tuesday 14 Apr 2015

WIFT members Annie Goldson Elgar's Enigma: Biography of a Concerto and Anna Cottrell Last of the Anzacs have screenings at Nga Taonga over the next fortnight.

Elgar's Enigma: Biography of a Concerto follows the theory that the English composer, Edward Elgar, …


Florian Habicht: A Talk about Life, Film and Storytelling

Posted Tuesday 14 Apr 2015

With over 10 years experience and six feature films, writer/director Florian Habicht is continually exploring new ways to tell a story. From fable WOODENHEAD to music documentary PULP, Florian seduces his audience into new worlds, allowing them to fall in love with the beauty …


World Premiere This Weekend!

Posted Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

That's right - WIFT member Miriam Smith of Deer Heart Films, has the world premiere screening of her film The Ground We Won this Saturday 18 April at 6.15pm at Civic Theatre, Auckland. She produced the film which is all about getting tight with the r…


SPADA Training Programme Announced

Posted Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

SPADA's International Training and Development Programme for New Zealand Screen Practitioners,

with Industry Expert Angus Finney


In Association with the NZFC

Dates: 22-24 April / 15-17 July / 09-11 Nov 2015

Venue: The Film & Television School, Wellington

[Registration Fee: $350.00 (+gst)]


Great War Stories Series Returns

Posted Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

After the success of series one of War Stories that screened on TV3 News - before the sport(!) WIFT member Anna Cottrell was commissioned to do another series of seven personal war stories starting this Saturday 18 April on TV3, and running each night during…


STOP PRESS - We're Spreading the News!

Posted Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

It's a bumper weekend for WIFT members and their various activities - THIS WEEKEND and sadly some reminders missed the deadline for E News which went out yesterday.

SO here is a roundup of events and screenings to keep you occupied and just a g…


2015 Christchurch Filmmaker Workshop

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Writing an Engaging Screenplay

Saturday 9 May, 9am-5pm, CPIT Broadcasting School, Christchurch

There's a big difference between writing a screenplay and writing a screenplay that people will read till the last page.

Join STS for a one-day screenwriting workshop with experienced NZ screenwri…


Telling it like it is - an interview with Penny Chapman

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Penny Chapman is one of Australia's most experienced television producers. Her recent
productions are Devil's Playground, which debuted on Foxtel on September 9
and Deadline Gallipoli, also for Foxtel and currently in post production.

Penny is also principal of Matchbox Pictures and a founding …


Eight filmmakers chosen for FilmUp 2015!

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Script to Screen is proud to announce that eight talented filmmakers have been awarded places on their prestigious FilmUp programme in 2015.

Congratulations to S2S for achieving the perfect gender balance, though the last two years have favoured women!!  And extra congrat…


10th Anniversary Doc Edge Tickets Are On Sale

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Documentary Edge Festival tickets for Auckland and Wellington are on sale NOW.

Have you seen the lineup yet?  Check out the full programme.

The Desk featuring Paul Henry to debut at Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2015!

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled t…


Women and Gender Issues In Film

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

New research shows films by women and men are equally likely to receive distribution out of the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition, but the gap widens from there.

Industry perceptions of a gendered marketplace, scarcity of talent pool, lack of ambitio…


The Ground We Won Screenings

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

If you couldn't make the premiere in Auckland here is your opportunity to see this revealing slice of rural life in New Zealand.  WIFT member Miriam Smith (along with Chris  Pryor) have once again come up with a great documentary worth getting to the ci…


You'll Find Solace Here

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

WIFT member Clare O'Leary recently received the Big Idea's 2015 Digital Artist in Residence award.  Clare is set to explore her ideas in The Solace Initiative with a group of creative practitioners working alongside hospice workers.

Clare is a documentary filmmaker who also works…


MIFF 37 degrees South Market Applications Open

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

Are you a producer seeking to:

- Advance your film script's financing with sales agents and distributors at 37�South: Bridging the Gap?
- Have your completed film viewed by sales agents and distributors at 37�South: Breakthru Screenings
- Source new content ideas from publis…


Local TV content holds its own in a fast-changing market

Posted Friday 24 Apr 2015

The NZ On Air Local Content Report 2014 released recently shows a 3% increase in local television programming last year across the six free-to-air channels monitored. The Local Content Report has been recording the trends and changes in the local content landscape since N…


News From WIFT International

Posted Sunday 26 Apr 2015

Meryl Streep's trailer for the eagerly anticipated Suffregette film - in which Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst - was  launched online last week to coincide with the #votingmatters campaign. Streep is also putting her money where her beliefs lie by making a "significant" contribution…


Frances Edmond Debut Short - Crew Needed

Posted Sunday 26 Apr 2015

Experienced screen and stage writer and actor, Frances Edmond, is directing her first short. Shooting May 15-18 on Waiheke, it is an intimate drama about two sisters' path to reconciliation. They are looking to fill the following positions:

Production Manager


Hair/Makeup Wardrobe

Camera assistant


NZ Movie Premiere: 'Song of the New Earth'

Posted Sunday 26 Apr 2015


SPECIAL WIFT OFFER:   $35 (with ID) Instead of $45


Voted #3 most heart-warming movie by Huffington Post, 2014!!

5pm 2 May 2015, St Columba Centre, Ponsonby, Auckland



This warm, funny and heart-moving review of sound and vibrational specialist, Tom Kenyon over a 40 year…


Nga Taonga Screening This Week

Posted Sunday 26 Apr 2015

He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan

NZ, 2013, 78 mins, Exempt, directors and WIFT members Kay Ellmers and Annie Goldson

He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan (2013) explores New Zealand's involvement in Afghanistan - the long…


Film Festivals Focusing on Women

Posted Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

Just in case you are out and about in the world, take a note of these dates and check out submission deadlines too!

1 Apr: London Feminist Film Festival

20 May: Cambridge Film Festival

31 May: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

05 June: Enco…


Latest jobs just waiting for you...

Posted Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

FILMTV Acting/Feature/Action and Extras TWA The Waitakere Agency

We are VERY BUSY!-NOW BOOKING 4 + TV PRODUCTIONS in Auckland, and have a shortage of talent SO JOIN TODAY TO BE PART OF THE ACTION!

News and Current Affairs Chief Reporter Canterbury Televisio…


Women speak out about pulling off the 'radical act' of filmmaking in the male-dominated movie business

Posted Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

Watch Meryl Streep, Jon Stewart, Ava DuVernay, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talk women in film at Women in the World. Check out the summary below and then watch this fascinating and enlightening discussion.

"When a woman makes a film, that is a radical act," director…


Competition Time! (1)

Posted Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

Now for something a little different....thanks to Auckland Live we are offering two double passes to the preview performance on 13 May of:

Live Live Cinema: Little Shop of Horrors

The show runs from 13 - 24 May in the Comedy Festival, at …


Feature Documentary Editing Workshop with Annie Collins

Posted Tuesday 28 Apr 2015

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites applications for a feature film documentary editing workshop with celebrated editor Annie Collins.

Annie is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded editors in both documentary and drama. Her experience is extensive, encompassing project…