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 for more information. Basics are that you

either include a secure online viewing link and password with your submission or send a DVD copy of the film, plus a synopsis and/or press kit as soon as possible. They also require you to fill in their online submission form.

Deadline for receipt of online submission forms and film screeners:

  • Short films (40 mins or less) - 12 June 2015
  • Feature length films (more than 40 mins) - 19 June 2015


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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 On Air will contribute 582,000 (CAD) and the CMF will contribute 618,000 (CAD) towards the projects.

The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund was established to encourage the co-production of innovative digital media projects for online audiences that would appeal culturally to both New Zealand and Canadian audience.

We Are The Remarkables is an app for both iOS and Android aimed at 6-8 year old children, it includes puzzles, games and video episodes which are also available through a website and a YouTube channel. The different elements encourage children to unlock mysteries as they follow the path which weaves New Zealand and Canadian cultures into the story. Great idea Kerry and well done!