Compelling Light, Sound and Movement

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

On behalf of WIFT member Shona McCullagh, we are delighted to announce that following the successful national and international tours of their ANZAC memorial work Rotunda, The New Zealand Dance Company is in top gear launching its third season of contemporary dance, Lumina, premierin…


WIFT Members Do Well in NZ On Air Funding Round

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

First up some big dramas - featuring WIFT members Rachel Lang, Paula Boock, and Donna Malane.

1) A brand new 13 part drama series for prime time on TV One is Dirty Laundry. It centres on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for …


Directing Internship Programme

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

Auckland Theatre Company invites applications for the inaugural directing internship programme The Engine Room (2016).

The intensive six month paid internship, commencing in January 2016, is a unique opportunity for two motivated individuals to work with Auckland Theatre Company and partner organisations…


Film on Ice

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

The Explorers Club is proud to announce their fourth annual Polar Film Festival, on

November 6th & 7th 2015…


Deadline for Sundance (and some other Festivals)

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

We say it every year - winter nights are the perfect time to hunker down and get some submissions off to a few exotic film festival locations around the world - so TAKE NOTE of Sundance particularly. NZ filmmakers have a great track record…


Secret Squirrels star at Munki Studios

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

The Munki Mash Live Stream.

A BOOSTED campaign launched this week to support a live stream of the last jam at Munki Studios before they re-locate and the demolition man breaks up the party transmitting 22 August on in celebration of Munki …


Jobs and Opportunities Abound!

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

The Icehouse are after an Intern

To Produce and Edit short clips for use on social media and external communications

The Icehouse is a Business Growth Hub, a not for profit educational trust, our reason for being is to help Kiwi Business Grow.


FIFO Submissions Open

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

The 13th edition of the International festival of Oceanian documentary films (FIFO Tahiti), will take place from January 30th to February 7th 2016 in Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia)

The competition is open to all productions concerning Oceania which are not older than three years.


And the winner is.... (1)

Posted Monday 03 Aug 2015

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce Maria Ines Manchego as the recipient of the JC CineFem Scholarship. Announced in April in conjunction with the NZFC's new gender policy, the JC CineFem Scholarship is the first annual scholarship for a female sc…


WIFT Member Wins Madman

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Alyx Duncan who won The Madman Entertainment Jury Prize for the Best New Zealand Short Film at NZIFF 2015 for The Tide Keeper, which she directed and wrote.  The jury's citation congratulated her for her singular personal vision and technical assurance, Aly…


Toi Poneke Open Day

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Wellington Panel & Rhian Sheehan

As part of the 10 year birthday open day at Toi Poneke in Te Aro, Wellington the Screen Composer's Guild will be joining a panel discussion on film making to a budget.

On the panel will be Me…


Music Supervision & Publishing - Auckland Workshop - RSVP

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

A relaxed workshop featuring the legendary Jan Hellreigal from Aeroplane Music and Natalie Wilson from Native Tongue Music Publishing.

A great opportunity to picks these two experts brains on all matters regarding getting your songs or music featured in films or published an…



Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Keen to get down and see this marvellous new gallery? Here's your accommodation solution from our generous discount provider Heritage Hotels. Remember to ask for your WIFT discount rate!

New Plymouth's amazing museum of contemporary art, The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, has just…


Unitec Launches Transmedia Course

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Those of you who attended Jeff Gomez's masterclasses may be particularly excited by this news. Congratulations to Unitec and WIFT member and sponsor Athina Tsoulis for leading the way in the Transmedia world with their Masters of Creative Practice which is ready for its f…


STS and DEGNZ Special Event

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

"INDIA'S DAUGHTER is one of the most important video documents of the 21st Century." - writer/actor Emma Thompson

Join Script to Screen and the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand as they speak to English filmmaker Leslee Udwin about the journey of INDIA'S …


Berlinale Talents 2016

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015


Until 1 September 2015, the application for the 2016 edition of Berlinale Talents is open. We look forward to your application and say thanks for spreading the word.

Berlinale Talents is the creative summit and networking platform for emerging film and drama series p…


Bonza Giveaway!

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

It's a long way from a small Aussie coastal town to the glamour and glitz of 1930s Hollywood, but costume designer Orry-Kelly made it. With a few adverntures and surprises along the way. He dressed some of Hollywood's best in movies including Some Lik…


15 minutes with Gillian Armstrong

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

She gave us My Brilliant Career over 30 years ago and led the charge for women to make movies, not just appear in them.  Gillian Armstrong is still seduced by a great story though and the tale behind Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly really took …


DEGNZ Does Drama

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

The Directors and Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) has received NZ On Air Industry Development Fund support for its DEGNZ Drama Director Attachment Initiative, which will see up to three paid director attachments to New Zealand drama productions in 2015/2016.

The initiative is design…


Hobsonville Studio - Have Your Say

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Film Auckland Inc in conjunction with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) invite you to take part in the Film Industry Forum Part II (Hobsonville Studio Proposal Information & Discussion Evening). This is an important opportunity for the industry to feed in to the work ATE…


2015 SPADA Conference - The Big Pitch

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

South Pacific Pictures Presents

THE BIG PITCH Entries Now Open

Always wanted to tell the world about your amazing idea?

Here is your chance!!!

Send them your pitches for pre-selection. Finalists for THE BIG PITCH will be able to pitch their idea to an industry…


Topp Twins on the Telly

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015



WIFT member Arani Cuthbert is a film and television producer known for her long association with music and comedy duo The Topp Twins, including producing hit feature documentary The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.

She produced the first TV Series of the rati…


Lumina Dance Show Opens Tomorrow

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

On behalf of WIFT member Shona McCullagh, we encourage Auckland members to take in The New Zealand Dance Company's third season of contemporary dance, Lumina, premiering at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland 19 - 22 August 2015.

This is the NZDC's third season triptych of new…


Got an idea for a short?

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Join Script to Screen for their Wellington Short Film Workshop!

SAT 29 & SUN 30 AUGUST, 2015, 9am-5pm both days, Te Whaea, Wellington

Is there a story you would like to tell through film but don't know where to start?



Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Based in California, the home of Hollywood, Bluecat Screenplay Competition is open to EVERYONE - including WIFT members downunder. Go to for more information.

Every entry submitted by September 1st receives script analysis

by October 1st. There is just tw…


How do docos fare in the UK?

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Stephen Follows has put up this post on the back of the doco 'Amy' - which sold out at

NZIFF and is now doing well on commercial release in NZ. It's doing good numbers

in the UK too.

So how do documentaries norm…


JOBS! The latest batch hot off the press!

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015


Enquiries Manager with Film New Zealand/ New Zealand Film Commission

International focus

One year fixed-term contract initially

Film New Zealand is a subsidiary company within the New Zealand Film Commission and works in the global screen industry. It facilitates …


Amuse more then your Bouche

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Subscribe to WIFT member Nathalie Boltt's web series and make it happen!

Bon Appetit! The first three episodes of their wicked webseries are

cooked and ready to serve - take a look at their irresistible trailer

for a taste …


Fancy Working Out of a Groovy Grey Lynn Villa?

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Zoomslide Media are looking for a tenant to share their Grey Lynn villa space.

They are renting one office that would suit two or three people (potentially fully furnished).

It would be ideal for a freelancer, marketing, PR, digital media or web comp…


WIFT Board Nominations Open!

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Kia ora WIFT members,

Nominations for positions on the WIFT NZ Board for the 2015/2016 year are now open, with a closing date of 15 September for nomination forms to be received in the WIFT office.  The AGM will take place in Auckland on …


Special Screening Party!

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

An Exclusive Preview Screening of The Dressmaker!


Yes! Wellington does have premieres other than LOTR - and WIFT members get a special discount to see The Dressmaker - direct from its world premiere gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival - …


Be part of an amazing short film...

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

And help take it to international festivals too. WIFT member Alana Henderson has been working on "Everyone Else is Taken" alongside some other top-notch people from NZ and Australia. They are planning to make a high class short which can be entered into festivals…


SPADA 2015 Industry Awards Now Open for Nominations

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

Each year the SPADA Industry Awards recognizes excellence, hard work and creativity through its suite of three Awards.  At the end of the year, the Awards are always welcome reminders of the time and energy screen production practitioners put into their craft; as wel…


Lexus Short Film Series Opens for Submissions

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

The great thing about film is that it's so transportable - you can be sitting at your desk in Auckland editing away and hey presto you have a short that you can enter into prestigious competitions all over the world. And you don't even h…


NZBS Interns Looking for Work

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

Senior students, currently completing the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree, will be ready to start their internships in early 2016 (or a little earlier by arrangement).

Many have already been placed, but a number are still looking. If you are interested in…


WIFTI Short Film Showcase now open.

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

The 11th Annual WIFTI Showcase is on March 8, 2016.

To submit your film, click here ( )

Click here to complete the Submission Form


If you have questions, please feel free to contact WIFTI Short-Case Producers:

Carol Bidault de l'Isle / Sh…


Swedish Film Industry Leads March Toward Gender Equality

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

If you can lay your hands on a copy of Aussie film mag, FILMINK, the latest issue just out is very interesting with a focus on women in the industry.  While they celebrate a host of talented women both on screen and behind…


And we battle on...

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

UK Women in Film and TV recently put this excellent article up on their site...yes we still have an equality battle to fight, but we can join together and win it in the end.

"The recent media attention on the systemic bias against wom…


Calling all C'mon Hipsters

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

NZ On Screen has named its top 40 local TV series of all time and C'mon is right up there along with some classics that many members will have worked on.

The collection of Top 40 NZ TV Classics spans five decades, from turk…


Tom Kreisler Film at the Len Lye Centre Cinema

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015



One of New Plymouth's most colourful artists is the subject of a feature-length documentary in this year's International Film Festival, screening at the Len Lye Centre Cinema.

'Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler' made by WIFT member Shirley Horrocks, traces the …


Jobs for the Girls

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

Web Series Producer/Production Manager

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Post Ops Supervisor, experienced person with strong technical and creative edit skills in broadcast video with an overview of audio post production.



Early Bird Tickets on Sale for BSS

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

The   Big Screen Symposium 2015 is on 10/11 October 2015.

Buy your ticket now!

Get your early bird ticket now

Early bird tickets are on sale now until midnight, Thursday 10 September.

So get in quick for the best rates, and secure your spot at the



FIFO Rego Open

Posted Monday 31 Aug 2015

Registration for the 13th edition of the Oceanian International Documentary Film Festival ( FIFO) is open.

This will take place from January 30th to February 7th 2016 in Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia)

The competition is open to all productions concerning Oceania which are …