WIFT Members in Loading Docs

Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015

Big congratulations to WIFT members, Rowena Baines, Paula Jones, Hayley Cunningham and Jeremy Macey whose projects have been selected for Loading Docs 2015, and to WIFT members Julia Parnell, Anna Jackson and Nia Phipps for their dedication to documentary!

Executive Producers Julia Parnell a…


Show Me Shorts could be your path to Oscar' glory

Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015

First New Zealand, then the world! New Zealand filmmakers now have a chance to qualify for entry to the Academy Awards� without going offshore - by winning the coveted Best Film Award at Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Entries for the 2015 festival are…


Women Behind the Lens at the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015

Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015

The Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival organizers have unveiled their 2015 official film selection.

This year's selection is dominated by films from new directorial voices, and in particular, films directed by women.

11 feature films in the 2015 line-up are helmed by female directors, including…



Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015

Here's something for filmmakers to act on right now, at the start of a fresh year!

It's a residency opportunity offering free beachside accommodation, a weekly artist's fee and a 'studio' in scenic surroundings.

Auckland Council are looking for adventurous and innovative artists (including filmmakers…



Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015

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$80 a week (negotiable, plus gst) includes:

  • Sole use of your very own lockable 3m x 3.4m office or clinic space
  • Two off road car spaces
  • Security & fire safety & building insurances
  • Basic cleaning - vacuuming, emptying rubbish
  • House…

Kiwi Wins at Aussie Awards

Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015



Congratulations to Chelsea Preston Crayford who won best supporting actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television awards recently, for her character Sophie Walsh, in Australia's new drama, 'The Code'. Chelsea was in good company on the night, with other winners in…


Sundance Touted as "Year of the Woman"

Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015


From left: Emily Nussbaum, Kristen Wiig, Jenji Kohan, Lena Dunham, and Mindy Kaling at the Sundance Film Festival.


Because independent cinema is - in theory, anyway - more open to a diversity of voices than are mainstream movies, female filmmakers, char…


Your future career may depend on attending this seminar!

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

The future of the small screen is a world away from the network driven model that saw us through the last almost century of television. Come along to YouTube - the NZ Roadshow and find out where your future small screen career lies. Reps f…


Who you gonna sell to??

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

Screen Australia's Directory of International Sales Agents has been updated. In addition to the latest international sales contact details, it now contains 'Top Tips for Producers' with valuable advice from sales agents on how to get the best results for your projects in the marketplace. Downloa…



Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

It's not too late to enter.... see below


4 February - Hamburg International Short Film Festival
9 February - NewFest and Outfest (earlybird)
11 February - Edinburgh International Film Festival (late)
15 February - Annecy International Animated Film Festival
17 February - Frameline - San Francisco Internatio…


International Short Film Festival IN THE PALACE

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

Entry deadlines:


Eligible categories:?Fiction?Documentary?Animation?Experimental & non-narrative productions, hybrid forms & formats, digital artwork

Individual and institutional entries are accepted.

The competing films will be awarded by an International Jury.

A prize fund of…


Festival Success for NZ Films

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

We're the little country that can at the moment - whether it's an indie hit or a co pro  New Zealand films are in the spotlight evidenced by The Dark Horse, Slow West and Turbo Kid all making a splash at international festivals recently.


Roseanne Liang Film Festival in Wellington

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

This week Nga Taonga Sound and Vision have two films by our

own WIFT member Roseanne Liang. Just in time for Valentine's Day

My Wedding and Other Secrets


NZ, 2011, 84 mins, PG - Adult themes, director Roseanne Liang

A Romeo and Julie…


DEGNZ & WIFTNZ Networking Drinks 2015

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015

Each year in Auckland DEGNZ hosts networking drinks with each of the other Guilds.  It's WIFT's turn again in Auckland on 26 February, and this year the Directors and Editors are extending their hospitality to Wellington on 25 February.  We'll be sending out the invita…


Jobs Galore!

Posted Tuesday 03 Feb 2015


Communications Advisor (6 month fixed term contract)

Private Advertiser

We seek an interested and suitable person to work at the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ng? Taonga Whiti?hua Me Ng? Taonga K?rero.



Passionate about digital production a…


STS First Writer's Room 2015

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015



A new year and a whole line up of exciting events are planned, kicking off on Tuesday 24 February with the first Writers' Room of the year. featuring producers Ant Timpson and Tim Riley (Turbo Kid), Tom Hern (The Dark Horse) an…


Wellington Based Writer Wanted

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

Script Editor looking for Writer with a well developed storyline for a feature screenplay either in treatment or first draft format.

Writer must have the time and commitment to work on their project, in conjunction with the Script Editor, as part of the Script-to-Scre…


Film Up Script Development - DEADLINE!

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015



Following on from a successful inaugural year, STS are delighted to call for applications for FilmUp Script Development, a dynamic multi-faceted programme that significantly up-skills producers and script editors who…


BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015 is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers at Women in Film and Television New Zeland to showcase their talent to a wider audience, including industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.



Creative Communities Scheme Grant applications closing 27 February

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

  • The Creative Communities Scheme is a contestable grant programme funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by Auckland Council on their behalf. It prioritises active participation in the arts, diversity and young people.

Grant applications for Creative Communities Scheme projects close 27 February. For inf…


Kodak Finalises Deal With Hollywood Studios

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015


Cinema's shift in the past decade to digital projection has nearly eliminated film print and Kodak remains the last factory that manufactures film stock. Recently a host of very vocal advocates including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams urged Hollywood stu…


In Conversation with David Seidler

Posted Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

Script to Screen and The  New Zealand Writer's Guild proudly present their first Wellington Writer's Room of the year. They are joined by BAFTA and Academy Award winning screenwriter  David Seidler.

David is a prolific writer for stage and screen who won Best …


Lots and lots of jobs....

Posted Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

Production Assistant for Childrens' TV Show

Pickled Possum Productions

Perfect opportunity for an aspiring production co-ordinator or director. Learn the industry from the ground up. Full-time work at a great company!

Director of Vocal Performance

St Paul's Collegiate School

  • North Hamilton location
  • Respo…

DEGNZ and WIFT Drinks - Don't miss out!

Posted Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

Each year in Auckland DEGNZ hosts networking drinks with each of the other Guilds.  It's WIFT's turn again in Auckland on 26 February, and this year the Directors and Editors are extending their hospitality to Wellington on 25 February.  Please don't miss out on …


Straight from the You Tube Roadshow

Posted Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

Yes literally - Patricia is down in Christchurch today on the final leg of the YouTube Roadshow.

It's been a great success and everyone who has attended has thoroughly enjoyed learning some powerful information about our digital future. For example - did you know…


NZIFF Jobs for the 2015 Festival

Posted Friday 20 Feb 2015

There are six contract roles - click on the link to the ads: