Welcome Shoshana!

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Shoshana McCallum is the new programme co-ordinator for WIFT . She is an actress, (having studied in both Wellington and New York), and a writer, for both the screen and the stage. Currently writing for SPP's Step Dave, Shoshana is also working on her …


Celebrate International Women's s Day 2015

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015


UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand and the Zonta Club of Wellington

invite you to join us for Breakfast at Parliament, hosted by The Honourable Louise Upston, Minister for Women

to celebrate

International Women's Day

Friday 6 March 2015, 7.00 - 8.…


How Much Does An Oscar Campaign Cost?

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Check out this article from Stephen Follows. It has stats on the Oscars that you won't read about in the mainstream media.

Although for the public the start of 'Oscar season', was the finalists announcement,  in fact the studios have been campaigning hard for…


International Film Festival Dates for 2015...

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

There's something for everyone here if you have a submission in mind (and you can rustle up the airfare to attend!)

23 Jan:  East End Film Festival (earlybird)

22 - 25 Jan:  London Comedy Film Festival

22 Jan - 01 Feb:  Sundance


Women comprised just 6% of directors and 17% of writers on the top 250 grossing movies of 2014.

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

See the article below by By Laura Berger .... remember the numbers are better than 2013 afterall...

Female directors accounted for only 17 of the top 250 grossing films of 2014 -- a mere 6.8%. As paltry as this number is, it represents a minor impr…


New Year, New Job!

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015


Live Performance Technical & Venue Supervisor (part-time, 0.5 FTE)

Unitec Institute of Technology

  • Permanent, part time position
  • Manage the Live Performance Technical Resource and workshop
  • Manage the venue, with focus on upkeep and presentation of the 'theatre spaces

We now require an enth…


Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision has re-opened for 2015 and we look forward to seeing you all

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Wellington Screenings....


If you haven't already seen Fantail, pop along to a screening of WIFT member, Sophie Henderson's entertaining and touching first feature.  It's a joy!

Fantail is a story about belonging. Sweet,…



Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from proven writer/directors or director and writer teams, and their actors, to attend the Robert Marchand Character-based Improvisation Workshop from 20 - 24 March 2015 (five days).
Rob is an award-winning film directo…



Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

After a stellar year, the Writers' Lab Aotearoa and FilmUp will both be back in 2015 - empowering talented filmmakers with programmes crafted to each individual. Make sure you'll be in a strong position to apply for these Script to Screen initiatives in the…


Loading Docs Is back - Announcement Soon..

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Keep an eye on this link https://www.facebook.com/loadingdocs?fref=ts and on the WIFT website for the Loading Docs announcement in the next few days so you can see the list of projects selected for this year's showcase.

Meanwhile here are a few cheering facts from the Lo…


WIFTI 2015 Showcase Finalists.

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Jackie van Beek whose film UPHILL has been selected from 869 entries for the 10th anniversary WIFTI international showcase. Jackie also recently won Best Actor at the Show Me Shorts awards for her performance in the film, so a great s…


A Freebie!

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015


NZ Poster


Sam from Trigger Marketing has sent us some double passes to a fab new French film ME, MYSELF AND MUM which is in NZ cinemas from February 5.

This quirky, infectious and award winning French comedy was a huge box offi…


YouTube: The Insider's Guide to Success

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

We're very excited to begin the year by bringing you YouTube: The Insider's Guide to Success.  For the first time in New Zealand you have the opportunity to hear from the specialists and some fabulous guest speakers! Apart from Robbie Spargo and Steve Crombie (Google…



Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Tropfest New Zealand today announced the 16 gifted filmmakers whose films will screen to a live audience andjudging panel on Valentine's Day, February 14 at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

Big Congratulations to 5 WIFT members - Lisa Fothergill, Louise…