NZIFF Discount for WIFT Members

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

Some of you are enquiring about booking your Festival tickets and accessing the discount.

If you are booking online the password is GUILD.   You must take your membership card with you to all screenings because there will be spot checks to make su…


Record number of WIFT members in NZIFF

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

We think it's a record this year - FIVE WIFT members have feature films in the 2015 NZIFF. And many members have shorts as well before the main events. If it's not a record, well it's a damn fine effort. If you want to …


Some Kind Of Love Screening at NZIFF

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

Some Kind of Love Art. Science. Housekeeping.



Some Kind of Love is a film about a scientist, his sister the artist and the nephew who arrives to make a film about them.   It screens at the International Film Festival in Auckland, direc…


Rainbow Warrior Anniversary

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

WIFT member Claudia Pond-Eyley's film Departure and Return: The Final Journey of the Rainbow Warrior is screening in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.

7pm Friday 10 July

Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St…


Women Calling the Shots

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival: Women Calling the Shots will host a screening of short films made by Women In Film & Television members from around the world at the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

Submissions must be RECEIVED at t…


What is Patricia Watching?

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

Yes our own one woman WIFT power machine - Patricia - has been asked to be part of the NZIFF films picks as a Tour Guide for the website.

She has studiously selected around a dozen picks from the programme which you can s…


Gender in Media Symposium

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

Sorry folks, not in NZ, but if you are going to be in London in October here's something to plan for.


The B…


Important Festival Deadline Dates!

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015


Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
, Gympie QLD
Extended deadline for entries closes 18 July

Busan International Film Festival, Korea
Shorts submissions close  30 June

Features submissions close 31 July

Cork Film Festival, Ireland
LATE submissions close 1 August


Writing a Screenplay From Scratch

Posted Wednesday 01 Jul 2015

Want to get into feature film or television writing? Daunted by the idea of completing a full-length screenplay and revising it through multiple drafts?

Are you an industry professional looking to up-skill or be in a workshopping environment with structure and deadlines?

This 18-week w…


Tropfest 2016 - Call for Entries

Posted Friday 03 Jul 2015

ENTRIES ARE OPEN FROM JULY 9 for Tropfest 2016!

To celebrate, they are throwing an exclusive launch party in Wellington!

Want to attend?
Email them  here with your name to request a double pass... the first 20 to respond can …


Loading Docs Launch

Posted Friday 03 Jul 2015

Online, OnDemand and on the big screen from 9 July, 2015, Loading Docs will launch the second round of ten outstanding three-minute documentary shorts from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Each documentary explores the theme 'connection' in a unique and innovative way while showcasing some o…


An Interview with Isabel Coixet

Posted Sunday 05 Jul 2015


Spanish director Isabel Coixet started filming when she was given a 8mm camera on her First Communion. She received many accolades for her shorts, and founded her own production company in 2000, Miss Wasabi Films. In 1996, she made her first feature in En…


Script to Screen Special Event

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015



EVENT: Sunday 12th July, 3pm-4pm, WG403, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT, Gov Fitzroy Place, Auckland CBD

Script to Screen and the New Zealand Writers Guild present a special discussion with award-winning Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.…


JOBS! (1)

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015


  • Expand your skills within our team environment.
  • Share your experiences and help develop our team.
  • Take a leading role to deliver the difference for our clients.

Are you an experienced technician looking for an opportunity to le…


Free Tickets to a Fabulous Movie (1)

Posted Monday 06 Jul 2015

Read the Q & A with the director, Isabel Coixet, watch the trailer and then go see her latest film! Just answer the simple question below....

Thanks to TRIGGER Marketing we have FIVE double passes to LEARNING TO DRIVE which stars Academy Award nominee Pa…


Want to have your say about broadcasting standards in New Zealand?

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

The Broadcasting Standards Authority is inviting public submissions on its new draft codes of broadcasting practice. The three codes, Radio, Free-to-Air Television and Pay Television, apply to all radio and television broadcasters. They contain standards, which are the basic rules broadcasters must fol…



Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

Entries to Tropfest NZ 2016 were officially opened at a launch party held in Wellington in early July.

TAFT CEO Suzanne Porter and Tropfest International Managing Director Michael Laverty announced the prizes for the 2016 competition, which includes a cash prize of $10,000 fo…


Submissions open for Chick Flick Festival

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

Women In Film Dallas is excited to announce submissions are now open for the 14th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival. The Festival of short films will take place on Thursday, October 22 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. 

The link to their web…


Take a 15 Minute Break..

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

And enjoy this TED talk from Tracey Spicer - she will make you laugh (which is always good) but more importantly she will make you think about the hours you can save by refusing to be a slave to outrageous beauty routines.

How much…


DEGNZ Event in Wellington

Posted Monday 20 Jul 2015

Getting Indigenous Stories to the Screen with Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell

DEGNZ have a special treat for Wellingtonians with Australian Aborigine Directors Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now, Cleverman) and Leah Purcell (Lantana, Redfern Now, Cleverman) on getting Indigenous Stories to the Screen.


Jobs! Check out our fortnightly listings! (1)

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

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Rocket Rentals has a position for an intern to work in its Auckland office developing skills within the film equipment rental and crew hire sector.


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Data Book Now Available

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015



WIFT member Kelly Lucas has produced the best-looking, most comprehensive directory to New Zealand's screen production industry in years!

THE DATA BOOK NZ is available now through and it's 20% off for WIFT members so that's $36.…


Fresh Shorts May 2015

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

It is fabulous to see four female director/writers in the five short films selected for the Fresh Shorts May 2015 funding round.  Of the five films, three are produced by women as well! Special congratulations to WIFT member Paula Jones for making a move …


Loading Docs - The Latest

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

It has been a week since Loading Docs launched their 2015 short documentaries with a great launch party that celebrated the success of 10 films with the filmmakers, special guests and friends and family. The short documentaries were screened to a packed theatre and…


WIFT Awards 2016 - Save the Date

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

The WIFT Awards are now biennial and we'll be back next Awards season.  So Save the Date now! Thursday 25 February 2016 in the beautiful Grand Tearoom at Heritage Auckland.

Last year's Awards were inspiring and emotional so start thinking now about women you kn…


Biggest programme ever unveiled for NZIFF - Christchurch 2015

Posted Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

The 2015 programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) - Christchurch was officially released last week.

Featuring 112 programmes handpicked from the world's finest festivals and from filmmakers closer to home, this is the biggest line-up the festival has ever had in the…