Managing the Film Dollars and Sense

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

Film Financial Management for Producers and their Production Teams  - Auckland & Wellington organised by NZ Film Commission.

Please RSVP to as numbers will be limited confirming whether you wish to attend Auckland or Wellington and the names of the people attending.



The Patriarch: It's a wrap!

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

THE PATRIARCH (working title), directed by Lee Tamahori, finished filming in May after a successful 35 day shoot across 12 Auckland locations. The film reunites the team behind iconic Kiwi film Once Were Warriors including Tamahori, Temuera Morrison, and WIFT member and Producer Robin Scholes.…


NZIFF Programme - Not Long to Wait..

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

The nights are getting cooler and those warm cinemas are looking very attractive so we're all waiting for the programme to come out!  Remember you need to be a current member of WIFT to access the attractive discount NZIFF offers you!! Make sure your subscrip…


'What is the world watching?'

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

If you missed out on Script to Screen's Writers' Room session, you live outside of Auckland or you just want to listen again - don't forget that most of their sessions are recorded and made available on their  website.

What is the World Watching? feature…


WIFT Member Honoured

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Melissa Clark-Reynolds who has been appointed an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to the technology industry.  Well done Melissa - a great achievement.

Melissa is an entrepreneur and professional company director. She has been the f…


One week to go to enter Show Me Shorts!!

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

There's only one week left to enter films into Show Me Shorts. The late deadline is 15 June and the final extended deadline is 1 July. Films are flooding in from around the world (over 600 already) so get in quick!

For those want…


Gender Targets for Film

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

Check out this great article from the Sydney Morning Herald about how Sweden achieves its 50/50 gender targets in film. Our own Jane Campion gets a special mention for her work in this area...

Open this in your browser to read...…


TED Talks

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) have come up with a recommendation for the five best TED talks for women in the industry.  If you can multi-task in some time for this - we thoroughly recommend it!

Get some inspiration for the wa…


Athena Film Festival- Submissions Open

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

The sixth annual Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership - is accepting submissions. They are a festival of feature films, documentaries, and shorts dedicated to highlighting women's leadership in real life and the fictional world. The Festival, which includes conversations with produ…


NZ at the World Summit Award 2015

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global activity to select and promote the world's best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications. It offers a worldwide platform for all who value the creative use of ICT.

Call for submissions in 8 categories

  • Government &a…

NZ Children's Screen Trust

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

WIFT member Janette Howe chairs the NZ Children's Screen Trust. They have released their Media Declaration for Kids that is referenced in the NZOA Kids Content discussion paper.

Kidsonscreen are also launching a new festival - Pipikids a Film and Media festival so check …


Transmedia NZ Meetup, Wednesday 17 June

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

NZ On Air Digital Funding with Brenda Leeuwenberg

Come and meet NZ On Air's Digital Strategist Brenda Leeuwenberg and find out more about NZ On Air's range of funding for digital/interactive/transmedia projects.

6pm - 7.30pm, Wednesday 17 June

AUT Colab, Level 11 AUT WG…



Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Documentary Edge Festival announced the successful award winners of this year's festival at the 2015 Festival Awards last month. Among the successful winners, the clear stand out in the New Zealand award categories was Christopher Dudman's The Day That Changed My Life, docume…


NZ's Best Short Film Finalists Announced.

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Alyx Duncan for making the list of six filmmakers whose short films were selected by Christine Jeffs to contend for the awards on this year's New Zealand's Best short film programme. For the fourth year in a row, NZIFF wil…


Writers Lab Awards Five Places

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Five feature film projects and eight writers have been awarded a place on STS second Writers' Lab Aotearoa. Better still three of the films are by women writers including WIFT member Sophie Henderson. Congratulations Sophie!

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh with AT THE END O…


APO Competition - Win Tickets!

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Two of Aotearoa's finest female singers, Anika Moa and Julia Deans, combine with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in one spectacular Auckland show on 25 June at the Auckland Town Hall featuring new songs from their latest albums alongside old favourites. A musical journey that celebrate…


Maori Film Awards 2015

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

The newly reopened Gaiety Cinema in Wairoa hosted the Maori Film Awards Gala of the Wairoa Maori Film Festival recently.

The following awards were presented and we would like to congratulate WIFT members Catherine Fitzgerald for producing award winning Confessions of Prisoner T, as…


MINDFOOD Tackles Gender Bias

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

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There's a great read coming up in July's issue of Mindfood; an in depth look at gender bias in the film industry. The article covers a whole range of wonderful women in the industry and how we are now taking a stan…


All the latest jobs....

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015

Product Video SpecialistXero

Working with a wide range of internal creative teams, you'll be responsible for researching, scripting and creating short informational product videos

Online News EditorNZME. New Zealand Media & Entertainment

We are looking for a multi-skilled editor to work on the nzherald…


From Lawyer to Filmmaker

Posted Tuesday 09 Jun 2015

WIFT member Jane Fletcher wasn't one of those kids who were out with a Super 8 camera making films with her buddies. She is a civil litigation lawyer and says, 'It had really never occurred to me that people had jobs, making films. I did…


The Last Night Wins in Miami

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Wanda Lepionka whose film The Last Night won Best Dramatic Short Film at the Women's International Film and Arts Festival, Miami in the USA recently. Wanda produced the film with David Strong (who also wrote it)

The film has been q…


Celebrating NZIFF's 2015 Aotearoa Programme

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

WIFT members Shirley Horrocks, Robin Greenberg and Christina Milligan have had their films Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler, Return of the Free China Junk and The Price of Peace chosen for this year's selection of New Zealand films in the NZIFF. 

NZIFF has …


Applications for He Ara Open

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

The NZFC is now accepting applications for He Ara.

He Ara is a devolved development scheme aimed at assisting established New Zealand writers, producers and directors of M?ori and/or Pasifika heritage to express authentic M?ori and Pasifika film perspectives. The deadline for this ro…


Ng? Whanaunga M?ori Pasifika 2015

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

We are delighted to announced that 3 WIFT members: Nikki Si'ulepa, Ngaire Fuata and Lara Northcroft have films in

Ng? Whanaunga M?ori Pasifika Shorts Programme for 2015.

Now in its fourth year in the NZIFF programme, The Ng? Whanaunga M?ori Pasifika Shorts Programme


WIF Finishing Fund

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

The Women in Film Finishing Fund supports films by, for or about women with cash grants and in-kind services.

Women In Film (WIF) is a WIFTI programme that NZWIFT is part of, so don't be shy in applying!

It is a non-profit organization…


Competition Time! (2)

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

A classic come to life - MADAME BOVARY will open in NZ cinemas from July 9.

We have FIVE double passes thanks to Trigger Marketing - just answer this simple question:

Fill in the gap from the following three options:

1) debut 2) s…


The Programme is Out!

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

The Auckland NZIFF 2015 programme is now live on their website. And one of the treats to book is a screening of Some Kind of Love, produced by Sumner Burnsyn, who is also appearing in the Meet the Filmmakers programme.  Although this is a Canadian f…


Guillermo Arriaga Event - Save the Date

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Mark out Sunday July 12 in your diary to hear Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga . He will talk about his writing philosophy, craft and process at a special Script to Screen event, hosted by AUT.

Arriaga is responsible for the stories of some of the…


Something good on the telly

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Now this is worth switching the telly on for - or catching it on demand. BOTH WORLDS is produced by our own WIFT member Julia Parnell and Notable Pictures, for TV3.

BOTH WORLDS is a fascinating documentary series about young adult, second-generation kiwis w…


Dollars Roll in for Feature Films

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Congratulations to WIFT members Catherine Fitzgerald and Cass Avery for successfully navigating their way through the Feature Film Production Investment funding round at NZFC. The original release from NZFC had some errors which they have now corrected. Their new release was too late f…


Special Masterclass with Rebecca Howard

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Script to Screen and Loading Docs present a special masterclass with Rebecca Howard on strategies for digital content in the ever-changing global landscape. Howard is the General Manager of Video Production at the New York Times.

In her role, Rebecca Howard is responsible for ov…


South Island on Sale with Heritage Hotels

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

The July school holidays kick off at the end of next week and Heritage Hotels, one of our valued WIFT discount providers, have got great deals around the country to keep the kids entertained. Plus, if you book your family holiday with them online …


Some Great TV and Film jobs on the list...

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2015

Director of Programming

At the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival ?

If you are keen check out the job descritpion online here:

Gibson Group Volunteer Programme Expression of Interest

Film/television development and production company seeks applicants for its volunteer experience programme in Wellington…