Film Up Script Development 2015 DEADLINE

Posted Monday 02 Mar 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…


NZ Documentary Series Screening

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015


Friday 6 March 7.30 pm, 130 Remuera Road. This widely acclaimed documentary may be of special interest to students and staff involved in film studies, television and screen arts as well as those in Pacific studies. They welcome students with ID and offer a special dis…


ART Award Winners Announced

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Janette Howe whose passion and drive along with that of 13 other creative entrepreneurs was recognised and celebrated at the 2015 ART Venture Awards event in Auckland recently. Each of the 14 Aucklanders was awarded a place, worth up to $35,…


WIFT Members Win Workshop Place

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

A round of applause please for WIFT members Gillian Ashurst and Alyx Duncan for securing a place with renowned Australian directing and acting coach Rob Marchand's Character-based Improvisation Workshop to be held from 20 - 24 March 2015 by the Directors & Editors Guil…


Show Me Shorts tours NZ films to Canada

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015



A selection of New Zealand short films will screen at the prestigious REGARD International Film Festival in Canada this month. Gina Dellabarca, director of Show Me Shorts Film Festival, will attend as a special guest of the festival and present the sele…


Freshest Talent from French Film in Town

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

The Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival celebrates The Stars of Tomorrow� and announces another special guest!

The Stars of Tomorrow is also a way to enrich the local New Zealand film-going community, by showcasing the freshest talent from France and their respective projects. Q+A se…



Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

Submissions are now open for the next session of the R�sidence du Festival which will take place from 1 October 2015 to 15 February 2016. Entry is open to young filmmakers from anywhere in the world who are working on their first or second feature…


International Submission Dates for March

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

3 March - Cannes Film Festival (shorts)
6 March - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
10 March - Cannes Film Festival (features)
15 March - Sitges International Fantasy & Horror Film Festival (opens)
Mid March - Hof International Film Festival (opens; deadline is 4…


Time for a Freebie to A Little Chaos

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

This looks like a lovely romp and we have FIVE double passes to giveaway. Just tell us the title of the NZ film that launched Winslet's career. Email answers only in the subject line to: by Friday 6 March 5 pm.

The film …


FilmUp Mentorship DEADLINE!

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 9th March 2015

If you are a writer, director or producer with a track record don't miss this opportunity to hone your creative practice and advance your career.

For the third year, we are excited to offer talented and tenacious directors,…


Canadian Co Production Event

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

Calling all producers with a Canadian project or interest in Canadian Co-production. On March 13 at 12.30 you are invited to a table ronde moderated by WIFT board member Robin Laing with Josette D. Normandeau producer of Canadian French Co Pro Apocalypse WW1. Josett…


WIFT members among the Loading Docs 2015 filmmakers, looking to get Boosted.

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

This year we have four talented WIFT members, across three different projects, successful in landing themselves a Loading Docs slot.

If you feel at all inclined to support these filmmakers here is your chance to help get these projects off the ground!!

10 short docu…


Jobs Jobs Jobs!

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

Camera Operator - Auckland

New Zealand Racing Board

  • Join a team of passionate experts
  • Film live race day activity
  • Be part of an exciting industry

Setting up and filming horse races, listening to the OB director on race day, for Trackside/TAB TV ch…


Heritage Hotel Special Offers

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015

Heritage Hotels are one of WIFT's discount partners. Just mention you are a member when you book and get a great rate.  They also have regular deals such as those below.... why not treat the family these school holidays with our Special Offers across the country.
Make the most of the long weekends for Easter and ANZAC Day coming up - Heritage have got New Zealand covered for the best destinations. Book your accommodation now to get in first with the best prices!


YouTube Roadshow a Big Success

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015

Over 330 people attended  the recent YouTube Roadshow presented by WIFT in Auckland at Unitec, Wellington at Park Road Post and Christchurch at the NZ Broadcasting School, including an Otago contingent of 9 who travelled up from Dunedin by minibus (courtesy the NZFC) - th…


Jodie Foster at Athena

Posted Tuesday 03 Mar 2015

Watch: Jodie Foster's touching tribute to women directors at the Athena Film Festiva…


2015's MIFF 37 degree South Market Applications Open

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

Are you a producer seeking to:

  • Advance your film script's financing with sales agents and distributors at 37�South: Bridging the Gap?
  • Have your completed film viewed by sales agents and distributors at 37�South: Breakthru Screenings
  • Source new content ideas from publishers at 

Want to help out a fellow WIFT member?

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

WIFT member Gemma Gracewood is crowd-funding on Boosted to finish her short documentary on Aucklander Joseph Herscher, who builds Rube Goldberg Machines in New York City. Joseph Gets Dressed follows Joseph as he transforms ordinary household objects into an elaborate machine that will dress…


C'est Bonne!

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

Have you heard about the New Zealand France Friendship Fund?

Deadline for submitting projects
involving the two countries will close on 31 March 2015.

The New Zealand France Friendship Fund was established in 1991 to enhance and deepen the historical, constructive and vibrant relati…


Jackie Van Beek is WIFTI Winner

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

Jackie van Beek


Huge congratulations to WIFT member Jackie Van Beek who headed off over 800 other films to win the Short Case Producer's award at this year's 10th anniversary WIFTI Showcase. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of Jackie's talent and energy and a…


Data Book Wants You!

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

The Data Book 2015 hardcopy edition - absolute final listing deadline extended till Tuesday 31st March

There is still time to either update your listing or be listed in the 2015 Data Book hardcopy edition out in May (extended distribution date).

Are yo…


Online Expertise in an Online Forum

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

You are invited to the first of CNZ's Optimise Conversation Starters: three New Zealand arts marketers talk 'mobile'Conversation Starters later this month - one of our exciting new Optimise initiatives for 2015.

Three digitally savvy New Zealand arts marketers will share the opportunities, …


Jane Wrightson On Screen

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

As part of WIFT's ongoing role to celebrate and promote women in the film and television industry here in New Zealand we are delighted to be able to share NZ On Screen's new ScreenTalk interview with Jane Wrightson.

It's a great look back a…


End of the Golden Weather to Screen

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

For the first time, a newly digitised version of the New Zealand feature,  The End of the Golden Weather, will be screened in select commercial cinemas across New Zealand.

Ian Mune's The End of the Golden Weather screens at The Vic Devonport on March …


NZIFF presents giant screen classics at Autumn Events.

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

Every winter NZIFF relish the challenge of breaking out the new, but there's something strangely refreshing about revitalising the tried and the true every autumn. For the third year their Autumn Events Classic Film screenings aim to provide the perfect supplement to the popular rev…


Collaborator Series - Voice vs Vision: The Writer & Director Dilemma

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2015

DEGNZ and NZWG have teamed up to bring you an insightful panel discussion to hear writer Dianne

Taylor (Apron Strings/Beyond the Known World) and writers and directors Rob Sarkies (Two Little Boys/

Out of the Blue) and Chris Dudman (Harry) talk it …


French Film Festival Titles Return

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

Festival organizers are bringing back some of the most popular 2015 Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival titles from 20-22 March at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket and Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna.

Titles include the festival's opening night film The B�lier Family, Dany Boon's Superchondriac, and a ver…


Lotsa Jobs...

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

ReporterFairfax Media

We now have the opportunity for a Reporter to join our busy and vibrant team based in modern central Christchurch office

Senior Producer MultimediaNZDF

  • CBD location
  • Unique working environment
  • Five weeks annual leave

We are seeking an experienced producer to prov…


NZ Dance Company in tribute to ANZAC

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

Being the centenary year of the WWI ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, The New Zealand Dance Company has teamed up with the New Zealand Army Band to tour the country with a unique show as a tribute to our ANZAC soldiers.

The show, entitled Rotunda, exh…


Taking on the USA

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

Friday 27 March 2015


Nga Taonga (Film Archive)

84 Taranaki Street

Visit the Eventbrite page page to register for this free event.

Professor Bruce Sheridan will lead a discussion on how New Zealand's screen businesses need to present themselves in order to be…


You Tube not Telly Rules Ok with the Kids

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

A new independent survey of children has found that Youtube is now the most popular platform for children - 35% access it daily, compared to the most popular TV channel, TV2 at 32%. So while TV is still the dominant screen in th…


Dunedin We have Liftoff

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

How do you go about summing up the delights of Dunedin in a few sentences? You don't try. Take the easy route instead: grab a chair next to the fire and settle into this special Dunedin Collection, which offers the sights and s…


African Film Festival Giveaway!

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

Marilyn McFadyn is a WIFT member and the powerhouse behind the first ever African Film Festival in New Zealand. From April 9-15 they are planning seven nights of magic cinema,  with a variety of films across all genres, including some from women directors and produ…


C'mon ChCh!

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

It's time for our lovely Christchurch members (and everyone else of course) to dig deep for WIFT Christchurch member, Margarita Olkhovsky (see the member's profiles on the WIFT homepage) She is in post-production on her short film, Defiance, which was done in collaboration with Christchurch-b…


Apply now for the Writers' Lab Aotearoa 2015!

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

Script to Screen is now calling for applications for their second Writers' Lab Aotearoa - a five day intensive residential lab where selected writers will workshop their feature scripts under the guidance of highly esteemed international and local mentors.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Monday 20th…


How Far is Heaven Screening in Wellington

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

WIFT member Miriam Smith's mesmerizing documentary about the community of Jerusalem/ Hiruharama, on the Whanganui river is screening this week at Nga Taonga in Wellington.  The film (made with Chris Pryor) is a portrait of a village and its diverse residents. Jerusalem is …


Big range of jobs on offer hot off the press!

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

NZME Online Producer - iHeartRadio & MixNZME.Radio Limited

If you love music, concerts & working with like-minded people, this is the job for you - but you'll also need to be an online-savvy content producer.

OUSA Events Coordinator/Senior Events CoordinatorOUSA

  • Work within an innova…

EAT grants for arts projects

Posted Monday 30 Mar 2015

Eat??? What does it stand for? Emerging Artists Trust Grants 2015 that's what. It's one of the Arts Foundation BOOSTED initiatives and it's available for film! Read on...

What are you working on?

EAT grants are for projects by emerging artists in theatre, visu…


The Aussies Aren't Just Good at Cricket...

Posted Tuesday 31 Mar 2015

Screen Australia have come up with this terrific link to profiles of over 50 International film festivals. You can read about the festivals and find out what (Australian) films have screened at these festivals over the last 10 years. Discover deadline and screening information,…


Welcome to New Members (1) (2)

Posted Tuesday 31 Mar 2015

Members are our life blood so it's always a treat to do a review over the last few months and find a healthy list of newbies and returnees to the WIFT family.  A huge weclome to you all (and welcome back if you've been a…


Some Easter Reading...

Posted Tuesday 31 Mar 2015




If you can lay your hands on a copy of the Autumn issue of NZTECHO (with WIFT Board member Kelly Martin on the cover) you will want to read WIFT member Jan Sisley's thoughtful 4-page feature Gender on filmmaking agenda…