Doc Edge - Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

You're spoiled for choice with a great selection of New Zealand features and short films telling stories from a uniquely Kiwi point of view. Don't miss the Festival premieres of these homegrown documentaries.

Q Theatre Auckland 20 May - 1 June

Roxy Cinema…


Latest Post from Stephen Follows

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

Here is the latest from WIFT London member Stephen Follows.  It's rare for filmmakers to get a candid look at the books of someone else's film but that's exactly what you'll get to read today.

Papadopoulos & Sons tells the tale of an Anglo-Greek sel…



Posted Monday 11 May 2015

Don't miss your chance to meet Broadway Star Angelica Page at THE ROXY CINEMA, ahead of the opening of her award-winning international solo shows EDGE and TURNING PAGE at Circa Theatre - 6 to 20 June, directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam.



The Home of Indie TV Downunder

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

WIFT member Fiona Powell would like to share the latest edition if her oniine publication WebShowCentral.TV

TV and film is changing fast so Web Show Central.TV has created a central hub online dedicated to digital creatives and audiences called Web Show Central.TV


The Ground We Won - More to Come

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

Director/Producer Chris Pryor and WIFT member Miriam Smith are doing a Q&A tour with the film around NZ for the next month.

- 8pm Thursday 14 May, Light House Petone, Wellington - for bookings please visit -

- 4.20pm Saturday 16 May, Alice Cinematheque, Ch…


Music of Aotearoa: past, present and future

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

Top local music videos for your viewing pleasure.

Show Me Shorts is celebrating NZ Music Month by accepting NZ music video submissions to the SMS 2015 festival for free during May! They are  also showing you some top local music videos in the Screening …


Inside Pictures Announces Participants for 2015

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

A huge congratulations to WIFT Board Member, and General Manager of Vendetta Films, Jill Macnab on being accepted into the highly prestigious Inside Pictures programme which takes 20 film 'future leaders' and trains them up. Jill is the first ever participant from Aus/NZ!

Inside Pic…


A very worthy giveaway...

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015

They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream.  An inspirational  true story on children's rights campaigner Christina Noble, a feisty and courageous Irishwoman who was forced into homelessness as a teen when abandoned by her father. As an adult, her compassi…


Nga Taonga Opens Festival Tonight

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015

If you are in Wellington tonight you can hop

along to the Siapo Cinema Festival of Pasifika Moving Images

which launches this evening. Look out for a week of films, exhibitions,

live entertainment, music, dancing, lei-making, kai, and more


Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser at Nga Taonga

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015

A special screening of The Conquest of Everest

Saturday May 15 to raise funds for Nepal Earthquake Recovery.

The Conquest of Everest


All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal.



Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015


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Documentary Edge Festival

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015

SCREEN EDGE FORUM 29 May (AUT, Auckland) and 4 June (Park Road Post, Wellington)

The Documentary Edge Festival will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary as Australasia's premiere international competitive documentary festival. Over the last ten years, it has showcased the best award …


And the winner is....

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015


Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NZ and the Wairoa M?ori Film Festival Inc. are proud to announce the 2015 WIFT NZ Mana Wahine Award recipient is one of New Zealand's most exciting newer producers, Chelsea Winstanley (Ngati Ranginui).

The award will be pr…


Looking at Stuff in Clouds

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015



Our own Shoshana here at the WIFT office has written and is starring in

Looking at stuff in Clouds at the Tiny Theatre, Garnet Station, 85

Garnet Road, Westmere at 8pm, 13th-16th May.

"Looking at Stuff in Clouds is an insight…


So, You're Writing Your First Feature?

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

TONIGHT! The Writer's Room TUES 26 MAY, 2015, AUCKLAND


Writing of any sort can be a lonely process. From that initial FADE IN, to hashing out that final, closest-to-perfect draft, writing a film is often a long and arduous journey.

How do you keep the…


Aeroplane Music Services to represent ADA music catalogue

Posted Monday 25 May 2015



Aeroplane Music Services is proud to announce its representation of the

Alternative Distribution Alliance master catalogue for synchronisation

uses within New Zealand.

ADA is the leading distributor of independent music, partnering with labels

such as New West, The End Records,…


WIFT members take part in this year's Documentary Edge Festival

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

We are excited to share that we have some very talented WIFT members involved in a number of documentaries at this year's Documentary Edge Festival.

The immensely popular and successful Hip Hop-eration, produced by Paul Jones, can be seen on Friday 29th May at 8.30pm.…


Hot Air now on YouTube

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

HOT AIR, the longform documentary about the politics of climate change in New Zealand, produced by WIFT member Alister Barry, is now on Youtube for free.

After a sellout Wellington premiere at the International Film Festival, and nomination as a finalist in the …


A Big Thanks to Envy Studios

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Envy Studios, one of our lovely discount providers, has been the happy host for many a fabulous WIFT evening in Auckland. And we've immensely appreciated it!

We'd like to give everyone there a virtual high-five, and remind all individual WIFT members that they can re…


APRA Entries Open

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Entries for the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film and APRA Best Original Music in a Series awards are now open.

These awards recognise the relationship that composers have with cinema and the power of music to illuminate, elevate a…


BOOSTED Donations for Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2015

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Leo Koziol, director of the Wairoa Maori film festivals, one of the top film festivals in NZ would like your support! Donate on BOOSTED towards the 10th anniversary of indigenous Maori films and film-makers in NZ. See the story in this issue with the full progra…


Introducing Doc Talks 2015

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Documentaries are designed to stimulate discussion,

thought and debate.
In celebrating just that, Documentary Edge is excited to announce t

during the upcoming

Festival DOC Talks will run and bring together key commentators

and filmmakers in a series

of free, public…


Sundance Lineup for NZIFF

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Now we're talking! Cannes may be underway but it's the Sundance line-up that NZIFF highlight in their first sneak peek for the year.

NZIFF audiences can look forward to seeing a whole raft of Sundance winners this winter see below for some titles t…



Posted Monday 25 May 2015


Announcing the Official Programme of the

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2015

Friday May 29 to Monday June 1, 2015 * Matariki

Queen's Birthday Weekend

Here is the amazing line up for the Wairoa Maori Film Festival!  Ch…

Editor needed for short social media comedy clips about climate change

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Renowned master of clown and improvisation Giovanni Fusetti and comedian and climate advocate Tejopala Rawls are are making a series of five short comedy videos about global warming for use on social media in the lead-up to the climate negotiations in Paris this December.


Your Views Wanted on Media for Children

Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015



This will interest members who are involved in children's television - and there are a few of you - and anyone contemplating a move into that area over the next 12 months. NZ On Air is turning its attenti…


JOBS! A mixed bag of media/journalism/digital/tv - something for everyone!

Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015

Online Editor/Journalist -Otago Daily Times Allied Press Limited

Lead a team responsible for updating with fresh content relevant to our audience while maintaining the ODT's standards of journalism.


Portfolio Editor (Courts and Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution)Thomson Reuters

Full time permanent Por…