Piv Bernth IV with Kim Hill

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

As a guest of WIFT for a Co-production Summit, with support from the NZ Film Commission, the remarkable Piv Bernth, Head of Drama for Danish Broadcasting DR has just been in Auckland. You may have seen her at the packed-out event Script to Screen…


Xmas Party Remember to RSVP

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015





Competition Time! (3)

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

If you were lucky enough to see Piv Berth (see story in this issue) you will know all about The Legacy - so you will want to win this competition. Thanks to Madman we have THREE sets of this terrific series to give away.


Power to the Pedal

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015


Cycle powered cinema rides into Auckland city for the first time ever in a special free event screening of NZ film The Art of Recovery co produced by WIFT member Tracy Roe at Wynyard Quarter's Silo Park this Saturday November 14.

Cycle powere…


Calling All Budding Ad Directors

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

DDB and Showtools are giving one lucky winner the opportunity to direct a TV ad for DDB, 5 years Pro Membership to Showtools AND $2500!

Of course you have to work for it - so check out the details by clicking on this lin…


Film submissions for 2016 OZ events are now open

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Time to get that submission into the Melbourne and Sydney film festivals 2016.


The deadlines and details for Sydney can be accessed here: http://www.sff.org.au/submissions for full eligibility criteria and submission details. DEADLINE: Friday 26 February 2016

SUBMISSIONS: http://www.filmfestivallife.com/Sydney-Film-Festival





Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Congratulations to long time WIFT member and past President, Catherine Fitzgerald who along with writer and director Tusi Tamasese (The Orator) started principal photography on their new collaboration  One Thousand Ropes in Wellington on November 9. We wish them all the best for a smooth…



Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

NZ On Screen has launched an Animation collection, featuring a range of animated films, TV shows,

commercials and music videos.

Included are the trailer for the first animated feature in 30 years, first animated primetime TV show, an Oscar-nominated…


Are you free on Thursday and Friday?

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015


WITH: Christy Dena - award-winning interactive writer and designer

DATE: 12 & 13 November

TIME: 8.30am - 5.30pm

WHERE: Building 76, Unitec

COST: $250 total for…


Here's why it's so important to hire woman directors

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Check out the attached article which shows that hiring a woman director means more women get jobs across a film - both in front of and behind the camera. Would be nice if they were paid the same as men too - but you …


Last Wellington Writers Room for the Year

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

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 passion that drives you to create, while giv…



Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

TROPFEST are extending the film submission deadline to 5pm, Thursday 3rd December!

*sighs of relief all around*
This year they have introduced the online submission process so it's easier for everyone. All ent…


Show Me Shorts Launches THIS WEEK

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Tickets are on sale now for the 10th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival.  It launches with the gala Opening and Awards Night on Wednesday Nov 11 at the Civic before spreading to 22 cinemas around the country from Dargaville to Stewart Island.  The progr…


25 April to have special screening in Canberra

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

WIFT member Leanne Pooley's new film "25 APRIL" is having its Australian premiere at a special Armistice Day Screening at the Canberra Film Festival on�Armistice Day, November 11th.

The film will be introduced by Leanne and producer Matthew Metcalfe who are also doin…


Call for Applications - DEGNZ Drama Director Attachment on DIRTY LAUNDRY

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

DEGNZ invites applications for a Drama Director Attachment on Filthy Productions' comedy drama TV series DIRTY LAUNDRY for TV One.

DIRTY LAUNDRY, produced by Britta Hawkins, will centre on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for money laundering. If her children want to…


A new job for Xmas???

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Internship Program for FilmTV Production - Camera, Sound, Editing, LighitngBroadcast & Film New Zealand Ltd

Internship in a FilmTV production company. We currently supply trainees to reality TV.

Television Production ManagerPickled Possum Productions

Pickled Possum Productions is looking for a talented person t…


Nominations Open Soon For WIFT Awards

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2015

Any minute now you will be getting an email encouraging you to nominate some of your wonderful colleagues for the WIFT Awards 2016 which are being held on February 25 at the Heritage Hotel.  If we don't have nominations we won't have any awar…


NZFC Coming to a town near you!

Posted Monday 16 Nov 2015

Following Dave Gibson's speech at the Big Screen Symposium, and commitment to NZFC staff being more accessible and approachable, NZFC invite you to join Dave Gibson and NZFC staff at industry gatherings in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown in November and December…


If you are over sun, sea and sand...

Posted Monday 16 Nov 2015

You can slink off to this delightful film, BROOKLYN starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory CohenDomhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. It opens across NZ on January 21.

View the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=moXpUBRw5l4

We have FIVE double passes to giveaway from Trigger Marketing (thanks gals for…


The Women of Hollywood Speak Out

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures. What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it?

Click on the link below to find out how our American sisters are facing up …


WIFT Members Win Big at Spada

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce that WIFT members Philly De Lacey and Alyx Duncan were honoured at the recent Spada conference in Wellington.  Well done to two of film's brightest stars!

Independent Producer of the Year, sponsored by Crombie Lockwood
Philly de Lacey, Chief Exe…


Keeping up with NZFC

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

Keep up to date with NZFC's news and events by signing up to their email newsletter. They can keep you

informed on new funding opportunities, guidelines, updates and celebrating success across the

NZ screen industry. The big news is that NZFC…


Celebrate Summer with our Discount Provider

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

Discover Central Otago this Summer.

Celebrate summer and Heritage Queenstown's 19th Birthday this month amidst the breathtaking beauty of Central Otago. Feast on succulent stone fruits and silky wines while taking in majestic alpine views, or find out why Queenstown is dubbed th…


WIFT Members Rock K'Rd

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

K Rd Stories - a collection of 10 short web films about Auckland's iconic Karangahape Road, premiering on December 3rd is chocka block with WIFT members and of the 10 films in the series, five are written and directed by women! It was al…


The Last Night wins in Canberra

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

The Last Night, a short film by WIFT member and Producer Wanda Lepionka won Best Cinematography at The Veterans Film Festival in Canberra on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2015.

Filmed in Wellington by CraftInc. Films and written and directed by David Strong. The Last…


Call for Applications: International Director's Mentorship with award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from experienced documentary directors with at least one documentary feature with festival success and a documentary project in development to apply for an International Director's Mentorship with multiple award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Jennifer co-founded…


It's awards season for WIFT Members

Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015

We're running out of headlines to cover all the WIFT members who have picked up awards in the last couple of weeks.

One of most hotly contested is the Show Me Shorts awards and we are so delighted and proud to tell you tha…


Pasifika Music on Film

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2015

If you are near Porirua tomorrow evening (Wednesday 25 November) get along to an evening of music and song, through a compilation programme of three short documentaries focusing on Pasifika musical output:

Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song (2013,) is directed by WIFT memberr…


WIFT Awards 2016 - Nominations Open

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2015

It's time�

Here is the call for nominations for the 2016 WIFT NZ Awards, and we are delighted to welcome NZ On Air on board for the first time as supporting sponsor.

We are also incredibly grateful to the wonderful following sp…


Jobs! Check out our fortnightly listings! (2)

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2015

Production Assistant for Childrens' TV ShowPickled Possum Productions

Learn the industry from the ground up. Full-time contract work on production Sticky TV as Front of House.

Design Director - Join NZ's Largest Game Development Studio!Gameloft New Zealand Limited

Gameloft NZ is curre…