Posted Monday 12 Oct 2015

Yes future seedings - you've less than a week to get that application polished and ready to submit:

NZWG Seed Grant Round 3 funding applications are due:

NZWG Office at 12pm on Friday 16 October


You can and…


New Book about Helen Clark

Posted Monday 12 Oct 2015

WIFT member Claudia Pond Eyley has gathered together a new publication HELEN CLARK - INSIDE STORIES which is sourced from the transcripts of the HELEN documentary she made with Dan Salmon for Mediaworks.  It's published by AUP and goes on sale this week and word…


ASFF 2015 Programme Announced

Posted Monday 12 Oct 2015

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) takes place from 5-8 November in York and its programme for 2015 has an even bigger line-up of films, masterclass sessions and networking opportunities to celebrate the festival's 5thanniversary.

With over 300 films selected for screening across 11 cat…


From the 2015/16 WIFT President

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

As you read this edition of E News, the AGM is taking place in Auckland, so as you can't all be there, here is a list of the year's highlights from President Sharon Menzies' report which is being tabled tonight.

We're pleased to infor…


Wellington Film Party a Blast

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Our own Patricia Watson reports on a Capital evening...

"Oh what a night - our not-to-be-missed film party of the year to launch The Dressmaker was a big hit in Wellington recently with lots of members and friends and supporters turning out and looking fabu…



Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Piv Bernth, Head of Drama, DR Fiction, DR Danish Broadcasting is coming to Auckland! We are very excited to have one of the most influential broadcasters in the world coming for a Summit for feature film producers with support from the NZ Film Commission.  While…


WIFT Awards 2016 - Save the Date (1)

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

NZ on Air have generously agreed to sponsor the biennial WIFT awards 2016 which will be held on February 25. The news comes as we prepare to open nominations. So it's time to start thinking about worthy recipients NOW.  If you need a refresher…


If you are over the RWC..

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Then you need some relief and an intelligent look at our national game. Check out the screenings below for WIFT member Miriam Smith's documentary The Ground We Won.


The Ground We Won is a v�rit� documentary study of manhood as obse…


Bustin' Out at The Basement

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Our generous discount provider The Basement theatre is presenting Young and Hungry - a festival of hot new talent. The 21st Narcissus and The First 7500 Days of My Life will be back-to-back throughout the next two weeks (including Mondays!) so you'll have ample opportuni…


If you are applying for SEED...

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

And need some inspiration - look no further than this year's SWANZ Winners. Wift members Roseanne Liang and Anna Nuria Francino both featured and you can too. Check out the closing date and criteria on noticeboard and get your applicaiton in!



Latest jobs just waiting for you... (1)

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

Executive Producer Seven SharpTVNZ

  • You will be brimming with ideas and energy
  • Have a proven track record in leading teams
  • You'll need the resilience to cope with the demands of industry change

We're looking for an Executive Producer to continue driving the cu…


Competition Time

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2015

We have FIVE double passes to give away to what looks like a terrific film... (Thanx Trigger!)

FREEHELD opens in NZ Cinemas November 5

Just answer this simple question: Name the film where Julianne Moore finds out her husband is gay...

Answers emailed to office@wift…



Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Moneypenny has announced a new initiative tailored to first-time and low budget filmmakers.

After fifteen years of a shared location, website and direction Moneypenny Production Accounting Services and its namesake, Moneypenny Business & Taxation Services, is formally separating. Business and Tax will now have a new brand focus and distinctive approach, headed by Ja…


Workshop for Emerging Filmmakers (R13)

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Saturday 5th December 12:30pm - 5:30pm at Park Road Post Production

The Miramar Events Trust is proud to present this workshop for emerging filmmakers, silver screen enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning about the creative filmmaking process.

Come and enjoy and afternoon with t…


DEGNZ 2 Day Directors Toolkit

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

The DEGNZ invites applications for the two day Directors Toolkit Workshop with director Peter Burger on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of November.

Peter Burger brings a wealth of experience as a multi award-winning director of television, film and commercials. He has…


Screentalk with Kerry Warkia

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Check out the latest NZ on Screen's screen culture showcase featuring a Screentalk with WIFT member Kerry Warkia. Kerry started her career as an actress, but is increasingly making a name for herself as a successful producer in the web world. She is the prod…


Show Me Shorts Hotting Up

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Show Me Shorts Film Festival has announced the line-up for their 10th anniversary event, which takes place across the country from 11 November and, fittingly, includes ten world premieres.

The festival's 40 top local and international shorts will be joined by six New Zeala…


New funding guidelines on NZFC website

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Money, money, money - how to source it, apply for it and get your production funded - it's all available now on the NZFC website at Pop this address into your browser and click your way through a comprehensive and up to date …


Post Quake ChCh Doco to Open in November

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

WIFT member Tracy Roe has co-produced (with Peter Young) a stunning, must-see doco called The Art of Recovery. It opens in Auckland cinemas on November 5 and Wellington on November 19.

The premieres are open to the public and WIFT members are encouraged to head…


Leanne Lays it on the Line

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

We support WIFT member Leanne Pooley's editorial in the latest DEGNZ newsletter and we thank them and author Leanne for giving us permission to republish it so those of you who are not DEGNZ members can read this and maybe act on it!&nbs…


Born to Dance hits $1 million at NZ box office

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015


Now in its fourth week of release, Born to Dance, produced by WIFT members Jill Macnab and Leanne Saunders has taken one million dollars at the New Zealand box office and remains in the top ten chart of films currently in theatrical release.


Young, Eager and Willing

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015


A timely reminder that students from the NZ Broadcasting School in Christchurch are available now for intern positions in 2016.

These students are capable contributors across a range of media production disciplines including traditional media (radio broadcasting, screen production and journalism), and o…


WIFT Members Get a BOOST

Posted Sunday 25 Oct 2015

We are delighted that WIFT members Emma Slade, Vicky Pope and Robin Scholes are recipients of the New Zealand Film Commission's (NZFC) one-off business development scheme, Boost.

Jump Film and Television, Centron Pictures, Pop Film, Four Knights Film and Firefly Films will be supported t…


Unitec with support from Q Theatre presents- 2063

Posted Sunday 25 Oct 2015

Fancy a fast-paced, energetic and original devised theatre piece, collaboratively created by Unitec's 3rd year acting students and director/dramaturg, Pedro Ilgenfritz? It is the students' graduation project and it's described as "a whirlwind of a show that will leave audiences breathless."

Dates: 13-20 November @7.30pm


Hot Docs 2016 Festival - Submission Deadlines

Posted Sunday 25 Oct 2015

Hot Docs 2016 Festival - NOW OPEN

Early-Bird Deadline: November 18, 2015

Deadline: December 9, 2015

Late submissions accepted to January 6, 2016. Higher fees apply.

Hot Docs 2016 DocX Program - NOW OPEN

Deadline: December 9, 2015

DocX is an interactive and immers…



Posted Sunday 25 Oct 2015

After another phenomenal year LOADING DOCS once again seeks proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original 3-minute documentary shorts. The theme of CHANGE will unite the 2016 collection of documentaries.

LOADING DOCS has established itself as the pre-eminent platform for the distribut…


A real grab bag of jobs here across tv, journalism and production...

Posted Sunday 25 Oct 2015

Writer - Weekend MagazinesNZME. New Zealand Media & Entertainment

We're looking for an exceptional journalist to create compelling and insightful content across our weekend magazine stable.

Deputy Editor - Weekend MagazinesNZME. New Zealand Media & Entertainment

This is a rare opportunity for an …


Short Film Lab Participants Announced

Posted Monday 26 Oct 2015

Congrtulations to WIFT member Claire Van Beek who has secured a place on the Short Film Lab 2015.

The Short Film Lab is a hothouse mentoring scheme for New Zealand writers to workshop fresh new ideas for short film.  Each year the Lab off…


Special Members Rate for ACHE

Posted Tuesday 27 Oct 2015

Heart breaACHE is a play written by WIFT member and NZWG President, Pip Hall and is currently playing at Circa Theatre in Wellington until November 21st after opening to packed out audiences over the weekend.

In turns, funny and sad, ACHE is about love, t…