DEGNZ Drama Director Attachment

Posted Tuesday 01 Sep 2015

DEGNZ invites applications for a Drama Director Attachment on production company

South Pacific Pictures second Comedy Drama TV Series of WESTSIDE for TV3.

WESTSIDE is the prequel to hit SPP drama Outrageous Fortune. It is set in 1970s Auckland against a backdrop of real-life his…


NY Times Enters the Gender Debate

Posted Tuesday 01 Sep 2015

WIFT member Jill McNab from Vendetta Films sent us through this link to yet another article on inequality in the film industry....and good to see it is in the mainstream press... more bedtime reading to get you fired up!


It's not just a screening - it's an all out party!

Posted Tuesday 01 Sep 2015

An Exclusive Preview Screening of The Dressmaker!


Yes! Wellington does have premieres other than LOTR - and WIFT members get a special discount to see The Dressmaker - direct from its world premiere gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival - and in the…


Foundation North Shows their Faith

Posted Tuesday 01 Sep 2015

We were delighted to receive notification last week that Foundation North (formerly the ASB Community Trust) has confirmed its funding of WIFT for a new year.

We are very fortunate and grateful for their belief in the organisation and recognition of the work that …


Job Opportunities

Posted Friday 04 Sep 2015

Spearhead the fast growing and dynamic creative sector.

The New Zealand Writers Guild needs a new, top performing, versatile, self-starting Executive Director to look after the interests of New Zealand's screenwriters. Deadline:  18th September, 2015 5pm

This varied and interesting position, based in central …


More International Talent for BSS Announced

Posted Friday 04 Sep 2015

The Big Screen Symposium 2015 is on the 10/11 October. Buy your early bird ticket now! Early bird now closes midnight Thursday 10th of September.

Chilean writer/director Sebastian Silva joins BSS.

Sundance darling Sebasti�n Silva (THE MAID, MAGIC MAGIC, NASTY BABY) joins us to talk in co…


International call for entries Mobile Film Festival

Posted Monday 07 Sep 2015

Bonjour members - the French chapter of Women in Film (WFT) are offering women all over the world the opportunity to submit films for the Mobile Flim Festival. Check out one of the entries and the story behind climate change here:



FIFO - Reminder!

Posted Friday 11 Sep 2015

The 13th edition of the International Festival of Oceanian documentary films (FIFO Tahiti), will take place from January 30th to February 7th 2016 in Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia)

The competition is open to all productions concerning Oceania which are not older than three years.

Remember regi…


Spring is Sprung at the Basement Theatre

Posted Friday 11 Sep 2015

The Basement Theatre is one of WIFT's valued discount providers - that means you get a reduced price on tickets if you mention your membership when you book. We encourage members to support these thespians and swap celluloid for the stage occasionally.

The Spring S…


AnimfxNZ is returning for 2015

Posted Friday 11 Sep 2015

SO Save the date! November 6th & 7th, Wellington

AnimfxNZ 2015 brings you more of the biggest and brightest names in the global digital entertainment industry. Join them for two days of learning, sharing and networking with Animation, VFX and Gaming industry specialists.

They are…


Women, Minorities Still Underrepresented as Directors: DGA Report

Posted Saturday 12 Sep 2015

It's official: Woman and minorities are still lagging among first-time

directors in episodic television, a new study from

the Directors Guild of America shows. There are no surprises here if

you have been keeping an eye on this developing story for the last


Filmmakers in Schools Festival

Posted Monday 14 Sep 2015

WIFT's only Oamaru member, Maddy Maxwell has been busy with the Filmmakers in Schools Film Festival. The results of her work (with fellow filmmaker Bridget Ellis) will be revealed on September 22nd at the Oamaru Opera House.

The night promises to be a showca…


Screening at Toronto...

Posted Monday 14 Sep 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Leanne Pooley whose animated documentary film about the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign, 25 April was selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The trailer for 25 APRIL - has just been releas…


Apply now for the 2015 Short Film Lab!

Posted Monday 14 Sep 2015

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now calling for applications for the 2015 Short Film Lab. Successful applicants will be offered a place in a one-day workshop and an opportunity for individual follow-up sessions. Participants in the 20…


Nga Taonga Screening This Week (1)

Posted Monday 14 Sep 2015

On the Blog: Angela Bloomfield

This week in Audio Curios: following the recent split with her real-life partner Chris, actress Angela Bloomfield talks about how the television soap Shortland Street can sometimes mirror rea…


Hobsonville Studio Proposal- Part II

Posted Monday 14 Sep 2015

Film Auckland in conjunction with ATEED last week held an industry-wide

event dubbed the 'Film Forum Part II - Hobsonville Studio Proposal

Information & Discussion Evening'.

The meeting, brought together a good

crowd of people from a much wider cross section of the fil…


BSS Just Got Better

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2015

Jane Campion and Liz Watts to speak at this year's Big Screen Symposium

Yes there are some top women lined up for BSS this year along with a compelling line up of international and local speakers. Among the first speakers announced are NZ director


Films for Peace Premiere Screening

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2015

WIFT member Kathleen Gallagher has two films in a special screening to mark The International day of Peace on Monday 21 September in Auckland. They are adapted from her Peace Plays,

Hautu is about COs and their families of WWII.

Charlie Bloom is…


Tickets to The Dressmaker Selling Fast

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2015

We are thrilled that Jocelyn Moorhouse, one of the worlds leading female writers/directors is coming to Wellington for the New Zealand premiere of "The Dressmaker" on September 23.

Buy your tickets at

Moorhouse directed and wrote the screenplay for The Dresssmaker.and produced "…


The 2016 Vancouver International WIFT Festival

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016, March 8-13, 2016) and the International Screenplay Competition end October 15th, 2015. This six-day festival celebrates and promotes women working in screen-based media.

It accepts films with women in at least three of…


NZ Canada Relationship Alive and Kicking

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have renewed their successful joint incentive for digital media co-production.

The total amount of funding available in 2015/16 is $1million (CAD), with $500,000 contributed by each of NZ On Air and the CMF to fu…



Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Submitting an entry?
Getty Images are providing free and discounted stock images, audio and footage for all entries into the Tropfest 2016 competition.

Getting the right footage and music to round out your production takes talent. Getting it on time and on budget t…


NZ Web Fest - the web series and online video event

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Tickets are now available for the inaugural New Zealand Web Fest (#nzwf2015). ***

With over 40 Web Fests held around the world each year, it's now time to create this event here in New Zealand to promote web series and online video to loca…



Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Calling Producers, Production Companies, Filmmakers & Studios - spots are now booking for the 2015 NZWG Writer Showcase Day on 9 October 2015


- IN AUCKLAND for SWANZ & Big Screen Symposium?


  • - Writers to work …

BSS - The Programme is LIVE

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015


CASE STUDY: The Ground We Won - Check out this special session at BSS:

WIFT member Miriam Smith (and Chris Pryor) share the discovery driven process that shaped their poignant and confronting sophomore documentary THE GROUND WE WON.

The Grou…


Something Wicked This Way Comes

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

In the form of a competition - Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard opens in NZ cinemas on October 1 and we have FIVE double passes to give away...

View the teaser trailer and answer this simple question...

What is the fam…


JOBS! A mixed bag of media/journalism/digital/tv - something for everyone! (1)

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Television Collection DeveloperPrivate Advertiser

  • Developing the National Television Collection
  • Preserving New Zealand's Television Culture

The role includes, Off-air recording, Negotiation with TV Production companies and recording information about Television programmes onto a database


Creative Producer (Commercial)TVNZ

  • Do you have creat…

Hasta La Vista, Baby!

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

If you could think of three things that you love the most, these could be: films, Latin America and a good bargain! Combine the three and you have the  14th Latin America & Spain Film Festival

The Latin American & Spanish Embassies …


Transmedia Storytelling Workshops

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015



Unitec is delighted to be hosting a series of workshops in Transmedia Storytelling and Production as an introduction to the new Masters in Creative Practice.

The first workshop, facilitated by Alex Alexander of 412 Entertainment Sydney takes place at Unitec on Thursday October…


DEGNZ Extended Deadline

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

Extended Application Deadline for Drama Editing Workshop with Michael Horton and Jonathan Woodford Robinson

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invite applications from editors with a minimum of 5 years editing experience for eight places on a drama editing workshop with two of…


The Great and Powerful (in) OZ

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

Congratulations to WIFT NZ President Sharon Menzies on being included in Australian TV's most powerful and influential people 2015

"So when broadcasters green-light a show, they and their producers then, more often than not, go to the who's who on our Money power list.…


Not in Kansas Anymore? No Worries!

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

As a NZ WIFT member you can still enter the Kansas City WIFT 5th annual Short Screenplay Contest. All members of a Women in Film chapter get a discount on their entry fee. Please see The next deadline is October 18, 2015.



If you think the year has gone quickly...

Posted Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

Spare a thought for the hardworking staff at WIFT - who have been so busy they haven't welcome all our lovely new members for some months!  SO it is with great pride, thanks and joy that we welcome all these new (and returning members)…


Film Festival For Children A First

Posted Wednesday 30 Sep 2015

Only 2 weeks to go!

Screenies is a new dedicated film festival for children (3 - 15 years) at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC) in Western Springs on the 22nd-25th of October (Labour Weekend). The Festival is being staged for the first time …