Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

DOC Pitch 2016 will be held on Thursday, 19 May at Auckland University of Technology.

This is a 'dragons den' event held during Screen Edge Forum to support documentary makers,

Doc Pitch helps projects to get funded and completed. This year there is a great …


Working with Australia - What Do We Have to Offer?

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Script to Screen Event TUES 19 APRIL, 2016, 7:30-8:30PM, THE CLASSIC,

James Griffin, Maxine Fleming and Kelly Martin discuss their experiences making "800 WORDS"

Whether it's via co-production, selling content, or promoting NZ talent, are we making the most of being neighbours with Australia? After all,…


Nominate for 2017 New Year Honours

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Women in the screen industry were nowhere to be seen in the 2016 honours list - but changing that is easy! Do you know of women doing great things in our industry?

Nominations for the New Year Honours 2017 are due to the Honours Unit, Departm…


CREWED magazine out now!

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

It's that time. The new edition of Crewed is out now. Your industry mag!

This month they've got articles on the people and gear behind Shortland Street's new look, micro-budget features, the joys and pains of tertiary education, Screentime's Philly de Lacey, keeping it in the …


Do you have a Commonwealth story to tell?

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Film Production Companies in the Pacific Region are being asked to put forward proposals for "Commonwealth Shorts".  And that means you!

'Commonwealth Shorts' gives emerging writers and directors an opportunity to make a film that highlights issues affecting them and their communities. The first ro…



Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Be Here Now - the Andy Whitfield Story opens the 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge), on Wednesday 4th May in Wellington and Wednesday 18th May in Auckland. A powerful and intimate love story, the documentary follows the fight of Spartacus star…


Announcing FilmUp Participants for 2016!

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Congratulations to three WIFT members Georgina Conder, Nadia Maxwell and Yamin Tun, and to Script to Screen for gender equality as there were a total of FIVE women in FilmUp.

STS awarded eight filmmakers places on

the FilmUp Programme for 2016.

FilmUp is the …


ScreenSafe leads health and safety in New Zealand screen sector

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

New Zealand's screen sector has been quick off the mark to interpret the new health and safety legislative regime with the launch of ScreenSafe's website on 31 March.

ScreenSafe is an initiative of the NZ Techos' Guild and the website marks the first sta…


The 11th Doc Edge Festival Programme is live!

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Doc Edge bring a stellar unmissable line-up of 37 features and 15 shorts from New Zealand and across the globe to Wellington's The Roxy Cinema, 4 - 15 May and Auckland's Q Theatre 18 - 29 May.

Check out the full programme at their 


Call for workshop proposals

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

The National Council of Women NZ Conference is being held in Wellington, New Zealand on 15-17 September, 2016.

The topic of the conference is Gender Equality, and they are seeking abstracts for the interactive workshops to be held on Thursday 15th, and Friday 16th Septe…


Anzac Day Special Screening

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

We will be running an interview with WIFT member and April 25 Producer, Leanne Pooley, in the April 26 E News - but meantime you can check out the trailer here:

Also on ANZAC DAY Leanne will giving a Film Talk at the …


JOBS! (2)

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Media Licensing RepresentativeAPRA NZ Ltd

APRA AMCOS' Media Licensing Department take care of the music licensing needs for TVFilm & Online productions, Ad Agencies & more...

Performing and Screen Arts Technical Co-ordinatorUnitec Institute of Technology

  • Fixed term until Dec 2016
  • Maintain computing and …

Special Screening War Stories

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

Great War Stories

NZ, 2014 / 15, 50 mins, G, directed by Anna Cottrell

Great War Stories is a series of short (3-4 minute) films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by Gallipoli and the First World War.

Ng? …


Eye in the Sky Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

The edge of the seat international thriller set on the cutting edge of remotely piloted drone warfare.  Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi.

View the trailer here:

We have 5 x double passes to EYE IN THE SKY to …


Great War Stories series 2 starting on TV3 18 April - 24 April

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

WIFT member Anna Cottrell of AC Productions' seven part series of Great War Stories is starting on TV3's Newshub 18 April - 24 April.

It is Anna's third series for TV3 of mini documentaries telling often searing stories of loss and courage. None celebr…


Brilliant Giveaway!

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

The show is called What If There Is No Toilet and is award winning Aussie comic Felicity Ward's stand-up comedy opus on depression, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome.

Felicity is committed to talking about mental health, and in 2014 created the documentary series - Fel…


Good news for homegrown telly

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

According to NZ on Air's annual measure of local content, things are on the up - although new programme hours continued to decline. Underlying trends though are more revealing of shifts in what's on our screens.

Local content is an indicator of the heal…


POWFest Submissions Open May 1

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

Submissions for the Portland Oregeon Women's Film Festival (POWFest) open on May 1st - but be warned you must have access to Withoutabox and FilmFreeway online submission platforms in order to enter.

POWFest is open to all genres and lengths of films.…


Latest Screentalk IV

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

Long-time WIFT member Michele Fantl has just had her ScreenTalk interview uploaded at the NZ on Screen site. You can find it here.

In the interview, Michele speaks about:

� The difficult yet rewarding process of producing short film Twilight of the Gods

� Filming on R…


STRAY Needs Your Cash

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

The 2016 Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch award winner and WIFT board member, Desray Armstrong is crowdfunding for her independent feature film STRAY on Boosted. Here is a link to the campaign which closes on Friday 6 May

STRAY is the highly anti…


Anyone off to Cannes?

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

Lucky you! You will be able to attend:

The Women in Film &Television Cannes International Drinks Reception

Monday 16 May, 2016 | 19:30 - 21:00 | UK Film Centre, Pavilion 119, International Village

Join Women in Film & TV (UK) at the UK…


Latest jobs just waiting for you... (3)

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2016

If you love all things NZ on screen, we have the perfect job for you at NZ On Screen.

We are looking for a Content Director to curate and promote its content.



Keep cool till after school. &nbs…



Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

The Heritage are one of WIFT's most passionate supporters and offer all members great discounts on accommodation throughout the country - so we are delighted that WIFT member Susan Gibson, the group communications manager of Heritage Hotel Management, has been announced a finalist in…


Women Calling the Shots Festival

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

The Women Calling the Shots program at the Hamptons Film Festival is open for submissions. Members of all Women in Film Chapters from around the world are invited to submit their short films. Films must be under 20 minutes in length and completed after Jan…


Data Book Wants You! (1)

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

Missing out on jobs? Looking for a great crew? Or seeking some new contacts?

Promote yourself with the Data Book and help the industry - 2016/17 print edition deadline


It's time to RENEW O…


Another exclusive WIFT Q & A: Leanne Pooley

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

In February 2016 director Leanne Pooley was the recipient of the WIFT Award for "Achievement in Film" for BEYOND THE EDGE. Leanne is one of New Zealand's most accomplished documentary filmmakers having directed over 20 films.

Born in Canada, Leanne immigrated to New Zeala…


NZFC New Head of Production is a WIFT Member!

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

Yes! We are so excited to announce that WIFT member Leanne Saunders has been appointed Head of Production and Development at NZFC, Leanne replaces Lisa Chatfield who recently left the NZFC for a role at Pukeko Pictures.

Leanne has over 15 years' experience in…


The countdown begins!

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

It's just days until Doc Edge Festival kicks off in Wellington. Introducing you to some of the international guest line-up; celebrated filmmakers who will present their films and Q&A sessions after the screenings, in addition they make up …


Award winning WIFT member

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Anna Marbrook whose feature length film Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers won a world medal at the New York Film and Television awards in Las Vegas last week.

Produced by Heather Lee with Oceanic Nature Film Produc…