Funding Target Reached

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Ronel Schodt whose crowdfunding campaign (with Bridget Ellis-Pegler) for Shotz Productions, has hit 100% of its target for their project:

Ronel and Bridget are a Writer-Producer team developing a large project for 8-12 year old girls, called 'Sylvie & A…


Salut! Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2016 line-up

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the best of French cinema to New Zealand, the Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival unveiled the official film selection delivering the largest and most diverse selection of films to date. The 2016 programme features 37 titles, including a special section…


Entries open for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2016

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Show Me Shorts Film Festival is now calling for local and international submissions to the 11th edition of this growing festival,which celebrates short films, music videos and the people who make them.

Show Me Shorts is an Oscar� qualifying festival, meaning the winner …


WIFT Awards Finalist Hits the US

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016


We are delighted to announced that Leanne Pooley, a finalist in the South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film at this year's WIFT awards, had the US premiere of her new film "25 April" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival over Wa…


Loading Docs Back for a Third Year

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Loading Docs: the documentary initiative that produces short films and big talent.

Founded by WIFT member Julia Parnell of Notable Pictures, Loading Docs is back for a third year to launch another ten cutting-edge, 3-minute shorts that tell true stories of transformation, growth, adversi…


Cameras Used by Sundance 2016 Filmmakers & Why They Chose Them

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Here's one for women techies from No Film School...

From intimate character studies to fake moon landings, it was clear that the "perfect camera" completely depends on the production. No Film School talked to a range of different directors and cinematographers at…


Go the Goodie Bags...

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

YES! When you attend this year's WIFT awards you will be presented with a wonderful goodie bag containing gifts, vouchers and special WIFT member-only treats from our generous sponsors...

In alphabetical order (sorry Whittaker's - I know what it feels like!) - they are:


Congratulations to Gisella!!

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

The World of WearableArt has appointed a new chief executive, Former Film New Zealand chief executive and WIFT member Gisella Carr.

Carr was previously chief executive of Film New Zealand and has a long association with the creative industries.

She has worked with the Ro…


Lotsa Jobs... (1)

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

NZIFF 2016 - Three roles available in the Wellington Office, plus volunteer positions too..

Script to Screen is seeking a new Programme Assistant for their

busy Auckland-based office. The role is a permanent part-time position

(16 hours a week). APPLICATIONS CLOS…


Next Steps for HeforShe Campaign in New Zealand

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Continuing our theme of gender equality - here is the latest info on

The UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality

Your passion and determination will contribute to the collective goal of achieving

gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around t…


Free Tickets to Carol!

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Thanks to the lovely folk at Trigger Marketing and Transmission Films, we are thrilled to announce the exquisite film CAROL starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara will open in NZ cinemas on February 11 - just in time for Valentine's Day. We have FIVE do…



Posted Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

Wift awards



WIFT NZ is pleased to announce the recipients for the seven award categories of the WIFT NZ 2016 Awards, held tonight in the Grand Tearoom of the Heritage Hotel, Auckland.

South Pacific Pictures Award for Achieveme…


Sell That Script

Posted Monday 29 Feb 2016

WIFT member Pip Hall and Kathryn Burnett are running a workshop on how to maximise your chances of selling your scripts.  It's great for people wanting to break into the industry as well as those who've had some experience but want to brush u…


And now for something completely different...

Posted Monday 29 Feb 2016

Christchurch WIFT member Jackie Clark is promoting her lovely drug free lamb to all members...

Do you like to know where your meat comes from?

It is a very interesting journey following meat from the pasture to the point of sale. Do you …


Applications open for FilmUp 2016

Posted Monday 29 Feb 2016

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 14th March 2016, 5pm

Calling screenwriters, directors and producers - FilmUp returns in 2016 providing

talented and tenacious filmmakers an individually tailored development programme

to hone their creative practice, and take a step up in their careers.

Now in its …


In the Palace - Call for Entries 2016

Posted Monday 29 Feb 2016

For students and professionals - now is the time to be thinking about entering that

short film into an international festival

Eligible categories:

  • Fiction
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Experimental & non-narrative productions, hybrid forms & formats, digital artwork

Individual and institutional entries are accepted…