First Stephen Follows Post for the Year

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Last year we started with  a very successful camera accessories workshop with Aliesha Staples.  This year we'll be following on with a workshop on lenses so until then this data from Stephen Follows might get you in the mood!

This week's article looks a…


Happy New Year from The Data Book!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

The Data Book is pleased to announce its social media debut on Facebook.

They would like to welcome you "like" The Data Book at and be the first to find out what is happening in the world of Data Book over 2016.

Don't …


A challenge for 2016

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Want inspiration for a new year's resolution that involves watching movies, not dieting, taking up yoga or colouring in books....The blogger behind Cinema Fanatic has just completed her  A Year With Women challenge where she only watched films directed or co-directed by women for 12 mo…


WIFT Members Make the Finals

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016


Congratulations to WIFT members Nicola Peeperkorn, Andrew Cooper, David Gould and  Yamin Tun who are among the  the 16 talented filmmakers whose films will screen to a live audience and judging panel on February 27 at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Ply…



Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Unitec's Performing and Screen Arts Department (PASA) is looking for a web series to produce in semester 1 2016.

Third-year screen and acting students will partner together, under the supervision of industry-leading tutors, to produce a web series written by YOU. This might be something…


Competition Time! (4)

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

The 5th annual Short Screenplay Contest run by Kansas City WIFT has a final deadline of Feb. 1, 2016.

All members of a Women in Film chapter get a discount on their entry fee. Please see  The final judges include Morgan Damero…


Safety Compliance Information Evening

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

WIFT members get free tickets to attend this Safety Compliance Information evening.

Simply go to

Click on 'Get Tickets'

Enter 'WIFT' under Promotional Code and voila!


WHEN: 6.30pm, Tuesday 9th February 2016

WHERE: Mt Eden War M…


Artist Residency Available

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016


Auckland Council are seeking applications from film-makers(and other artists) for their 2016 residency. The deal is free accommodation and a modest weekly artist's fee in return for some new and original work; flavoured somewhat by the park, or by the experience of l…


Amanda Billing Unplugged

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

NZ On Screen has just uploaded their ScreenTalk interview with longtime WIFT member Amanda Billing.

You can find it here:

In the interview, Amanda speaks about:

� Feeling out of her depth in her early days on Shortland Street

� How her own e…


DEGNZ International Editor's Mentorship

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from mid-career editors with significant drama experience to apply for an International Editor's Mentorship with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper.

The mentorship offers 20 - 30 hours of Dany's time, some by Skype and …


Council Arts Funding Opportunities

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

As you enjoy the festive season, find a moment to develop your idea to bring arts and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders. Auckland Council offers a range of funding opportunities supporting arts and culture delivery - open now, closing from early-February 2016.


Videos from this year's Big Screen Symposium are here!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Stay inspired over summer with highlight videos from this year's Big Screen Symposium

A series of curated highlights from this year's event are now available on  vimeo and on  our website. Hear speakers including Rachel Griffiths, Duncan Sarkies and Jane Campion speak on the theme of colla…



Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

KEY DATES for SEED Funding for 2016. Mark these in your diary now and keep an eye on the NZWG site for updates and information.


FEB 01 - WGN Meet TBC

FEB 12 - AKL Meet Up

FEB  1…


BOTH WORLDS is returning for a fifth series on TV3 and is seeking new stories now!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Do you or somebody you know have an inspiring story to share?

Express who you are and how you fit into the NZ community. If you have a story about your cultural identity, or know someone who does, then Notable Pictures would love to talk to you …


It's Awards Season!

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

At the end of last year, Cate Blanchett received the prestigious Longford Lyall award at Australia's Film and Television Awards (AACTAS) But amid the obligatory tears and thank you's she made an excellent point: Women simply aren't acknowledged enough in her industry (and in …


New Year, New Job

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

We've stretched the net a bit wider given it is traditionally a lean time in film and telly - but there are some goodies in there so good luck!

The Women's Centre in Auckland are looking for an experienced bookkeeper and administrator to wo…


From the Archives...

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

Since it's summer and you still have time... we have this lovely interview with WIFT member Roseanne Liang done by another WIFT member Ruth Dunphy from 2011 for you to read...

1. After Banana in a Nutshell was released you received hate mail from …


Crossing Rachmaninoff selected for official competition in French film festival

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Rebecca Tansley whose feature film documentary Crossing Rachmaninoff has been selected in official competition in the 29th Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in France.

FIPA, which runs from 19 - 24 January in Biarritz, is one of Europe's most respected fe…


More Giveaways...

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016


image001If you haven't caught it yet - you don't know what you are missing. Suffragette fever is spreading and we still have some double comps to give away to members. First in first served - email with Suffragette in the subject line.


On the subject of unsung heroines...

Posted Tuesday 26 Jan 2016

The Wind Beneath our WIFT

We spend much of our time celebrating the achievements of women in our Film and Television industries, as well we should. Today we want to celebrate a company that helps us reach these heights. Without the constant and unflagging su…