Terence Davies is coming to Auckland

Posted Monday 04 Jul 2016

Sunday 24th July, 4-5pm, The Wintergarden, Free

Arguably the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies is a poet of the cinema, at once austere and passionate�Their combination of art-film style and reverence for working-class popular culture is unique in British …


Film Festival Focus on Women

Posted Monday 04 Jul 2016

NZIFF is promising films featuring powerful females, both in front and behind the camera this year. Metro magazine has done a good summary. Read on by popping this into your browser...


And below is a list of films about, by and featuring …


Crowdfunding for Films Continues

Posted Monday 04 Jul 2016

WIFT members Jane Sherning-Warren (producer) and Carolyn Beaver (writer) are making a short film  ...and yes, they need money. Please join them on this huge and exciting journey by helping bring this script to life with some cold hard moolah:  http://www.boosted.org.nz/breaking-entering

If your contribution to their…


Making The Rehearsal

Posted Monday 04 Jul 2016

Tuesday 26th July, 3:15-4:15pm, The Wintergarden

Script to Screen and the NZ International Film Festival present a special discussion with the creative team behind highly anticipated NZ film THE REHEARSAL, which enjoys its world premiere at the festival.

THE REHEARSAL marks the return of avant-garde dir…


Support WIFT members in this year's NZIFF!

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

Come on gals - don't just book those adorable French films or those edgy Iranian docos - get behind our members at this year's NZIFF. You even get a discount! Use the password WIFT2016 when you book but make sure you have your membership …


Love is in the Air..

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

Conference Promo Square red

Romance Writers of NZ would like WIFT members to know about their upcoming conference. This year, they are excited to be bringing out Hollywood story legend, Michael Hauge, for his first workshop in New Zealand.

Conference programme attached.

Romance Writers of New Ze…


Stephen Follows does Brexit

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

Two weeks ago 52% of the UK population voted for the UK to leave the European Union (EU) and Stephen has done a column focusing on the data behind how Brexit will affect the UK film industry.

The full article is here https://stephenfollows.com/how-will-brexit-affect-the-uk-film-industry


Take Pot Luck

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

WIFT member Robin Murphy's Pot Luck Webseries is halfway through releasing the six episode season which can be viewed here: http://www.potluckwebseries.com/watch-us/

She would love all members to have a look at her work.

Pot Luck
a fresh, fun, and sexy

JOBS! A mixed bag of media/journalism/digital/tv - something for everyone! (2)

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

Senior Manager, Digital and Media Operations - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)

  • Seeking an innovative leader to manage the Digital and Media Operations section
  • Exciting new role leading the engine room of the NFSA, managing cultural connections and digital assets management

Forty Eight Hours - The Date is Set

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

Yes the date you have all been waiting for: The 48 Hour Film Festival 2016 is on 16-18 September.

All the details are in the link below - and yes we think the hyper masculine gorilla imagery is a bit OTT - but whil…


Women-Led Webseries to Watch Out For

Posted Tuesday 05 Jul 2016

We are delighted to let you know that two NZ On Air webseries made by women-led teams go live this week!

Aroha Bridge is the creation of Jessica Hansell (aka musician Coco Solid) and produced by Morgan Waru. Aroha Bridge is an animated seri…


WIFT members and NZIFF

Posted Monday 11 Jul 2016

We love to hear from WIFT members who are involved in any aspect of NZIFF - please feel free to contact us and tell us if you have a film you would like other members to support. We do rely on you keeping us infor…


New appointments in M?ori screen industry

Posted Monday 11 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Whetu Faia and Christina Asher on their new appointments.

With a film and television freelance career that spans over forty years, distinguished television and movie casting director, Christina Asher is looking forward to the challenges in leading the M?ori screen guild.



2016 Wellington Short Film Workshop?

Posted Monday 11 Jul 2016

Is there a story you would like to tell through film but don't know where to start?

Script to Screen presents the 2016 Wellington Short Film Workshop - a two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a sh…


WIFT Member's World Premiere at NZIFF

Posted Monday 11 Jul 2016

WIFT member Jan Bieringa has produced a film (with her husband Luit) The HeART of the Matter, enjoying its world premiere at this year's NZIFF lineup.


World Premiere Wgton 25 July 6.30pm at Te Papa.

Luit Bieringa will be in attenda…


And the First WIFT Woman Video slot goes to...

Posted Monday 11 Jul 2016

We would like to introduce you to a new section online at WIFT. We will be showing short films and videos by members on the site and in E News. If you have something you would like to share with members please send it thro…


Dig Deep for Director's Debut

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Long-time WIFT member Sapna Samant has a challenging job as a GP in Poririua (where she is responsible for their refugee intake), but she doesn't forget she is a filmmaker!

She is crowdfunding for her short film directorial debut DEBTS WE PAY on Boosted…


Athena Film Festival All You Need to Know

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

It hardly seems like a year since the previous Festival were calling for submissions but yes indeed the 7th annual Athena Film Festival will take place February 9-12, 2017 at Barnard College in New York City.

Film Submissions will be accepted through September 15, 2016.  Submi…


BSS - Earlybird Gets the Worm...

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Or a discount!  The Earlybird tickets for BSS are on sale now!

Buy your ticket now to get an early bird discount. Early bird tickets are limited, so get in quick! Available from now until midnight, Friday 19 August or until they sell out...so don't …


FF in NYC Wants Your Film!

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Get your film a screening in the Big Apple - here's your opportunity (and you should read this anyway just to check out the cool "tests" for content that are part of the criteria!)

In October, as part of a multimedia exhibition, Downtown Community Television's (DCTV)  …


Summer Camp for Writers

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Script to Screen launches the 2016 Story Camp Aotearoa, a feature film project workshop happening this summer.

Story Camp evolves from their 2014 and 2015 writing labs, which have seen talented local writers workshop their feature film scripts with exceptional international and local mentors.

This year each sel…


Jennifer's Baby

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

She's rich and thin and has appeared on the big screen more times than - well than she has actually BEEN pregnant. Which is nil - but you would never think that if you believed the rubbish printed about her fecundity (or lack of …


TWO Discount Providers in one Hit!

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

It's Auckland Theatre Company's Next Big Thing Festival and it's at the Basement.

Both these important organisations are WIFT discount providers - so that means all WIFT members can get discount tickets to performances - like the Next Big Thing Festival featuring three brand…


Let's Hear it for these Girls on Film

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Congratulations to these fabulous ten women (especially the six WIFT members) who have made it through to the inaugural Women Filmmakers Incubator run by the Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ).

They are:

Catherine Bisley

Nathalie Boltt

Abigail Greenwood

Kirsty Hamilton


Let's Make Something - Short Film Competition

Posted Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

To demonstrate the power of creativity, great content and an open brief, Getty Images have asked six New Zealand and Australian creative teams to make a short film using stock footage and one of six themes.

Let's make sure women are well represe…


We're Baaarmy about this Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

RAMS - Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard, Cannes International Film Festival 2015 will open in NZ cinemas on August 4.

View the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuecxPS9Heg

Thanks to Trigger we have 5 x in season double passes to giveaway

Just answer this simple q…


Doc Edge Dates!

Posted Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

Doc Edge are super-organised and they are able to confirm their 2017 Festival dates NOW:

So mark these dates in your diary:

Wellington from 10-21 May at the Roxy Cinema

Auckland 24 May - 5 June (Queen's birthday weekend) at Q Theatre.

Docs …


Jobs - big and small, permanent and temporary - something for everyone

Posted Tuesday 19 Jul 2016

FilmTV work experience / intern positionPrivate Advertiser

Rocket Rentals has a position for an intern to work in its Auckland office developing skills within the film equipment rental and crew hire sector.

Project Manager | TV/FILM ProductionUrban Voyage

We have several exciting p…


Story Edge Sandbox is Back

Posted Tuesday 19 Jul 2016


STORY EDGE SANDBOX #2: Saturday July 30 AUT Colab 1-5 pm


Frank Film producer Gerard Smyth and developer Tim Chesney showcase their interactive doco 'Christchurch Dilemmas'.  This concept won funding from the 2015 NZ on Air Interactive Dig…