Discount to the NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Thanks to NZIFF who have offered members an industry discount for purchasing tickets to this year's NZIFF screenings in Auckland. The full programme is out June 20 and tickets go on sale June 24.

As in previous years you can purchase online 1 A…


Jobs! Check out our fortnightly listings! (4)

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Making Movies Ltd. looking for experienced Natural History Production Manager

Production Manager required for Discovery Network 6 x 1 hour Series 'Modern Dinosaurs'. Experience with natural history or similar factual genre essential. Experience with shows for international networks preferred. Starting in mid August until …


Screencraft Offers TWO Great Opportunities

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

ScreenCraft are excited to share these two exciting opportunities for your short screenplays:

Here's the difference between both opportunities for short screenplays:

Short Film Production Fund is a program administered by ScreenCraft and the team at  BondIt, a media fund based in Beverly Hills. The…


SEED Postponed

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

The Second Round of NZWG Seed Grants 2016 is postponed owing to unforeseen circumstances.

An announcement with the new dates will be released as soon as possible.

NZWG apologise for any inconvenience in this delay.

In the meantime, keep on working o…


Nominations Needed

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

The Arts Regional Trust Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi (ART) and Hynds New Zealand invite you to nominate creative, entrepreneurial people to be considered for the Hynds Creative Entrepreneur 2016 Award and the ART Emerging Creative Entrepreneur 2016 Award. The Awards will be given to the recip…


Reminder: Book your place for DEGNZ Selects with Niki Caro

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

The Director's & Editors Guild of NZ will hold a special DEGNZ Selects event with renowned NZ director Niki Caro. The discussion and Q&A will be moderated by director Roseanne Liang and will cover Niki's career and films, including box office success McFarl…


STS 2016 Hokianga Film Project

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Writing Workshop 7th - 9th July, Filmmaking Workshop 18th - 22nd July

Matai Aranui Marae, 49 Wikaira Rd, Whirinaki

Script to Screen present writing & filmmaking workshops aimed at rangatahi in the Far North region. The aim of these workshops is to foster local tal…


Free Boxed Set To Win

Posted Tuesday 07 Jun 2016

Yes - winter is a comin' and we know you like to stay close to the couch and the fire so we are delighted to offer THREE BOXED SETS OF the three series of The Bridge to give away.  Fabulous addictive Scandinavian drama wit…


Haere mai, Afio mai, Bienvenue, fnyhng, ykoso, Willkommen, WELCOME!

Posted Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

Hello to our new members who have joined over the last few months or more - thanks so much for coming on board and supporting WIFTNZ...

Alana Cotton, Alex Reed, Alison Smith, Amanda Heatley, Amanda Deacon, Amanda Jenkins, Annie Hubbard, Antonia Gibbs-Thornton, Becky Hogg, Ben…


Fancy a night at the Theatre?

Posted Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

Well next week you can kill two birds as they say, by having a night out AND supporting our 2015 Intern and WIFT member Romy Hooper who stars in Te Rehia Theatre Company's 'Yours Truly.'



Written and directed by award winning Maori playwrig…


NZFC Ups Ante for DEGNZ Women Filmmakers Incubator

Posted Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

This is a piece of very welcome news: The New Zealand Film Commission has come in with a further package to increase the opportunity for directors who are selected for the DEGNZ Women Filmmakers Incubator.

Three debut feature film directors selected for the …


Tuesday was on Wednesday

Posted Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

If you are confused about E News delivery this week - it is coming to you on a Wednesday and will do for the issue in a fortnight's time as well. This is to allow me, the E News producer, to sit my final …


Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

Finola Dwyer ONZM and Victoria Spackman ONZM were  honoured in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to the film industry and services to theatre, film and television, respectively.

Based in the UK since 1990 Dwyer, a New Zealand film producer and editor, is bes…


Diversity - yeah right!

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

Check out this Radio NZ interview from June 17 with Jane Wrightson, CEO NZ On Air and the winner of the Great Southern Film & Television Award for Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Screen Industry at this year's WIFT awards.

Jane talks about wh…


Children's Web Series Needs Your Help

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

When the Earth sends out a distress call to distant caretaker aliens,  a young Maori boy,  JUSTIN, intercepts the communication and must find a way to be heard in order to save the world.

The RESET Children's Sci Fi Web Series, written and p…


That Bloody Woman! - Discount Tickets

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

Thanks to our lovely discount provider, Auckland Theatre Company, we are able to offer discount tickets to



Kate Sheppard's successful campaign to win the vote for wome…


25 April at Annecy International Festival

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

WIFT member Leanne Pooley's animated documentary feature 25 APRIL was one of just nine films selected in competition at the world's premiere animation festival�the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Held in France every year, the festival features films from around the world including large s…


Doc Edge Presents DOCommunity & Story Edge

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

Look out WIFT members Roseanne Liang and Brenda Leeuwenberg this weekend and next!

Don't forget to book now for this weekend's DOCommunity screening at the Auckland Art Gallery, Saturday, 25th June at 2.00 pm. Here is your second chance to see Frame by Frame, an audience favourite from Doc Edge Festival 2015, descr…


Something for everyone in JOBS this week...

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

Internship Program for FilmTV Production - Sound, Camera, , Editing, LighitngBroadcast & Film New Zealand Ltd

Internship in a FilmTV production company.

Events CoordinatorBeca Ltd

  • Corporate events opportunity
  • Join a successful international organisation
  • Great team environment and social scene!

We have …


NZ On Air's music funding scheme changes

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

NZ On Air's support for new music is changing to recognise the fast changing nature of audience behaviour, and to better connect audiences with local music.

The New Music [Project] funding scheme will support artists with the backing of a professional music company that can…


World Premiere of The Rehearsal announced as NZIFF 2016 Centrepiece Presentation

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

NZIFF is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Alison Maclean's hotly anticipated adaptation of Eleanor Catton's debut novel The Rehearsal. The film features lots of WIFT members so be sure to see a sceening if you can.

The film stars James Rolleston…


NZ On Screen - Matariki

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

The Matariki Collection
This will be a stroll down memory lane for many WIFT members!

Matariki is a cluster of stars which hold special significance in M?ori culture, and their rising in early June marks new beginnings and the M?ori …


Film Challenge

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016



Filmmakers prepare to get challenged! Whether you have never worked with film before or are a veteran cinematographer it is time to pull up to the view finder and get experi…



Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

I, Daniel Blake, winner of the Palme d'Or, will screen at NZIFF 2016 direct from its Cannes world premiere. Twenty three films in total are confirmed, including eleven titles from the Cannes Competition selection.


"To be screening so many of the best films straight from…


Now that's a shame!

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016


Tropfest New Zealand announced this week that they would not be presenting a fifth festival in 2017.

Thank you TAFT for presenting TROPFEST for the past four years!  NZ short filmmakers, note that you can now enter TROPFEST Au…


Interested in what's happening over the ditch?

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

If you have a spare minute or two and don't want to waste it on celebrity gossip or click bait - then pop this into your browser and have a look at Screen Australia's website. It's jam packed with news, views and issues around …


Children's Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 22 Jun 2016

Screenies is a wonderful project championed by WIFT member Janette Howe. A passionate children's film advocate, Janette would love all WIFT members to get behind this great cause. Want to know more? listen to the interview she gave on Radio NZ recently:


NZ On Air and YouTube team up

Posted Thursday 23 Jun 2016


NZ On Air and Google have teamed up to give successful New Zealand YouTube creators the opportunity to hone their craft, learn from experts and build new audiences.

A $300,000 joint fund has been created, ca…



Posted Monday 27 Jun 2016

Tropfest NZ is back on for 2017!

If you have been following the trail, you will have witnessed both the sad departure and blazing return all in the space of a couple of days of Tropfest. The festival once again take place on  Saturday Fe…