Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

For the third year running the  Loading Docs initiative will fund, create and distribute ten local 3-minute documentaries online, with support from NZ On Air and The New Zealand Film Commission. The documentary makers each need to raise $2000 via crowd funding. Once that ta…


Mairi Gunn - In her Own Words

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

Representing New Zealand Cinematographers Society (NZCS) on the selection panel for the inaugural Cinefem scholarship recently caused cinematographer Mairi Gunn to reflect on her own career for NZCS. It's a story involving focus pulling, shooting while pregnant, balancing family life and winning awards, intertwined…


Festival of Women Directors at Nga Taonga

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

Let the good times roll at Nga Taonga! In the next few weeks they have films by three women directors and two of them are WIFT members - Leanne Pooley and Annie Goldson. Keep up the good work down in Wellie, Nga Taonga!


We're in the celebratory mood so lots of tickets to give away this week!

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

We have not one but THREE movie giveaways for you to enjoy thanks to Trigger Marketing and Rebecca Tansley...

So.... drum roll.... Starting close to home we have

1) 5 x double passes to giveaway for MAHANA - produced by Robin Scholes (look out for…


What A Swell Party It Was! (1)

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

The 2016 WIFT Awards have been and gone and if you were lucky enough to snaffle a ticket you'll know it was a fabulous night, full of laughter, tears (happy ones), surprises and best of all incredible talent from our women in the TV …


Go Girl!

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Maxine Fleming who has secured one of the most sought after jobs on Shortland Street - Producer. Fleming has more than two decades of experience as a writer, script and story editor and is one of the top creators of televi…


FLICKS4CHICKS Entries open

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016


Make a film in one month and win big during this unique international contest and follow-on festival. Sign-up and build your team now for an April 1st start date.





BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 Call for Entries (1)

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016


Screening of Stutterer by Benjamin Cleary, ASFF 2015 Opening Night. Photo: Jim Poyner

Entries are open for the 6th edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, one of the UK's leading short film festivals and most exciting cinematic events. ASFF celebrates …


All the latest jobs hot off the press...

Posted Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

NZIFF 2016 - Materials and Content Assistant: http://www.nziff.co.nz/about/work-with-us/


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

Internship in a FilmTV production company. We currently supply trainees to reality TV.

Online Video JournalistMaori Television

Join Maori…


Get Crewed!

Posted Thursday 03 Mar 2016

New screen industry publication leaps into being on Leap Day

Launched on Leap Day, 29 February, Crewed is a new monthly magazine. It's published by, WIFT member Kelly Lucas. We congratulate her on this exciting move!

Get Crewed is for, by and about the …



Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016


Gibson Group, a film/television development and production company seeks applicants for its volunteer experience programme in Wellington. The Gibson Group is a multi-faceted screen and visitor attraction production company with decades of knowledge and experience in the New Zealan…


If you want to submit something...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Check out the list of intermatioal festivals and events below - and good luck!

09 March:  Palm Springs International ShortFest
30 March:  Cannes International Film Festival
07 April:  East End Film Festival
01 May:  London Short Film Festival (earlybird)
02 May: …


Calling all innovative kiwi film makers...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

This competition must have been written for a NZ fim maker... we're small but interesting and we don't have any money so we have to THINK (ok I stole that from Ernest Rutherford) BUT money never stood in the way of a brilliant idea …


All you documentary makers,

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Look out for the RFP from TVNZ for Sunday Specials!

Documentaries and factual programmes spanning a wide range of subjects are set to add to the diversity on local free-to-air television, with support from NZ On Air.

A series of six  independently-produced one-off doc…


The Untouchable Girls Ride Again...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

One of the great docos of our time... if you are in Wellington and somehow missed this epic, or like many of us you just want to see it again, then here's your chance to see WIFT member Leanne Pooley's hit film...


Was this the first NZ kids' film you ever saw?

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Kiwi kids were not used to seeing themselves on the big screen back in the 70s, so for many WIFT members this screening of Rangi's Catch will bring back some great memories. And it's a great film to take your kids to …



Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

2016 Women in Film & Television International Short Film Showcase

Check out the NZ finalist from WIFT New Zealand, Director, Pat Robins for Food For Thought. We congratulations Pat for being part of the 11th Anniversary of the Showcase which was celebrated on Inter…


Canada does it for the Gurlz...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Check out this Variety article which details a National Film Board of Canada initiative to allot half of its production spending to female-directed films... pop the link into your browser and read on...



Another encouraging story about women in telly

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Susanne Bier doesn't pull any punches in this article, but it's a positive look at what women can achieve in the business right now...



This will tickle your fancy...

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's Tickled was the documentary hit that no one saw coming at Sundance in January. Who knew a pop-culture feature about tickling contests would navigate such deep, dark waters? The New Zealand premiere screening opens NZIFF Autumn Events at the …


Q & A with Robin Scholes

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Robin Scholes, Producer of Mahana needs no introduction to WIFT members. She has had a frantic schedule since the film was launched, but found time to answer some burning questions put to her by E-News compiler, Josie McNaught.

WIFT: You've just returned from Be…


Latest jobs just waiting for you... (2)

Posted Tuesday 15 Mar 2016

Work on the Big Screen Symposium 2016

Programme Manager, The Big Screen Symposium 2016

Script to Screen is looking for a dynamic individual to successfully co-ordinate and manage the Big Screen Symposium's 2016 programme.

Ideally this position would suit a highly motivated, project based individual lo…


African Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

WIFT member Marilyn McFadyen is back with another African Film Festival New Zealand. Last year's was a huge success, and Marilyn would like to give a big thanks to everyone who supported and attended. The Trustees of the African film festival once again invite yo…


New BSA Codebook Hot off the Press!

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

The new Broadcasting Standards in New Zealand Codebook. contains new codes of broadcasting practice for radio, free-to-air television and pay television, which will take effect from 1 April 2016.

Hard copies of the codebook have been posted to organisations and if you need additional c…


BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 - Jury and New Award Announced

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which is currently open for entries from around the world is delighted to announce the new Jury for 2016, including film-world professionals whose expertise span film production, directing, editing, TV, music, branding, fashion and more.


ASFF 2016 Jury…


Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Tickled producers share their experiences

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Script to Screen Event Sealing the Deal

Tues 5 April, The Classic, Auckland, 7:30-8:30pm

For so many in the filmmaking team, work is done when the picture is locked. But the producer's race to get the film an audience has only just begun.



WIFT Members Take Tahiti

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Though we are a little late with this it is a celebration not to be missed.  WIFT NZ members had a magnificent presence at this year's FIFO festival.

Julia Parnell was on the judging panel and wins went to Miriam Smith, Christina Milligan, Lala…


Latest Jobs - Newest at the top!

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Facilities ManagerFranklin Rd

  • Music and sound company
  • Key role
  • Long term career opportunity

Audio post-production, music composition and music licensing company looking for experienced post-production manager.


Account Manager / Talent AgentThe Pond

  • Flexible Hours, full-time or 32 hours a …

Here's something to discuss at your next dinner party...

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Some WIFT members get a gong in this article which we decided to keep until after our fabulous WIFT awards... Anyway have a read and decide whether you agree or not...

Liam Maguren: How badly did this year suck for New Zealand film?


Happy Easter from the WIFT Team

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

We are slightly shorter on content this week - but that's because we've been so busy putting together all manner of activities for you to come along to - check out the events bar on the right hand side. If you want to attend …


Nga Taonga Want to Hear from YOU!

Posted Tuesday 29 Mar 2016

Please join them at one of four sessions to be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

They have been through a lot of change over the past three years, bringing New Zealand's Sound, TVNZ and Film archives into one organisation.