Women & babies take the lead in new independent feature

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

WIFT member Jeremy Macey's The Great Maiden's Blush (from Torchlight Films) opened on Mother's Day (May 8) to rave reviews.   The film is the latest independent feature film by directors Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader.

To view trailer http://www.greatmaidensblush.com/

Check out two review…


Directing Toolkit with Jesse Warn

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directing Toolkit Workshop with international director Jesse Warn.

The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 May in Auckland.

A travel allowance is available for a …


CREWED magazine out now! (1)

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

It's that time. The May edition of CREWED is out now.

This month they look at the production of 25 April and the record-smashing Wilderpeople, live-action adrenalin-fuelled OB in Rotorua, a more reflective trip to Berlin, and opportunities with stock imagery and clips. The…


Lights, Camera, ACTION! 2017 submissions are now open!

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Do you have a film you've been working on this past year? Did you miss the submission period last year? Good news! Today's your lucky day!

Submissions for the 10th Annual POWFest are now open for early bird entries! From now until Jun…


The Smalls Film Festival 2016 is open for submissions.

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

The Festival is one of the UK's largest short film festivals, currently in its 11th year. It takes place in September in London.

Submit your shorts for the chance to win some amazing prizes and have your films screened at the festival 2


NZ's Best Shorts Guest Selector Announced

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

NZIFF continue to appoint prominent NZ filmmakers to select the latest and best in NZ short films with Lee Tamahori confirmed as Guest Selector for the 2016 New Zealand's Best competition.

Five to six selected New Zealand shorts will premiere in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and…


Bridging The Gap - First Time Feature Director and Experienced DOP

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

A conversation with WIFT member and director Rebecca Tansley and DOP Simon Raby

In their first collaboration, Crossing Rachmaninoff, documentary filmmaker Rebecca Tansley and DOP Simon Raby received a four star review in the NZ Herald.

Using clips from the film, writer and directo…


One Month Left to Enter the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Entries are open for the 6th edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Submit your short films for a chance to win screenings at a leading UK short film festival, plus win awards and gain further exposure through the ASFF Film Tour.


If you happen to be in LA-

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

With airfares as low as $800 one way to LA at the moment, this might be a possibility for some members!

Women's Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at this year's FILM IN CALIFORNIA Conference. Plan on attending the FILM IN CALIFORNIA…


Festival Seeks NZ Female Filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

SF3 is Australia's only international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages and it is now open for entries - and they are actively seeking entries from NZ female filmmakers.

As long as your film is shot entirely on a smartphone or tabl…


If you happen to be in the 'Naki...

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

The Govett Brewster Gallery have a fantastic film programme for May including a screening of WIFT member Jeremy Macey's film The Great Maiden's Blush and WIFT member and director Rebecca Tansley's Crossing Rachmaninoff.

Check out the full programme below...

The Great M…


Crowdfunding - yes it's worth it!

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016


Loading Docs has set a new record on the Boosted crowdfunding platform for the largest percentage funded over target.

Last year, Kusuda the short film that follows Japanese winemaker Hiro Kusuda held the record of achieving the highest percentage …


NZ on Screen this week...

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Geraldine by Jan Hellriegel
New on NZ On Screen is the music video for this song from WIFT member Jan Hellriegel's second solo album Tremble. Released in 1995, the video was shot largely in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade. Although the clip …


Jobs! Check out our fortnightly listings! (3)

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Business Support - Part-time

Are you looking to work in a vibrant environment where your business, finance and communication skills are valued?

Do you want to be part of a team where everyone is passionate about what they do?

Are you prepared to…


The 2016 Film Finishing Fund Application is Now Available!

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

WOMEN IN FILM, LOS ANGELES OPENS THE 2016 FILM FINISHING FUND FOR APPLICATIONS. Submissions accepted April 26 - June 30, 2016. In order to qualify, your film must be by and/or about women, and at the rough cut stage. We are excited to …



Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

You are invited to hear from the NZFC Talent Development team coming to a city near you. Come and meet the team and ask questions!

Following the Fresh Shorts news there'll be a practical "how to" session about applying for Fresh Shorts funding.



STS 2016 Auckland Central Short Film Workshop?

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sat 28 & Sun 29 May, Ponsonby, Auckland

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

Do you want the chance to have one-on-one mentoring with an experienced filmmaker?

Script to Screen presents the 2016 Auck…


Your Brilliant Career Starts Here

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

The Gender Matters National Hub is a platform for information, videos, events, ideas, and links to organisations and funding for women in the screen sector and beyond. It is part of Screen Australia's five point, $5 million plan over three years that addresses the ge…



Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

We know there's another take on this story out in the cinema (Florence Foster Jenkins), but the French have stayed true to form and given us a fabulous, subversive version!  If you have seen Meryl Streep in the role, its still well worth going…


DEGNZ Presents: A Mentorship and Masterclass with Niki Caro

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is thrilled to invite applications from experienced film directors with a feature film project in  or near to advanced development or ready for production to apply for an International Director's Mentorship with acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro…



Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

This year the Big Screen Symposium will take place  on Sat 24th and Sun 25th September at the University of Auckland Business School. Early bird tickets will go on sale in July - so keep an eye out closer to the time for d…


Free Tickets for Michael Moore Fans

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

Academy Award� winning Director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious film yet - WHERE TO INVADE NEXT in NZ cinemas May 19.

View the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9rsVdU9YzQ

Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, e…



Posted Friday 13 May 2016

In 2016, Wairoa M?ori Film Festival and Women in Film & Television (NZ) Inc. will be conferring the WIFT Mana W?hine Award on two recipients, who have extensive careers in film, theatre and television, who are both trail-blazers as M?ori women writers, actors and direct…


News from a WIFT Member

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

WIFT member April Phillips of Godiva Productions has had two films "Letter For Hope" and "Utu Pihikete" selected for the New Zealand Film Festival in China. They were selected by the China Film Bureau with the NZ Film Commission. The showcase is estimated to r…


London Calling: All Film Feminists

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

Submissions for the London Feminist Film Festival 2016 are open NOW to women filmmakers around the world. Submit your film before 12 June: https://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2016-submissions The Festival will take place 18-21 August.

The submissions deadline is 12 June 2016 and they are keen (as are…


NZ Films Star in Sydney

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

It's a rare occasion when New Zealand gets a real moment in the sun at the Sydney Film Festival but this year there are 15 opportunities (shared between seven films) for Australian audiences to appreciate our talented filmmakers. The Festival runs from 8- 19 J…


Congratulations to our members at Greenstone and Screentime

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

YES! They have successfully secured funding from NZ on Air for two projects:

Dear Murderer, 5 x 1 hr, Screentime New Zealand for TV One, $3,945,000
Cul De Sac 2, 6 x � hr, Greenstone TV for TV2, $1,139,997

Dear Murderer is a five-part dra…


Special offer for WIFT members

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

WIFT member Natalie Medlock would like to invite fellow WIFT members to her show The Voice In My Head.

It will be performed at Basement Theatre from May 24 to June 4. The play confronts the topic of abortion through five unique and engaging monologues.


Report on Diversity in Screen Production

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

NZ On Air is launching an annual report on the gender and ethnicity make up of 'above-the-line' roles in screen productions funded by the agency. The first report covers the 2014/15 and 2015/16 years, for projects completed by April 2016.




Posted Monday 23 May 2016

MUSIC RIGHTS AND HOW THEY WORK: WIFT member and music rights specialist Jan Hellriegel returns to Seafarers Club on May 31 for a session on music copyrights and licensing.

This event will be particularly valuable for anyone who uses music commercially and also for artists & songwriters …


NZ WEB Feast 2016 is Happening!

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

NZ Web Fest 2016 is scheduled for Saturday 13th August 2016, at AUT.

This year the event will feature two streams of content during the day.

One stream will be dedicated to presentations and discussions featuring content creators and practitioners in the online spa…


Lotsa Jobs... (2)

Posted Monday 23 May 2016

Media Administrator - Full TimeIdeation Agency

  • Amazing opportunity for a smart and passionate media/business graduate
  • Work with one of Canterburys leading media businesses
  • Work with New Zealands leading media suppliers

Established Christchurch Advertising Company has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Media Admini…


A Fine Romance

Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016

Forget about flu shots - this will keep the bugs away! Doc Edge's Zone Festival has WIFT member Susan Parker's beautiful, romantic story about two people who fought the odds to be together. There's two screenings at Q Theatre in Auckland this week - Thur…


If you follow Stephen Follows...

Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016

Stephen has been researching how directors are selected and hired.  He felt it would be useful to distill the data and advice he picked up along the way in order to help any aspiring directors.

The result is today's article, entitled 'How to…


Era i roto i te rangimarie rangatira, e manaaki atua

Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016

Next week's Wairoa Maori Film Festival will be tinged with sadness as the industry mourns the death of the wonderful Huia Koziol. The 2016 WIFT Wairoa Mana Wahine Awards recipients, Rachel House and Nancy Brunning, will be presented with their awards  at the Festival, w…



Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016

The Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) is delighted to announce its year-long Women Filmmaker Incubator with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).

The Incubator, launching in the second half of 2016, will comprise of five workshops designed t…