Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016


For the past 18 years,  ACG YOOBEE School of Design has been 'creating creatives' and arming their students with the technical know how and practical skills to turn their brilliant ideas into careers.

Tropfest are proud to announce that ACG YOOBEE&nbs…



Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

New Blood: Fresh Content

Tuesday 8th November, 7:30-8:30pm, The Classic, AKL - That's TONIGHT!

While a global television renaissance provides an ever-evolving range of content for audiences, there is discontent within our own screen community around a lack of fresh and diverse local stories makin…


The Actors Benevolent Fund is having a Pub Quiz Fundraiser.

Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

It's going to be a great night with lots of laughs (and a bit of friendly competition). 
Get a team of 6 together and come along and support the Actors Benevolent Fund. 

When: 21st
November, 6pm

Where: Little Easy, Ponsonby Rd

Tickets: $30, i…


Exciting news for our friends at The Heritage

Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

Our wonderful discount provider, Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. Remember WIFT members get a discount at this, and all the fantastic Heritage hotels throughout the country so make it your ch…


2016 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

November 19/20, MIT School of Visual Arts, Otara

Script to Screen Ng? Aho Whakaari and  PIFT present the  2016 South Auckland Short Film Workshop - a free two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film.

Over one&nbs…


Kiwi Cult Classic DESPERATE REMEDIES Returns to the Civic

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Impassioned! Unleashed! Hellbent!

Desperate Remedies Re-Premieres on November 28

Book at Ticketmaster there is a box requesting promo code. Write PASSION in that box and you will get 20% Industry Guilds discount.

Aucklanders will have a one-off opportunity to see DESPERATE REMEDIE…


WIFT member secures funding

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Tom Sainsbury who is one of the lucky recipients of the Vendetta/South Pacific Pictures feature film development fund.

Tom and his fellow creative were chosen from 170 entrantswho sent in ideas in response to the callout for dramatic/comedy feature films.

The su…


An important message from Patricia

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

WIFT NZ has released our new initiative, the Women Directors Directory, an affirmative action in response to the international cry for gender balance both on screen and behind the camera.  Although there are encouraging statistics coming through from the NZFC and NZ On Air,…


This week's video slot (1) (1)

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Two for the price of one!

From Jackie Maw Tolliver.. enjoy!

And from 2009...WIFT member Stephanie Sinclaire's contribution

From "The Tell-Tale Heart" Producer Brian Freeston, story by Edgar Allan-Poe and the genius cinematographer, Jack Cardiff at 90, who lit this ge…


Welcome Aboard....

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

It seems like yesterday that we welcomed a whole new swag of members - but all the lovely people below represent folk who have joined only since June!  So without further ado, could we say a huge Yoo Hoo to you all. WIFT NZ co…


Crewed - Latest Issue Out Now!

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Lots in this issue for WIFT members, including features with Ginny Loane, Roseanne Liang, Emma Slade, Miranda Harcourt and Nicole Hoey.  Read it now!  Of course its published by WIFT member Kelly Lucas!

- Ginny Loane: Cinematographer of the Year
- Cinco Cine: A …


Freshly Funded

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Congratulations to members:

Claire van Beek

Alice Ralston

Lisa Scott

Rosie Howells

Libby Hakaraia

Ngaire Fuata

Who have been offered funding in the June Fresh Shorts round. This is the first round of Fresh Shorts Funding in which the shortlisted teams were …


There's a whole stack of jobs out there....

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Promotions Coordinator - SouthlandMediaWorks NZ Limited

We are looking for a proactive promotions superstar to join our team and hit the floor running.

StrategistNZME. New Zealand Media & Entertainment

We're after someone who will challenge the status quo; who demonstrates better thinking t…


Hola! Regalar! (That's Spanish for Giveaway)

Posted Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

Pedro Almod�var's new film is a dramatic, emotional story of a woman's regrets told in the master's distinctive style.

We have five double passes to giveaway to this movie. Just answer this simple question:

Which film did he win an Acad…


25 April makes the long list for Oscars

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

Congratulations to WIFT member Leanne Pooley, who wrote and directed  "25 APRIL" which is the FIRST New Zealand animated film to be named in consideration for the Best Animated Feature OSCAR!

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Fea…


Amazing Opportunity - check this out!

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

The Creative Mind Group has partnered with Oscar Winning Producers Christine Vachon (Boy's Don't Cry, Still Alice, Carol), Cassian Elwes (The Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniels The Butler, Monster's Ball) and Lynette Howell (The Accountant, Captain Fantastic, Big Eyes) to provide mentorshi…


Arts Award to WIFT Member

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

And a big congratulations to WIFT member Miriam Smith and her partner Chris Pryor.  They have won the prestigious

Harriet Friedlander New York Residency

The residency enables an artist(s) to live in New York for as long as $80,000 lasts them...

As a ref…


Sunny Office to Lease

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

Jump Film & TV (WIFT member Robin Scholes' company) has a separate room in their office for let on Ponsonby Road.

A sunny and spacious room in 3-room office on Ponsonby Road is available to rent immediately til the end of December 2016. Sharing the office with two females…


Support these Bathing Beauties

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

Wet Hot Beauties, featuring WIFT member Pip Hall, is an all inclusive, girl power, community water ballet company performing at the Auckland Fringe and Pride Festivals next February.

They would like YOU to get behind their Boosted campaign.

The Wet Hot Beauti…


Gainful Employment! (1)

Posted Thursday 17 Nov 2016

Want to work for Endemol Shine Australia?  We want to talk to you!

We are currently hiring Post Producers (Directors) and Senior Offline Editors seeking 2 to 5 month contracts to work with us in Sydney.

We want to talk to you about …


We're NOT taking our foot off the diversity pedal...

Posted Saturday 19 Nov 2016

And we certainly aren't as bad as the USA but we still have a long way to go, particularly with writers and directors - check out the articles need to POP THEM IN YOUR BROWSER TO VIEW.

Here's a quote to get you …


Q and A With Lene Borglum

Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016

Lene B�rglum is a Danish film producer and some of you were lucky enough to meet her at WIFT's NZ/Denmark Co-production and Finance Summit last year.

She was deeply involved in the development of the major European independent production company, Zentropa until 2007. She handled international financing on a larg…


Tickets Galore to Giveaway This Week!

Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016

And here is another giveaway.... SUNSET SONG is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War, from acclaimed film maker Terence Davies.

A young woman's endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel b…



Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016

SPADA conference starts Thursday, with WIFT collaborating on "What is the New Zealand Voice?" If you haven't bought a ticket there is stilltime!!

After all the events of the last week in Wellington the organisers are looking forward to seeing everyone th…


WOWFF 2017 has officially launched

Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016

THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE. WOWFF 2017 has officially launched, with submissions open!

Celebrating its 22nd year, WOW Film Festival, Australia's longest running female film festival, has announced EVENT CINEMAS as its official venue partner alongside COMMUNE in Waterloo, promising to be a multisite and multidiscip…


Deadline for Tropfest Extended

Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016



The close of entries deadline has been extended until Friday December 2nd!  That's two weeks to go!

The countdown is ahead w…


Win Tickets to Neon Demon

Posted Monday 21 Nov 2016

Thanks to the terrific team at Trigger Xmas has come early to E News - so stop Xmas shopping and go to the movies intstead....

Without doubt this movie will get tongues wagging - and maybe put you off your Sunday roast... not tha…


HP48 Hours Best Female Director award

Posted Tuesday 22 Nov 2016

Just announced! There will be an award for Best Female Director.  It wasn't announced previously as a category, but the team felt that this is an industry wide issue that can be addressed at many levels - including with this competition.

This is a pleasi…


Mobile Film Festival is Open for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 22 Nov 2016

If you are feeling like some international exposure, you could enter the 12th Mobile Film Festival. It's theme is 1 mobile, 1 minute, i film...

Pop the address below into your browser to find out more. Closing date is 3 January 2017 so that …


Entries Open for NZ Film Awards

Posted Tuesday 22 Nov 2016

Not a patch on the WIFT awards of course - but we always like to have recognition for the wonderful work done in our industry. So despite the decidely macho air that hangs around the blurb announcing the 2017 awards ("nuggity little bugger" hardly encompa…


Doc Edge Updates

Posted Monday 28 Nov 2016

Doc Edge invite you to  enter a photographic competition to select the hero image for their 2017 festival programme and collateral. You don't need to be a professional photographer! Simply submit an iconic image and be in to win.

Calling all Interactive digital projects. Story Ed…


WIFT Member Wins the "Shorties" prize

Posted Monday 28 Nov 2016

We are delighted to annouce that WIFT and DEGNZ member Cathy MacDonald has secured the hotly contested South Pacific Pictures' Shortland Street and DEGNZ TV Drama Director Attachment initiative.

"Shortland Street is an important training ground for drama directors and I'm so chuffed…