ART AUCTION fundraiser for a feature film

Posted Monday 10 Oct 2016

This is a unique way to raise funds for a movie. On Wednesday 12th October join fellow film and art types for an art auction with a difference.

The film, (working title "Paradise") is inviting bids via phone, in-person or absentee at the International Ar…



Posted Monday 10 Oct 2016

The inaugural Ng? Aho Whakaari M?ori Screen Awards were presented last week at a Gala Ball at Auckland's Stamford Plaza Hotel. Wift members Cinco Cine and Christina Milligan were lucky recipients. A heartfelt mihi on your success!

In celebration of 20 years of advocacy, profes…


And the video slot this week goes to...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

A great little TV pilot from WIFT members Aidee Walker and Shoshana McCallum. They made it a few years ago with he wonderful Peter Salmon directing, and fab Simon Raby as DOP (plus many many more, talented and generous people. It's called Animals and …


Support our Discount Provider...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Just another reminder that WIFT members get a discount at The Basement - so pop along and see WIFT member Jackie van Beek's stellar direction (Funny GirlsWhat We Do in the Shadows) of her husband in CENTAUR from 11 - 15 October by Jesse Griffin.


NZWG Round Three 2016 - Apply Now!

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

**Please note corrected Submission Deadline and application for Directors**


Bringing Writers Directors & Actors together for Table Reads
A core cast - max six actors - together with a writer & director team (OR writer/director) will collaborate on each script-in-development table read. The script must…


A Giveaway that will have you on the edge of your seat...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

The trailer for this is enough to get your pulse beating... thanks to the terrific folk at Madman Entertainment we are thrilled to have 5 DOUBLE PASSES to Kim Jee-woon's The Age of Shadows - screening in select NZ cinemas from October 27.


Hot off the press from Stephen Fellows...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Crowdfunding provides filmmakers with a much better form of financing than investment or loans.  There's nothing to repay, no one controls the creative process and you own 100% of your film. However, some people question how sustainable crowdfunding is as a repeating funding source.…


Webseries creators get opportunity

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

NZ On Air is delighted to be supporting a new initiative from TVNZ to find the next hit webseries. TVNZ will run an online competition, with the winner getting to make a webseries with $100,000 of funding jointly from NZ On Air and TVNZ.


SMS is all on!

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Show Me Shorts launched with a bang last week and is playing throughout Auckland now.  SMS launches in Wellington tomorrow  (Thursday 13 October) and moves around the country over the next month.

WIFT members get discounted tickets everywhere so please, please support your fellow filmm…


Our diverse communities celebrated on screen

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

NZ On Air has committed $9.35m in funding in its latest decisions for special interest television programmes, many of them offering insights to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic culture.

We congratulate our members at Attitude Pictures, Sunpix, and Notable Pictures for their funding succ…


Shooting this month or next in Wellywood?

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Pacific Screen is pleased to announced a special discount to WIFT members looking to hire a Director of Photography in Wellington.

For a limited time, WIFT members can receive a 10% discount on their usual daily rate for a DOP of $1200 per day excl. GST. Until December 2016 WIFT members will receive a special …


Our members at Whitebait have another busy year ahead of them!

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Pre-schoolers will have a gorgeous new animated series to look forward to next year on TV3.

Kiri And Boo will use hand made paper and clay characters in claymation animation. Focusing on the friendship of Kiri, a charismatic girl dinosaur, and her best fri…



Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

The 2016 SPADA/Databook/Screenz Industry Champion Award is now open for nominations. Here is your opportunity to part in nominating and celebrating this year's industry champion!



Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Feature documentary The Art of Recovery, produced by WIFT member Tracey Roe, has taken top awards at two separate films festivals the US and Europe this past weekend.

The film, directed by Peter Young, opened the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles where it won 'Best Fea…


Heaps and Heaps of JOBS!

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Production Assistant for Childrens TV ShowPickled Possum Productions

Perfect opportunity for an aspiring production co-ordinator or director. Learn the industry from the ground up.

Campaign Coordinator818 ENTERTAINMENT

818 ENTERTAINMENT is on the hunt for a superstar Campaign Coordinator hungry to work…


Show the Love for Arohanui Film Fest

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

WIFT members receive a 10% discount on all Arohanui Film Festival tickets this year. Now what's not to love about that?

They are screening 32 films this year, with a strong NZ contingent,  including some WIFT members attending the Q&A sessions.



Wift members star in Nga Taonga Special

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

On 13 October, 1896, a New Zealand audience saw a motion picture for the first time. Celebrate 120 years of film in NZ with a season of Films That Shaped NZ - a rare chance to see NZ's best feature films back on the big scr…



Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Flexible Shared Space

Front room (40 sq m) of a two-room character brick building available monthly or long-term. Room for 1-3 desks. Back room occupied by Diva Productions. Funky creative building, lots of natural light, gas heating and wooden floors.    Very central locat…


Karl Stevens Workshop

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

WIFT and DEGNZ present networking drinks with one of NZ's top musicians…



Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

LOADING DOCS - whose executive producer is WIFT member Julia Parnell,  is once again seeking proposals from New Zealand filmmakers for creative and original 3-minute documentary shorts to be made in 2017.

The theme of DIVERSITY will unite the 2017 collection of documentaries.

Every year…


WIFT member wins first NZCS Award

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

We are delighted to offer warm congratulations to WIFT member Ginny Loane, who won NZCS Cinematographer of the Year for Mahana, at the inaugural NZ Cinematographers Society Awards recently. The film was directed and written by Lee Tamahori, who was on hand to offer his congratulations. Ginny …


Ever The Land Grabs More Festivals

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016



Congratulations to WIFT member Sarah Grohnert, director of Ever The Land, and her team for such successful festival placements. Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand's most pass…


Starry Eyed

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

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The Premiere of the feature film STARS IN HER EYES is being screened on Friday 18th November at SKYCITY @ 6.30pm. Tickets are now on sale @ Ticketek, $50 VIP and $15 General Admission.

Set in Auckland, this unique film is di…


Romantic Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

The perfect spring Date Night movie - and coming to cinemas this November 3rd.

We have tickets to the beautiful film THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

Based on the best-seller by ML Stedman, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander a…


Announcing Story Camp Aotearoa participants

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

Congratulations to the many WIFT members have won places on Story Camp Aotearoa 2016,  a rigorous five-day residential lab designed to develop New Zealand feature film projects. The lucky WIFT members are Alyx Duncan, Sophie Henderson, Jackie van Beek, Armagan Ballantyne and Yamin Tun.

The lab, …


Sow them SEEDS!

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

SEED GRANT Round 3 Deadline

The deadline for Round 3 of the 2016 Seed Grants from the NZ Writers' Guild is Friday 28 October 2016, 12pm.

Information on how to enter here:  NZWG Seed Grants

For all queries please contact the NZWG


Second SEED Fund Winners

Posted Tuesday 25 Oct 2016

We congratulate WIFT member Nathalie Boltt on receiving Seed funding to develop her feature project Holy Days, based on the novel by national treasure, Joy Cowley. The Seed funding will allow Nathalie to write a draft of the screenplay, which she aims to direct.



Crossing Rachmaninoff crosses back to Italy for Rome festival

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

The New Zealand feature film documentary Crossing Rachmaninoff, made by WIFT member Rebecca Tansley is having a heck of an OE. It has picked up a film festival competition selection in the country where much of it was filmed: Italy.

Crossing Rachmaninoff - or Attra…


Calling all Budding Directors!

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Shortland Street Drama Director Attachment  - Call for Applications

DEGNZ invites applications for a TV Drama Director Attachment on South Pacific Pictures' serial TV drama SHORTLAND STREET for TVNZ.

This paid attachment is currently scheduled to take place for four weeks this year commencing …


Some great jobs out there....

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Senior Motion DesignerDave Clark Design Associates Limited

  • You will have a passion for visual design and animation
  • Dave Clark Design has a unique collaborative culture
  • You will be working with a team of senior designers Mac-based

Working with clients to create slick m…


This Week's Video Slot (1) (1) (1)

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

WIFT member Lucy Wigmore and her sister Gin Wigmore have been busy on "Willing to Die" music video,  Gin Wigmore's single from her album, Blood to Bone, released in 2016.

The Video Concept is by Gin Wigmore & Lucy Wigmore.  Directed by Lucy Wigmore.  Pro…


Russian Film Festival in Auckland This Week

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Russia has a proud history of film making and for the first time all the best Russian films are screening at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket for the 2016 festival - but only until Sunday 30th October.

Pop this link in your browser for details and t…


Israel: The Critics Speak

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

WIFT member Sarah Cordery spent years interviewing and making this film. You can see it at Nga Taonga in Wellington this Saturday 29th and next Saturday 5th November.

Notes to Eternity

NZ, 2016, 147 min, M

The lives and ideas of four renowne…


Location Location Location...

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

ON LOCATION: A NZFC workshop answering the big questions.

One of the most varied and interesting jobs in the business is that of the location scout/manager. It is a vital role and helps the production identify locations to match the creative and practical elements a succ…


Short Film Lab 2017

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Applications are now open for the 2017 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short films.

Established in 2010 as a partnership between  Show Me Shorts and  Script to Screen, the Lab o…