STS - Latest Line Up Announced

Posted Saturday 10 Sep 2016


STS are very proud to announce their keynote speaker:  award-winning US producer Heather Rae for this year's bash to be held 24/25 September in Auckland Tickets on sale now.

They also welcome multi Academy Award winning special effects pioneer Joe Letteri, and sought after NZ edit…


CREWED magazine latest issue - out now!

Posted Saturday 10 Sep 2016

Enjoy hearing about a couple of great docos from Tearepa Kahi (Poi E) and Pietra Brettkelly (A Flickering Truth). Down in Christchurch new arrival Glen Walker gets under the hood at WhitebaitMarshall Smith tunes up some sound advice and The Outlook for…


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

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

To recognise the recent National Poetry Day, this 2005 short film celebrates the verse of Icon poet Hone Tuwhare. The film by WIFT member Lala Rolls was commissioned as part of a Charlotte Yates project which saw a diverse…


Callout for Feature Film Ideas

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

VENDETTA PRODUCTIONS and SOUTH PACIFIC PICTURES - both WIFT MEMBERS we hasten to add - wish to develop several feature films for specific audiences.

They are looking for ideas for dramatic feature films which would appeal to:

? Older audiences 55 plus

? Fe…


Calling all Early Risers

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

If you are an early bird you could do the Rewrite Course listed here (6am start in NZ!) Afterall we are going into summer time here aren't we?  So do you want to rewrite your screenplay in 10 weeks on SKYPE? Then read on...



A couple of places left for this amazing opportunity

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Drama Editing Masterclass with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper for up to 8 participants.

Dany Cooper is one of Australia's best-known and respected film and television editors. This year, she has completed work …


About time we had a giveaway...

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016


It's the follow-up film to the beloved, Academy Award nominated Swedish classic, As it is in Heaven.

A new, heartfelt tale about the people in a small village in the northernmost part of Sweden. A …


Friday night just got a whole lot funnier

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

Forget the boring blokey heavy-handed humour on 7 Days - this is a smart, sassy comedy option for Friday night (or any night given it's on demand) and we guarantee you WILL laugh out loud...

View the trailer for WIFT members Roseanne Liang and …


Women in film still speak less and strip more, study finds

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

Oh dear. You might need a fortifying G & T to get through this article. Sigh.  Pop it in your browser...…


Our President in Action!

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

NZ On Screen has just uploaded the ScreenTalk interview with Kelly Martin.

You can find it here:

In the interview, Kelly speaks about:

� How the photocopying room led to a career in television

� Becoming the scheduler of local show…



Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

The call is out for entries to this year's South Pacific Pictures' 2016 BIG PITCH COMPETITION
held during The Great Screenrights' Lunch at SPADA on Thursday 24 November in Wellington.
Open to all formats and genres* send us your pitches now for pre-selection.

Finalists for THE BI…


SPADA Awards Season

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

There are quite a few to think about - see below...

1) Proudly Sponsored by Crombie Lockwood

SPADA is now in its 13th year of presenting this prestigous award! It has been won by 8 women and 7 men - so the gloves are off - …


Gainful Employment!

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

Caption Producer - part time.

Able is New Zealand's home of captioning and audio description and strives to bring you more accessible media. Able captioners produce and edit subtitles for programmes shown on air, which are accessed by Deaf and hard of hearing viewer…


Short Film Update

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

We asked for news from members and you have responded!  Here is some information about WIFT members Frances Edmond and Jane Sherning Warren's short films...

Unit 6 was written,  directed and produced, by Jane and selected for the Montreal Cinefest.

Jane's other short fi…


Celebrate Mana Wahine with WARU at this year's symposium

Posted Tuesday 13 Sep 2016

The announcements just keep coming... you can check out STS website for daily updates - but for now the latest is that NINE more New Zealand filmmakers - many of them WIFT members have been booked.  They are the makers of WARU, a groundbreaking collaborat…


25 April off to Korea

Posted Wednesday 14 Sep 2016

WIFT member Leanne Pooley's film 25 April continues its romp through the international film festival circuit with an invitation to show at Korea's prestigious Bucheon Animation Festival from 21-25 October. Leanne will attend.

We wish her all the best for the competition - yo…


Data Book Deal

Posted Wednesday 14 Sep 2016

The 2016/17 Data Book print edition is out now and free to the first 200 Industry guild members that contact them. That could be you!!

But don't worry if you miss out - you can still buy the Data Book for a discounted $46…


They Call me The Streaker

Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2016

South Island board member, Vanessa Wells, is currently treading the boards, in Christchurch's Court Theatre production of 'The Streaker', written by Gregory Cooper, and directed by Mark Hadlow.

Ron Hewlett's lost his job, his mortgage is overdue and his family's on the brink of r…


Great new play at The Basement

Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2016

e-Flyer Mockingbird Auckland Oct 2016



WIFT member Lisa Brickell would love to see other members at her new play, Mockingbird - a show by women, about women, and in particular about post natal depression, based on Lisa'a own story and that of her female ancestors…


England's Answer to Walt Disney

Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2016





The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Len Lye Foundation and Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision launches the first comprehensive DVD collection of experimental films by Len Lye available in New Zealand.

Colour Box: 19 Films by Len Lye presents the largest and…



Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2016



Short films from around the world have been selected to screen in competition at this year's Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival on Saturday, 15 October. Prizemoney of NZ$500 will be awarded to each winner: Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Documentary, Best Under…


Wellington Polish Film Festival Full Programme and Ticketing Online

Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2016

The Wellington Polish Film Festival runs for ten days starting on Friday 30 September until Sunday 9 October.

The film programme and tickets for New Zealand's first Wellington Polish Film Festival 2016 is now live on the WPFF website. Tickets can be bought online …


Vancouver WIFT Want Your Film

Posted Friday 23 Sep 2016

The late deadline of October 1st 2016 is looming for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (#VIWIFF2017).

Now in its 12th year, the annual VIWIFF showcases an impressive line-up of short, and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by estab…


NZ On Air responds to changing audiences with change

Posted Monday 26 Sep 2016

NZ On Air announced last that week that it is moving to a single funding strategy for all content investments, in order to remain flexible and relevant in a fast-changing, converging media environment.

The funding agency intends to create a single fund, the NZ …


He Panui M?ori Screen Creators- Group Celebrates 20 Years

Posted Monday 26 Sep 2016

M?ori screen production organisation, Ng? Aho Whakaari, celebrates 20 years of operation with a two-day hui and the inaugural M?ori Screen Gala Ball & Awards in October.

Named TE POU IHIIHI -  A moment to stabilise, to gather around something solid, look back and look…


Want to know about films and telly? Listen to the Radio!

Posted Monday 26 Sep 2016

Thanks to the good folk at RNZ we have a couple of fantastic interviews from last week to share with you. Pop the iinks in your browser and be informed and entertained

First, an interview by Kathryn Ryan with Jane Wrightson on the funding ch…


NZWG announce the WINNERS in the seventh annual SWANZ & USC

Posted Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

And what does SWANZ and USC stand for? Script Writer Awards NZ & Unproduced Script Competition and our very own WIFT members Leanne Pooley and the gorgeous Shoshana McCallum feature. When Shoshana isn't emailing the members she is being fabulous at her other job - wr…


NZWG Seed Grant Round 03

Posted Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

OPEN for entries: 23 September 2016

Deadline: 28 October 2016 @ 12pm

To give this industry its best chance of success we need strong and new ideas, stories that resonate. 

The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission funded grants is t…


jobs jobs jobs

Posted Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

TV Commercials/Film work-Part timeHeroes & Villains NZ

We are RECRUITING NOW for Male and Female Actors, Talent and Action Talent for work on International and Local TV and Film productions throughout NZ


Production Assistant for Childrens TV ShowPickled Possum Productions

Perfect opportunity …


Calling all Science Broadcasters, Producers...

Posted Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

Each year the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) presents an invaluable conference for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in science, history and content-rich factual media. This year's event will take place from December 5 to 8 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Of pa…