Help bring the latest Notable Pictures film to the big screen

Posted Monday 29 May 2017


WIFT member Notable Pictures is stoked to see their film Wilbur: The King in the Ring hit the big screen, and wants to help the film's supporters benefit from its release.

Wilbur: The King in the Ring will premiere in May as part of the Doc Edge festival, with screenings in Wellington and Auckland. But you can make it go nationwide via Demand.Film, the online cinema on-demand/crowdsourcing platform that puts you - the audience - in the drivers' seat.

To get the ball rolling, Notable Pictures is hosting the South Island premiere in Dunedin on Thursday 8th of June. Buy your tickets here to join them on the red carpet.  

If you can't make these screenings or want to host your own, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Visit Demand.Film and sign up to host a screening.
2. Tell all your friends and community when the screening is on and give them the link to reserve tickets.
3. If enough tickets are sold to cover costs - the screening is GO and you all stuff yourselves with popcorn!

A bonus for putting your hand up as the host is receiving 5% of the ticket sales. If the ticket sales don't reach the minimum the event is cancelled and no money is charged to anyone.

If hosting a screening is not for you then here are some other ways you can help support the film:

� Like and Share our Facebook page, so you can keep up to date with the film's progress.
� Watch and share the trailer on Facebook at
� Follow Wilbur on Instagram @wilbur_thekinginthering
� Buy tickets to someone else's screening here

Next Up...

Get thee to the Fresh Shorts Roadshow, happening THIS WEEK

Posted Monday 29 May 2017

The NZFC Talent Development team are on tour THIS WEEK to talk to filmmakers interested in applying for Fresh Shorts funding, and give a rundown on the new online application system.

Head of Talent Development Dale Corlett and Talent Pathways Manager Jude McLaren will deliver a short presentation on the ins and outs of applying for Fresh Shorts, as well as a condensed FREE script development workshop with tips and tricks for your next project.

Wellington: Monday 29th May at The Third Eye - Tuatara's Temple of Taste, Upstairs
Online Application Presentation, 5 - 7pm (no workshop)

Auckland: Tuesday 30th May at AUT University, Room WF614
Story Workshop 2 - 5pm; Online Application Presentation, 6 - 8pm

Christchurch: Wednesday 31st May at Sawtooth Studios
Story Workshop 2 - 5pm; Online Application Presentation, 6 - 8pm

Dunedin: Thursday 1st June at Petridish
Story Workshop 2 - 5pm; Online Application Presentation, 6 - 8pm


Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for further details or email if you have any further questions.