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Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

Post producers and senior offline editors

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What you need to know about global film packaging and financing trends

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

If you have a feature film you want to package and finance in 2018, this is the event for you. The New Zealand Film Commission assists producers to travel to key international markets where they can advance the packaging and financing of their film projec…


Free updated Blue Book from the Screen Industry Guild

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

The Screen Industry Guild, formerly the Techos' Guild, have just released the 2017 edition of The Blue Book, developed in conjunction with SPADA and NZAPG to replace the 2004 edition. The Blue Book contains the standard conditions for the engagement of screen production cre…


Words of wisdom from Shonda Rimes

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


Grab a coffee, find a comfy chair, and absorb the words of wisdom that US TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes (pictured), has to share in this inspiring TED Talk. A dominant force in television since Grey's Anatomy got us all a-quiver, Rimes dis…


Netflix and Amazon may switch off the coproduction funding tap

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


It had to happen: Netflix and Amazon are taking over the (TV) world! Well, almost. UK drama production executive Jane Featherstone (pictured, in a still from the recorded lecture) predicts that the Netflix, and possibly Amazon, 'co-production tap' may soon be turned o…


Don't miss Jane Campion's speech at the SPADA Conference

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

Let's hope that acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion is her usual candid, insightful and wonderfully dry-humoured self when she takes the stage as keynote speaker for this year's Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) Conference in Wellington. The Oscar and Palme d'Or winner will deliver…


Location location location

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


The sandy white beaches of Mt Maunganui, Rotorua's steaming mudpools and geysers, the explosive White Island, the spectacular McLaren Falls�the Bay of Plenty Regional Film Office can offer you all that and a whole lot more! BOP Film boss Anton Steel, whose CV in…


Doco seeks funding for Ending Violence campaign

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

We applaud the hard work done so far by Sandani Wijetunge and Rose Archer whose BOOSTED crowdfunding campaign for their documentary Ending Violence, has just launched. And now the really hard work begins! Ending Violence follows Leslee Udwin, a multi award-winning activist, as she st…


Westside a finalist in international drama awards

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


We're waiting with bated breath to see whether South Pacific Pictures' drama series Westside will win at the C21 International Drama Awards Ceremony on November 29 (the same day as the NZ TV Awards!). The series has just been announced as a final…


The sound of two film events clashing

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

Spare a thought for Ashley Williams and Jo Dixon who spent Saturday night rushing from one film bash to another, scooping up the odd accolade as they went. First the duo hit the 48 Hours Grand Final at the Civic in Auckland where their …


Porteous and Smith's film crowned Grand Champion for HP48HOURS 2017

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

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We're celebrating the success of director Lauren Porteous, producer Greg Smith and the Cool Story Bro team, at this year's HP48HOURS filmmaking competition. Their film, Under The Bridge, was crowned Grand Champion and Porteous won both of the directing awards - Best Director …


VIDEO Slot: The Laundry Can Wait

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


This week, we're featuring filmmaker Sarah Howell's visual poem piece that recently won a Best Valentine award at the Rabbit Heart Film Festival in Massachusetts, USA, one of the most prestigious festivals for poetry films in the world. The title says it all.


WIFTers feature in NZTV Craft Awards and Finals

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

We're congratulating all our members who won awards in the New Zealand Television Craft Awards. Well done to Best Costume Designer Kirsty Cameron and Best Cinematography Drama winner Ginny Loane of Lippy Pictures for their work on Jean. Lippy Pictures picked up a swa…


It's WIFTI Short Film Showcase time

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

We hope you're gearing up for the Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) 2018 Short Film Showcase and International Women's Day. The showcase is a powerful demonstration of WIFTI members' creativity, vision, and artistry. WIFTI's press release tells us that "cash prizes of …


Final call for WIFT NZ Awards nominations

Posted Wednesday 15 Nov 2017


Nominations close on 24 November! Make sure that the woman you have always thought should win an award has a chance! She can't be recognised if you don't nominate her! Jane Wrightson (pictured) was the 2016 recipient of the Great Southern Film and Tele…


Wisdom from WIFTers on gender bias

Posted Thursday 16 Nov 2017

Hot off the press! There's a great story on about gender bias in the New Zealand screen industry. After picking our own Patricia Watson's brains, Christchurch-based entertainment reporter Jack van Beynen interviewed cinematographer Ginny Loane, filmmaker Fiona Samuel, head tutor at the New Ze…


Producers offer valuable insight into global film packaging and financing trends

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

Members with a feature film to package and finance next year, this event is for you. Producers who benefited from the NZFC PITA Fund will be sharing the knowledge they gained at market. The PITA Fund programme assists producers to travel to key international mar…


WIFTers up for sports journalism awards

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

All the best to Jane Skinner and Joanne Mitchell tomorrow night: the pair are both nominated for the Sports Feature, Television Award in the TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards. These awards are rather male-dominated so it's great to see several women in the finals!


One phone one minute one film

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017


If you like your films bite-sized, and you're a little lacking in funding and/or gear, then here is the festival for you! The Mobile Film Festival, which has the tagline, 'one phone, one minute, one film', is calling for entries. It's a great oppor…


Get cracking with your submissions for the 2018 Aotearoa Short Film Lab

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

There are just three weeks left to get your brilliant ideas to the lab! The lab is a partnership between Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen, and allows six local and two international short film makers the opportunity to develop their short film scri…


Film Festival showcases French cinema's finest

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017


Vive la cin�ma! We're excited to see the return of the Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival, screening from 1 March - 18 April 2018. What a treat it will be: the 2018 event will feature over 30 of the finest films from France and French-spe…


WIFTers get funding for Fanimals programme

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

If your kids are fans of furry, feathered or four-legged creatures, then Janine Morrell-Gunn and the team at Whitebait Media have created the ideal entertainment! NZOA has announced funding for Fanimals, a new daily kids' programme, that focuses on children and their pets or favo…


Amy St brings home WebFest awards for Kernick and Griffin

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

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A big round of applause for Viv Kernick (pictured above left, with Jonathan Reade) and Kirsty Griffin (pictured far right, with cinematographer Ginny Loane) for jointly winning Best Director (NZ Factual) and Best Show (NZ Factual) at the NZ WebFest 2017! If you …


NZOA sets Women's Suffrage movement as theme for May funding round

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017


NZ On Air has issued an early notice that in the May round, they'll be requesting applications for factual projects that mark the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand. The local movement was spearheaded by the amazing Kate Sheppard (pictured above…


Experts to share wisdom on groundbreaking Waru shoot

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017


Take a walk through the making of Waru, the award-winning local feature film composed entirely of eight uncut shots of 10 minutes each. Waru director of photography Drew Sturge and camera operator Simon Tutty explain how they overcame the challenges of this groundbreaking …


VIDEO Slot: Pot Luck series 2 ready to serve up the laughs

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017


On the back of its global popularity, and with fans clamouring for more, Wellington comedy web series Pot Luck releases its second season on 10 December. Produced by Robin Murphy and written and directed by Ness Simons, the series celebrates its success w…


Human Traces released 30 November

Posted Tuesday 28 Nov 2017


We're looking forward to Nic Gorman's psychological thriller Human Traces, released in New Zealand tomorrow at Auckland's Academy Cinema. Produced by Nadia Maxwell and starring Sophie Henderson, the film tells a complex story on a huge canvas: husband-and-wife scientist team Sarah (Henderson) and Glenn (Mark Mitchinson) have been posted to monitor the ecosystem of a remote island. When a mysterious stranger named Pete…


The hottest jobs in town right here

Posted Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

Senior Digital Content Producer

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Communications, Digital Content and Publications Manager

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The Rehearsal back by popular demand

Posted Tuesday 28 Nov 2017


We know many of you worked on The Rehearsal, Alison Maclean's vibrant screen adaptation of Eleanor Catton's debut novel, but if you missed it the first time round, here's your chance to catch it now! The plot: a first-year acting student, (James Rolleston) ch…


Canadian screen industry aims for zero-tolerance on harassment

Posted Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

In the wake of the hundreds of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations against dozens of members of the wider international screen industry, 16 Canadian organisations have committed to creating an industry-wide code of conduct, reports, with zero-tolerance toward harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, abus…


Pope's production gets funding green light

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Good news for Vicky Pope whose production Savage, has received the go-ahead for NZFC funding. Written and directed by Sam Kelly, the film is inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs in the 60's, 70's and 80's, and portrays Danny at t…


Maoriland Film Festival volunteer registration is open

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

The M?oriland Film Festival returns in March 2018 for its fifth birthday, with five days of screenings, workshops and special events. The festival runs from March 21-25 March and needs volunteers, so if you're interested, pop into the M?oriland Hub (68 Main Street, ?taki…


VIDEO slot: Psusy season 2 live now

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017


Prepare to laugh a lot and cringe even more, because season 2 of Jaya Beach-Robertson's short-but-not-really-sweet webseries Psusy is now online. Directed by Anna Duckworth, Psusy is a sort-of Kiwi  Broad City. Each 2-3 minute episode documents the lives and loves of tw…


Celebrate with us at the NZTV awards

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Masses of WIFT members are up for awards tomorrow night at the NZ Television Awards! There are a few last minute tickets available so don't despair if you haven't got yours yet. Please do try and join us to celebrate and enjoy a great indus…


Waru's Warkia wins SPADA award

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton, of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions, who took out the SPADA Independent Producer of the Year award for their outstanding work conceptualising and producing the ground-breaking feature film Waru. Created in collaboration with nine female Maori filmmakers,…


BlueCat Screenplay launches Short Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Here's a brand-spanking new film festival to enter! BlueCat Screenplay is launching its own Short Film Festival, with a USD$2500 cash prize up for grabs for Best Short Film. Students are welcome to submit, with discounted fees available to all work from young and develo…