TVNZ takes its video collection to the world

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018


TVNZ has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Getty Images to license and distribute its video clips around the world. The TVNZ Collection consists of news, documentary and feature content from New Zealand - think Kiwis on Everest, royal tours, Waitangi Day eve…


Be a TV writing drama queen

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018


Here's a great chance to develop your TV drama writing skills and ideas. Episodic Lab Aotearoa is a pilot programme designed to develop distinctive writing for television drama, and applications are open for its next programme. Up to eight writers and/or teams are se…


If you've got the blues then catch Marshall's Dealin with the Devil at Doc Edge

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018


We're celebrating with Sue Marshall, whose documentary, Dealin' with the Devil, will screen at this year's Doc Edge International Film Festival in Auckland and Wellington. Sue is looking for some distribution advice, so if you can help, please contact

More than …


Submit to Show Me Shorts

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018


Do you want your short film screened in this gorgeous picture palace with 700-plus beautiful humans like these? (we think Jacinda Ardern is in there somewhere...) The answer, of course, is 'yes', so get going and submit your short film to Show Me S…


Screenplay descriptions of 50 famous female film characters

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018

The faded movie star Norma Desmond wearing sunglasses inside; the elegant Holly Golightly with her "breakfast-cereal air of health"; the "lean and hungry" Katniss Everdeen "robbed of her little girl years long ago". has rifled through countless old screenplays to find the descriptions…


HP48 Hours offers female filmmaker award

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Here's your chance to have a wild weekend away from your normal routine! Enter the HP48HOURS Filmmaking Competition and test your skills, creativity, patience and caffeine tolerance. This year the competition will offer an 'outstanding female filmmaker' award, so there's even more incentive for…


Learn the 5 arts of acting with Vicky Yiannoutsos

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018


Here's the guru to help you develop and polish your acting skills: Vicky Yiannoutsos has worked for more than 30 years in the film industry as an editor, director, actor and acting coach, and currently teaches Screen Acting to actors and directors at …


Niccol's scripts well-placed in US contests

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

We're giving a big round of applause for Linda Niccol for her semifinals placement in Women Who Write In Film for her screenplay 'Too Close to the Edge' and for her finals placement in the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship for 'Poppy'. About 1000 people entered…


See you in Cannes?

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Members with Cannes accreditation, here's a great opportunity to hobnob, schmooze, rub shoulders and network for all you're worth and more! You're invited to the WIFT UK international drinks reception at Cannes Film Festival - details below.

When: Monday 14 May, 7pm to 8.…


NZ Dance Company's Lumina lives up to its name

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018


The New Zealand Dance Company, in co-production with Holland Dance Festival, presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes - 'Lumina'. Three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance explode off the stage in ground-breaking and hypnotic (NZ Herald) spectacles, resulting in …


Finance Finder EP sought for female start-up feature production company

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Dark Rose Films Ltd NZ seeks an executive producer, either to work with it on its slate of features 4-7, or just to work on feature 4 and /or feature 5. The production finance search for feature 5 has to start about 8/9months from n…


Awesome April jobs

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Head of Motion Graphics Warner Bros. International Television Production

Creative coordinator TVNZ

Producer/director SKY TV

Creative producer/scheduler on air promotions MediaWorks

Actors for feature film/TV series/commercial Heroes & Villains

On-air coordinator Bravo TV

Property video editor Arizto

Multimedia designer NZ Tertiary College


Business Affairs Executive position at NZ Film Commission

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Affairs Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission. This is a permanent full-time legal role based in Wellington and reporting to the Head of Business Affairs. The role is a fantastic opportunity to develop your legal sk…


Did you miss us on Wednesday?

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Auckland's power cuts this week meant that even our intrepid WIFT NZ eNews editor had to admit defeat and postpone this edition until today. By the way, don't forget to let us know your news, so we can share it with all the other membe…


Special Wellington screening of The Breaker Upperers

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018


With only 13 tickets left to sell before we have a full house for The Breaker Upperers screening in Auckland, we are delighted to announce that there will be a special screening in Wellington at the Embassy in the opening week!  Mark the…


Silo Theatre introduces exclusive membership

Posted Friday 13 Apr 2018

Here's a great offer for WIFTers! Make the most of the Silo Theatre's newest initiative, the Silo Industry Membership 2018, a new, season-based subscription available to professional practitioners working for a New Zealand-based arts company, cooperative or ensemble, or as a self-employed professional artist.…


WIN double passes to Chappaquiddick

Posted Tuesday 24 Apr 2018


This week we have five double passes to a film that Variety described as, "a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history." Chappaquiddick dramatises the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the drowning of a young woman in 1969 after senator Ted …


VIDEO SLOT: ERA 50:50 Campaign Film

Posted Wednesday 25 Apr 2018


The ERA 50/50 campaign is fighting for equal on-screen representation. Watch their campaign video featuring just some of their thousands of supporters (including Olivia Colman, pictured above), and find out more about the campaign, and how you can get behind it here


Hinsen in top 50 creative envelope pushers

Posted Wednesday 25 Apr 2018


A round of applause for Department of Post exec Katie Hinsen who was named one of's top 50 executives and producers for 2018. The lineup includes industry innovators "who keep pushing the state of the creative arts." described the 20-year industry ve…


Call for entries for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018

Posted Wednesday 25 Apr 2018

Here's your opportunity to showcase your work in front of an international audience, and meet some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. Entries are now open for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, one of the largest short film festivals in…


Director and actor Jackie van Beek on surrendering her ego

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018


Jackie van Beek has a very special on-set memory of her first feature film, The Breaker Upperers. The actor and co-director had turned away from the set, and on turning back, noticed there were all of seven female camera crew working that da…


Last call for entries for Down Under Berlin Festival

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018

Now people, this just won't do! We have it on good authority that 85% of the films submitted to the Down Under Berlin Festival so far are from Australia! So you have until 29 April - yes, that's this Sunday - to submit your f…


Give a Boost to Memory Foam

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018

We all need a boost sometimes: Memory Foam is a short film from award-winning filmmaker Paloma Schneideman, produced by Elspeth Grant, and supported by the New Zealand Film Commission. The film is an observational slice-of-life: Annette and Martin move around a furniture store on…


The most profitable $3 million and $10 million movies

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018

The hardworking blogger Stephen Followes has come up with more fascinating results from his series of studies on the most profitable films, this time for films budgeted between $3 million and $10 million. This budget range makes up an important part of the independent …


Getty targets Maori women for new funding grant

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018

Creative M?ori w?hine, here's a fantastic opportunity for you: the brand new Getty Array Grant specifically identifies M?ori filmmakers and photographers as eligible to take part in the contest for four grants of US$5000 each. The total US$20,000 grant will be awarded to two commer…


Electrifying choreography onscreen at Nga Taonga

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018


Even if you don't have a single dance-bone in your body - this film will make you want to bust a move or two! Choreographed by world champion Parris Goebel, and featuring some of the best hip hop dancers in the world, Bo…


The Breaker Upperers to open Sydney Film Festival

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018


The Sydney Film Festival is in for a dose of Kiwi comedy on opening night: Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami's film The Breaker Upperers will screen at the State Theatre on Wednesday 6 June at 7:30 pm. Along with producers Ainsley Gardiner, Ge…


JOBS get them while they're hot

Posted Thursday 26 Apr 2018

Senior Tutor in Media Studies (Digital Media Production)

Massey University

Senior project manager

Pukeko Pictures

Teaching Fellow - Media, Film & Communication
University of Otago

Caption producer

Experienced Video Editor

Newshub (Christchurch)

On Air Coordinator
Bravo TV

Camera Operators

New Zealand…


Announcing the 2018 WIFT NZ Mana Wāhine Award recipient

Posted Monday 30 Apr 2018

Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NZ and the Wairoa Māori Film Festival Inc. are delighted to announce the 2018 WIFT NZ Mana Wāhine Award recipient is the extremely talented Ainsley Gardiner.

The Award will be presented at the Wairoa Māori Gala Film Awards at…