WIN double movie passes to The Party

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018


Here's another party you won't want to miss! Because it's Valentine's Day we're giving you three chances to win a little something for date night!

We have 5 double passes to The Party, up for grabs. This sharply funny satire of modern polit…


WIN double movie passes for Lady Bird

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

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Heart-breaking and hopeful, don't miss the year's most beloved coming-of-age movie. We have 3 double movie passes to give away to Lady Bird, in NZ cinemas 15 February.

In Lady Bird, director Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice, excavati…


Calling all feminist film makers

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018


Women filmmakers from around the globe are being encouraged to send in their feminist films - any genre, year, or country - to the London Feminist Film Festival (16-19 August). The LFFF is very committed to supporting first-time women filmmakers, and BAME and L…


A rare chance for you to quiz Helen Clark

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark will be in Wellington on 7 March for a special screening of the Gaylene Preston movie, My Year With Helen, which tracks Clark's bid for UN Secretary General. Clark will be the star guest at the Q&A sessi…


Watch a film a minute

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018


We thought you'd like to see what 50 filmmakers have achieved just with their mobile phones.

The Mobile Film Festival has announced its 50 finalists (from a pool of 1055  films from 88 countries including NZ), each only one minute long, made…


Seed grant applications open and online

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

Writers, get your drafts ready! Round one of the Seed and Seed Advanced grants, 2018 is open.

You've got until midday on Friday 6 April to get your applications in! The NZ Writers Guild is accepting online applications only for Seed and Seed Advanced. …


New technology brings old stories to life

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

The cultural history of Auckland's Bastion Point (Takaparawhau) just got even more interesting and engaging. Local iwi Ng?ti Wh?tua ?r?kei have partnered with creative agency M Theory to launch an augmented reality (AR) tour app that brings the area's M?ori stories to life -…


How to give useful feedback on a script

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

Reading a script is easy. Assessing a script and giving useable feedback is a skill. Christina Milligan, Brendan Donovan and Dianne Taylor are script assessors and script writers with a wealth of experience and expertise to share. If you're part of a development team, …


Rachel Perkins workshop on first-time features

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018


Here's a great chance to find out what it's really like to make your first feature film from one who's been there. Australian director Rachel Perkins will front a first-time feature director's workshop and project consultation, via the Directors & Editors Guild …


Applications open for FilmUp mentoring programme 2018

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

If you're a writer, director, producer or script developer with a track record, here's your opportunity to hone your creative skills and advance your career. Script to Screen's FilmUp Mentorship programme awards up to eight filmmakers a place on the sought after eight-month programme. Particip…


Call for entries to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018


The 8th BAFTA-Recognised @AestheticaShortFilmFest (ASFF) is looking for filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries to showcase their work to a wider audience. We know some of you will enter, but for those who need a little more encouragement, the ASFF 2018 Prizes include:



M?oriland Film Festival programme comes alive

Posted Monday 12 Feb 2018



?taki residents may want to stay indoors during the last two weeks of March. That's when the M?oriland Film Festival is on, and judging by the just-released programme, we're pretty sure that film lovers will be flocking to the K?piti Coast to g…


Accreditation is open for Cannes

Posted Monday 12 Feb 2018

Are you going to Cannes this season? Unless you're a celebrity lookalike, or are the world's most confident blag artist, you'll need to be officially accredited by the festival in order to get into almost any of the pavilions, screenings and events. Accreditation is …


Please leave an awesome message

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

Here's how you can get involved in the M?oriland Film Festival: they're looking for eyecatching and entertaining 'turn your phone off' messages to play before screenings. Make an up-to-30 second 'turn off your phone' message (in te reo M?ori and/ or English) and your crea…


French Film Festival unveils 2018 programme

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

After months of planning, scheduling and secret-keeping the Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival has finally unveiled its full 2018 programme. As in previous years, the programme includes a strong focus on female directors and creative talent. First features by up-and-coming filmmakers will play alongside …


Announcing the new Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin is a new, annual five-day film event featuring screenings of international and local short and feature film productions of all genres. The inaugural festival will take place on February 8-12, 2019. The FFFB was created to support up and co…


Sounds like you need a podger ratchet

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

If you don't know what a podger ratchet is, you can find out at Kenderdine Electrical Limited & Professional Lighting Service's brand new webstore. PLS are a longtime WIFT Awards sponser and, with KEL, have kindly offered our members a 10% off Website Launch Spe…


Experts to share insights on pitching and proposals

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

Do you have a great idea for a film or TV project, but don't know how to communicate it, let alone convince people to fund it? Register for Doc Clinic #1 before Saturday 24 February for expert industry guidance on pitching, story development, writing propos…


Doc Pitch 2018 call for submissions

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

Described as a Dragon's Den for new feature, television series and short documentary projects, Doc Pitch is a significant opportunity for filmmakers to pitch their documentary proposals to industry experts, to find new partnerships, receive feedback and progress their ideas to funding stage. U…


Have your say on women's safety in the screen industry

Posted Tuesday 13 Feb 2018


We're looking forward to seeing you at this meeting organised by the newly formed Screen Women's Action Group (SWAG), to discuss ideas for eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace. SWAG says the meeting is the first stage of its campaign to change the c…


WIN Ali's Wedding on DVD

Posted Wednesday 14 Feb 2018


It's Valentine's Day and we're sharing the love by offering you the chance to win this heartwarming comedy on DVD!

Ali's Wedding is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. Ali dreams big - he want…


A feast of jobs for February

Posted Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

Project Manager Production Funding
TVNZ seeks a capable PM, with excellent client management skills, broad media knowledge and multiple stakeholder management experience.
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Head of creative and commercial, SKY TV
Hands-on star wanted to direct and manage the Entertainment Creative Hub…


TVNZ seeks creatives for New Blood stories

Posted Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

TVNZ is looking for producers, directors, writers, filmmakers, production crew, comedians, and actors to create experimental, short-form content for its New Blood initiative. They're after content that is different, provocative and champions diversity - voices, ethnicities, gender, sexuality, and beliefs. Be in quick, the dea…


Get your tickets to the awards party of the year

Posted Wednesday 14 Feb 2018


Forget the Oscars, have you got your tickets to this year's coolest awards party? I'm new to WIFT, but I've heard that the WIFT Awards is one epic do that's not to be missed! Cancel all your plans for Thursday 1 March, an…


WIN double passes to Kobi

Posted Sunday 25 Feb 2018


After a highly successful run on the international festival circuit, Kobi is back in New Zealand on March 8, and we have three double passes to give away!

An ode to the unhurried life, this warm and humorous portrait of Swiss goldsmith Kobi B…


How to get your foot in the screen industry door

Posted Sunday 25 Feb 2018

With a million paths to choose, it's easy to feel lost when you're starting out in the screen industry. How do you get your foot in the door? What does that even mean? At this DEGNZ Young Creators series Q&A, four emerging directors and edit…


Character office needs filling with creatives

Posted Sunday 25 Feb 2018

Here's a great production space for a bunch of creatives. JAM TV has a one-year lease left on its Grey Lynn, Auckland office, and wants to sublet it. There are 5 rooms with space for 12 desks and a meeting room, plus a large lu…


Venue change for the South Seas 25th anniversary party

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

The South Seas 25th Anniversary Party has a new venue! If you're free on Saturday 3 March, head on over to Love Bucket, 309 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, to celebrate this silver anniversary, and to farewell directors Gerben and Nerida Cath who are retiring from …


NZOA funding round has Women's Suffrage theme

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018


The 125th year of Women's Suffrage is the theme for NZOA's May funding round. Because it's the last of the financial year, it's a small round, with about $1.5 million available for this, as well as up to $1.5 million for general factual proj…


Character building workshop for Christchurch screenwriters

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

While we wouldn't dream of casting aspersions on anybody's character, screenwriter, playwright and novelist Duncan Sarkies would! He'll lead a workshop on character objectives: how an understanding of what your character wants and the obstacles that get in their way can be used to gene…


Limited shows left in new Pop-up Globe season

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018


Pop-up Globe's summer season has five new stunning productions of Shakespeare's masterworks - the magical fantasy A Midsummer Night's Dream, controversial comedy The Merchant of Venice, laugh-out-loud slapstick The Comedy of Errors, the haunting tragedy of Macbeth and the epic political tale of…


Transmission gets exclusive with Amazon Studios

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

We're delighted for our friends at Transmission, on their announcement that they're to be the exclusive theatrical distributor of Amazon Studios' films in the New Zealand and Australian markets. The output deal will cover Amazon Studios' acquisition and production titles. Transmission very generously share …


Rialto showcases women directors for International Women's Day

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018


Take the day off work and the phone off the hook on Thursday 8 March: the Rialto Channel is screening a fantastic showcase of the exceptional talent and bold storytelling by a group of remarkable women directors. Among the documentaries and feature fil…


Is Nespresso your ticket to Cannes this year?

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

The Nespresso Talents competition is open for entries, and this year is asking young filmmakers to share stories which celebrate the strength, talent and innovation of women who spark change. Films must be shot in a 9:16 frame, but we know that's no barrier …


Make a short for Show Me Shorts

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018


Submissions are now open for the 13th Aotearoa New Zealand Show Me Shorts international short film festival, scheduled for this Spring. Gina, Mark and the SMS team report that entries are flooding in from around the globe, so make those hardworking people hap…


Sparrow to land in the capital

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018


Wellingtonians, it's your turn to hear talented filmmaker Welby Ings discuss his craft. His beautiful short film Sparrow will screen (for FREE!) at Nga T?onga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St. Produced by Robin Murphy, Sparrow is the story of a small b…


Hats off to April

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

Multi-talented April Phillips is on an awards roll at the moment. Her short film REM won the Independent Spirit Award at the recent Fantastic Planet Sci-Fi film festival in Sydney, and has also been nominated for seven awards in the Short Film Awards (SOFIES),…


That's no ordinary camera...

Posted Monday 26 Feb 2018

No, it's the Monstro 8KK VV weapon camera! This NZ Cinematographers' Guild event promises a feast of technical information, practical shooting tips, and you'll get to test the Monstro yourself. Flying in especially for this session is RED Tech Johny Francis, an experienced DP …


WIFTers included in this year's DEGNZ Incubator programme

Posted Tuesday 27 Feb 2018

We're thrilled for Abi King-Jones, Lauren Porteus, Asuka Sylvie, who will participate in the second DEGNZ Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator, as will Hiona Henare, Agnes Peel-McGregor, Chantelle Burgoyne, Linda Darby-Coring and Michelle Savill.
Kicking off in March the workshop series will bring in highly suc…


Fantastic February jobs

Posted Tuesday 27 Feb 2018

Head of Funding NZ On Air

As Head of Funding you will develop funding strategy and policy for the Scripted, Factual, and Platforms streams within the NZ Media Fund.

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Director Legal and Business Affairs, Warner Bros. ITVP New Zealand
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With stats like these, who needs enemies?

Posted Tuesday 27 Feb 2018


When we read reports like this one, we get the feeling that organisations like WIFT are all the more vital. Researchers from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council project, 'Calling the Shots: women and contemporary film culture in the UK', found that …


VIDEO SLOT: Inside The Cloud

Posted Wednesday 28 Feb 2018


How often do you actually think about the ground you walk on, and what impact you have on it? A short film by Ashley Williams' (pictured front, middle) Inside The Cloud tells of three young adults who discover their own different truths abo…


WIN double passes to Filmstars Don't Die In Liverpool

Posted Wednesday 28 Feb 2018


Based on Peter Turner's memoir, Filmstars Don't Die In Liverpool follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award�-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young…