VIDEO slot: Molly O'Shea on film and feminism

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

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We thought you'd like this funny and fantastically feminist speech given by filmmaker Molly O'Shea at the 2017 SPADA conference. It's the John O'Shea Memorial Address, and Molly is the granddaughter of the legendary John O'Shea of Pacific Films, and the daughter …


Use your WIFT member discount and be in to win

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

Here's yet another reason to be glad you're a WIFT member! The Kansas City Women in Film and Television Chapter is holding its 7th short screenplay competition, and there's $US1000 up for grabs! And, WIFTI members get a big fat discount: use the Paypal …


Enter Flicks4Chicks and shine a light on women and minorities

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

The Different Faces Different Voices International Film Festival returns to Cambridge, Massachussetts 27-29 June 2018, featuring the Flicks4Chicks short film contest. It's a fantastic opportunity for WIFT members to shine, and to highlight the voices of women and minorities. And, you can use your…


Little change for women, black or Asian directors, says new report

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

It's been a year of enormous upheaval for the film industry, but a new report analysing the directors of top-grossing US films has found 'no meaningful change in over a decade' for female, black and Asian directors. The report, authored by Dr Stacy L Sm…


Oprah's Golden Globes speech spotlights Hollywood's big issue

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

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Awards ceremonies normally celebrate actors' onscreen performances, but one of the speeches at this year's Golden was award-worthy in itself. Host and comedian Seth Rogen took a number of verbal jabs at Woody Allen, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein, but Oprah Winfrey really c…


Get your script in the Script Pipeline contest

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

It's time to dust off your computer and register for the 2018 Script Pipeline Competition. Finalists receive immediate circulation to the many Script Pipeline partners, as well as:

- $50,000 to the winners

- Personal introductions to managers, producers, agents, directors, and others search…


Fresh Shorts funding deadline this Friday

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

There are just two days left to apply for the latest round of Fresh Shorts funding! Head to the new Online Application Portal to submit your ideas before 5pm on Friday 19 January. Fresh Shorts funds the development and production of short films mad…


WIN a double pass to The Shape Of Water

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018


To celebrate the NZ cinema release of The Shape of Water on 18 January, we have 5 double movie passes to give away! Starring Academy Award� nominee Sally Hawkins and Academy Award� winner Octavia Spencer, this ravishing other-worldly fairy-tale from master storyteller Guiller…


Preston's My Year With Helen premieres in New York

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018


We're celebrating the news that Gaylene Preston's documentary My Year with Helen will have its international premiere at the Athena Film Festival 22-25 February, 2018 in New York.

Films at the Athena Festival tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women who are…


Welcome to our new members

Posted Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

A big thank you to our many new members listed below who have joined up recently, we really value and welcome your support.
Jeni Leigh Walker, Kim Webby, Mingjian Cui, Sarah Voon, Jaun Fisher, Jess Milne, Suzette Major, Chris Pryor, Sarah Howell, Katie Hinsen, H…


Wellington screenwriters residency applications open

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

Here's a great opportunity for screenwriters in the capital: producer Vicki Pope and director Rob Sarkies have partnered with Wellington's Toi P?neke Art Centre to offer a 12-week residency for a Wellington-based screenwriter. To apply, you'll need to have a feature film script …


Pope's Gardening With Soul on screen in Wellington

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018


Wellington's Ng? Taonga Sound and Vision has curated a cracking line-up of films for the next two weeks! We'll be looking out for the Vicky Pope-produced Gardening With Soul, a gentle documentary that charts the journey of octagenarian Sister Loyola Galvin (pictured above) t…


Don't miss your chance to celebrate with WIFT

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018


The 2018 WIFT awards are fast approaching and we're gearing up for what's going to be a sparkling night celebrating the achievements of women in the screen industries. Those of you who attended the last awards will know it's a special evening …


WIFTer opens her home to you

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

If you're planning on coming to Auckland need short-term accommodation, here's a great possibility at the home of one of our lovely members!  Much more convivial than a motel room!!

Filmmaker Zia Mandviwalla has a spare room in her spacious, centrally located home and…


Liang voted onto Emerging Directors list

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018


Big news for talented director Roseanne Liang, who has been voted onto The Alice Initiative, a list of female directors who are primed for a studio job. Mid- to top-level film executives at every major studio and several top production companies, had foun…


A lovely lot of jobs

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

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The celluloid ceiling is still in place, latest statistics show

Posted Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

Of the 250 top-grossing films, 86% had no female directors, while 83% had no female writers, according to the latest report by San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Last year, only 1% of the top-grossing films empl…



Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018


We have a sci-fi film for you this week: Dr Julia Reynolds' Shepherd tells the story of Eden, a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to survive in a dystopian future. When Eden (played by Olivia Reynolds, pictured above) comes across an old tourist map s…


Partnership brings Bieringa film to NZ Festival

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018


Here's another opportunity to catch a WIFTer's work at the NZ Festival. The National Library, Toi M?ori and the Dutch Embassy, have come together to present a film tracing an extraordinary partnership. Directed by Jan Bieringa, Te Hono ki Aotearoa: The Link to Ao…


Murphy's Sparrow flies back for NZ screenings

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018


Here's your chance to hear talented filmmaker Welby Ings discuss his craft. His beautiful short film Sparrow will screen at the Auckland and Wellington Pride Festivals, after a run of international festival screenings last year. Produced by Robin Murphy, Sparrow is the st…


M?oriland Film Festival gets ready for the big reveal

Posted Monday 29 Jan 2018

They're making us wait, but we know it will be worth it in the end! On 6 February, Waitangi Day, you'll be able to check out what goodies are in store at the marvellous M?oriland Film Festival when its 2018 programme will be revealed onli…


Marbrook's spectacular A Waka Odyssey to open NZ Festival

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018


We're excited for Anna Marbrook (pictured above), whose theatre spectacle A Waka Odyssey is to open the New Zealand Festival in Wellington on 23 February. One of New Zealand's most respected theatre and television directors, Marbrook created A Waka Odyssey with navigator a…


Find out the news from Sundance 2018

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

Did you miss Sundance? Don't worry, you can catch up on all the news with Women and Hollywood's series of interviews with women directors about their entries in the festival.
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The 180 essential films by women

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018


We love a good list, and we'd love to know what you think of this one! It's Indie Outlook's 180 essential films by female directors, and includes Jane Campion for her 2009 film Bright Star. The list was prompted by the recent nominat…


Diva Productions presents a 1980s NZ music extravaganza

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018


Dig out the hair gel! Arani Cuthbert's Diva Productions presents a special, one-time-only concert celebrating the NZ women who created music and contributed to the soundtrack of life in the 1980s. Diva is also making a documentary about the story of women's mu…


WIFT NZ Awards 2018 finalists announced

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018


We had 195 people take time out to make 300 nominations for the 2018 WIFT Awards! We thank you all for taking time and making the effort to contribute to the success of the Awards. The judges spent nine hours discussing each nominee caref…


Talk to us

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

...we love hearing from you! Do you have a trailer you'd like to share for our video slot? An event or a project you'd like to tell us about? Maybe you'd like to be featured in our website profile (conditions do apply). We hav…


WIN tickets to Loving Vincent

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018


Here's one for art lovers: we're giving away 5 double passes to Loving Vincent, the world's first fully painted feature film, due for NZ release on 8 February. This beautiful film brings the paintings of artist Vincent van Gogh to life to tel…


Jumping jobs for January and February

Posted Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

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