A gong for Film Otago Southland

Posted Sunday 08 Dec 2019


Congratulations to Film Otago Southland which won the Outstanding Film Commission award at the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards in California in September! The award was voted on by a cohort of LMGI members from around the world. In his acceptance speech…


Important film permit and fee updates from LINZ

Posted Sunday 08 Dec 2019

Filmmakers, make sure you have all your i's dotted and t's crossed! Check out the updated Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) film permit form and revised schedule of fees for filming on Crown Pastoral Land.

Click here to view the new form



Find out what cameras and lenses the experts use

Posted Sunday 08 Dec 2019


IndieWire asked Oscar-contending cinematographers which cameras and lenses they used and, more importantly, why these were the right tools to create the visual language of their respective films.




Watch new POI videos online now

Posted Sunday 08 Dec 2019

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Did you miss a speaker or two at the Power Of Inclusion summit? Check out the new Power of Inclusion summit videos, available online now!

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Check out these jobs for December!

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Whitebait Media
Leftfield Productions
Perry Digital Photography / Open2View
Protel International Technologies

Amazing films made against the odds

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

How women of colour have been treated - and represented - in film is shameful, but despite this, some brilliant movies have been made against the odds, writes Katarina Hedr�n for the BBC.



Enjoy docs in the square over summer

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

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Aucklanders, did you know there's a giant digital screen behind the Town Hall? It towers over a grassy green and comes with bean bags, shade and a cafe / bar. Check out the programme of FREE entertainment below and be part of the first Auc…


Wifters receive NZOA funding for comedy and horror series

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

We're glad to see more hardworking Wifters have been funded by New Zealand On Air in the last funding round of 2019. Tikilounge receives up to $660,000 for Aitu for Prime, and Brown Sugar Apple Grunt receives up to $500,000 for Good Grief for TV…


How can cinema attract younger audiences?

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

It's an issue that affects us all: the number of younger people going to movies is declining, so can the film industry halt the decline of young audiences in cinemas? Film industry data hound Stephen Follows surveyed 1,000 11-to-15-year-olds in the UK, looking at t…


Matangireia series a compelling insight into political legacies

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

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A compelling new RNZ / NZ On Air video and podcast series exploring the political legacies of six former M?ori MPs is in our video slot this week. Produced and directed by journalists Annabelle Lee-Mather and Mihingarangi Forbes, Matangireia is the latest projec…

Nine days left to nominate a deserving woman for the WIFT Awards!

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019


Maxine Fleming won the Images & Sound Award for Success in Television & Digital in 2018. Who will win it in 2020? Get your nominations in quick because there are only nine days to go until nominations close!!

Click here to nominate a de…


Teen thriller series wins Asian Academy Creative Award

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Congratulations to Rachel Antony and producers Harriet Crampton and Alex Reed of Greenstone TV for their success at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore! Teen-sci-fi thriller The Cul de Sac won the Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Children's Programme Award this …


Welcome new members we're glad you're on board!

Posted Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Members are our lifeblood so it's always heartwarming to review the last few months and find a healthy list of newbies and returnees to the WIFT family. A big t?n? kotou to: Trish Ingle, Louise Saunders, Bella Bollinger, Sally Campbell, Benn Jae, Bayley Broome-Peake, Sara Shir…


Enjoy your holidays!

Posted Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

The WIFT office will be closed from 24 December and will re-open on 13 January. Our eNews will return on 22 January, 2020 - do let us know about what you've been doing so we can share it with everyone! Email us at office@wiftnz.org.nz