Preston made a Dame in New Year's Honours list

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

What a great start to the new year! Huge applause from us on behalf of all WIFT members to Gaylene Preston, who was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Preston has written, produced and directed numerous feature films and documenta…


Horrocks and Dellabarca receive MNZOM

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Keep that applause going, this time for Shirley Horrocks and Gina Dellabarca who have been appointed Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to the film industry. Award-winning documentary maker Horrocks is being honoured for her …


Loading Docs submissions due on Friday!

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Loading Docs wants your stories that speak to the theme of POWER. As a creative motivation, be it physical, internal, social, political, emotional or psychological, POWER challenges documentary makers to propose shorts that can excite audiences with the power of a documentary story well t…


Get set for the Raupapa Whakaari Funding Initiative

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Writers and producers it's time to team up! Set up by the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air, the Raupapa Whakaari Funding initiative is designed to stimulate and grow opportunities for New Zealand feature film and drama producers and writers to participate…


Catalyst He Kauahi offers new funding support for Kiwi filmmakers

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Here's a fantastic and inspiring funding opportunity for filmmakers. Catalyst He Kauahi is a new fund that aims to support New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high-end narrative short films that will ignite the flame an…


Gear up for the Maoriland Festival

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Every March, film makers and film lovers from all over the world descend on the small town of ?taki for five days of screenings workshops, art exhibitions and special events. And it will happen again - and be bigger and better - very soon. The si…


Wifters work to feature at SxSW Festival

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

And still more congratulations to these members whose work will feature at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps is directed by Julia Parnell, co-directed by Rob Curry and produced by Nicola Peeperkoorn,…


New Zealand women directors to shine at 2019 Berlinale

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

But wait, there's more good news! Congratulations also to these members whose films will feature in the 2019 Berlinale:
Armagan Ballantyne, writer/director and Maria Ines Manchego, writer/DOP, Hush; Zia Mandviwalla, director Chef's Table - Asma Khan; Vea Mafile'o director/screenwriter Vincent Burke executive producer, Margot …


New UK guidelines for films depicting sexual violence

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published new guidelines which include a key change to the classification of films which include scenes of rape and other forms of sexual violence. The change means that no film that contains depictions of rape and st…


Women at the helm of more than half the films screening in Competition at SXSW 2019

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Titles helmed and co-helmed by women account for 60% of the features screening in this year's South by Southwest Festival Competition categories. Seven of the 10 films in the Documentary Feature Competition are helmed or co-helmed by women, and of the 10 films in…


Doc Edge Pride showcases queer culture

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

For one weekend only, the Auckland Art Gallery will open its doors to Doc Edge Pride for a plethora of real-life stories that have queer culture at their heart. Ahead of their mid-year festival, the Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) has curat…


Find out which festivals have pledged to the gender parity pledge

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Find out which film festivals have now committed to the 5050x2020 Gender Parity Pledge by checking out the list on the Women and Hollywood website. To date, there are 26 festivals and counting!


This residency opportunity could be the WRITE one for you!

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

If you live in the capital and are writing a feature film, this residency could be for you. The Wellington WRITE ROOM is an initiative in partnership with director Rob Sarkies and Vicky Pope. Guest selector and mentor for 2019 will be producer Desray Armst…


Send us your eNews and views

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

We hope you had a great break, and are enjoying all that a Kiwi summer has to offer. We're looking forward to sharing lots of new opportunities, events, jobs and funding applications with you this year, but we also want to hear from you! Drop…


New year and new jobs!

Posted Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

Film Festival Director - Kaiurungi
New Zealand International Film Festival

Assistant booker
Karen Kay Management

Program manager
ASN Media

Senior producer/executive producer

Shine TV

90 Seconds

Archivist - Sound, Kaiatawhai P?ranga
Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision

Presentation scheduler