October jobs

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

Presentation director
M?ori Television


Freelance TV news reporter
MediaWorks NZ

Radio NZ
RNZ National
Weta Workshop
Notable Pictures
Arataua Media

Steadicam workshop in Kyoto

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

Practice makes perfect, especially if you're using a Steadicam. For those who need more, Rebecca Wilson-Jennings has the workshop for you! She's offering a one-off Steadicam Silver Workshop in Kyoto, Japan, from 10-12 December 2019. Steadicam� is now a commonly used tool within the fil…


WIN double passes to Photograph

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2019


In Photograph, a struggling Mumbai street photographer is pressured to marry by his grandmother. He convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fianc�e during a family visit. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develops a surprising connection that challenges their worldview…


Check out whose comedies won funding from NZOA

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

We're glad to see that Wifters featured in the latest comedy funding round from NZ On Air. We're looking forward to seeing the work of: 

South Pacific Pictures
which receives up to $1,080,000 for its series Mean Mums on Three, and up to $999,9…


Directing in the intimate zone Christchurch workshop

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

Here's your chance to learn more about directing actors in scenes that involve intimacy, nudity and simulated sex in this DEGNZ-organised one-day workshop with Louise Leitch. The workshop will discuss with and work with actors on the process of developing an intimate scene for…


Wifters nominated for Show Me Shorts 2019

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

We were thrilled to see that female filmmakers have taken out all the nominations in four of the eight award categories for the Show Me Shorts awards! Here's the breakdown: four women are nominated for the DEGNZ Best Director award; three female writers are nomin…


Geena Davis on damaging stereotypes of women onscreen

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

A study by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media found that in film, women were four times more likely than men to be shown naked. The research analysed the 56 top-grossing films of 2018 in 20 countries. The promises of positive change …


Grab your tickets to the Huawei NZ TV Awards!

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

We hope lots of you entered the Huawei New Zealand Television Awards! Tickets are now on sale for the two big events that celebrate the NZ TV industry. Judging across 37 award categories showed a record number of entries were submitted and there were …


Factual funding from NZOA benefits Wifters

Posted Wednesday 02 Oct 2019

A swagload of members received funding from what NZ On Air called an "outstanding selection" of applications. In the latest factual content funding round, 18 projects for screen and five for radio have been commissioned, including favourite returning series, and fresh projects. Here are…


ScreenSafe/SWAG to roll out training courses

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

ScreenSafe/SWAG will be offering a one-day Professional Respect Training Course in 2020, primarily for Heads of Departments but open to anyone from the screen sector. Supported by NZ On Air (NZOA), New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and SPADA, the course will address prevention, definitions, disclos…


Showcase your knowledge at the NZ Writers Guild pub quiz

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

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We know you love film and TV, so here's your chance to show off everything you know about it! Join the New Zealand Writers Guild and our own Alice Shearman (NZWG executive director) for a riotous evening hosted by comedian Te Radar. Enter…

Wifters win at the Show Me Shorts Festival

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

A big congratulations to the Wifters who won awards at the recent Show Me Shorts Film Festival! Arma?an Ballantyne who won DEGNZ Best Director for Hush, Judith Cowley who won Final Draft Best Screenplay for Walk A Mile, Amanda Jane Robinson for One By the …


Do not miss this opportunity to have your say in the future of the industry

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

Written submissions are now open for the Screen Sector Strategy and it's critical that you have your say! The Facilitation Group now needs your written views to help develop a 10-year screen sector strategy and is particularly interested in what strategies should be adopte…


Get your tickets to the Huawei NZ TV Awards!

Posted Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

Start planning your wardrobe for the glamorous TV Awards event of the year! Tickets are now available for the Huawei New Zealand Television Awards Gala, to be held on Thursday 21 November at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. The local screen industry's artisans and technic…


Power, gender and new story structure workshop

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

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This brilliant workshop aims to change how you think about story structure - forever! Script To Screen presents two-day workshops in Wellington and Auckland with international film and TV professional Stephen Cleary. Split into single-gender groups, people tell stories differently. Men often tell s…

Join the Loading Docs 2020 Revolution

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


Have you ever wanted to make a Loading Docs documentary? Now's the time to reach out and let Loading Docs know! In advance of the full request for proposals, Loading Docs is looking for expressions of interest to participate in Loading Docs 20…


Auckland office space available

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

If you're looking for a large private office space in Auckland's Ponsonby this could be for you! This character space is fully furnished, bright and sunny and comes with a meeting table, a shared kitchen and up to seven desks. For more information please e…


NZ Cinematography Award winners

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

We were thrilled to see members among the winners of the fourth annual New Zealand Cinematography Awards. A big congratulations to Tammy Williams who won the Al Guilford Emerging Cinematographer of the Year Award for Ways To See, and silver for her work on


Catch these amazing speakers at the upcoming SPADA conference

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Make sure you clear a space in your diary for the 27th Annual SPADA Conference! The line up of speakers includes award-winning US showrunner Jenji Kohan (pictured below), Jonathan Olsberg, Shane Thompson and Lord David Puttnam to name just a few. Miranda Harcourt will del…


Auckland film event To Laugh, To Live and Other Great Shorts

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


Dance, animation, drama, comedy - you'll find it all at the The Vic in Auckland's Devonport tomorrow night! Featuring the work of Kezia Barnett, Alyx Duncan, Zoe McIntosh and Briar March, To Laugh, To Live & Other Great Shorts is a collection of award-w…

Help BOOST Brewster's Scrubbing Day!

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


Support a fellow Wifter and give her film a BOOST! Writer / director Pachali Brewster's comedy/horror short Scrubbing Day is crewed almost entirely by emerging female filmmakers, and needs a final push to get through post-production and out into the world! The cleve…


WIF LA reports on the WIFTI and The Power Of Inclusion summits

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


If you missed the WIFTI and The Power Of Inclusion summits earlier this month, don't despair! Here's our sister chapter WIF LA's upbeat recap of the events. WIF LA says one of the most striking moments at the WIFTI summit was when delegates…

Geena Davis announces tool for uncovering unconscious biases

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Here's a cool new tool to be piloted by Disney, and announced by actor and equality campaigner Geena Davis during the recent WIFTI and The Power Of Inclusion summits. It's a machine learning tool that can analyse scripts and reveal unconscious biases - lik…


WIN double passes to Ride Like A Girl

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019


Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like A Girl is the inspirational true story of Michelle Payne, starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup - horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. The you…


Shortland St wins TV legend award

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

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We know many of you are, or have been, involved with Shortland Street, so it's a pleasure to see that the 27-year old soap has been acknowledged by the Huawei New Zealand TV Awards with the TV Legend award. It's the first t…

VIDEO SLOT Land Of The Long White Cloud

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Land of the long White Cloud

For our latest video slot we have the just-launched web-series Land of the Long White Cloud. Directed by Kathleen Winter, and produced by the very busy Nia Phipps, the seven-part series tells the stories of New Zealanders who are reflecting on their colonial heritag…

Phipps crowdfunds for Strike For Climate The Film

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019


Support a fellow Wifter - and the environment! Nia Phipps is working on #Strike4climate - The Film, a documentary that tracks five teenagers as they lead the action in the Strike for Climate protests. This observational feature-length documentary tracks the humour, frustration, fear and extrao…

Directors Toolkit workshop with Charlie Haskell

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Deepen your knowledge of the craft in this two-day workshop in Wellington, run by DEGNZ. Experienced director Charlie Haskell (pictured in action below) will provide a practical guide to emerging directors as to what the craft of directing is really all about. It will c…


WIN tickets to Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

POrtrait of a Lady on Fire

Our competition this week is for five double passes to the Cannes award-winning film Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, set in Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of H�lo�se, a young lady who has jus…

Doc Edge docos now On Demand

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019


Here's your chance to see any documentaries you missed, at this year's Doc Edge Festival! Doc Edge has worked hard to make all 11 docos available On Demand and for that we applaud them! Click the link below to take you to the la…

Doc Edge Festival 2020 applications open

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Calling all documentary makers, get your submissions in now for the 15th edition of this Oscar�-Qualifying International Documentary Film Festival! The next deadline is 31 December 2019 so don't miss out! The festival will run from 28 May - 7 June, 2020 in Auckland…


Build your business with Strength In Numbers

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

If you're building a business in the screen industry, this programme is for you. Strength in Numbers is designed to teach screen practitioners about growing a sustainable and profitable business while doing the work you want to do. Run by Script to Screen, and…


WIN tickets to Reynolds film Shepherd screening in November

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

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We're thrilled to see Julia Reynolds' feature film Shepherd will be screening in New Zealand cinemas from 12 November! Reynolds' sci-fi film was shot in the Waikato, over six years, and follows the main character who grows up on screen. Here's a bi…

Looking for bold and brave New Zealand short documentaries

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019


The year 2020 begins a new decade - a turning point for humanity. In every aspect of our lives we are challenged to rethink the way we live, work and engage. Loading Docs is seeking applications from storytellers who push filmmaking boundaries and…

Wifters in NZ TV Awards finals

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Congratulations to members who are finalists in the Huawei Mate30 Pro New Zealand Television Awards for 2019! We're cheering for all of you, listed below.

Best Editing: Drama
Kerry Roggio
The Brokenwood Mysteries
South Pacific Pictures (Prime TV)

Best Director: Multi Camera

Gainful employment right here folks!

Posted Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Director Auckland Fringe Festival
Auckland Fringe Trust Board

Otago Girls High School
Asia Media Centre, Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Wh?tau T?hono
A high-en…

Catherine Fitzgerald Q&A on Bellbird

Posted Wednesday 30 Oct 2019

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After a successful run at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Bellbird is due for release in New Zealand on 7 November, 2019. Produced by Catherine Fitzgerald and Orlando Stewart, and written and directed by Auckland schoolteacher Hamish Bennett, Bellbird tells the story o…


Extra funding helps NZ On Air deliver more

Posted Wednesday 30 Oct 2019

NZ On Air issued 12 specific Requests for Proposals - over and above the agency's five usual funding rounds - prompting an 82% increase in applications for the Scripted and Factual streams of its contestable fund. In its Annual Report 2018/19 just tabled in Parliam…


Actors and directors workshop with Ian Hughes

Posted Wednesday 30 Oct 2019

Actors and directors, here's your chance to get together and practise your craft. The Rehearsal & Performance series of workshops run by DEGNZ provides a supportive environment for directors of any experience level to develop their skills in communicating with actors to achieve great performan…


The women who helped build Hollywood

Posted Wednesday 30 Oct 2019

Women played essential behind-the-scenes roles as the American movie industry was taking off. So what happened? In the article below, The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discovers that as the film industry became an increasingly modern, capitalist enterprise, consolidated around a small number of leading studios, …


Have a great night out at the NZWG Pub Quiz Fundraiser!

Posted Wednesday 30 Oct 2019

NZWG 2nd Annual Pub Quiz - INSTA 6

Support our screenwriter friends and go along to the best pub quiz ever! The second annual New Zealand Writers Guild pub quiz is happening this Friday - enter your team of eight or you can come along solo and be teamed up! Here's your c…