Time to enter the Aesthetica Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

Calling all filmmakers! The 2020 Aesthetica Short Film competition is now open and seeking new filmmaking talent - that's you! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ASFF wants to hear from filmmakers pushing the boundaries of cinema. Submit your short films, feature films and VR works for…

Breaking Through The Lens invites you to pitch

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

Filmmakers here's a chance to get in front of financiers and distributors at Cannes this year. Breaking Through The Lens is inviting submissions to pitch at its 2020 event. Ten film projects will be selected and presented at an invite-only event at the Cannes Film…


WIN: double passes to Working Woman

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

We have a second giveaway for you this week! This one is to the 2018 Israeli film Working Woman, directed by Michal Aviad and starring Liron Ben-Shlush, a film that brilliantly navigates workplace sexual harassment and it's complexities. Australia's The Age called it " A…

WIN: double movie passes to Emma

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

Our first giveaway this week is to Emma, a delicious new reimagining of Jane Austen's beloved classic by director Autumn de Wilde. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of…

Māoriland Film Festival needs you!

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

It's great to hear that the Māoriland Film Festival is growing and now has more than 85 screenings and events scheduled for the 2020 festival. However, to help this five-day festival run like a well-oiled machine they need volunteers! Click here if you're interested in…

Get in quick to apply for Film Up 2020!

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

You have just four days left to apply for the Script To Screen FilmUp Mentorship programme 2020, a nine-month professional development programme for practicing writers, directors and producers. A mentor for each filmmaker forms the cornerstone of the programme, along with six FilmUp Hub days…


Paterson's In The Zone premieres in the US and is in NZ OnDemand

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

If you're looking for something uplifting to watch, the Robyn Paterson-directed In The Zone, released in New Zealand cinemas last year, is now available via TVNZ OnDemand. The documentary film premieres in the USA next week with two screenings to honour Black History Month -…


VIDEO SLOT: How Mr And Mrs Gock Saved The Kumara

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

NZ On Screen is showcasing its wonderful Chinese in New Zealand Collection. Meanwhile we encourage you to check out How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara, produced by Arani Cuthbert at the Loading Docs link below.
Having escaped the Japanese Invasion of China, Fay and…

Jane Wrightson on the future of screen content

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

NZ On Air said haere rā to its chief executive Jane Wrightson, who is leaving to become New Zealand's new Retirement Commissioner. For 12 years Jane has championed the creation of authentic media content that connects and reflects Aotearoa in all its diversity.


EIT students need Auckland accommodation

Posted Tuesday 04 Feb 2020

Can you offer accommodation to a third-year screen production student? Two Napier EIT students need a place to stay while they're interning in Auckland. One student will be working on Shortland Street in Henderson, and the other at Script to Screen in Sandringham. If an…


Jobs, jobs, get 'em while they're hot!

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

Screen sector liaison position
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Yoobee Colleges

KAM Talent Management

Rialto Cinemas

News Video Editor…


WIFTI event to discuss feminine intelligence in AI

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

If you're travelling in Europe this month, we encourage you to attend this WIFTI event, hosted by WIFT Germany at Berlinale, on 22 February from 10am-1pm, Meistersaal 39. The headline will be: How much Feminine Intelligence is in AI? Opportunities and risks of new technolo…


Submit your film to Wellington's Fringe Flicks

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

NZ Fringe is calling for submissions to its four-night Fringe Flicks event in Wellington. This is as an opportunity to showcase your short works (which should be less than 20 minutes long). They aim for a different line-up of shorts for each of the f…


WIFTers' work up for Academy Awards!

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

We're thrilled for Chelsea Winstanley (pictured above with Taika Waititi) who is the first indigenous female producer to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award! Winstanley, alongside Waititi and fellow producer Carthew Neal, received the nomination for Jojo Rabbit which has also received Academy…

Could 2020 be a turning point for female film-makers?

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

We're glad to hear that last month's Sundance film festival showcased more works than ever from women. Now, reports The Guardian, a string of blockbusters is set to slowly level the playing field.



Oh, how 'Little Women's' Marmee has changed!

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

Fans of the Greta Gerwig adaptation of Little Women (in New Zealand cinemas now), can't stop talking about Marmee March's confession to her headstrong daughter Jo that "I'm angry nearly every day of my life." It's a line that had never been spoken on film,…

Walk A Mile to screen at local and international festivals

Walk A Mile to screen at local and international festivals

Posted Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

A round of applause for writer and director Judith Cowley, producer Sarah Anne Dudley and editor Janine Frei whose film Walk A Mile has been accepted into the film festivals below. Way to go ladies!

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2020 (Feb 2020)
Melbourne Short…

Apply now for DEGNZ drama editor attachment to Dan Kircher

Posted Sunday 16 Feb 2020

Emerging drama editors, here's your chance to work with editor Dan Kircher on feature film Millie Lies Low, directed by Michelle Savill, and produced by Desray Armstrong and Angela Littlejohn. This attachment would suit an experienced assistant editor/editor who has dramatic narrative editing experience on …


Catch After Munich at The Capitol

Posted Sunday 16 Feb 2020

After Munich

Aucklanders, support a fellow filmmaker and get along to Doc Edge's one-night-only screening of Francine Zuckerman's After Munich. Francine is visiting from Canada and will do a Q&A after the screening.
The film covers the aftermath of 5 September 1972, the tenth …

Maoriland programme now live!

Posted Sunday 16 Feb 2020

Maoriland 2020 banner

We hope you have your accommodation booked for the M?oriland Film Festival 2020! The full programme is now live online so check it out at the link below. This fabulous festival will open with producer Kerry Warkia's The Legend of Baron To'a, while f…


Enter the Euroscript screenwriting competition

Posted Sunday 16 Feb 2020

Check out this Screen Story Competition that Euroscript have just launched! To win �1,000 (about NZD$2000) and feedback from one of the UK's top literary agents, entrants must submit a prose summary of a feature length screenplay in no more than 750 words. Deadline for submis…


Women Over 50 Festival wants your film

Posted Sunday 16 Feb 2020

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The Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) is looking for drama, documentary, animation or experimental short films by or about older women. Everyone is eligible to submit a film to Women Over 50 Film Festival - there's no upper or lower age li…


Jobs up for grabs!

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Digital Media Centre Operator
Images & Sound

Digital Video Producer
MediaWorks NZ

MediaWorks NZ
MediaWorks NZ
MediaWorks NZ
Radio New Zealand

WIN: double movie passes to Honeyland

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Here's a sweet opportunity to win! Opening at selected New Zealand cinemas on 5 March, Honeyland is a portrait of a female beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside, and winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary. Filmmakers Stefanov and Kotevska filmed…


Screen production lecturer / kaiako job at SAE Auckland

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Screen Production Lecturer / Kaiako @ SAE Auckland

Are you an accomplished filmmaker keen to pass on your knowledge to the next generation of budding creatives? You must hold a Masters degree or be willing to undertake a Masters and have some tertiary teaching exper…

Births, Deaths and Marriages screening in March

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

One family. One weekend. One hell of a home video! It's wonderful to see Robin Murphy and Ness Simons' feature film Births Deaths and Marriages will be screening in local cinemas from 3 March! We were also pleased to hear that this independent Kiwi feature…


New Filmarket Hub screenwriting competition

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Screenwriters, sharpen your scripts! Online platform Filmarket Hub launches a new international screenwriting competition for English language TV pilots. The winner will be awarded with a cash prize (about NZD$1700) and will be offered a place in the final selection of projects chosen to pitch…


Staples a finalist in Innovator of the Year Awards

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

The three finalists for the first Trade Me New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award have been announced, and Aliesha Staples, of Staples VR, is one of them! Here's what TradeMe's promo said about her:
"Aleisha is highly sought after, both locally and abroad, as…

Give members a BOOST for Loading Docs projects

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

We were thrilled to hear that not only are all the Loading Docs teams are women, but four of them are members!  The filmmaking teams must first raise $2,500 on homegrown website Boosted.co.nz to unlock further funding from Loading Docs. It's an all or nothing…


Entries open for Show Me Shorts Festival

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Show Me Shorts is looking for short films 2-20 minutes long, from Aotearoa and around the globe. New Zealand music videos between 1-10 minutes long are also invited to submit. Short films can be any genre; SMS accepts animation, documentary, comedy, horror, drama and everything…

Tansley and Laing doco in official selection at FIFA

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

It's fabulous to hear that feature documentary The Heart Dances, directed by Rebecca Tansley and produced by Tansley and Robin Laing, is an official selection in The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA - yes that's the correct acronym!) in Montreal next month. Now…


Kerry Warkia and The Legend Of Baron To'a

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Kerry Warkia takes us through the fun and the odd frustration of producing her first action film, The Legend Of Baron To'a, on the eve of it's New Zealand release. The film is about a Tongan entrepreneur who returns to his old neighbourhood and inadvertently…


Here's how you can support a female filmmaker

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

There was plenty of fury at the usual lack of female representation at the Oscars and Baftas this year, but how does that translate into positive change and diversity on screen? The Guardian's Kate Muir has five ways to encourage more women directors.


Congratulations to all our WIFT Award finalists!

Posted Wednesday 19 Feb 2020

Excitement is building for the upcoming WIFT Awards! We announced the finalists for nine categories this week, and we've listed them below. Congratulations everyone!
Get your tickets now - don't miss out on this wonderful chance to celebrate women in the screen industry!