Ara Ki Te Puna Kairaingi - Premium Development Round 2 - Second Postponement

Ara Ki Te Puna Kairaingi - Premium Development Round 2 - Second Postponement

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

The NZFC, Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air have resolved to further postpone Round 2 of Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi - The Premium Development Fund. In a media release Kay Ellmers, Kaihautū-Te Puna Kairangi / Co-Head Premium Production Fund said the decision had…

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Nominations open for the 2021 SPADA Awards + the South Pacific Pictures Big Pitch!

Nominations open for the 2021 SPADA Awards + the South Pacific Pictures Big Pitch!

Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

Save the date and get your nominations in for the 24th Annual SPADA Screen Industry Awards! The Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 26 November 2021 at the Villa Maria Estate in Manukau, Auckland following the one-day SPADA Screen Industry Summit.

The SPADA Screen…

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Nominate someone who made a difference to you - NZCS Turtz Awards close today!

Nominate someone who made a difference to you - NZCS Turtz Awards close today!

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

This is a great time to bring recognition to someone out there who makes a difference!

The late Ian (Turtz) Turtill was an influential camera department icon. If you know someone like that, then you should nominate them for this year's Turtz Award, run by…

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Grab your discount for this TV writing course with Rachel Lang

Grab your discount for this TV writing course with Rachel Lang

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

Got an idea for a cracking TV show? Screenwriter Kathryn Burnett is offering an industry discount to WIFT NZ members for the upcoming online screenwriting course with award-winning TV writer (and WIFT NZ member) Rachel Lang. One of New Zealand’s most experienced television writers who…

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Science & factual producers, register now for Congress '21!

Science & factual producers, register now for Congress '21!

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

This year's World Congress of Science & Factual Producers will feature a robust programme of online sessions and panels, dynamic virtual networking, on-demand access to recorded content, and more.

Emerging producers, you might be eligible for the Emerging Producers Bursary Programmewhich offers up-and-coming producers…

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Lockdown viewing: Standing On The Shoulders

Lockdown viewing: Standing On The Shoulders

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

Be inspired by these wonderful New Zealand women, a collection curated by the team at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

The women of Aotearoa New Zealand gained the right to vote in September 1893, after a hard-fought campaign and several massive, nationwide petitions. To honour…

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Making it in America: Understanding the US scripted market

Making it in America: Understanding the US scripted market

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

Media Exchange is offering this webinar series for those of you interested in the US scripted market. 

The US remains the most active territory for scripted television with hundreds of yearly scripted series commissioned by more than 80 buyers. With higher budgets, a greater appetite…
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Enter the Someday Film Challenge 2021!

Enter the Someday Film Challenge 2021!

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Here's one for the youthful people in our midst! If you are aged up to 24 years old, enter the Someday Film Challenge by making a short film about sustainability. It can be any genre, but it can only be up to five minutes long.…
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Register for Doc Edge's factual content cinematography clinic + virtual bubble

Register for Doc Edge's factual content cinematography clinic + virtual bubble

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

On Saturday 4 September, in partnership with the NZCS, Doc Edge will present a session on cinematography for documentary and factual content creators. 

Hear from cinematographers including Aditi Sharma (India), Dale Cochrane (Australia), and locals Harold Monfils and Tory Evans.

The clinic will run online,…

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Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Fund Interim Production Funding Round

Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Fund Interim Production Funding Round

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

An extra opportunity for funding for the screen industry, supported by the guilds has been announced today by funding agencies Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi te Motu (NZ On Air). 

Intention: 
The Interim Round intends to…

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RNZ commissioning for TMP General Audiences funding round

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

In anticipation of the upcoming *Te Māngai Pāho - General Audiences funding round, RNZ Commissioning is seeking expressions of interest for projects looking for platform support. 
*Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable, mixed-platform funding for producers and creators to create a diverse range of Māori content.…

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Mobile Film Festival: Making Peace with Nature

Mobile Film Festival: Making Peace with Nature

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

The call is out! Submissions for the Mobile Film Festival are open until 12 October, 2021, and the theme is, once again, about climate issues.

The theme of 'Making Peace with Nature' is clearly an enormous topic and open to interpretation. The MFF team hope…

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The Women's Voices Now Film Festival

The Women's Voices Now Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Are you an emerging woman, girl, or femme-identifying filmmaker making documentaries to advocate for women's and girls' rights? If so, then this is the festival for you! Submit by 17 September to make the early bird deadline and discounted submission fee!

This festival provides visibility, networking…

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Good news from the executive director's desk!

Good news from the executive director's desk!

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

It's great to be able to share good news from the WIFT NZ office in these interesting times!

The NZ Film Commission has kindly supported our latest endeavours, one of which is a reprise of a successful programme we ran in 2019, and the other…

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Six Angry Women doco shines at international festivals

Six Angry Women doco shines at international festivals

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Here’s a shout out to Megan Jones and her team at Kindred Films. Their documentary Six Angry Women has been selected for 11 international film festivals, including Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Toronto International Women Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, the Dili International Film…

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VIDEO SLOT Loading Docs Season 8: the Tūmanako / Hope collection

VIDEO SLOT Loading Docs Season 8: the Tūmanako / Hope collection

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Check out the fantastic documentaries in Loading Docs’ new collection Season 8, available to watch for FREE on all devices via www.loadingdocs.net/tumanako. These eight new short documentaries challenge human connection, justice, grief and cultural identity. WIFT NZ members involved are listed below. 

Click here to…

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Short films with a big message: WIFT-ers' Someday Stories

Short films with a big message: WIFT-ers' Someday Stories

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

We're pleased to see there are WIFT-ers in the mix of the fifth series of Someday Stories, a creative development platform for emerging filmmakers! Show your support and check them out at the links below.

Alyssa Medel-Khew's film Mekeni (pictured) explores how an unexpected encounter…

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Fitzgerald's Helen Kelly doco now on DocPlay

Fitzgerald's Helen Kelly doco now on DocPlay

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

It’s great to see that the Catherine Fitzgerald-produced documentary Helen Kelly – Together is going to be on the DocPlay platform (another reason to make the most of that 60-day extended trial offer we sent you last week!)

Made by award-winning director Tony Sutorius, Helen…

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What your production needs to keep running smoothly

What your production needs to keep running smoothly

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Because it’s so important to have good health and safety procedures in place these days, we thought we’d do a quick shout-out to WIFT NZ member Louise Spraggon, a qualified NZ Screen Health & Safety officer. Louise helps enable all those working in Aotearoa's creative…

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Screen CanterburyNZ is hiring

Screen CanterburyNZ is hiring

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Do you want to help shape the future of the Screen Industry in Canterbury? Do you have production or location management experience? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

The newly created position of 'Screen Specialist' will provide support to the Screen CanterburyNZ Manager…

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September means Spring - and perhaps a new job!

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

General manager
Pan Asian Screen Collective

Lecturer and discipline lead - screen arts
UNITEC

Lecturer and discipline lead - acting
UNITEC

Digital & social media producer for Re:
TVNZ

Executive director
NZ Game Developers' Association

Programme administrator
NZ Game Developers' Association (remote)

Video editor & DIT
Storyworks

Production manager
Taki Rua Productions

Videographer
Kainga…

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September work opportunities

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Funding Advisor, Development
NZ Film Commission

Funding Advisor, Production (contract role)
NZ Film Commission

Marketing Manager
Weta Digital

VFX Producer
Weta Digital

Executive Producer Fair Go
TVNZ

Planning Producer
Discovery

Shooter/Video Editor
Grundy Productions

Director Video News
Allied Press

Producer/Production Manager
PointClickShootBang 


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