WIFTer's doco investigates health of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

WIFTer's doco investigates health of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Also streaming on Stuff is the seven-part documentary series Seasick: Saving The Hauraki Gulf, produced by Angela Hovey.

Initiated by the release of many bleak reports on the state of the gulf, the documentary investigates the history of fishing, commercial and recreational, fisheries management in…

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It's wonderful to be back!

It's wonderful to be back!

Posted Monday 11 Apr 2022

We're so happy to have workshops up and running again! A big shout out to WIFT member Mark Westerby and the team at Taia Studios in Kilbirnie, Wellington for the use of their spacious Studio 1. As you can see in the pic of last…

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Night Raiders picks up six Canadian awards

Night Raiders picks up six Canadian awards

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

A round of applause to the team behind the Canada-New Zealand co-production Night Raiders! Produced by WIFT members Chelsea Winstanley and Ainsley Gardiner, and Georgina Conder, the film received six Canadian Screen Awards; among them the Original Screenplay award for writer/director Danis Goulet received,…
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Documenting Christchurch's recovery

Documenting Christchurch's recovery

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

We're highlighting a host of WIFTer-made documentaries to watch over the Easter break. This one celebrates the passionate artists and entrepreneurs who battled to protect the creative heart of their city amongst the ruins of post-quake Christchurch.
In The Art of Recovery director Peter…
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WIFTI: Global solidarity and sisterhood more important than ever

WIFTI: Global solidarity and sisterhood more important than ever

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

We're so lucky to live in a relatively peaceful country, a fact highlighted by the war in the Ukraine. 

Take a few minutes to read a letter from Russian film critic Maria Kuvshinova, shared with us by our sisters at WIFTI in their latest newsletter.…

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Streaming now: High Tide, Don't Hide

Streaming now: High Tide, Don't Hide

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Here's something to watch with the young person in your life. In 2019 students across the globe took to the streets demanding immediate action to avert cataclysmic climate change. The Rebel Film Collective (including WIFT members Niva Kay and Nia Phipps who co-produced and co-directed)…

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Method Studios sets up in Dunedin

Method Studios sets up in Dunedin

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Great news from Sam Ramlu, whose Method Studios has launched a new games company here in Aotearoa, with studios in Tāmaki Makarau and Ōtepoti. 

Sam's Method Studios created Mad Carnival over 10 years ago and with a $250,000 Scale Up grant from the Dunedin-based New…

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VIDEO SLOT 'Ultimately Lacks Polish'

VIDEO SLOT 'Ultimately Lacks Polish'

Posted Monday 11 Apr 2022

Freya Daly Sadgrove is an emerging New Zealand poet, riding the success of her collection Head Girl — but acutely aware that something has to come next. With her multi-poet show Show Ponies, she’s determined to jam together poetry, punk, sex, sizzle and theatre, shaking…

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Give Vivie a Boost!

Give Vivie a Boost!

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

The team at MFM Productions, Hweiling Ow, Morgan Leigh Stewart and Mia Maramara, clearly had fun filming this promo for their Boosted campaign! Hweiling is directing the short Vivie, "a heartwarming tale about a woman's relationship with her body" - specifically her vagina. A 'vagina…

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WIN double passes to Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts

WIN double passes to Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. Ever. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving female head of state in the history of the world. There’s hardly anyone on the planet who hasn’t grown up with her face, her presence, her image constantly around them…

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Support young people to tell their stories on film

Support young people to tell their stories on film

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

The Outlook for Someday team works with young people, providing the skills and confidence to tell their stories through film. They regularly run filmmaking workshops, mentorships, a film challenge, and fund emerging filmmakers. They support Aotearoa storytellers to share their vision for a fairer,…

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Amazing April jobs

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Investment Coordinator
NZ Film Commission

Open casting call for an NZFC-funded short film, in Wellington. Looking for Wellington-based young actors aged 10 to 16 years for roles in a short film about two siblings who use dance as a way to escape the neighbourhood bullies. Rehearsals…

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Public Interest Journalism Fund Round 4 Criteria and updated General Guidelines

Public Interest Journalism Fund Round 4 Criteria and updated General Guidelines

Posted Monday 28 Mar 2022

If you're planning to apply for Public Journalism Funding, you have from 31 March to 28 April. That may look like a lot of time, but you'll need to become familiar with the guidelines and and criteria first. The details are below. 

The Public Interest…

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House and pet-sitter needed in Waikanae

House and pet-sitter needed in Waikanae

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Fancy some focus-time in an idyllic setting, with two cats for company this winter? WIFT member Caroline Girdlestone of Hero Animals needs someone to look after this gorgeous two-bedroom gem of a house from 3 July - 13 September. It's in rural Waikanae, Reikorangi, just…

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Get behind these WIFTer Loading Docs hopefuls!

Get behind these WIFTer Loading Docs hopefuls!

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

Get involved in the crowdfunding phase and support your fellow WIFT members to make important Aotearoa stories! We're pleased to see a number of WIFTers among the filmmakers selected for the Loading Docs 2022 Season 9 short documentary collection. 

Eight compelling ideas have been chosen…

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Check out upcoming info session on IMDbPro tools

Check out upcoming info session on IMDbPro tools

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

If you’re a night owl who is keen to learn how to use IMDbPro’s tools for your industry networking and business, join this virtual info session run by WIFTI on Friday 29 April at 1am New Zealand Time. There are prizes to be won! It's…

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Give these WIFTers a Boost for Bottle Money!

Give these WIFTers a Boost for Bottle Money!

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

Rebekah Tyler is a recent graduate of The Directors’ Programme, and has been developing Bottle Money, a short film she wrote and will direct this July. The film is about "the fragility of the broken mother-to-child connection, and the insidious nature of addiction", Rebekah says.…

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Get ready... applications open for BSS scholarships on 4 May!

Get ready... applications open for BSS scholarships on 4 May!

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

We have five scholarships to this year’s Big Screen Symposium to offer WIFT members, thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission.

Each scholarship will include a ticket to the two-day event. If you live outside the Auckland region, a travel grant of $250 is available…

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Pan-Asian artists at the top of their game

Pan-Asian artists at the top of their game

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

Check out the fabulous work by producer Arani Cuthbert released yesterday on RNZ. ASIA: Art Stories in Aotearoa profiles 18 diverse Asian-origin New Zealand artists across Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Multimedia and Design and explores how life in Aotearoa New Zealand informs their work…

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Nude Tuesday trailer bares all!

Nude Tuesday trailer bares all!

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

The trailer for Nude Tuesday, the unique Kiwi comedy shot entirely in gibberish, has been released for all to see! From writer Jackie van Beek, writer/director Armağan Ballantyne, and producer Emma Slade, Nude Tuesday uses subtitles added by British comedian Julia Davis, to translate the…

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WIN double passes to 'The Velvet Queen'

WIN double passes to 'The Velvet Queen'

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

This issue we have five double passes to give away to an incredible documentary courtesy of our friends at Madman.

Directed and written by Marie Amiguet, The Velvet Queen is filmed high up on the Tibetan plateau, amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys.

It follows renowned…

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Enter your work in the Earth Futures Festival

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

The Earth Futures Festival is actively seeking video submissions on the topic of geoscience within the themes Dynamic Earth, Earth Futures and Human Connection. Backed by UNESCO, this newly created festival aims to make geoscience more accessible and better understood. 

Geoscience is critical in the…

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Researchers wanted!

Researchers wanted!

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

Film Otago Southland (FOS) is seeking researchers for a fixed term contract to provide the following services:

  • Undertake research into the state of commercial and professional development opportunities for screen projects and screen practitioners based in the Otago and Southland region - identify problems and…
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DEGANZ Young Creators: Getting a foot in the screen industry door

DEGANZ Young Creators: Getting a foot in the screen industry door

Posted Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? 

Come along to this DEGANZ panel and hear how established filmmakers navigated their entry into the screen industry. WIFT member, director/editor Charlotte Evans (OK…

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Webinar on racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Webinar on racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Join Raqi Syed and Dr Missy Molloy from Victoria, University of Wellington, in this webinar as they discuss racial dimensions of screen aesthetics from different angles.

In our digital and virtual age, we are haunted by principles of “beauty” from both European and colonial art…

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Ukrainian shorts fundraiser: The Spirit of Freedom

Ukrainian shorts fundraiser: The Spirit of Freedom

Posted Monday 25 Apr 2022

Here's a worthy cause, shared with us by the team at Show Me Shorts (SMS). In collaboration with Kyiv International Short Film Festival (KISFF), SMS presents a collection of short films from top Ukrainian filmmakers. These screenings are fundraising events for the people of Ukraine…

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Producer course: Finance plans and recoupment schedules

Producer course: Finance plans and recoupment schedules

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Attention all producers! Do you have a project but need some support developing your finance plan and recoupment schedule?
Then this is the course for you! 

This is the first of a series of courses from Share The Knowledge to help producers who are developing…

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