WIFTers are winners in NZFC Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund

WIFTers are winners in NZFC Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2022

A big shout out to all the members who have been offered funding in the final round of Te Puna Kairangi – Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund, which is administered by Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga| The New Zealand Film Commission. 

We've listed you in…

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Behind the scenes of Nude Tuesday

Behind the scenes of Nude Tuesday

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2022

Three wonderful WIFTers are at the helm of this unique film - producer Emma Slade, director Armağan Ballantyne and writer and actor Jackie van Beek. Screening in New Zealand cinemas from 16 June, Support your fellow WIFT members and go see it! 

Read on for…

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Doc Edge to Screen special presentation of Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Doc Edge to Screen special presentation of Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

Aileen O'Sullivan's stirring documentary Whetū Mārama – Bright Star will have its Auckland premiere at the Doc Edge Festival this year. This is a special screening, only available in Auckland.
Go along and catch it while you can, at Auckland's Civic Theatre Friday 24 June…

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WIN double passes to Nude Tuesday!

WIN double passes to Nude Tuesday!

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2022

We can barely wait for this one! Nude Tuesday is in New Zealand cinemas from 16 June and we have five double passes to give away! 

From writer Jackie van Beek, writer/director Armağan Ballantyne, and producer Emma SladeNude Tuesday is shot entirely in a…

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Support your fellow WIFT members at NZIFF 2022!

Support your fellow WIFT members at NZIFF 2022!

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

How exciting to see a number of WIFT members' films in the line up of features selected so far for the 2022 New Zealand International Film Festival. The themes of resilience, survival, and hope run deep in many of the titles. Those with WIFTers at…

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Watch NZ's first Jewish sitcom on TVNZ

Watch NZ's first Jewish sitcom on TVNZ

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

The Aidee Walker-directed series Kid Sister is now on TVNZ On Demand! There are five episodes so you can binge-watch them all in a reasonably civilized manner! It's produced by Emily Anderton and executive produced by Harriet Crampton, of Greenstone TV, with Tammy Williams as…

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WIFTers to keynote at Big Screen Symposium opening session

WIFTers to keynote at Big Screen Symposium opening session

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

It’s fabulous to see WIFT members in the opening session line up of the Big Screen Symposium!

Colourist Alana Cotton (The Luminaries, Bellbird), unit stills photographer Kirsty Griffin (The Power of the Dog, The Justice of Bunny King), costume designer Jane Holland (Juniper, Cowboy Bebop),…

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Scratched S03 celebrates five more New Zealand athletes

Scratched S03 celebrates five more New Zealand athletes

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

Check out the third season of award-winning series Scratched: Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends, celebrating five more New Zealand athletes whose incredible achievements have been forgotten by history. WIFTers involved in this series are HexWork's Amber Easby, Jin Fellet, Madeleine Chapman and Natalie Wilson

The new…

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Member Profile: Nina Nawalowalo ONZM

Member Profile: Nina Nawalowalo ONZM

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

Each month we feature a different WIFT NZ member in enews, and this month it's Nina Nawalowalo ONZM (artistic director and co-founder of the award-winning Wellington Pacific theatre company The Conch). 

Nina has just finished her first feature documentary A Boy Called Piano - The…

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Tansley's film of Semele goes international

Tansley's film of Semele goes international

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

Rebecca Tansley’s film of New Zealand Opera’s live, site-specific production of Semele has been picked up by British/German arts content distributor Poorhouse International. Poorhouse works with institutions such as the New York City Ballet, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Ballet of the Paris Opera.

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Spotlight on the NZCS Awards

Spotlight on the NZCS Awards

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

The New Zealand Cinematographers Society NZCS held its 2021 Awards last week (having had to postpone them due to Covid-19 restrictions). It was a virtual event and we applaud them for a smooth ceremony!

A big congratulations to WIFT member Mark Lapwood who received NZCS…

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WIN: Double passes to Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy

WIN: Double passes to Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

And we have another giveaway for you this week! A beguiling Japanese film composed of three short stories, Wheel of Fortune And Fantasy depicts a love triangle, a failed seduction trap and a misunderstood
encounter, and touches on the enigma of life that revolves around desire…

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Submit your short film to the MWFF

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Calling all women and gender diverse filmmakers! Submissions are now open for the 2023 Melbourne Women in Film Festival. If you have a short film or web series (fiction and nonfiction) in any style or genre, MWFF wants to see it!
Head to the MWFF…

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Apply now for the NZFC Gender scholarship

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Here's a fabulous opportunity from the New Zealand Film Commission! The annual NZFC Gender Scholarship recognises and celebrates women in the screen industry and is aimed at supporting their career progression. This year’s Gender Scholarship has a focus on wāhine Māori looking to produce drama,…

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Next deadline for NZ On Air's July funding round

Next deadline for NZ On Air's July funding round

Posted Monday 28 Mar 2022

NZ On Air says it expects to receive many applications for this first funding round of the new financial year -  don't disappoint them! There's plenty of time to prepare for the next deadline which is:

4pm, 21 July 2022 / Decisions: 21 September 2022.
For…

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Emerging filmmakers: apply for TIFF22 Filmmaker Lab

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Looking for an exhilarating development opportunity? Bring your feature film project into focus with the Toronto International Film Festival Filmmaker Lab.

Each year, 20 Canadian and international directors receive an exceptional professional development experience, and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking.

TIFF Filmmaker Lab…

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Nicole Dade workshop for Tauranga: writing successful funding applications

Nicole Dade workshop for Tauranga: writing successful funding applications

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2022

Known for her genre knowledge and her ability to get to the heart of a story, Nicole Dade is a well-respected, international story consultant, story producer and script editor across TV, film and online scripted content. And she's coming to the Bay of Plenty! 

Hosted…

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Screenlink panel discussion: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Screenlink panel discussion: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Posted Monday 30 May 2022

We all want to make amazing work that looks exceptional. But what can you do when your budget doesn't look so great? Come and hear an experienced panel discuss this familiar challenge with DEGANZ and NZCS on Monday 13 June.

On the panel: cinematographer Richard…

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NZIFF announces regional dates and theatres

NZIFF announces regional dates and theatres

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

The NZIFF is coming to a regional theatre near you! Check below for your region’s Festival times and screening location and have your programmes at the ready!

Lucky Cantabrians will celebrate the city’s Opening Night Gala in the majestic Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 5…

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LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A - Free live streamed event

LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A - Free live streamed event

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

Queer cinema has a rich and beautiful history, and what better way to learn more about it than from some of the oldest Queer film festivals in the world?

Come along to a panel livestream with film festival directors James Wooley (Frameline San Francisco), Andrea…

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Free Future Filmmaker Workshops for the regions

Free Future Filmmaker Workshops for the regions

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

Here’s some nice news! The Vista Foundation 48Hours is bringing FREE workshops to the regions, designed to upskill filmmakers. 

Filmmakers, creatives and teachers will have the chance to sharpen their short filmmaking skills in preparation for the 2022 Vista Foundation 48 Hours (shoot weekend August…

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Māoriland Film Festival 2022 programme out now

Māoriland Film Festival 2022 programme out now

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2022

The creative output from indigenous filmmakers during New Zealand's lockdowns has resulted in the strongest Māoriland Film Festival programme ever, according to Festival director Libby Hakaraia, so be sure to check out the programme and book your tickets!

It includes the te reo dubbed version…

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June Jobs

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

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Apply now for the FilmUp Mentorship Programme

Apply now for the FilmUp Mentorship Programme

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

If you are developing a feature film or documentary, this Script To Screen programme could be just what you need to progress your work to the next stage.

A mentor for each filmmaker forms the cornerstone of the programme, along with six FilmUp Hub days…

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Last days to apply for MIFF 37° South Market

Last days to apply for MIFF 37° South Market

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Applications for this year’s MIFF 37° South Market, close this Friday 17 June, so get yours in now!

MIFF 37° South Market will run during the opening weekend of the Melbourne International Film Festival, from August 4-7, 2022.

Organisers are promising a greater number of…

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The BSS 2022 programme is live!

The BSS 2022 programme is live!

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Check it out! As always, the BSS programme features leading talent from across the screen industry.

Highlights this year include:

Neil Gaiman, From Writer To Showrunner
Neil Gaiman’s extensive and groundbreaking writing career includes beloved works of fiction, comics, radio drama, film, and series.
This conversation will…

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Are you a Maker or a Shaker?

Are you a Maker or a Shaker?

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

We know you all are, but maybe you've just never told anyone. Here's your chance! The makers & shakers Awards offers a FREE platform to spotlight and celebrate the exceptional work of production teams, individuals and production support services who have made a significant impact…

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The early-bird gets the 48Hours deal!

The early-bird gets the 48Hours deal!

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Tweet tweet! That's the sound of early-bird registrations for the 2022 Vista Foundation 48Hours opening!

Get the team together for some guerilla filmmaking and the most fun you can have in a weekend! Stock up on coffee and energy drinks now!

There’s a 50% deal…

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Watch all the top Auckland short films!

Watch all the top Auckland short films!

Posted Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

Here's your chance to catch those shorts you missed and show your support for local filmmakers, including a couple of your fellow WIFT members.
Rug up and go along to We ♥ Auckland, a night to showcase short films made in Tāmaki Makaurau and/or…
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Content London announces first keynote speakers

Content London announces first keynote speakers

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

London calling! Content London is the world’s leading development marketplace and conference. The first announcement about the 2022 event speakers is out, and, while it is a few months away yet, make sure the dates are on YOUR radars! 

The first four keynote speakers are:

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Camera Skills Workshop with Donny Duncan in Tauranga

Camera Skills Workshop with Donny Duncan in Tauranga

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Come and get an introduction to cinematography and camera skills at this intensive one-day workshop run by Film Bay of Plenty. The programme will include practical demonstrations with cameras and lights, theory and insights from Donny’s personal experience and stills and video excerpts.

Click here…

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Game developers and filmmakers to converge on Wellington in August

Game developers and filmmakers to converge on Wellington in August

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Kiwi game developers will join forces with the film industry in August at Te Papa Tongarewa, to uplift the country’s potential in virtual production.

Called a Convergence Day, it's part of the New Zealand Game Developers Conference, and aims to offer new professional development and…

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Calling all gamers: sign up for the Media Design School Girls in Games Programme

Calling all gamers: sign up for the Media Design School Girls in Games Programme

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Here’s one for the younger person in your life. Senior Girls in Games is an immersive workshop that covers the basics of Game Art and Game Programming for aspirational game developers. Women in the game development industry make up only around 30%. Let’s help change…

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30 June deadline for SCNZ Production Grant Round 4

30 June deadline for SCNZ Production Grant Round 4

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Get your applications in for the Screen CanterburyNZ Production Grant, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Applications close 30 June, 2022.

The grant will provide just under $1.5 million over the next three years to domestic and international productions that meet eligibility requirements.

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Submit your short to NYWIFT Women Calling the Shots Showcase

Posted Sunday 29 May 2022

If you're looking to showcase your short film, look no further. Women Calling the Shots will showcase short films made by women filmmakers at the Hamptons International Film Festival this year, and the organisers are calling for submissions from members of WIFTI chapters around the…

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Who will follow in her footsteps?

Who will follow in her footsteps?

Posted Monday 13 Jun 2022

Independent director Pietra Brettkelly won the South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film in 2020 for creating unique, intimate, beautiful cinematic works that open a window into another world. Who will be this year's recipient? Book your ticket now and be among the first…

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Paula Whetu Jones on her feature film 'Whina'

Paula Whetu Jones on her feature film 'Whina'

Posted Sunday 12 Jun 2022

Dame Whina Cooper was a Māori matriarch who worked tirelessly to improve the rights of her people, especially women. Whina, the long-awaited film about her life, is co-directed and co-written by WIFT NZ member Paula Whetu Jones (Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Porou), and…

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Writers awarded Seed and Seed Advanced grants

Writers awarded Seed and Seed Advanced grants

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Homai te pakipaki to Nacoya Anderson and Sophie Henderson who have received Seed funding from the New Zealand Writers Guild. Seed is one of the most competitive writer-only grants for draft feature film scripts in New Zealand.  

Nacoya received a Seed grant for Moonripe: When…

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Catch WIFT members' work at Māoriland!

Catch WIFT members' work at Māoriland!

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Here are five fantastic reasons to get yourself to Ōtaki for the Māoriland Film Festival! Support your fellow WIFT members and book in to see some or all of their work.

Check out the feature film Millie Lies Low, produced by Desray Armstrong and Angela…

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Get hot and haunted at the Basement Theatre!

Get hot and haunted at the Basement Theatre!

Posted Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

Join erotic fiction writer Rita Goldring at Deflower Manor for a little Erotica By The Fire, a play created by Emmy winner and WIFT NZ member Shoshana McCallum (INSiDE, West Side).
Shosh is up for the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award at this…

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VIDEO SLOT The Poo Files

VIDEO SLOT The Poo Files

Posted Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

Writer/producer Kim Harrop created this animated series for kids, steaming — sorry — streaming now on HEIHEI (via TVNZ+). Each two-minute episode of The Poo Files showcases bizarre, hilarious, and fascinating facts about animal poos and the animals that made them. Amanda Beckett executive-produced and…

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Members get 50% off the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute June 22-24

Members get 50% off the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute June 22-24

Posted Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

Join New York Women in Film & Television for the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute June 22-24, a three-part series to refine your business strategies. 

Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from…

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Waru's short a finalist in New Zealand's Best at the NZIFF

Waru's short a finalist in New Zealand's Best at the NZIFF

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Well done to producer Morgan Waru whose short film Rustling is one of five finalists in the Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival’s (NZIFF) New Zealand’s Best short film competition. Morgan is a finalist in the Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award at…

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WIN double passes to Whina

WIN double passes to Whina

Posted Wednesday 15 Jun 2022

We have five double passes to give away to Whina!  

To be in to win one of five double passes click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below.

Finish this sentence: "No one hears us whaea. But when you speak...."

Email your…

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Hellriegel's free concert to help light up Matariki

Hellriegel's free concert to help light up Matariki

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Catch some of Auckland’s finest piano-based musicians performing in this series of innovative and FREE twilight piano concerts, Illuminate Matariki! 

Among them will be WIFT member, musician, entrepreneur and author Jan Hellreigel, playing at the Pah Homestead on Saturday 2 July at 7pm. Go along…

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Doc Edge Forum kicks off this weekend!

Doc Edge Forum kicks off this weekend!

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

WIFT NZ members are popping up everywhere! At the 2022 Doc Edge Forum you can hear Kathryn Graham (NZFC), Lanita Ririnui (Nga Aho Whakaari) and Kath Akuhuta Brown (Whakataa Māori)​​​​​​ speak to Māori/Indigenous Storytelling in the Factual World. 

Don't miss WIFT member, Doc Edge Superhero…

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TVNZ+ is here!

TVNZ+ is here!

Posted Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Congratulations to all the WIFT NZ members involved in the successful roll out of TVNZ+! Designed in-house by the award-winning Blacksand, Product and UX teams, TVNZ+ replaces TVNZ On Demand. Publicity material said the platform aims to "firmly cement [it's] position as a comprehensive streaming…

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