October work opportunities

Posted Monday 03 Oct 2022

Te Rewa o Puanga is now recruiting for four academic positions for the new Bachelor of Screen Arts with Honours. The four academic positions are:

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Programme Lead, Screen Arts
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Factual Screen Production
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Professional Cultures Screen Arts
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Game…
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International Emmy nomination for Rūrangi

International Emmy nomination for Rūrangi

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Congratulations to the team of Rūrangi for its International Emmy Award Nominee for best shortform series! 

Rūrangi's producer is WIFT member Craig Gainsborough, Renee Sheridan and Ramon Te Wake are in the cast, Melissa Nickerson is a co-producer, Kate McGill is casting director,  Brough Johnson

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NZOA funding supports talented WIFT members

NZOA funding supports talented WIFT members

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Congratulations to all those who received funding in the latest rounds from NZ On Air, for scripted content and for digital first content for tamariki.

*Cadness Street (Abba Rose Vaiaoga-Ioasa) receives up to $270,000 for I Got You 2, 8 x 5 mins. 

Sunpix receives…

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Webinar: How Getty Images supports producers to bring projects to life

Webinar: How Getty Images supports producers to bring projects to life

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Here's something useful to listen to during your lunch break courtesy of Getty Images. Titled From Development to Distribution: How Getty Images supports producers to bring projects to life it will run on Wednesday 19 October, 1pm NZT (30 mins + Q&A).

Here's a summary…

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Jan Hellreigel presents Sportsman of the Year

Jan Hellreigel presents Sportsman of the Year

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Aucklanders, go along and support Jan Hellriegel at Hillsborough's Pah Homestead on Friday 11 November 2022 as she performs her Sportsman of the Year show. 

Jan will be supported by Mahoney Harris and Leah Navanua (aka Kaela).

Expect a wave of magnificent pop songs performed…

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Catch WIFTers' work on popular murder mystery series

Catch WIFTers' work on popular murder mystery series

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

You can watch the great work by WIFT NZ members Jacqueline Nairn and Kerri Roggio on the eighth season of the hit series The Brokenwood Mysteries on TVNZ+.  

Each episode is a two-hour telefeature. Jacqueline directed episode three, and the fourth episode was edited by…

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VIDEO SLOT Big Hair, Don't Care

VIDEO SLOT Big Hair, Don't Care

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Created and directed by Mīria George (Ngāti Kearoa, Ngāti Tuarā, Te Arawa; Te Tawera, Ngāti Awa; Tumutevarovaro; Enuamanu; Kūki ‘Āirani) Big Hair, Don't Care documents the contribution of award-winning theatre, film and television writer Riwia Brown who has worked across the arts industry for nearly…

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Muru is New Zealand's Academy Awards contender!

Muru is New Zealand's Academy Awards contender!

Posted Wednesday 05 Oct 2022

A big congratulations to the team of the action drama Muru, which includes WIFT members producer Selina Joe and line producer Liz DiFiore. Written and directed by Tearepa Kahi, Muru has been selected as New Zealand’s contender for the 2023 Academy Awards Best International Feature…

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WIFT NZ has moved!

WIFT NZ has moved!

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

That's right, we're now in Click Studios building 2, at 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland
The studios here have facilities for content creation including photo/video studio, audio recording rooms, AR/VR and emerging tech equipment, as well as meet-up spaces, offices, meeting rooms and hot desks.…

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The Documentary Distribution Toolkit - Teaching Distribution Basics

The Documentary Distribution Toolkit - Teaching Distribution Basics

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Documentary maker Rachel Gordon, a member of Women in Film in Toronto and Washington, DC, has a goal: to standardise documentary distribution education to prepare filmmakers for the future. Her book, The Documentary Distribution Toolkit - Teaching Distribution Basics, is a comprehensive global how-to reference…

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Apply now for Kōpere Ake - Series Development Funding for Screenwriters

Apply now for Kōpere Ake - Series Development Funding for Screenwriters

Posted Monday 05 Sep 2022

NZWG developed Kōpere Ake in partnership with NZ On Air as a fund for writers only and to provide development funding for quality, premium series proposals and pilot script development. 

The deadline to apply is midday on 28 October 2022.

Grants will be announced 20…

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Deadline looming for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts applications

Deadline looming for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts applications

Posted Monday 19 Sep 2022

You have until 1pm, Monday 10 October to get your funding applications in! Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts is open for applications that are live-action, animation or documentary projects between four and 25 minutes. The programme's aim is to nurture, challenge, and inspire short filmmaking…

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Māoriland Film Festival open for submissions

Māoriland Film Festival open for submissions

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Showcase your film and interactive media work at what has become the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in Otaki, the Māoriland Film Festival 2023 runs from March 15 - 19. 

To be eligible to submit your film, an Indigenous…

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Have a grand night out at the 48Hours Grand Finals Awards!

Have a grand night out at the 48Hours Grand Finals Awards!

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Expect side-splitting fun and a memorable shared audience experience at this year's Vista Foundation 48Hours Grand Finals! The 15 Grand Finalist Films and the three Sir Peter Jackson Wildcards will be announced at this event which showcases the crème de la crème of films from…

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Tickets on sale for the NZTV Awards

Tickets on sale for the NZTV Awards

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Yes, it's nearly that time again already! The annual New Zealand Television Awards will be held at Shed 10, Auckland on 24 November, and will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Kura Forrester.

These awards are a fabulous way to celebrate the incredible work…

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Book now for Show Me Shorts opening nights

Book now for Show Me Shorts opening nights

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Check out the new trailer for this year's Show Me Shorts Festival, lovingly crafted by Gina Dellabarca, Jack Nicol and the Department of Post

Then, once your appetite for short films has been whetted, grab your tickets to an opening night event! These are always…

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Get social with Auckland's Academy OnDemand

Get social with Auckland's Academy OnDemand

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

A shout out to Auckland's Academy OnDemand which is now on Instagram and Facebook and looking great!

Academy On Demand is the streaming rental store from Auckland's home of arthouse and independent film, Academy Cinemas.

The catalogue is curated by Academy Cinemas' staff and features…

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Save the Date for the SPADA Summit

Save the Date for the SPADA Summit

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Get ready to discuss the key industry issues, celebrate achievements, share experiences and enjoy yourself at the 2022 Screen Production and Development Association Summit on Friday 25 November. 

The one-day SPADA Summit will host industry panels addressing the major topics, along with longer breaks designed…

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C21 International Drama Series Pitch

C21 International Drama Series Pitch

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

The deadline is 7 October for this opportunity, so it would mean a fast turnaround! The C21 International Drama Series Pitch Fall 2022 is open to early-stage scripted drama and comedy series from established producers and distributors from all corners of the world. It's open…

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Congress '22 programming highlights

Congress '22 programming highlights

Posted Tuesday 04 Oct 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. This will be the 30th anniversary of this event, this year held in Scotland's Glasgow, November 28–December 1.
Congress '22 will feature a stellar slate of programming, featuring top-notch speakers and sessions on…

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WIN tickets to Valerie Adams: More Than Gold

WIN tickets to Valerie Adams: More Than Gold

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

Tongan/New Zealander Dame Valerie Adams is one of the world’s most celebrated athletes, but this candid inspirational documentary also reveals a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a survivor.

At a time when sportswomen globally are struggling with pressures beyond the field of play, five-time…

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Briar March on directing Valerie Adams: More Than Gold

Briar March on directing Valerie Adams: More Than Gold

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

On the eve of her documentary feature's cinema release, we talked to director Briar March about making Valerie Adams: More Than Gold, and about directing a sporting superstar.  The 90-minute documentary is in NZ cinemas 20 October.
Produced by Leanne Pooley, edited by Margot Francis.

Click here…

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Welcome to the new WIFT NZ Board members

Welcome to the new WIFT NZ Board members

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

We're delighted to welcome to the WIFT NZ Board three new members: Miranda Rivers, Sophie Cherry and Rouzie Hassanova, and we acknowledge with thanks the contributions of outgoing Board members Nicola Olsen and Kat Lintott.

At the WIFT AGM on 6 October the 2022/23 Board members…

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Augusto relishes this Hot Potato!

Augusto relishes this Hot Potato!

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Clap your hands and stamp your feet! Auckland production company Augusto, headed by WIFT member Cass Avery, is involved in producing Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles, if.com.au reports, to be launched on Amazon in 2023.

The documentary tracks the journey of the super-popular…

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WIFT-ers are winners at Show Me Shorts

WIFT-ers are winners at Show Me Shorts

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Congratulations to WIFT members Sharlene George and Zoe McIntosh for their success at the 2022 Show Me Shorts International Film Festival.

George produced Datsun, winner of the Department of Post Best NZ Film award and the Best Cinematographer award (for Marty Williams) and McIntosh and…

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Ms. Information doco kickstarts its Boosted campaign

Ms. Information doco kickstarts its Boosted campaign

Posted Tuesday 06 Sep 2022

The documentary feature Ms. Information is running an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign on Boosted right now. Director Gwen Isaac and producing team Phillida Perry and Alex Reed would love your help to get this nearly finished film, Ms. Information, out into the world.

In March 2020…

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WIFT members win at Asian Academy Creative Arts Awards

WIFT members win at Asian Academy Creative Arts Awards

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Well done to our members involved with Season 2 of Mystic which a Best Children’s Programme (One off/Series) Award at the Asian Academy Creative Arts Awards. Aidee Walker directed on the series and Kerry Roggio was one of the series' four editors.

The Awards are…

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Remembering Judith McCann

Remembering Judith McCann

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

With much sadness WIFT New Zealand acknowledges the death of Judith McCann on 4 October in Ottawa, Canada.

Judith was CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission from 1989 to 1994 (following 8 years at Telefilm Canada) and in this capacity was instrumental in the…

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Eight’s documentary Beyond Conversion now streaming on TVNZ.

Eight’s documentary Beyond Conversion now streaming on TVNZ.

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Produced by Leanne Pooley and directed by Loren Prendiville Beyond Conversion documentary is about the harrowing history of Conversion Therapy in New Zealand, and an intimate look at the fight to ban conversion practices in Aotearoa. The 44-minute documentary follows a Bill many thought would…

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WIN tickets to The Night Of The 12th

WIN tickets to The Night Of The 12th

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Direct from the Cannes and Sydney Film Festivals comes The Night Of The 12th, in NZ cinemas from 27 October.
Hollywood Reporter says it's "a brooding, serpentine investigative drama that brings to mind movies like Zodiac and Memories of Murder", and Marie Claire describes it…

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Story Camp-ers selected

Story Camp-ers selected

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

A round of applause for the lucky nine selected for this wonderful opportunity. Among the nine are WIFT members and we've listed you in bold with your projects, below.

This year Script to Screen received 60 applications. Three experienced independent practitioners underwent a rigorous process, compiling…

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Communicate, Collaborate & Celebrate at the 2022 SPADA Screen Industry Summit

Communicate, Collaborate & Celebrate at the 2022 SPADA Screen Industry Summit

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Come one, come all to the summit! Clear space in your diaries for this all-day event on Friday, 25 November 2022, at Rydges Auckland.

This year's one-day SPADA Summit will host industry panels addressing the major topics, along with longer breaks designed to allow space…

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Apply now for the See-Saw Films Masterclass

Apply now for the See-Saw Films Masterclass

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Run by the NZFC and See-Saw Films, this masterclass will focus on on-screen producing and financing, using The Power of the Dog and other feature films and series as case studies. 

Conducted by See-Saw Films executives Libby Sharpe (Head of Production, AUS) and Rebecca Hardman…

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Join the screen professionals at FOCUS 2022

Join the screen professionals at FOCUS 2022

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

This very valuable event is on again in-person and online at the end of the year. It's free to register for online sessions!

Join thousands of screen professionals at this free, end-of-year event for the whole screen sector, live at the Business Design Centre London…

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Apply now for the 2023 Tāhuna Writers Residency

Apply now for the 2023 Tāhuna Writers Residency

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Calling all writers! This wonderful opportunity from Great Southern Television and Queenstown Lakes District Council returns for its second year! The month-long retreat is for writers who want to tell brave, ambitious and bold stories, and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

At the end of their…

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Time is ticking on Write Room applications

Time is ticking on Write Room applications

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Attention all Wellington screenwriters! There are just a handful of days until the application deadline for this excellent opportunity.
The successful writer will receive a grant of $9,750 to complete a draft of their feature film screenplay, 12 weeks of free office space at Toi…

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Professional-level acting course with Miranda Harcourt and guest tutors

Professional-level acting course with Miranda Harcourt and guest tutors

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Rātā Studios in Wellington is offering this course for adults over 5 Monday evenings starting 31 October.

 

Developed for experienced actors, this screen-acting class will equip you with tools to achieve freshness, courage and confidence on screen. Rātā Course Curator Miranda Harcourt will present two…

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Christchurch screenwriting workshop with Fiona Samuel

Christchurch screenwriting workshop with Fiona Samuel

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Titled Creating Series Drama, this one-day workshop run by Script To Screen digs into those all-important first steps that take you from the very beginnings of an idea to having a developed project you can use to attract collaborators, platforms and funders.

During this practical hands-on…

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TechnoCrane course on offer in Auckland

TechnoCrane course on offer in Auckland

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

This could be for you, or someone you know. The good people at GripHQ are running a two-day TechnoCrane course for the week* starting 14 November, in Auckland. 

If you have existing experience in the camera/grip departments and a genuine interest in working as a…

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Post-Production Documentary Lab with Annie Collins

Post-Production Documentary Lab with Annie Collins

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

This is a one-of-a-kind mentoring lab for director-editor teams working on long-form documentary projects that includes films and series.

Up to five selected director-editor teams will converge in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington for one mentoring weekend (November 26–27), led by editor and WIFT NZ member Annie…

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NZ On Screen launches The 48Hours Collection

NZ On Screen launches The 48Hours Collection

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

NZ On Screen celebrates 20 years of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest guerrilla filmmaking competition, with the launch of The 48Hours Collection.

Spanning two decades of fast and furious filmmaking, the collection gathers up all the winning films, and shines a spotlight on some of the…

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PLS Spring Shootout

PLS Spring Shootout

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

Join the PLS crew for food and a beverage, and learn all about the latest in LED fixtures and Wireless Control.

When: Thursday 03 November, 5PM - 9PM

Where: 520 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland

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Trainee and 2nd Assistant camera Masterclass

Trainee and 2nd Assistant camera Masterclass

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

Numbers are limited for this course so be in quick to apply. The NZCS has identified that there is a current skill shortage of trainees and experienced 2nd AC’s ready to step into roles on high pressure film sets. This course is aimed at film…

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Enter now for the NZCS Awards

Enter now for the NZCS Awards

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

Start getting those entries in for the New Zealand Cinematographers Awards folks! Winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze NZCS award is recognition that you have created a work of art that stands out and deserves acknowledgement.

It's all about what you shot within the production's…

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Office space available at LOT23

Office space available at LOT23

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

top floor is currently available for lease at LOT23, 23 Minnie Street, Eden Terrace. Depending on your business needs you could take 1 or 2 or all 3 offices - the whole floor 125sqm.

Studio 1 is a light and airy 35 sqm studio space.…

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Deadline extended for Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts

Posted Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts had a shorter application period this year compared to previous years and this has made it tricky for many of you, so the closing date has been extended. 

The deadline to submit your Whiringa Tuatahi - Stage One application is now…

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October work opportunities

Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

Producer - Sunday
TVNZ

Event & Film Facilitator
Queenstown Lakes District Council

Talent Producer - Brainbusters
WhitebaitMedia

Producer & Production Manager (Film & TV Content)
Private advertiser

Screen Wellington Head of Attraction
WellingtonNZ

Screen Facilitation Specialist
WellingtonNZ

Senior Production Manager
NHNZ

 

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