Submissions are open for the Hot Docs Festival

Submissions are open for the Hot Docs Festival

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Documentary makers, here's something to get sorted before Christmas! Premiere your doco at the 2022 Hot Docs Festival, an excellent event which will screen films in cinemas across Toronto, Canada, from April 28-May 8, 2022. Don't miss out! The application deadline is December 16, 2021.
Meanwhile there's also the…
South Shorts 2022 Applications deadline approaches

South Shorts 2022 Applications deadline approaches

Posted Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Led by screenwriting mentor Briar Grace-Smith (Cousins, Waru) South Shorts 2022 is seeking aspiring screenwriters! If you have a story to tell and want to gain confidence as a writer, apply to the South Shorts Mentorship programme now.

It will be delivered between March - September 2022.

Applications close: Tuesday 29 November, 5pm

This programme…

Call for Applications: Film Otago Southland Training Facilitator Roles

Call for Applications: Film Otago Southland Training Facilitator Roles

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Film Otago Southland (FOS) has been supported by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) to develop a series of workshops targeting skill gaps in the regional film crew base. 

FOS is now seeking three training facilitators for a fixed term contract to provide the following services:

Here's more about the role from FOS:

You'll work…

Award-winning Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs on why she said yes to another season of The Crown

Award-winning Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs on why she said yes to another season of The Crown

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Weren't we all very proud in October when Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs won a Primetime Emmy? Jessica won for her work on the season finale of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown, an episode entitled War.

In this article Drama Quarterly catches up with Jessica, who had just returned from Spain where she was shooting scenes…

Piki Films picks its best Pitcher

Piki Films picks its best Pitcher

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Piki Films has announced the winner of the Piki Pitch, an accelerator event is designed to give fresh local talent the opportunity to share their voices and further their knowledge! The Piki Films whānau, which includes WIFT NZ members Morgan Waru, Nacoya Anderson and Carthew Neal, awarded Ankita Singh the $10,000 development prize money.

Shortlisted…

Show Me Shorts Screenwriting Lab applications close 30 November

Show Me Shorts Screenwriting Lab applications close 30 November

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Screenwriters, are you looking to advance and polish your skills, look no further than the Show Me Shorts Screenwriting Lab! This hothouse mentoring scheme is open for submissions until 30 November. It’s a fantastic opportunity to workshop new ideas for short film, and aims to identify new and compelling voices, and give them guidance to…

There's a new film festival coming to Auckland this summer!

There's a new film festival coming to Auckland this summer!

Posted Tuesday 23 Nov 2021

Having missed out on this year's New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aucklanders will be relishing the prospect of this opportunity to get some big screen time! The new festival, In The Shade, is exclusive to Academy Cinemas and The Hollywood in Avondale, and the line-up includes Fiona Clark: Unafraid,…

Free online event brings together speakers from film, TV, advertising and games

Free online event brings together speakers from film, TV, advertising and games

Posted Monday 22 Nov 2021

Join thousands of screen professionals at FOCUS, the only free, end-of-year event for the whole screen sector, online! More than 60 confirmed speakers from film, TV, advertising and games will explore all the rapid developments in the screen industries.

To make sure that it responds to the needs of the screen sector, the conference programme…