Winners at the WIFT Awards 2024

Winners at the WIFT Awards 2024

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

It was truly a memorable night at the 2024 WIFT Awards. See below for the winners in each category.

SAE Award for Outstanding Newcomer
Presented to Marianne Infante for excellence in performance and advocating for minority voices to be recognised on stage and screen.

Hinterland Woman to Watch Award
Presented to Abba-Rose Vaiaoga-Ioasa for her…

Power to the producer of The Convert

Power to the producer of The Convert

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with one of Aotearoa's great film and tv producers, Robin Scholes, to talk about the phenomenal finale to her career, The Convert, to be released March 14. In this discussion we touched on the challenges, and inspirations for this film, along with some of the knowledge she…

Nine to Noon and Paula Whetu Jones

Nine to Noon and Paula Whetu Jones

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

Paula Whetu Jones was featured on RNZ's Nine to Noon this past week, as well as taking the stage at the WIFT Awards as a finalist for the Outstanding Achievement in Film Award. 

She is best known for co-writing and directing the feature film about Dame Whina Cooper in 2022. But her latest work is…

Bakker is backing the laughs

Bakker is backing the laughs

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

Bronwynn Bakker has been dubbed the 'Comedy Queen'! She shares her story in a feature article in Your Weekend. She and her company Kevin & Co are the producers behind some of NZ’s best comedies: Double Parked, Funny Girls, Creamerie, and Jono and Ben.

"Local comedy has grown up and left home. Our humour sits…

Fellowship to South Missouri

Fellowship to South Missouri

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

Congratulations to WIFT member Linda Niccol who has been selected for Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship, an international competition for screenplays and television pilot scripts with storylines set in Missouri!

Her project, The Vodnik, a collaboration with Canadian writer, Vincent Thibault, has been selected, and in April she will be on her way to Missouri to…

The Day Kiwi Queers Beat America

The Day Kiwi Queers Beat America

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

WIFT Member Marilyn McFadyen is producing a feature documentary about the people and events that pushed through Homosexual Law Reform back in the 1980s, and they’ve just released their boosted campaign, INTERFERENCE: The Day Kiwi Queers Beat America, directed by Welby Ings. 

Also on the team is member, Leela Menon, line producer.

Imagine what it…

Double Passes 'Goodbye Julia'

Double Passes 'Goodbye Julia'

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

We have 5 double passes available to see Goodbye Julia, to be released in NZ cinemas on 14th March. 

Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned, and dark, Mona and Julia become friends. A film by Mohamed Kordofani.

Just before the secession of South Sudan, a married former…

Trailer release for The Mountain

Trailer release for The Mountain

Posted Monday 04 Mar 2024

The Mountain, a new feature film to be released in cinemas on 28th March, was produced by our very own Desray Armstrong and Morgan Waru, and edited by Cushla Dillon and Carly Turner! The film is the directorial debut of Rachel House, commenting “I reckon friendship can see you through just about anything and that’s…

WLG TALK

WLG TALK

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

In partnership with Script to Screen we are hosting a panel discussion in Wellington on Monday 18th March 2024: WORKING WITH CANADA: MEET THE EXPERTS

Fraser Ash has worked with renowned creatives on complex film and TV productions, Alain Strati has industry knowledge from his policy and government relations work at the Canadian Media Producers…

Bad News Saves the World

Bad News Saves the World

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

Last week, The Spinoff released a new two-part documentary special, Alice Snedden's Bad News Saves the World.

You thought it was over, but Alice Snedden is back with more Bad News, as she grapples with the world ending – and tries to fix it. The episodes are available now, watch here.

Congratulations to everyone, including…

48 hour madness soon to begin

48 hour madness soon to begin

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

Vista Foundation 48Hours is NZ's largest guerrilla filmmaking competition and is back!

Over 500 teams of filmmakers enter each year with just 48 hours to write, shoot and cut a film with a given genre and some random elements. Filmmakers compete for awards and the title of Grand National Champion, culminating in a Grand Final…

This is a big deal

This is a big deal

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

Exclusive IMDb Pro Discount for members only!

This is the perfect opportunity to access IMDB PRO – with this offer through WIFT International, receiving a 30% discount to access their amazing tools for finding industry contacts, in-development information, industry lists, and powerful search filters.

Email us:office@wiftnz.org.nz to get the code 😊