WIN tickets to James & Isey

Posted Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

WIN tickets to James & Isey

Isey Cross lives with her adult son James on their small farm in Kawakawa, Northland. They’re descendants of Ngāti  Manu - The Bird People.

Isey is turning 100 years in a week. In their unique relation-ship, James has devoted the last 20 years to looking after his mum and bringing the spirit world on board to get her over 100. In James & Isey, Northland filmmaker Florian Habicht follows the duo in their incredible week leading up to the ‘big event.’

Thanks to our friends at Madman, we have five double passes to give away to this inspiring celebration of life and aroha.

Click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below.

What sport does Isey mention?

Send your answer in an email to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 3 May, 2021. Winners only will be notified, by email.

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It’s time to apply for Seed!

It’s time to apply for Seed!

Posted Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

Writers, did you know that for these Seed grants, there are no constraints on genre, content, characters, location or even the space-time continuum.

And, WIFT NZ members who apply receive the New Zealand Writers Guild discounted application rate of $20.

Funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, Seed is for emerging and unproduced writers and Seed Advanced is for writers with more than 90 minutes of credited and produced scripted work.

The industry needs strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believes that our primary storytellers need to be unleashed and offered diverse pathways for developing these stories. Allowing writers space to find their voices will produce new and fresh perspectives to enrich the industry and the country.

The goal of these grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create the feature film scripts they believe in. Seed and Seed Advanced provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only. 

​Seed Advanced acknowledges experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs.

Click here for application and guidelines

Click here to apply