WIFT NZ Events

This programme is currently under review, there is no current call for applications.

The WIFT NZ Robin Laing Scholarship, originally established by WIFT Wellington, was an annual partnership initiative between WIFT NZ and The Film School, Wellington, and is currently under review.

Named for leading NZ film producer Robin Laing who was the driving force behind the founding of both WIFT Wellington and The Film School, the Scholarship was set up to provide financial assistance to a female student at the School who demonstrate the potential to be a significant contributor to the screen production industry.

The Scholarship is normally granted annually following an application and interview process.  Recipients receive up to $2000 to assist with study expenses and one year's complimentary Friend membership of WIFT NZ.


Applicants must be:

  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
  • able to demonstrate the potential to take a significant place in the screen production industry.


Applicants will submit 4 copies of:

  • a complete curriculum vitae;
  • 3 letters of recommendation/character references; and
  • a personal statement of 1-5 pages that includes an expression of long-term goals.

Applications should be posted to WIFT NZ, PO Box 90 415, Auckland 1142

The scholarship is currently under review.


The scholarship recipient receives a direct payment of up to $2,000 plus one year's complimentary Friend membership of WIFT NZ.

The winner must agree to:

  • help publicise the award, including by delivery of a presentation and showing her work on behalf of WIFT if requested; and
  • remain a financial member of Women in Film and Television for at least one year after her complimentary membership ends.


For further information contact:

WIFT NZ:  office@wiftnewzealand.org.nz (Patricia Watson)