Wift NZ Documents

WIFT NZ Corporate Partnership Information

Information for companies on becoming a corporate partner with WIFT NZ.

WIFT NZ Discount Partners

Here's a list of the discounts available to WIFT NZ Full and Friend Members in 2021. For more details on individual discount providers, check out the Partners section of our website.

The WIFT NZ Constitution

The WIFT NZ Constitution as at 2021. 

NZ Industry

Casting Guidelines NZ

These guidelines, prepared by NZ Casting Directors in consultation with NZ Actors Agents, outline reasonable expectations in the casting process in the context of the New Zealand screen industry.

Framing Short Film: Cultural Nationalism and Economic Rationalism in NZ Film Policy

Past WIFT NZ administrator Emma Blomkamp has kindly made available her MA thesis for reference on our site. It may interest researchers, students, and anyone seeking to gain an understanding of New Zealand's recent history of short films (especially 1997-2007) and NZFC film funding policy.

Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines 2020

Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines, as at 2020.

ScreenSafe Workplace Bullying Guidance

ScreenSafe's guidance on the prevention and response to bullying in the New Zealand screen industry.

NZ Writers Guild Collaboration Agreement

The New Zealand Writers Guild Collaboration Agreement.

NZ Writers Guild Collaboration Advanced Agreement

The New Zealand Writers Guild Collaboration Advanced Agreement.

Directory of international feature film sales agents

This directory of international feature film sales agents is compiled by Screen Australia, and provides a snapshot of companies representing Australian films around the world.
Included within are details of each seller’s acquisition policy, which markets they attend, at what stage they prefer to be approached and whether they pay
advances.There’s also a list of the Australian films that agents have handled. 

Last updated December 2020.

Local film distributors list

This directory provides details of companies interested in the distribution of independent film in New Zealand. It also includes titles they have recently distributed here. 
Last updated April, 2021, by the New Zealand Film Commission.

Māori Television proposal cover sheet + How To guide

This downloadable coversheet is essential to all Māori Television RFPs. There's a useful checklist/How To guide here as well.

ScreenSafe: Covid-19 / Delta outbreak Level 2 update

Here is ScreenSafe's Covid-19 / Delta outbreak Level 2 update, as of 7 September 2021.

Emerging Producers Intensive Workshop 2022 information

With the support of the NZ Film Commission, WIFT and SPADA are delighted to be again running a 6-day intensive course for 20 emerging producers. 

Find all the information you need to know here.


First decade of WIFT in NZ

This timeline, researched and written by Helen Martin, traces the history of Women in Film and Television, from the establishment of WIF in Los Angeles in 1973, through the founding of WIFT Wellington in 1994, to the tenth anniversary of WIFT Auckland in 2005.

The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2009

This recent Film Industry Study by Dr. Martha Lauzen, a professor at San Diego State University, details the small - and in some fields declining - proportion of women directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on American films.

Research into NZ's Independent Documentary Sector

Following on from the WIFT Documentary Hui in 2007, Creative NZ and NZFC commissioned a report researching New Zealand’s independent documentary sector. The report identifies current barriers and opportunities and presents the views of documentary makers on ways to support the career paths of those in the sector and enhance documentary making opportunities in New Zealand.

NZFC Review - Submissions

In 2009, the NZ Government announced a review of the New Zealand Film Commission to be led by New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson and David Court, Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School. WIFT NZ was one of 57 submitters whose submissions to the review team cam be read in this document.

Feature films made in NZ from 1939-2013

The New Zealand Film Commission's list of feature films made in NZ from 1939-2013.

Feature films made in NZ from 2013 to October 2020

The New Zealand Film Commission's list of feature films made in NZ from 2013 to October 2020.  

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report 2020 - Television

This report examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It examines 453 scripted broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2017-18 season and 463 such shows from 2018-19 in order to document the degree to which women and people of colour are present in front of and behind the camera. It discusses any patterns between these findings and conventional and social media audience ratings.

CCIA Best Practice Guide

This Best Practice Guide provides guidelines for screenwriters and producers to work
together in a way that is productive, collaborative, and constructive.

NZ On Air: Where Are The Audiences? 2021 report

Young New Zealanders are continuing to lead a march away from traditional media, Netflix is still growing at pace, but TV is still the media New Zealanders spend the most time with overall in a day. 

The latest results from the series survey Where Are The Audiences? reveal audience behaviour in 2021, and how this compares to the 2020 survey which was carried out after the country’s first COVID-19 nationwide lockdown*.  

Magazine Archive

WIFT NZ Awards 2010

'Celebrating Women Changing the World One Frame at a Time.' Features updates from the Executive, President and Vice President of WIFT NZ, profiles on Claudia Pond-Eyley and Marian Evans as well as information about the WIFT Awards 2010 finalists.

WIFT Magazine Summer 10

Video piracy and Intellectual Property: the debate; Patsy Reddy: the woman at the helm of the NZFC Board; WIFT mentors making a difference; Matchmover and 3D tracker Marzena Zareba fleshes out her job description.

WIFT Magazine Autumn 2008

WIFT Going National; Women on Boards; Making Movies with Pietra Brettkelly; Mediascape - watching the watchers; promo producer and motion graphics artist Karlie Fisher explains what she does.

WIFT Magazine Winter 2008

This issue features Grass Roots News; Sorting out the Big Stuff with Sian Jaquet; an up date on the 48HOUR Film Festival, and Anna Marbrook's Table Plays.

WIFT Magazine Summer 2009

This issue has a feature on US filmmaker Alexis Krasilovsky, scriptwriter Caley Martin outlines a normal week on the storyboarding team for Shortland St, Mary Anne Bourke and Sophie Cherry explain how the Robin Laing Scholarship has boosted their careers and in What I Do, key grip Annie Frear outlines what her job entails.

WIFT Magazine Winter 2009

This issue has a feature on Caterina De Nave, a history of WIFT in New Zealand, Zen And The Art Of Documentary by camera operator Samara McDowell, and in What I Do, colourist Kim Hickey outlines her job.

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