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.

DEGNZ Workflow Best Practice Guide

A helpful resource for organising your production's workflow. DEGNZ Workflow Best Practice Guide 

If you’re working on productions that require external post-production houses, larger budgets or longer schedules, this industry-standard will help ensure a trouble-free post phase for your production.

Packed full of knowledge, tips, templates and examples, this Guide is for editors, producers and anyone who feels their workflow knowledge is a tad rusty.


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.

ScreenSafe Location Recce Guidelines at Higher Alert Levels

ScreenSafe has created these location recce guidelines regarding limits on social gatherings in public places, based on recommended guidelines from the Ministry of Health. 

Published 6 October, 2022

A practical guide to great key art

A poster or trailer is an audience’s first introduction to a film or series. Carnival Studio has produced a no-nonsense guide to creating great key art, so your project gets the amount of eyeballs and bums on seats that it deserves!

ScreenSafe Saliva Surveillance Testing information

Information for the screen industry on saliva surveillance testing.

Published 11 October, 2021

ScreenSafe Crew Covid Information Sheet

These COVID-19 H&S Protocols for crew are approved by WorkSafe, and brought to you by the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Group.
To continue to be able to work, and keep our whānau safe, we all need to follow the absolute key basics, outlined in this document. 

Published 12 October 2021

TVNZ Anthology 2 RFP

TVNZ's request for proposals for a 6 x 22-minute episode, cultural anthology series for TVNZ 2 and OnDemand.  

The Great Gender Pay Gap Survey Production Roles

There are a lot of job titles listed in The Great Gender Pay Gap Survey, and you may hold several of them. Here is the full list for you to more easily find where you fit in the survey. Note this is for people in Production roles.

Published 20 November, 2021


Screensafe Covid-19 Traffic Light Initial Guidance document

ScreenSafe has prepared this initial guidance to help the screen industry begin the mental shift to the proposed new 'traffic light' system for New Zealand's Covid-19 restrictions.

Published 18 November, 2021

Australia/New Zealand Electrical Safety Standard Revision

The AS/NZS 4249 is the Electrical Safety Standard that productions in Australia and New
Zealand work to.

It opened for Public Comment on 27 October 2021 and will close for comment 29 December, 2021.

It makes reference to other Standards in particular AS/NZS3000 Electrical Installations
(Wiring Rules) and AS/NZS 3002 Electrical Installations Shows Carnivals and Events.

The last revision to this document was 1994.

Published 23 November, 2021