Press Releases

  • Applications Open February 20, 2017APPLICATIONS FOR BOOST ARE NOW OPEN.Boost aims to accelerate the slates of active producers and enable successful screen businesses to build a feature film slate and move quickly into production.The NZFC has made finance available until the end of the current financial year (30 June 2017) for successful Boost applicants.We want […]

  • February 19, 201714th February 2017Young Maori & Pacifika Actors Wanted‘THE BREAKER-UPPERERS’ – from the producers of ‘HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE’ & ‘BOY’ Written & Directed by Madeline Sami & Jackie van Beek.We are looking for ‘up’n’comers’ and actors from the community who might be interested in auditioning for a role in this film.THE ROLES…JAMESMaori or […]

  • February 17, 2017Table ReadsBringing Writers, Directors & Actors togetherA core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate on each script-in-development table readOPEN for entries now Deadline: 11 March 2017 ###

  • Script to Screen February 16, 2017APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday 6th March 2017, 5pm Source – http://script-to-screen.co.nz/2017/02/applications-open-filmup-mentorship-2017/“Thank you for connecting me with the industry both here and in Australia. I have a greater understanding of the business of writing having met with Alice (Bell) every week and the importance of having ‘product’ as a writer. I’m delighted to have […]

  • February 16, 2017Doc Clinic with Amelia HapsariDoc Edge presents Doc Clinic #1 with international guest Amelia Hapsari, Program Director, In-Docs (Indonesia). Recognised for her work with major Asian documentary initiatives including Good Pitch, Amelia will discuss her work, diversity in storytelling, work/co-productions in Asia and creating compelling documentaries for today’s market.Following Amelia’s presentation, participants will […]

  • FULL PROGRAMME, DATES AND VENUES RELEASED February 16, 2017– Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017 –FULL PROGRAMME, DATES AND VENUES RELEASEDThis year’s Festival will truly explore one language, and a world of emotions, and there is plenty in store with 36 films presented from 1 March to 12 April in 12 cities across New Zealand.With […]

  • February 14, 2017PR: Pasifika Film Festival Inaugural Debut in AotearoaIMMEDIATE RELEASE 13th February 2017The Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) debuts in Aotearoa/NZ, bringing culture, heart and a slice of paradise to the silver screen.With the increased demand in support of the arts within the Pacific nations, the film festival organisers hope to inspire and empower the […]

  • February 10, 2017The fourth annual Māoriland Film Festival (MFF) is just around the corner. This celebration of global indigenous film will take audiences from Aotearoa to the Arctic Circle, all while based in Ōtaki, March 15-19.Ahead of a full programme release on February 27, the MFF (headed up by festival director and WIFT member Libby […]

  • February 5, 2017Submissions are now open for the 12th edition of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival.Show Me Shorts 2017 will take place this Spring in more than 20 cinemas nationwide from Kaitaia to Stewart Island – and even Antarctica!The festival is seeking short films between two and twenty minutes long, from Aotearoa […]

  • January 31, 2017Short Film Fund – SpringOpen NOW / Early Deadline: February 1 / Final Deadline: June 30China Hollywood Script ContestOpen NOW / Late Deadline: February 10Comedy Script ContestOpens March 1 / Early Deadline: April 1 / Final Deadline: May 17Horror Script ContestOpens March 15 / Early Deadline: April 15/ Final Deadline: July 1 ###

  • January 26, 2017ONE THOUSAND ROPES SELECTED FOR PANORAMA SECTION AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL Transmission Films are thrilled to announce that ONE THOUSAND ROPES will have its world premiere at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale). ONE THOUSAND ROPES will show in the prestigious Panorama section of the festival, as a Panorama Special. This section showcases […]

  • Juliana Brown Eyes – Kaho January 17, 2017A Tongan/Oglala Lakota photographer, musician, artist and screen playwright from Porcupine, South Dakota is the recipient of the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust 2017 Artist Residency. “Juliana Brown Eyes – Kaho is compelled to show the world the beauty of indigenous cultures through the contemporary lens of photography,” […]

  • Call for Submissions January 6, 2017The Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrates innovation and excellence in filmmaking, and is a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work to wider audiences. ASFF also is looking for practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of short film forward. Prizes include screenings at ASFF 2017, awards and opportunities […]

  • Submissions Call January 6, 2017Showcase your interactive digital project to a new audience.Story Edge are seeking the following submissions categories to showcase innovative interactive digital storytelling projects including:* New Media Installations* Experimental or Interactive Documentary* Augmented Reality / Mobile Device Apps / Art-Gaming / Web-Art* Virtual Reality Environments* Interactive Installations for Children.Successful projects will be […]