All The Winners of the WIFT Awards 2022

For those who may have missed the announcements, here are the recipients for the 11 award categories of the WIFT NZ Awards 2022, held Friday 8 July at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland.  SAE Award for Outstanding NewcomerPresented by Dr Suzette Major, Director SAE Institute, and Dr Maria Walls, Academic Manager, SAE InstituteTo Cian Elyse White … Continue reading All The Winners of the WIFT Awards 2022

New Zealand International Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

Seventy feature films and four short film collections are slated for screenings in 2022's NZIFF lineup, with the full programme announced today. Auckland will be the first to get a peek at the world's latest film talent from 28 July to 7 August, before the rest of the country. Shut Eye, dir. Tom Levesque “We … Continue reading New Zealand International Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

KIWI MUSIC CONTINUES TO BE CELEBRATED THIS NZMM AT THE TAITE MUSIC AWARDS

Independent Kiwi musicians got together to attend the annual Taite Music Prize at Q Theatre tonight. The Taite Music Prize was announced alongside the NZ On Air Outstanding Music Journalism Award, IMNZ Classic Record and the Independent Spirit Award recipients.Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of New Zealand’s most respected music journalists, the coveted Taite Music Prize recognises outstanding creativity for an entire … Continue reading KIWI MUSIC CONTINUES TO BE CELEBRATED THIS NZMM AT THE TAITE MUSIC AWARDS

THE INAUGURAL EQUALISER NETWORKING HUI

Equaliser (EQ) is a networking and grants initiative that provides professional development and an ongoing network to female* music and screen sector professionals. It is produced and presented by Auckland UNESCO City of Music, Women In Film & Television and supported by SAE Creative Media Institute, Auckland Live, the NZ Music Commission and NZ On Air. *The words ‘women’ and ‘female’ are inclusive … Continue reading THE INAUGURAL EQUALISER NETWORKING HUI

THE LATEST: ‘MUNKIE’

Featured on shortoftheweek recently, Steven Chow's 'Munkie' is a confronting, thrilling short, reminiscent of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' in its ability to allow space for audiences to empathise with immorality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3fWv7Pqa5E We've been keeping quiet for a while here at Smithstreet - but with good reason! With the post-lockdown recovery of the Creative sector, we've … Continue reading THE LATEST: ‘MUNKIE’

Calls for Action After Loss of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Set of Rust

Filmmakers are calling for a ban on having guns on set after the Cinematographer of Rust, Halyna Hutchins, was tragically shot and killed during a misfire while shooting. Director Joel Souza was also seriously injured. Inquiry over the following days has uncovered that concerns over safety were raised multiple times prior to the tragedy, including … Continue reading Calls for Action After Loss of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Set of Rust

#VAXFORLIVE Encourages Kiwis to Get Vaccinated So we Can Get Back to What We Love

CALLING ALL KIWIS… The Aotearoa live music, entertainment and concert sector needs your help! With the current COVID-19 Delta outbreak our much-loved traditional summer of music, entertainment and festivals is in danger, and we are urging music fans and those who love going to any form of gigs to go get vaccinated now so we … Continue reading #VAXFORLIVE Encourages Kiwis to Get Vaccinated So we Can Get Back to What We Love

The iPhone 13 Is Here with Internal ProRes in Your Phone

With the new iPhone 13 Pro, filmmakers finally get access to a real recording format without the drawbacks of H.265 in camera. Today, Apple rolled out a new iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro, that has a feature we've been waiting for for a long time: better recording formats for video. Right now, even if you … Continue reading The iPhone 13 Is Here with Internal ProRes in Your Phone

Girls Rock! announce To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau – name change, dates for 2022

Girls Rock! Aotearoa has been helping young women, transgender, intersex, and gender diverse youth form bands, build instrument skills, and write original songs since 2018. We are proud to announce that our Tāmaki Makaurau programme is back for 2022 with a new name: To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau.