New Zealand films premiere at Shanghai Film Festival

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THREE NEW ZEALAND FILMS PREMIERE AT SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Desert, Love Birds and Tracker have all been selected to screen in the Panorama section of the Shanghai International Film Festival this year. International Panorama is one of four major sections at the festival and showcases a wide selection of films from around the world. Desert, the debut feature film from [ Read More ]

Slashed prices on Crazy Horses BOY merchandise

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Crazy Horses Merchandise on Native Vision: Its now or never – Native Vision are on their last print cycle of the Crazy Horses Range of clothing. Which means if you don’t get in quick you might not have another chance to get your patch and represent Crazy Horses in your area.

Pollywood 2011 – Come and join in on the action

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Pollywood Pasifica Short film Festival is now into its ninth successful year, this is an event to watch out for. With each year growing bigger and better, Pollywood has largely become a launching pad for Pasifika Film and multimedia art for the past 9 years. The core focus of Pollywood is to showcase and celebrate [ Read More ]

NZ Film Manurewa is a awarded a top prize at 61st Berlin International Film Festival

Sam Peacock director of award winning film "Manurewa"

Manurewa, directed by Sam Peacocke, was awarded a Crystal Bear in the Generation 14plus Youth Section of the competition. The jury awarded the film the prize with these comments on the strength of the project: In a very short time this film synthesises and skilfully compresses independent story lines and characters, merging them together into [ Read More ]

Interview with Lee Tamahori about his latest short film and Sundance

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Once again Lee Tamahori has made a Sundance worthy independent film. Lee Tamahori has shot two independent films in his nearly two-decade career as a director, and both have taken him to Sundance: He made his first trip in 1995 with his feature directorial debut, “Once Were Warriors,” a violent tale of domestic abuse in [ Read More ]

Abondoned Kingdom come set taken down at Tax Payers cost

Kingdom Come Set

After repeated stalls in funding, and major financial problems the set built in 2008 for Kingdom Come was abandoned by film makers and returned back to New Zealand Defence force. The abandoned Wellington set for the stalled biblical film Kingdom Come has been dismantled and removed by the Defence Force at a cost to taxpayers [ Read More ]

Make way for Gaylene Preston’s feature film “Home by Christmas”

Martin Henderson plays young Ed in "Home By Christmas"

At the HISTORY MAKERS AWARDS in New York on the 27th January 2011, Gaylene Preston’s feature film HOME BY CHRISTMAS, will be alongside a selection of many other promising historical films and television story telling produced last year.  

Maori-focused films dominate

Taika Waititi's Two Cars, One night

The Ministry for Culture & Heritage, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand Film Commission, have launched a catalogue of New Zealand feature and short films available for overseas culture events organised by New Zealand’s diplomatic posts abroad.

Shooting to start on ‘The Most Fun You Can Have Dying’

Film still from another one of Kirstin Marcon's succesful debut film She's racing

Shooting is scheduled to start later this month on The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, a rebellious drama written and directed by debut feature film maker Kirstin Marcon. Adapted from the novel Seraphim Blues by Steven Gannaway, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying will be shot in Europe and New Zealand. Director Kirstin [ Read More ]

Escalator choses the top four finalists

The lucky four have been chosen. The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams greenlit for production were announced last night via live stream from Wellington and Auckland. Each team has been offered production finance of up to NZ$250,000.