‘How to Meet Girls from a Distance’ selected to screen in the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival.

HOW TO MEET GIRLS FROM A DISTANCE IN BEIJING

An initiative from Rialto Channel 48 Hours organiser Ant Timpson and NZ Herald online Entertainment Editor Hugh Sundae, the Make My Movie competition was a partnership between NZ Herald online, the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air and utilised social media, print advertising and YouTube. Produced by Ruth Korver and Andrew Beattie, How [ Read More ]

A major Hollywood film made in New Zealand is to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Emperor film promo

A Hollywood blockbuster film made in New Zealand will make is debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Emperor, set in post-World War II Japan, was filmed in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, with about 300 New Zealanders involved in the cast and crew. The film features Lost star Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, who must [ Read More ]

Te Anau film company Gin-Clear Media wins best film of the year

Nick Reygaert

A local multi-media  film company based in Te Anau has won a top international film award for its work on fly fishing. Gin-Clear Media won Best Film of the Year in the Drake Fly Fishing Video Awards last week. The awards are part of the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, in the United [ Read More ]

Tropfest: The World’s Largest Short Film Festival will launch in NZ early next year

Taika-Waititi

Tropfest NZ continues to attract the support of key film industry players who are keen to celebrate the Festival’s arrival to New Zealand shores. Today the Festival proudly welcomes aboard Academy Award nominee, Taika Waititi, as an official Ambassador of Tropfest NZ. Waititi achieved international success with his first short film, Two Cars, One Night [ Read More ]

NZ film writer gains a spot in the New York Television Festival Finals

Roderick Fransham

Wellington performer and writer Roderick Fransham,  has gained a spot in the finals of the New York Television Festival’s competition to produce a TV series. He entered his sketch comedy show, Happy Darling, in the festival’s Independent Pilot Competition.   Happy Darling  is a subtle but high energy show that features a combination of comedy, [ Read More ]

NZ film-makers to compete at Melbourne International Film Festival

This year will see the largest contingency yet of New Zealand filmmakers take advantage of Melbourne’s close proximity in order to show their films, compete, pitch ideas, attend world-class training seminars and network on the international stage. The New Zealand Film Commission congratulates all those NZFC supported and independent filmmakers taking part. “Melbourne presents an [ Read More ]

Wellington film maker wins award at NZ International Film Festival

Wellington film maker Sam Kelly has won the inaugural New Zealand International Film Festival best short film competition. His film, Lambs, which is set in the Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek, was awarded the $5000 Madman entertainment jury prize. Announcing the prize at Auckland’s Civic Theatre last night, juror and Madman Entertainment representative Michael Eldred [ Read More ]

NZ feature film Mr Pip to be shown at international film festival

New Zealand feature film Mr Pip is to premiere in a special presentation section of the Totoronto International Film Festival. Hugh Laurie, the star of the award-winning television series House, plays Mr Watts, a teacher on war-torn island of Bougainville who reads children Great Expectations.  The novel written by New Zealander Lloyd Jones was short-listed [ Read More ]

WORLD PREMIERE IN BERLIN FOR ROBERT SARKIES’ TWO LITTLE BOYS

TLB

Robert Sarkies’ latest feature film, Two Little Boys, has been selected in competition at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, which will run February 9th – 19th this year.  The film will screen in the Generation section of the Festival and will be judged by two juries: a young person’s jury which awards the prestigious Crystal Bear [ Read More ]

New Zealand short film to premiere in international competition

lamb pic

NEW ZEALAND FILM TO PREMIERE IN COMPETITION IN FRANCE New kiwi short film, LAMBS, has been selected to screen at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – widely regarded as the world’s premiere short film event.  LAMBS was selected from over 5,000 worldwide submissions. Funded through the New Zealand Film Commission short film funding initiative,  Fresh Shorts, LAMBS tells the [ Read More ]