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 ]

New Zealand Film and Television Awards

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 9:34 am Press Release: Screen Directors Guild This press release discusses the  concerns over the New Zealand’s Screen Directors Guild (SDGNZ) regarding misinformation about the Film and Television Awards. In 2005, as a service to the screen industry, the SDGNZ decided to run the film and television awards after several years [ Read More ]

Aspiring young film artist captures 'Miniature Wellington'

This clip showcases the talents of aspiring videographer Jared Gray.  The clip  features  Gray’s cinematographic approach  of Wellington city in an artistic style . Gray has taken a proactive approach to job hunting by putting together a clip of a seemingly miniature Wellington to showcase his talents.

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 ]

New Zealand short film to premiere in international competition

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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 ]

OPERATION 8 DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN ONLY ON MAORI TELEVISION

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Maori Television is presenting the free-to-air exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary  OPERATION 8 – which looks into the 2007 anti-terror raids. The documentary screens on Sunday, 30 October at 8.30pm, four years after the nationwide raids that resulted in 18 arrests and just weeks after the Government passed controversial covert surveillance [ Read More ]

The Orator (O Le Tulafale) submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars

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An Academy approved Selection Committee announced today that The Orator (O Le Tulafale) has been submitted for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards in Febuary. The Samoan language feature film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, was written and directed by debut feature film maker Tusi Tamasese. The Academy [ Read More ]

Short films announced for New Zealand International Film Festival 2011

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The New Zealand International Film Festival 2011 (NZIFF) will screen 20 short works as part of the MIC Homegrown Short Film Programme. 2011 has been a successful year for NZ short films and many of the films selected have screened to acclaim at international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca in New York. [ Read More ]

2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The 2011 Wairoa Maori Film Festival was drawn to an impressive close at a packed awards ceremony at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka. And the winners are… Best Actor – Short Film (Aotearoa Audience Award) HARLEN HOANI THOMPSON IN “KORO’S MEDAL” DIRECTED BY JAMES BARR Best Male Actor – Feature Film (2011 Aotearoa Drama) RANGIMOANA TAYLOR IN [ Read More ]