NZFC Announces New Chief Executive

Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson to head New Zealand Film Commission Patsy Reddy, NZFC Chair, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Gibson as the next Chief Executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. He replaces Graeme Mason who recently left the Commission to become CEO of Screen Australia. “Dave Gibson is one of New Zealand’s most [ 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-maker Joe Hitchcock uses his AMP Scholarship to go global

Joe Hitchcock

Joe Hitchcock, a passionate NZ film-maker, was recognised by AMP in 2006 for his determination to succeed on an international level.   After receiving his  an AMP Scholarship in 2006, Joe has used the financial support to further pursue his film-making career.    Joe was able to devote himself to his professional development within the film industry and [ Read More ]

Maori Television Launches a Month of Kiwi Films

Press Release:  Maori TV Four New Zealand films are set to screen on Maori Television for the first time this month. THE INSATIABLE MOON, I’M NOT HARRY JENSON, AFTER THE WATERFALL and HOOK, LINE AND SINKER will make the leap to the small screen starting August 12.  These films have all been independently produced ranging [ Read More ]

NZ winner of 'Make My Movie' Richard Falkner premiers at Film Fest

How to Meet Girls From a Distance, a low-budget New Zealand film written in two weeks had its Auckland debut last Sunday night at the New Zealand Film Festival.   It took  17 days to film  in a new initiative by groups including the New Zealand Herald The short film was created by a Wellington team of [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]