NZ Film Commision approves new plan for low budget short films

The NZ Film Commission is delighted to announce Fresh Shorts, a new low budget short film scheme for promising and emerging filmmakers. Fresh Shorts will be run in-house by the short film team at the NZFC. Each year Fresh Shorts will fund eight $10,000 short films and eight $30,000 short films, with the level of [ Read More ]

Melbourne Film festival to showcase five NZ short films

Image from the set of ‘Careful with that cross bow-One of five NZ short films picked to be shown at the Melbourne Film Festival Australia’s biggest and most well respected film festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, has choosen five short films from some of New Zealand’s most gifted and hopeful filmmaking talent. The 59th [ Read More ]

NZ on screen showcases NZ SHORT FILMS

NZ On Screen has launched a very important compilation of classic NZ short films. The first in a series – in partnership with the NZ Film Commission – it showcases award-winning examples of Kiwi short filmmaking. From the seminal Kitchen Sink to the sleazy charms of The Lounge Bar, from Cannes to Ngawi; this collection [ Read More ]

NZ short film 'Poppy' wins at Computer Animation Festival

NZ short Film Poppy awarded for its innovation of motion capture and flawless facial animation. Poppy has been awarded the Computer Animation Festival’s Jury Prize ahead of the SIGGRAPH 2010 International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held in Los Angeles on the 25th – 29th July.

'Warbrick' NZ short film honoured in Montreal Film festival

New Zealand short film ‘Warbrick’ honoured in an international film festival in Montreal, Canada. New Zealand film making brothers Meihana and Pere Durie have been awarded the TEUEIKAN prize at Montreal First People’s Film Festival. Warbrick is a short drama based on the true story of Joe Warbrick and the 1888 New Zealand Natives rugby [ Read More ]