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 ]

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 ]

Ipad now has NZ on screen coverage

New Zealanders looking for brilliant content to watch on their new Apple iPads will find it close to home. NZ On Screen has launched a major upgrade to its website to coincide with the iPad’s local launch.

Saatchi New Directors Showcase call for entries

The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, the very successful creative event held each year at Cannes (outside the main event), has issued its call for entries. “This is a brilliant opportunity for NZ directors to get onto the global stage and be seen by some of the world’s top creatives,” says Saatchi NZ’s Mike [ Read More ]

Vintner's Luck, Niki Caro feature film attracts first pre-sales

Niki Caro’s upcoming production The Vintner’s Luck has made its first pre-sales. It has sold to Icon for the UK and to Dendy for Australia and NZ. Ascot Elite has acquired Swiss rights to the film. The Vintner’s Luck is an irresistible story of love, wine and angels. It tells the tale of Sobran, a [ Read More ]

Perfect Creature Sci-Fi Thriller Feature Film in Cinemas

Dougray Scott as Silus Perfect Creature A New World opened when history took a different path in Nuovo Zealandia ….. Home-grown sci-fi thriller PERFECT CREATURE, has sold to virtually every territory in the world and presents a unique retelling of the vampire myth. New Zealand writer/director Glenn Standring takes the origins of vampires and brings [ Read More ]

Sima Urale set for Feature film debut

Sima Urale Apron Strings, the long awaited feature film debut from award-winning director Sima Urale is set for production this month. The film stars British-Indian actress Laila Rouass whose work includes Footballers Wives and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee. Urale is best known for her celebrated short films O’Tamaiti and Still Life. Her [ Read More ]

Maori TV showcases more NZ Short Films

Maori Television continues to showcase critically-acclaimed New Zealand short films and filmmakers in the weekly slot, ITI POUNAMU, every Monday at 9.30 PM. Filmmakers Ainsley Gardiner and Tearepa Kahi are hosting the series which features short films every week followed by a critique from the presenters and interviews with filmmakers or industry professionals. Films previously [ Read More ]

Film Auckland Capability Development Programme underway

Film Auckland wants to upskill the Auckland Screen Production Industry. Whatever sector of the industry you are in, if you have experience in Screen Production, are committed to growing the Auckland industry and want to take your skills to the next level, we can fund up to half of your project’s costs. Round Two of [ Read More ]

Call for Entries for Maori & Indigenous Film Festival

The organisers of the 3rd Wairoa Maori & Indigenous Film Festival are proud to announce the dates of next year’s festival, and to open Call for Entries for Maori film-makers in Aotearoa and indigenous film-makers around the world. In 2008, the festival will return to the Matariki Queen’s Birthday Weekend, with the event occuring from [ Read More ]