Escalator is on a roll

Ten finalists are waiting to hear if they have made the cut. Four teams will be chosen to make their low budget feature film with production finance of up to NZ$250,000. The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams green lit for production will be announced next week via live stream from Wellington and [ Read More ]

Wellington short film Day Trip picked for New York film festival

Wellington short film Day Trip, by filmmakers Zoe McIntosh and Costa Botes, has been selected for the prestigious 48th New York Film Festival in September/October. The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema for 2010, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers including Jean Luc-Godard and Olivier Assayas, as well as fresh [ Read More ]

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 ]