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 ]

NZ Film Manurewa is a awarded a top prize at 61st Berlin International Film Festival

Sam Peacock director of award winning film "Manurewa"

Manurewa, directed by Sam Peacocke, was awarded a Crystal Bear in the Generation 14plus Youth Section of the competition. The jury awarded the film the prize with these comments on the strength of the project: In a very short time this film synthesises and skilfully compresses independent story lines and characters, merging them together into [ Read More ]


The NZ Film Commission has appointed the following three executive producer groups to manage the development and production of 6 short films for the 2010/2011 financial year. Applications may be made to all three executive producer groups based on the following criteria. Applications will only be accepted by POST (not courier).

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 ]

NZ Film Commission appoints CEO – Graeme Mason

The NZFC Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Mason as the new CEO of the New Zealand Film Commission with effect from early April 2009. “Graeme has an extensive international career in the film industry and the wider multi-media environment. He has a strong passion for film and has wide experience in [ Read More ]

NZFC mourns passing of Barry Barclay

“Kua hinga te Totara o te wao nui a Tane” A Totara in the great forest of Tane has fallen It is with great sadness that the New Zealand Film Commission receives news of the passing of film maker Barry Barclay. Commission Chief Executive, Dr Ruth Harley, says Barry Barclay holds an honoured place in [ Read More ]