WORLD PREMIERE IN BERLIN FOR ROBERT SARKIES’ TWO LITTLE BOYS

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Robert Sarkies’ latest feature film, Two Little Boys, has been selected in competition at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, which will run February 9th – 19th this year.  The film will screen in the Generation section of the Festival and will be judged by two juries: a young person’s jury which awards the prestigious Crystal Bear [ Read More ]

The Orator (O Le Tulafale) submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars

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An Academy approved Selection Committee announced today that The Orator (O Le Tulafale) has been submitted for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards in Febuary. The Samoan language feature film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, was written and directed by debut feature film maker Tusi Tamasese. The Academy [ Read More ]

Costa Boates gets standing ovation at Toronto film festival

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New Zealand documentary feature The Last Dogs of Winter debuted in Toronto yesterday. Director/producer Costa Botes and film subjects Brian Ladoon and Caleb Ross received a standing ovation when they took the stage for the film’s post-screening Q&A session. The films was selected to screen in the highly regarded ‘Real to Reel’ programme of the [ Read More ]

Top 10 programmes August 2011

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Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 18th of August 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is still One news TV ONE, with a mixture of New Zealand drama and current affairs programmes dominating the other top spots. To watch some of [ Read More ]

Strongman Tragedy documentary – calls for involvement

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Journey into Darkness – The Strongman Tragedy, a documentary currently in production about  the Strongman Mine explosion that claimed the lives of 19 men, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. The 90 minute telefeature is being produced for TV3 by Paula McTaggart from A Bigger Picture Ltd in association with Gaylene Preston Productions, with funding [ Read More ]

Brian Brake sucessful photographer on show at Te Papa and NZ on screen

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NZ on Screen has compiled a collection of Brian Brake’s work for us to enjoy, to celebrate his life and work alongside the Exhibition that Te Papa museum has on the successful photographer. Brian Brake is regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. But before heading overseas, working for photo agency Magnum and snapping [ Read More ]

NZ On Screen has published a collection celebrating the great work of Sir Howard Morisson

His name was synonymous with entertainment in New Zealand and still is today. To celebrate the late Sir Howard Morrison’s recent birthday and remind us how his talent touched our hearts. NZ On Screen has published a collection celebrating ‘Ol’ Brown Eyes’ on screen. The selection features classic performances

National Film Unit Collection launched

NZ On Screen has launched a significant collection showcasing the work of the National Film Unit. The collection celebrates the incredibly diverse output of the government body, that, for nearly 50 years filmed everything from wartime newsreels and tourism promos to historical TV epics.

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.

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 ]