NZ film-makers to compete at Melbourne International Film Festival

This year will see the largest contingency yet of New Zealand filmmakers take advantage of Melbourne’s close proximity in order to show their films, compete, pitch ideas, attend world-class training seminars and network on the international stage. The New Zealand Film Commission congratulates all those NZFC supported and independent filmmakers taking part. “Melbourne presents an [ Read More ]

Wellington film maker wins award at NZ International Film Festival

Wellington film maker Sam Kelly has won the inaugural New Zealand International Film Festival best short film competition. His film, Lambs, which is set in the Porirua suburb of Cannons Creek, was awarded the $5000 Madman entertainment jury prize. Announcing the prize at Auckland’s Civic Theatre last night, juror and Madman Entertainment representative Michael Eldred [ Read More ]

New Zealand Film Commission statement of intent 2011 – 2013


The New Zealand Film Commission has released its Statement of Intent for 2011- 2013 outlining plans to continue its focus of getting New Zealand films made to be seen and by both local and international audiences. The priorities for the near future will see the Commission adopt an integrated approach to meeting cultural requirements while [ Read More ]

Short films announced for New Zealand International Film Festival 2011


The New Zealand International Film Festival 2011 (NZIFF) will screen 20 short works as part of the MIC Homegrown Short Film Programme. 2011 has been a successful year for NZ short films and many of the films selected have screened to acclaim at international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca in New York. [ Read More ]

World war II Horror film starts filming in Wellywood

Principle photography has begun in Wellington, New Zealand on World War II Horror pic, THE DEVIL’S ROCK. Written by Paul Finch, Paul Campion and Brett Ihaka, The Devil’s Rock is award-winning short film director Paul Campion’s debut feature film. His short films Night of the Hell Hamsters and Eel Girl have screened at every major [ Read More ]

NZ film selected for Tribeca Film Festival in New York

New Zealand Short Film – CARGO The New Zealand short film CARGO has been selected for the short film competition of the 7th Tribeca Film Festival in New York City next month. This will be the North American premiere for Cargo, written and directed by New Zealander Leo Woodhead and shot in Prague. This follows [ Read More ]

SHOWCASE – Short Film – Ennui

Ennui is a student short film Written and Directed by Kayt Bronnimann and Produced by Lewis Bostock for the 15 Minutes of Fame Film Competition. [youtube=]

Special mention for NZ short film at Berlin Film Festival

Take 3 NZ short film Roseanne Liang’s short film Take 3 received a special mention in the Generation 14plus competition of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. The award ceremony was held in the Babylon theatre in Berlin on Friday night. Writer/director Liang was in attendance at the ceremony along with producer Owen Hughes and [ Read More ]

Pollywood Short Film submissions open

Submissions have just re-opened for next years Pollywood season set to re-launch Early March 2008. With 5 successful years of exhibiting Pacific Island Short Film, POLLYWOOD has gone from strength to strength. Promoting Pacific Island Stories, Culture, ideas, lifestyles and vision with the world! If you would like your film to be considered for the [ Read More ]

Another NZ Short Film selected for Venice

Cargo New Zealand Short Film A second New Zealand short film has been selected for competition of the 64th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Cargo, a short film written and directed by a New Zealander and shot in Prague will have its world premiere with Coffee & Allah at the prestigious festival this month. [ Read More ]