New Zealand short film to premiere in international competition

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NEW ZEALAND FILM TO PREMIERE IN COMPETITION IN FRANCE New kiwi short film, LAMBS, has been selected to screen at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – widely regarded as the world’s premiere short film event.  LAMBS was selected from over 5,000 worldwide submissions. Funded through the New Zealand Film Commission short film funding initiative,  Fresh Shorts, LAMBS tells the [ Read More ]

Maori-focused films dominate

Taika Waititi's Two Cars, One night

The Ministry for Culture & Heritage, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand Film Commission, have launched a catalogue of New Zealand feature and short films available for overseas culture events organised by New Zealand’s diplomatic posts abroad.


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).

The Six Dollar Fifty Man short film takes out Flickerfest 2010 top award

The Six Dollar Fifty Man seems to be doing well. Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s short film The Six Dollar Fifty Man has taken out the top prize at Flickerfest 2010 19th International Short Film Festival in Australia which qualifies the film for consideration for the 2011 Academy® Awards.

C4 to feature 48 Hours Film competition TV Special

‘The V’ 48HOURS is officially the largest filmmaking competition in the Southern Hemisphere. Now in its sixth year, the competition is drawing to a thrilling conclusion on July 3rd at 8.30pm on C4 Television. The two hour TV special was created by Two Heads and is jammed packed with all the cheers and tears of [ Read More ]

3 NZ short films selected for Edinburgh film festival

Mia Blake stars as Evie in the NZ short Film – This is Her Three New Zealand short films have been selected to screen in the 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival this June. “Edinburgh is one of the UK’s premiere festivals, so we are thrilled to have three New Zealand short films selected this year. [ Read More ]

Anzac Short films feature on Maori TV

Short film makers from the Hokianga, Auckland, Gisborne, Wanganui and Otago are the inaugural winners of Maori Television’s ANZAC short film competition screening as part of the all-day broadcast, A TATOU TAONGA: ANZAC DAY 2008, this Friday April 25 at 9.00 PM. The winners will have a unique opportunity to talk live on air about [ Read More ]

New Zealand Film Commission Short Films win prizes

New Zealand Short Film – “Run” New Zealand short films Taua, Run and Nature’s Way have all won major awards internationally and domestically in the last few months. Director Jane Shearer’s NZFC financed short film Nature’s Way has been awarded Best Short Film by the Jury of the 5th Paris Cinema International Film Festival. Paris [ Read More ]