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Three New Zealand Films to Screen at Hot Docs

2017 Mar 23

Three New Zealand films will screen at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. Slavko Martinov’s Pecking Order and Florian Habicht’s Spookers will each have their world1prem…

Iconic Ghost in the Shell Set Piece Now On Public Display in Wellington

2017 Mar 23

In the lead-up to Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell U.S. premiere in New York on 29 March, an iconic costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on1Wellingt…

Vertical Entertainment Acquires “6 Days” for North America; XYZ Films Sells Out for the World

2017 Mar 14

Toa Fraser’s thriller 6 DAYS, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 20…

New Box Office Research Available

2017 Mar 08

Two new publications by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) show 2016 was a phenomenal year for New Zealand films. Hunt for the Wilderpeople was the top film for the year at the local box office, t…

Shooting Begins on Family Feature Film Kiwi Christmas

2017 Feb 28

Principal photography begins in Auckland this week for family feature film, Kiwi Christmas, directed by Tony Simpson. It marks the next chapter for the creative team behind 2012’s family comedy, Kiw…

Māoriland Film Festival Announces 2017 Programme

2017 Feb 27

Māoriland Film Festival 2017 is filled to the brim with some of the hottest Indigenous films on the planet. The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentary and short films including …

2017 New Zealander of the Year announcement

2017 Feb 22

Filmmaker, actor, artist and champion of New Zealand culture, Taika Waititi has been named 2017 New Zealander of the Year. Waititi was unable to receive the award in person due to work commitments in …

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Leads Ensemble Cast in Feature Film

2017 Feb 20

First time feature film writer/director Dorthe Scheffmann begins shooting Vermilion in Ponsonby and Central Auckland today. Vermilion tells the story of a group of women who are close to each other1…

New Zealand-Canada digital co-productions receive over $800K

2017 Feb 08

Two new co-productions between New Zealand and Canadian producers will create interactive documentaries with historic ties to both countries. NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund have announced1$843,67…

New Annie Goldson Documentary to Premiere at South By Southwest

2017 Feb 01

A new documentary from accomplished and much-awarded filmmaker, Annie Goldson (Brother Number One, An Island Calling) will have its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).  Kim…

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