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Upgraded Seed Grants Scheme for Screen Writers

2017 Apr 08

New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce an additional pathway for New Zealand writers under the highly successful NZWG Seed programme for new1cr…

Gary of the Pacific to Screen at Hawaii International Film Festival's Spring Showcase

2017 Apr 03

Gary of the Pacific will have its international premiere this week in the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase. It is the only New Zealand film included in the 36-film programme1whi…

Wellington’s Ghost in the Shell Transformation

2017 Mar 30

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures Ghost in the Shell has premiered in New York, showcasing another side of New Zealand’s world renowned screen industry: urban Wellington.  Wellington1doubl…

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 …

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