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Yellow Is Forbidden to Premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival

Yellow is Forbidden, directed by Pietra Brettkelly is to be the first New Zealand film to screen In Competition at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s world premiere will also feature in the festival’s prestigious Opening Weekend.

NZIER Report Demonstrates Strong Economic Contribution of the Screen Industry

NZ Film Commission's research shows key economic highlights which reinforce the screen industry’s value to the NZ economy.

Festival pulls out all the accessible stops

Auckland Arts Festival 2018 has “pulled out all the stops” by providing accessible services for 15 of its events in March and offering positive experiences for people with access needs.

Kiwi film retracing Shackleton journey premiers online

A short film, shot by Sir Peter Blake’s son James, that retraces one of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s most perilous and desperate journeys has premiered online.

Smart Alex - Creative writing competition for secondary school students

Would your secondary students like to take part in an exciting writing competition and win great cash prizes?