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Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

2019 Dec 11

Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird, was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night. Currently in1theatri…

Newer storytellers lead the dramatic line-up for 2020

2019 Dec 06

Three engrossing new series from talented newer storytellers are set to capture Aotearoa’s attention in 2020, after winning funding in NZ On Air’s final round of 2019. Two millennial sisters w…

BSA cautions broadcasters to avoid casual racism in sports broadcasting

2019 Dec 03

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has cautioned broadcasters to avoid language in sports broadcasting that amounts to casual racism. The BSA considered a complaint about a sports1programm…

New TVNZ chair & directors confirmed

2019 Nov 11

Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ’s new Board Chair. “Mr Coupe has strong commercial and capital markets experience and TVNZ has benefited from his technical knowledge of business and1fina…

BSA seeks feedback on changes to Election Programmes Code

2019 Oct 25

Changes are being proposed to the standards and guidelines that apply to Election Programmes which are broadcast by or for political parties and candidates in the run-up to the general1election. I…

Additional funding helped NZ On Air deliver more, and more diverse public media in 2018/19

2019 Oct 24

Two one-off funding boosts last year for public media resulted in more than 50 new projects targeting under-served audiences. In its Annual Report 2018/19 just tabled in Parliament, public media f…

The Power of Inclusion Summit Videos Available Now

2019 Oct 23

The Power of Inclusion Summit was held in Auckland's Aotea Centre 3-4 October.  Over 700 people, including 160 who received scholarships, attended the event, hosted by the NZFC and Women in Film…

New Podcast Series – What It Means to Be Māori in an Urban Setting

2019 Oct 22

He Kākano Ahau: Urban and Māori, is a six-part podcast series that explores what it means to be Māori in an urban setting and the power of connections. The series is hosted by writer and activist…

Global Summit the Power of Inclusion Opened by PM Ardern

2019 Oct 03

This morning at 9am, New Zealand’s Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened The Power of Inclusion summit and addressed hundreds of screen industry professionals from all over the globe about…

Aotearoa’s superdiversity celebrated in hours of new content

2019 Oct 01

Aotearoa’s superdiversity celebrated in hours and hours of new screen content New Zealand’s superdiverse communities, stunning landscapes, history and modern issues feature in a stellar line1u…

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