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  • Statistics New Zealand Screen Industry Survey released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 10 Apr 2014

    The annual statistics New Zealand survey has been released for the year to March 2013. Figures show total screen industry revenue remained above $3 billion, although it decreased by 4 per cent compared with record highs in 2012.

  • David Hannay 1939 - 2014

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 3 Apr 2014

    New Zealand-born prolific producer David Hannay has passed away aged 74.  David Hannay worked as an independent producer since 1977 and completed the bulk of his work in Australia.  He was a friend of a number of New Zealand filmmakers.

  • New Zealand's new screen incentives celebrated in Hollywood

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 3 Apr 2014

    The introduction of New Zealand’s new screen production incentives was promoted in Los Angeles at a function hosted by Film New Zealand.

  • New Zealand Screen Production Grant

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 1 Apr 2014

    Film New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission welcome the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, which comes into effect today.

  • Announcing He Ara - Māori and Pasifika Film Pathways

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    We are pleased to announce He Ara (Māori and Pasifika film pathways).

  • Short Film Update 2014

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014
    CHANGES TO FRESH SHORTS AND PREMIERE SHORTS 
  • Repositioning the Sales Agency

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Dave Gibson’s speech, delivered in key centres around New Zealand in late February/early March 2014, included information about the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) repositioning its sales agency function.

  • Funding Decisions Jan-Feb 2014

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Production Funding February Board Meeting

  • WIFT NZ AWARDS 2014

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the WIFT NZ 2014 Awards.

  • Carthew Neal - Reporting back from NFTS

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    The NZFC in partnership with SPADA were pleased to support Carthew Neal and David White to attend the Entrepreneurial Producing for the Creative Industries course held at the National Film & Television School, United Kingdom.

  • Professional Development Update March 2014

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Looking towards CANNES 2014

  • Make My Horror Movie

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 14 Feb 2014

    A movie described as a "hell-bent hybrid of horror, black comedy and heavy metal" has won this year's Make My Horror Movie competition and will go into production this year.

  • Premiere Shorts 2014 Funding Announcement

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 13 Feb 2014

    Six new Premiere short films with production budgets of $90 thousand each have been green-lit for production in 2014.

  • Congrats to SXSW Selections

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Feb 2014

    Congratulations to Housebound, What We Do in the Shadows, PULP and short film Queenie (pictured), which have all been selected for the prestigious South By Southwest festival.

  • Reporting back from Rotterdam

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 3 Feb 2014

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam has finished for another year with the New Zealand contingent having racked up a number of successful screenings.

  • WIFT NZ AWARDS 2014

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 3 Feb 2014

    Congratulations to all the finalists in this years WIFT NZ 2014 Awards

  • Festival Success for What We Do In The Shadows - Update

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 29 Jan 2014

    What We Do In The Shadows finished its reign of Sundance and Berlin, winning over audiences and critics alike and has now moved on to South By Southwest

  • NZ Shorts at Positively Pasifika

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 28 Jan 2014

    NZFC POSITIVELY PASIFIKA IN WELLINGTON

  • Great Start For New Zealand Films On International Stage

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Jan 2014

    Important New Zealand film UTU Redux (pictured), new short Eleven and the highly anticipated What We Do In The Shadows have all been selected to screen in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.  The

  • Greenlighting the Professional Development Services Programme

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Jan 2014

    The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Professional Development Services Programme.

  • Shorts Update December 2013

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 23 Dec 2013
    PREMIERE SHORTS 

    We'd like to congratulate the following filmmaking teams shortlisted for Premiere Shorts 2013 by the Executive Producer groups.

  • Funding Decisions Nov-Dec 2013

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 23 Dec 2013

    PRODUCTION FUNDING

  • Professional Development Update December 2013

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 23 Dec 2013

    We are pleased to be able to support individual filmmakers as well as work alongside industry organisations to provide valuable training opportunities.  

  • Tobey Maguire’s 'Z for Zachariah' to be shot in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Sun 22 Dec 2013

    Film New Zealand is delighted to announce Z for Zachariah, a film being produced by Hollywood star Tobey Maguire, and his production company Material Pictures along with Palomar Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks, is be

  • Screen Sector Changes Announced

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 16 Dec 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission and Film New Zealand welcome changes to the structure and level of support for New Zealand screen incentives bringing more financial assistance for mid-budget level New Zealand productions and encouraging more internation

  • Three Avatar films to be made in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 16 Dec 2013

    The Government today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation that will see the next three Avatar films made in New Zealand.

  • NZFC releases Annual Report 2012/13

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 12 Dec 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to release its Annual Report 2012/13.

    This year the NZFC supported a record 13 feature films, 22 short films and administered grants for a further 25 film and television productions.

  • Rialto New Zealand Film Awards

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 11 Dec 2013

    Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners at the Rialto New Zealand Film Awards.

    Here is the list of those who took home Moas:

  • Kiwi filmmakers spread the word about New Zealand in Los Angeles

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 9 Dec 2013

    American film crews visited New Zealand and rubbed shoulders with their Kiwi counterparts without even having to leave home when they were guests at a special event at “The Book of New Zealand,” hosted by Film New Zealand. 

  • Parihaka film wins in Bali

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 3 Dec 2013

    Congratulations to the team behind New Zealand film Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka, which has won the Special Recognition Award at the 2013 Balinale Film Festival.  

  • NZFC appoints Dave Gibson as new Chief Executive

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 3 Dec 2013

    Patsy Reddy, NZFC Chair, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Gibson as the next Chief Executive of the Film Commission.  He replaces Graeme Mason who recently left the Commission to become CEO of Screen Australia.

  • Short Film Update

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Dec 2013
    FRESH SHORTS 2014

    Applications for the next round of Fresh Shorts open on Monday 12 May 2014, with the deadline on Friday 27 June 2014.