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  • Television New Zealand Programme Commissioner to join Film New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 10 Sep 2013

    Film New Zealand is enhancing the in-house expertise and services it offers to the international screen industry through the appointment of a new Director of Business Development and Enquiries. 

  • White Lies Submitted as New Zealand's Best Foreign Language Entry for 86th Academy Awards

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 9 Sep 2013

    White Lies (Tuakiri Huna), the New Zealand Film Commission funded Māori language feature film written and directed by Dana Rotberg, has been submitted as the official New Zealand entry for consideration for Best Foreign Language film for t

  • Sally Tran Reports Back from Killer Films

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Sep 2013

    We are proud to be supporting Sally Tran to intern at leading indie film production company, Killer Films.

  • New Development Executive

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Sep 2013

    We are pleased to introduce our new Development Executive Sean Carley.

    Sean has a varied background that spans script development, screenwriting and production for both film and television.  

  • More Success for How to Meet Girls from A Distance in China

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 30 Aug 2013

    Stalker-rom-com How to Meet Girls From a Distance has been selected to screen in the 22nd Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival by the China Film Association.

  • Fresh Shorts Funding 2013

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 28 Aug 2013

    We are pleased to announce the 16 short films green-lit for the 2013 round of Fresh Shorts.

  • Reporting back from MIFF

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 21 Aug 2013

    It was yet another success story for the New Zealand contingent at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival.

  • Te Whai Ao Funding Announcements

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 21 Aug 2013

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of Te Whai Ao 2013.  Te Whai Ao is a documentary development fund for emerging or experimental documentary makers.

  • Professional Development Update August 2013

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 21 Aug 2013

    We seek training and professional development opportunities that progress careers and help to grow our overall industry.

  • Funding Decisions July-Aug 2013

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 21 Aug 2013

    Here are the latest funding decisions for July and August 2013


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  • Yamin Tun to Attend Telluride Film Festival

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 14 Aug 2013

    We congratulate New Zealand filmmaker Yamin Tun, who will be attending this year's Student Symposium at the 40th Telluride Film Festival (TFF) in Colorado.

  • Toronto International Film Festival Invites White Lies and Giselle

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 14 Aug 2013
    New Zealand will have three films screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival with the announcement that Dana Rotberg’s WHITE LIES and Toa Fraser’s GISELLE have been selected to screen in the Contemporary World Cinema programme of the Fes
  • New Zealand Films Win at Prestigious Japanese Film Festival

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 12 Aug 2013

    Seventeen year old New Zealander Natasha Bishop, the youngest filmmaker ever to have a film selected for the Japan Wildlife Film Festival (JWFF), is celebrating today after winning two awards at the festival.

  • NZFC announces new business development scheme

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Sat 10 Aug 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce a three year programme, commencing in 2013/14, to help new and existing screen sector businesses grow to the next stage.

  • NZFC proud to support Libertine Pictures

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Sat 10 Aug 2013

    The NZFC is pleased to support Libertine Pictures through our business development scheme.

  • Script Writer Awards NZ 2013 Winners

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 9 Aug 2013

    Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the Script Writer Awards NZ 2013 (SWANZ).  The winners of each category are highlighted in bold text below.

  • Friday Tigers Wins New Zealand's Best 2013

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 8 Aug 2013

    Congratulations to the team behind Fresh Short Friday Tigers (Ngā Taika o te Rāmere), which took out both the major prizes in the second annual New Z

  • Low-budget Escalator Film a Festival Success

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 8 Aug 2013

    Low-budget feature film Fantail is proving a success both at the New Zealand International Film Festival and across the Tasman, screening in the MIFF 37 Degrees South Market's Breakthru Screenings programme and receiving critical praise followi

  • Fresh Shorts 2013 Shortlist

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 31 Jul 2013

    We are pleased to announce the shortlist for Fresh Shorts 2013.

    The level of competition for funding remains high with 235 applications across both funding levels.

  • Screen Sector Review

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 30 Jul 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission welcomes the Government’s renewed support of the screen sector following the release of its Screen Sector Review today.

  • Sir Edmund Hillary Epic to have Toronto World Premiere

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 30 Jul 2013

    Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Pooley's feature film Beyond The Edge, about Sir Edmund Hillary’s legendary ascent of Mt. Everest, will have its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Tim Sanders Wins Top Prize at Melbourne's 37ºSouth Market

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 29 Jul 2013

    Congratulations to New Zealand producer Tim Sanders, who has won a slot to attend the prestigious London Production Finance Market in October.

  • New Zealand Short Selected for Venice Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 26 Jul 2013

    New Zealand short film Cold Snap has been selected to screen in the 2013 Venice Film Festival.

  • Graeme Mason to head Screen Australia

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 24 Jul 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission Chief Executive Graeme Mason will leave Wellington at the end of October to take up his new role at Australia's television and film funding body.

  • Emmy win for Top of the Lake

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 19 Jul 2013

    Jane Campion's New Zealand-filmed mini-series Top of the Lake has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie.

  • Traces of Nut Team Wins 48Hours Grand National Champs

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 17 Jul 2013

    Congratulations to filmmaking team Traces of Nut, whose short film The Sleeping Plot has been named the 2013 48HOURS Grand National Champion.

  • Announcing LoadingDocs

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 4 Jul 2013

    The NZFC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with NZ On Air to support short documentaries.

  • 44 New Zealand Films to Screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 2 Jul 2013
    Animals, astronomy, mate-ship, ice, religion and love are just some of the subjects explored in this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival selection of New Zealand films.