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  • 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.

  • Reporting back from imagineNATIVE

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 27 Nov 2013

    The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival held in Toronto celebrates the latest works by indigenous artists at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media and this year the focus was on New Zealand.

  • 2013 NZ Film Award Nominations

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 21 Nov 2013

    Congratulations to all the nominees in this year's Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards.

    The nominees are:

    FEATURE FILM 

    Rialto Channel Best Film

  • Mr Pip's Million Dollar Box Office

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 5 Nov 2013

    Congratulations to the Mr Pip team on the film taking more than a million dollars at the NZ box office.

  • Early Script Development Collaboration

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 1 Nov 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission is proudly supporting a new collaboration with the New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) for early script development.

  • New Zealand Film Digitisation Project

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 1 Nov 2013

    We are pleased to announce our Digitisation Project.

  • Antarctica Documentary Wins Big at International Festivals

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 31 Oct 2013

    New Zealand feature documentary Antarctica: A Year On Ice by Anthony Powell is gaining acclaim at festivals across North America.

    So far the film has won a string of awards, including:

  • Beyond The Edge Breaks New Zealand Box Office Record

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 30 Oct 2013

    Sir Edmund Hillary epic Beyond The Edge has knocked off a record of its own, achieving the highest grossing opening weekend for any documentary in New Zealand.

  • Reporting back from Toronto

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 15 Oct 2013

    We were thrilled to support three feature films screening in Toronto International Film Festival this year; Giselle, White Lies and Beyond The Edge.  

  • Congratulations to Laureate-Winning Filmmakers

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 15 Oct 2013

    The New Zealand Film Commission congratulates filmmakers Jane Campion and Dean Parker, winners at the 2013 Macquaurie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards.

  • imagineNATIVE spotlight on Māori

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 15 Oct 2013

    We are delighted that this year the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto has turned its international spotlight on Māori artists.

  • Professional Development Update October 2013

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 15 Oct 2013

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

  • Funding Decisions Sept-Oct 2013

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 15 Oct 2013

    ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT FUND

    Amchitka
    Stellafilm Ltd, Principia & Cinefinance Italia
    NZ Producer: Robin Laing
    Writer: Aubrey Nealon
    Director: Christine Jeffs
    $12,000

  • Film New Zealand wins design accolade in Korea

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 11 Oct 2013

    Film New Zealand has just been awarded first prize for its marketing stand at an international screen industry tradeshow in South Korea.

  • Note to Industry - from Graeme Mason

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 9 Oct 2013

    As you know, my term as Chief Executive at the NZFC will come to an end at the start of November, when I leave to take up the role heading Screen Australia.  The Board has a recruitment process for my replacement underway and I understand that they