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  • New Zealand at Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 16 Nov 2015

    This is an exciting year for New Zealand film at the prestigious Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF).

  • Production Begins on New Zealand Film One Thousand Ropes

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 10 Nov 2015

    One Thousand Ropes commenced principal photography in Wellington on November 9, 2015.

    One Thousand Ropes is the new film from internationally acclaimed writer and director Tusi Tamasese (The Orator).

  • First Image from Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople released

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 5 Nov 2015

    Kiwi director, Taika Waititi has released the first image from his heartwarming comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople today.

  • Mahana - The NZ Story That Brought Lee Tamahori Home

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 27 Oct 2015

    Internationally acclaimed director Lee Tamahori’s first New Zealand film in 20 years, Mahana, will open in cinemas nationwide on March 3, 2016.

  • Shannara Chronicles Trailer Released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 19 Oct 2015

    A new trailer for the Shannara Chronicles was released at New York Comic Con 8-11 October. The series, shot entirely in Auckland, New Zealand, will air from January 2016.

  • Principal Photography Begins on Chief Gary

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 16 Oct 2015

    Chief Gary began principal photography this week in Rarotonga.

  • Born to Dance Hits One Million at the Box Office

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 16 Oct 2015

    Now in its fourth week of release, Tammy Davis' feature film Born to Dance has taken one million dollars at the New Zealand box office and remains in the top ten chart of films currently in theatrical release.

  • Boost Funding Recipients Announced

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Sun 11 Oct 2015

    Five Film Businesses Receive Boost Funding

  • New Shannara Images Released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 9 Oct 2015

    MTV has released stunning artwork for upcoming series The Shannara Chronicles ahead of New York’s Comic Con (8-11 October), where author, Terry Brooks, and cast from the series will be taking part

  • John McCay appointed to NZ Film Commission Board

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 28 Sep 2015

    Experienced film and entertainment lawyer John McCay has been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Maggie Barry announced today.

  • Production Commences on The Rehearsal

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Sun 30 Aug 2015

    Production starts today on The Rehearsal, the feature film adaptation of Booker Award winner Eleanor Catton’s debut novel.

  • Favorable exchange rate benefits US: Kiwi dollar touches lowest level since 2009

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 26 Aug 2015

    A favorable exchange rate is creating an added incentive for international productions to consider New Zealand.

  • Three New Zealand Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 26 Aug 2015
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 21 Aug 2015

    Entries are still being accepted from New Zealand films for the 2015 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (GZDOC).

  • MTV releases Journey Down Under: A Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Of The Shannara Chronicles

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 20 Aug 2015

    MTV has just released a peek behind-the-scenes at its upcoming series The Shannara Chronicles, featuring New Zealand as the magical backdrop for the small-screen adaptation of author Terry Brooks’ post-apocalyptic fantasy.

  • Disney release first glimpse of Pete's Dragon

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 18 Aug 2015

    Disney has released the first look at Pete’s Dragon at their D23 Expo in California over the weekend. Audience members got a glimpse of footage from the film as well as an interview with the film’s star, Bryce Dallas Howard.

  • Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 3 Aug 2015

    Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today.

    Charles Finny has also been reappointed as a member of the Commission.

  • Venice Premieres for Two New Zealand Films

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 30 Jul 2015

    For the first time in twenty years, two New Zealand films are included in the programme for the Venice Film Festival announced today.

  • JC CineFem Scholarship Recipient Announced

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 29 Jul 2015

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce Maria Ines Manchego as the recipient of the JC CineFem Scholarship. Announced in April in conjunction with the NZFC’s new gender policy, the JC CineFem Scholarship is the first ann

  • NZ Screen Production Grant One Year Review

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 27 Jul 2015

    As you may be aware, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH), working with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Film New Zealand (FNZ), have carried out an initial r

  • Successful first year for NZ Screen Production Grant

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 23 Jul 2015

    The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) introduced in April 2014 has had a successful first year, attracting increased productions and lifting business confidence, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said today.

  • Two screen agencies join forces

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 22 Jul 2015

    Dame Patsy Reddy, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Board Chair, welcomes today’s announcement that the Commission and Film New Zealand will join forces from 1 August 2015.

  • Fresh Shorts Funding Announcement

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 17 Jul 2015

    Five short films selected for the Fresh Shorts May 2015 funding round. 

  • Impressive New Zealand line-up at Comic-Con 2015

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 10 Jul 2015

    San Diego Comic-Con is back for 2015 and this year there is an impressive number of high-profile film and television productions with a New Zealand involvement in attendance.

  • New Zealand voted world's top film tourism destination

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 24 Jun 2015

    New Zealand has topped a list of must-visit places in a study commissioned by HBO Entertainment.

  • 6 Days Begins Shooting

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 12 Jun 2015

    Embassy seige action thriller 6 Days starts shooting in New Zealand.

  • Ash Vs Evil Dead in production in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 10 Jun 2015

    A new teaser trailer for Ash vs Evil Dead, a major new US television series being produced in New Zealand, has been released.

  • Z for Zachariah trailer released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 5 Jun 2015

    The first official trailer for Z for Zachariah has been released today.

  • New Lee Tamahori Film Complete

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 28 May 2015

    THE PATRIARCH (working title), directed by Lee Tamahori, finished filming on Friday May 22 after a successful 35 day shoot across 12 Auckland locations.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople Casting News

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 28 May 2015

    Stan Walker and Rhys Darby to join Taika Waititi's  HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 

  • Slow West releases in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 21 May 2015

    Slow West, the award-winning Western shot in New Zealand’s South Island, is being released in New Zealand cinemas today.

  • Lest We Forget

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Apr 2015

    For Anzac Day and to remember those who gave their lives for our country, we're sharing some films about New Zealanders and their unique experiences of war on our VOD site, New Zealand Film on Demand.