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  • 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.

  • Thunderbirds Are Go

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 17 Apr 2015

    The much anticipated countdown for the brand new Thunderbirds Are Go TV series is over after the show premiered in the UK, Australia and New Zealand to enthusiastic reviews. 

  • Five New Zealand films to screen at the Beijing International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 14 Apr 2015

    Five New Zealand Films to Screen at the Beijing International Film Festival

  • NZFC Announces Scholarship for New Zealand Women in Film

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 10 Apr 2015

    At events in Wellington and in Auckland this week, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) announced an annual scholarship programme for women.  Suggested by acclaimed New Zealand screenwriter, producer and director, Jane Campion, the programme will

  • Screen Industry Survey released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 9 Apr 2015

    Results for the 2013/14 Screen Industry Survey just released by Statistics New Zealand show revenue for the year remained solid at $3.2 billion, in line with industry expectations.

  • Legendary Pictures shoots horror-comedy Krampus in Wellington

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 16 Mar 2015

    Principal photography is set to begin in Wellington, New Zealand on Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a horror-comedy feature film that reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday.

  • Newly Digitised Films On the Big Screen

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 6 Mar 2015

    For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features, The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be screened in select commercial cinemas across New Zealand. 

  • New Power Rangers season propelled by New Zealand talent

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 6 Mar 2015

    New Zealand is taking a leading role in the new season of Saban’s Power Rangers franchise, Power Rangers Dino Charge, and will be featured prominently in an episode airing in the US this weekend. 

  • Vista Entertainment Group Launches Vista Foundation

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 25 Feb 2015

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Vista Group (VGL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Vista Foundation and its inaugural programme, the Vista Film Marketing Programme, in partnership with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).

  • SXSW Selects Two NZ Films

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 24 Feb 2015

    New Zealand feature film, Deathgasm will have its world premiere in the Midnighter’s section of the 2015 South By Southwest Festival.  Canadian-New Zealand co-production, Turbo Kid, which pr

  • Team Selected for Second Round of He Ara Funding

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 9 Feb 2015
    Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa rā ki tēnēi tuku, kia hiwa rā ki tērā tuku, kia tū kia mātara!

    Congratulations to the team selected to receive funding from the second round of the He Ara development scheme:

  • Second Crop of The Best Loading Docs Announced For 2015

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 3 Feb 2015

    A suburban picture palace on the brink of extinction, strangers dancing in the dark, a ‘headcase’ turned world leader, a woman who talks to animals, a freestyling busker and a kiwi pro wrestler - these are some of the characters Kiwis will b

  • Documentary on New Zealand’s Iconic Poi E Song Now Shooting

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Feb 2015

    POI E: THE STORY BEHIND OUR SONG is now shooting in Auckland and Patea, Taranaki, the home of origin for the iconic New Zealand anthem.

  • Festival Success for New Zealand Films

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Feb 2015

    New Zealand films were in the spotlight over the weekend with The Dark Horse, Slow West and Turbo Kid all making a splash at international festivals.

  • Tusi Tamasese Selected For International Director Mentorship

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Feb 2015

    Tusi Tamasese was recently announced as the recipient of the first Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) International Director Mentorship.

  • 'Slow West' wins at Sundance

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Feb 2015

    Slow West, John Maclean’s western shot in New Zealand’s South Island last year, has won a top accolade at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film has been awarded the World Cinema Drama Grand Jury Prize.

  • NZFC Appoints International Relations Manager (Incentives)

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 22 Jan 2015

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Bates as International Relations Manager (Incentives).

  • Talented New Zealanders lined up for recognition

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 16 Jan 2015

    Here’s hoping hard work and talent pays off as New Zealanders nominated for BAFTAs, Oscars and Visual Effects Society awards wait in anticipation.

  • TV series 'Shannara' filming in Auckland

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 8 Jan 2015

    Confirmation today that MTV Networks and Sonar Entertainment are to base production of a television series adaptation of the fantasy adventure book series Shannara at Auckland Film Studios is further great news for the region’s screen sec

  • Holiday opening times

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 23 Dec 2014

    The Film New Zealand office will be closed over the summer break from 24 December 2014 to 5 January 2015.

  • World Premieres for three New Zealand films at Sundance

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 17 Dec 2014
    WORLD PREMIERES FOR THREE NEW ZEALAND FILMS AT SUNDANCE 2015
  • A devil of a film will go into production in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Wed 17 Dec 2014

    Film New Zealand confirmed today that Legendary Pictures’ KRAMPUS will commence principal photography in New Zealand in early 2015.

  • Sundance Festival selection testament to quality of New Zealand crews

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 5 Dec 2014

    New Zealand’s film crews should be taking a bow for the role they have played in helping two international movies make the prestigious Sundance Festival.

  • World Premiere of 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 1 Dec 2014

    To celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, Tourism New Zealand is transporting a slice of Middle-earth to London in the form of a life-sized Hobbit hole sitting inside London’s luxurious Claridge’s hotel.

  • NZFC Sets the Scene for a Busy 2015

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 26 Nov 2014

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Annual Report 2013/14, tabled in parliament today, outlines changes and developments that will set the scene for future cultural and economic success for the New Zealand screen industry.

  • Disney’s Pete’s Dragon to Film in New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 21 Nov 2014

    Today The Walt Disney Studios announced that it will shoot the upcoming live-action film Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand, with production anticipated to begin in early 2015.