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Academy award winner Geena Davis joins Inclusion summit

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Friday 13 Sept 9am NZT - Academy Award® winner Geena Davis has joined the ground breaking The Power of Inclusion summit. Davis will speak alongside over 35 international and local history makers from the entertainment ... More >>

Yara Shahidi and other game changers added to Summit

Friday, 30 August 2019, 10:02 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Friday 30 August 10.00am NZT / Thursday 29 August 3.00pm PDT - Incredible actress and activist, Yara Shahidi has been added to The Power of Inclusion summit along with programme details. She joins over 35 international and local history makers ... More >>

Creator of history making Pose joins summit

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:03 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Thursday 22 August 9.00am (NZST) - Steven Canals, the creator, executive producer, writer and director of the history making Emmy and Golden Globe nominated and Peabody Award winning series POSE , has been announced ... More >>

The Power of Inclusion adds a new wave of speakers

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Thursday 8 August 9.00am (NZST) - The Power of Inclusion summit has added more multi-hyphenate, courageous and inspiring speakers to its line-up, who will come together in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand on 3rd and 4th October 2019 ... More >>

Mauri to Screen at Venice Film Festival

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Merata Mita’s seminal film, Mauri, has been selected to screen In Competition in the Venice Classics section of the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Venice will be the World Premiere of the newly re-mastered film. More >>

Award Winning International Line-Up For NZ Drama Lab

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Award Winning International Line-Up Confirmed For New Zealand Series Drama Lab More >>

New Zealand Country of Focus at Sydney Film Festival

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The programme for the 66th Sydney Film Festival has been released with New Zealand featuring prominently as the Festival's country of focus with eight feature films and six shorts selected this year. More >>

Screen Industry Survey Released

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The annual Statistics New Zealand screen industry survey was released today and shows that screen revenue eased since the record high level it saw in the 2016-17 financial year. Total screen industry revenue in the 2017-18 period was $3.3 billion. More >>

NZFC & Screen Australia Partner on Indigenous Initiative

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

October 2019 and April 2020 respectively mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s maiden voyage to the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department are partnering on a one-off ... More >>

Sundance's Merata Mita Fellowship Awarded to Kiwis

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 9:33 am | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) congratulates Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith on receiving the 2019 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship announced at the Sundance Film Festival today. Selected from a global call for applicants, Gardiner ... More >>

Two New Zealand Films Head to SXSW

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 11:14 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. More >>

New Zealand Women Directors In The Spotlight at Berlinale

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 11:10 am | New Zealand Film Commission

A record number of New Zealand women directors are among the filmmakers to have films selected for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. More >>

NZ Film Legend Geoff Murphy passes

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:59 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Geoff was a producer, director and screenwriter who was one of the leading figures in New Zealand cinema’s renaissance of the late 1970s and early 1980s. In this period he directed Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu and The Quiet Earth , three titles justly ... More >>

How Mum Decolonised the Screen to Have Sundance Premiere

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen will have its international premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. More >>

125 Fund Recipients Announced

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

At the recent Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) CEO, Annabelle Sheehan announced funding of three feature films through the NZFC’s 125 Fund. More >>

New Funding Opportunity for Pasifika and Asian NZ Filmmakers

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

New Funding Opportunity for Pasifika and Asian New Zealand Filmmakers Announced MEDIA RELEASE 27 OCTOBER 2018 More >>

NZ Filmmakers Honoured at Hawaii International Film Festival

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Films and Filmmakers Honoured at Hawaii International Film Festival Saturday, 13 October 2018 More >>

Yellow is Forbidden Submitted to Oscars

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Pietra Brettkelly’s Yellow is Forbidden is New Zealand’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 91st Academy Awards. More >>

NZ Film Commission Announces Senior Māori Executive

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:33 am | New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Film Commission Announces Senior Māori Executive Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today announces the appointment of Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble to the newly-created senior executive position of Pou Whakahaere. ... More >>

Vai Funding Announced

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 6:41 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Following on from the box office and festival success of Waru, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to confirm production funding of Vai, from Waru producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions. More >>

 

 

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