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Aotearoa's Stories Destined For Global Screens

Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

  Five successful screen projects have been selected in the first round of the $50 million Te Puna Kairangi Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund. Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund supports the Aotearoa New Zealand production ... More >>

The Justice Of Bunny King To Have World Premiere At Tribeca

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 10:53 am | New Zealand Film Commission

  Gaysorn Thavat’s debut feature, The Justice of Bunny King , will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Viewpoints section where it will compete for the Nora Ephron Award for Best Female Filmmaker, and for the Best ... More >>

Cousins Hits $1 Million Dollar Box Office

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:45 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith’s debut feature Cousins , has taken over $1M dollars at the New Zealand box office and, after three weeks in release at New Zealand cinemas, continues to play strongly around the country remaining on 124 screens ... More >>

2021 Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award Recipients Announced

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Two-time Academy Award nominee Ra Vincent ( Jojo Rabbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ) is this year’s recipient of Te Tumu Whakaata New Zealand Film Commission’s Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award announced at the Māoriland Film Festival ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission CEO To Depart NZFC

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Te Tuma Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, Dame Kerry Prendergast, announced today that CEO Annabelle Sheehan would step away from the role, after three years leading the agency, and return to Australia. Making the announcement after ... More >>

WarnerMedia Acquires New Zealand Film There Is No I In Threesome As HBO Max Original

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

HBO Max debuted the trailer and key art today for the new Max Original documentary There is No I in Threesome. The film begins streaming in the US ahead of Valentine’s Day on 11 February and will have its world premiere this weekend at the WarnerMedia ... More >>

Black List And New Zealand Film Commission Announce Partnership

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

  The Black List and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce the joint creation of a new fund and script development workshop, the Black List New Zealand Project (BLNZP). This is a one-off fund, designed to foster ... More >>

Vale Bill Gosden

Monday, 9 November 2020, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is mourning the loss of an industry stalwart, long-time New Zealand International Film Festival director, Bill Gosden, and pleased to confirm on behalf of his whānau that Bill’s memorial ... More >>

International Premiere For This Town At Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 9:30 am | New Zealand Film Commission

This Town will have its international premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, one of Northern Europe’s largest film festivals. The film will screen In Competition in the ‘Rebels with a Cause’ section which features films from ... More >>

New Zealand Film Starring Julia Ormond To Have US World Premiere

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Jake Mahaffy’s Reunion will have its world premiere in the newly formed Nightstream Film Festival, an online collaboration between major US genre festivals Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights Festivals. Reunion , written ... More >>

The Legend Of Baron To'a Acquired For Release In US

Friday, 17 July 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Kiel McNaughton’s debut feature, The Legend of Baron To’a , has been acquired by US distributor, Gravitas Ventures who will release the film in North American cinemas and on demand from November 2020. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios ... More >>

Screen Sector Recovery Package Announced

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) welcomes the Screen Sector Recovery Package announced today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni The package managed by the NZFC totals $15.4m of capacity funding and production support. The ... More >>

New Zealand Documentaries Selected For Cannes Docs

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Four New Zealand documentaries will participate in this years Cannes Docs line-up. Running June 22 – 26 as part of the Marché du Film Online, Cannes Docs showcases curated selections of docs-in-progress in post-production aiming to hit the film ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission Awards $1.2 Million To New Zealand Screen Businesses

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) announced today that over $1.2million has been awarded to 33 companies, through its business and slate development schemes BOOST, BOOST UP and He Ara. Making the announcement, NZFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said ... More >>

Production Resumes On NZ Feature Film Poppy

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

  New Zealand feature film Poppy resumed production on Friday 29 May after responding to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement on March 23. At the time, the film was three hours into the final week of shooting. Poppy is the first ... More >>

New Zealand Implements Screen Sector Health And Safety Protocols

Friday, 8 May 2020, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Screen industry’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Standard and Protocols were endorsed on 7 May by New Zealand Government agency WorkSafe, laying the way clear for local production to re-start in New Zealand. Funded by the New Zealand ... More >>

Michael Bennett 2020 Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award Recipient

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7:26 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce writer/director Michael Bennett is this year’s recipient of Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence award grant of $50,000 to support his professional development and projects. With ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission CEO Confirmed With COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) can confirm that CEO Annabelle Sheehan has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Her symptoms are currently minor, and she is recovering in isolation at home in Wellington. During the three-day period in ... More >>

Male and female indigenous talent reach new levels

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:10 am | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga would like to congratulate Taika Waititi (Te Whanau a Apanui) and Chelsea Winstanley (Ngāti Ranginui ) on becoming the first indigenous producers to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award and ... More >>

Unique New Zealand Series the Dead Lands Launches

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

A ground-breaking New Zealand television series launches today, Thursday 23 January 2020 to what is being described as one of the largest ever international audiences for a New Zealand television production. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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