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Proud Voices launches to celebrate queer content creators in Aotearoa
Proud Voices launches with an event in Auckland on Saturday April 17.
A year on from lockdown, revisit Aotearoa’s burst of creativity
The Lockdown Collection spotlights Aotearoa’s creative output during 2020’s lockdown.
Polynesian Panthers documentaries and exhibition educate – to liberate
Auckland Arts Festival exhibition reflects on the era of dawn raids.
The directors of Cousins share the stories behind their impactful Aotearoa drama
Directors Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith talk Cousins.
Cousins is a deeply moving dramatic triumph
Engrossing Māori drama impacts deeply on an emotional level.
How Tumeke Space, the most Kiwi Star Wars ever, was made during lockdown
Not even a pandemic could keep Mukpuddy’s beloved creation down.
Vital NZ film communicates trans experiences like no other
For a trans audience, seeing Rūrangi will feel like coming home for the first time.
Roseanne Liang on directing airborne action-horror Shadow in the Cloud
“For a good time call 0800 Shadow in the Cloud”
Oscar Kightley tells us about his excellent doco on music phenomenon Dawn Raid
Oscar Kightley chats to Flicks about his doco on a South Auckland music phenomenon.
Get an early look at Dawn Raid, a doco on the iconic South Auckland record label
Advance screenings feature Q&As with director Oscar Kightley and Dawn Raid’s founders.
Mama’s Music Box and the magic of Christmas movies
Christmas and movies share a similar kind of magic: they bring people together.
Win a family pass to Weta Workshop Unleashed
Take the kids to Auckland’s new Weta experience, opening December 15.
A comedic investigation highlights online harms in web series The Eggplant
The Breaker Upperers’ Karen O’Leary investigates the origins of… a giant eggplant.
Women In Film & Television NZ Awards winners announced
Ten worthy winners were recognised at last night’s WIFT NZ Awards.
SIX60 doco is a mostly convincing underdog story about a music phenomenon
No matter how you feel about SIX60, Till The Lights Go Out should instill some warm national pride.
Nominees announced for Women in Film and Television NZ Awards
Celebrating women across the screen industry, from up-and-comers to established feature filmmakers.
Crack-up Kiwi show SIS blazes trails for young brown female comedy voices
Billy T award-winning comedian Kura Forrester explains why this sketch comedy group is so necessary.
The hidden gems of Sam Neill’s career on NZ On Screen
Dominic Corry unearths NZ gems featuring Neill both in front and behind the camera.
“A trusted voice”—remembering former NZIFF director Bill Gosden
Bill was a sharp human antenna of what deserved the attention of New Zealand audiences.
Germophobe drama INSiDE captures the essence of lockdown in Aotearoa
Morgana O’Reilly is housebound for a completely different reason in this new show.
Baby Done showcases both Rose Matafeo’s dramatic talent and her comedy chops
Further earning her reputation as a comic, Matafeo shines as the lead.
Show Me Shorts awards its winning films for 2020
Next month’s short film festival is again full of great viewing.