News & Opinion
The Lion King Reo Māori is coming to cinemas—auditions now open
All levels of Reo Māori fluency are welcome.
NZIFF 2021 Q&A with the directors of Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts
Find out more about the short films in this year’s Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts.
Kathleen Gallagher on Rohe Kōreporepo – The Swamp, the Sacred Place
NZIFF doco on Māori and Pākehā kaitiaki repo (swamp guardians).
Jim Speers on Japanese whaling village doco Ayukawa: The Weight of a Life
Post-whaling and post-tsunami, work in Ayukawa has dried up and the population is in decline.
Annie Goldson shares the personal journeys of New Zealanders in A Mild Touch of Cancer
David Downs and other Kiwis share their experiences with cancer – including an innovative treatment.
Lula Cucchiara on doco Fiona Clark: Unafraid, photographer of NZ’s 1970s queer scene
New doco examines an Aotearoa photographer’s vital early work and the controversy accompanying it.
This year’s Show Me Shorts film festival is headed online
Short films are life, and life is like a box of chocolates.
Charlotte Rampling’s enchanting charisma assists the familiar-feeling Juniper
Despite a great cast, Juniper can’t escape the clichés of similar films.
Luit Bieringa on Signed, Theo Schoon, his doco portrait of a maverick artist
Theo Schoon, legendary artist and outsider that shook the culture of New Zealand.
Jan Oliver Lucks on his real-life relationship film There Is No “I” in Threesome
Documents a Kiwi couple trying to make a sexually explorative, open relationship work.
Michelle Savill on her Ana Scotney-starring comedy-drama Millie Lies Low
Savill’s film follows someone trying to bluff their way out of a tricky predicament.
Briar March on anti-nuke activism doco Mothers of the Revolution
NZIFF doco tells the story of the 19 year-long Greenham Common women’s peace camp.
Peter Brook Bell tells us about UFC champ Mark Hunt doco The Fight of His Life
“Mark has had to fight for everything he has in life.”
10 possibly under the radar picks for NZIFF 2021
Need a hand navigating the NZIFF programme? We’re here to help.
First trailer and release date for Peter Jackson doco The Beatles: Get Back
Jackson uses the same restoration techniques used in 2018’s stunning They Shall Not Grow Old.
Shirley Horrocks on new doco about the PM’s Chief Science Advisor
Started before COVID-19, Juliet Gerrard: Science in Dark Times captures the pandemic.
Florian Habicht tells us about the new colourised version of Woodenhead
Florian Habicht’s enchanting 2003 debut plays at this year’s NZIFF.
Full programme announced for NZIFF in Christchurch and Wellington
If you can make it to this year’s fest, there’s plenty of great viewing in store.
Enjoy some of NZ On Screen’s recent local highlights
Features Sir Dave Dobbyn, an 80s kids classic, emerging filmmakers and more.
The Aotearoa short films playing at this year’s NZIFF 2021
Do not overlook one of the festival’s most important mainstays for cinema Aotearoa.
Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog will open Whānau Mārama NZIFF 2021
The news comes mere days after Campion’s Best Director win at Venice.
How to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori on Neon, TVNZ and other streaming services
It’s never been a better (or easier) time to indulge in te reo Māori.