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Enjoy some of NZ On Screen’s recent local highlights
You’re gonna want to give these local offerings a whirl.
Night Raiders is a confronting sci-fi allegory about the treatment of Indigenous peoples
This insight into continued injustices somehow lacks dramatic conflict or complexity.
Spotlight on Temuera Morrison: the best roles of the man who became Boba Fett
As The Book of Boba Fett wraps up, see the other highlights of Tem’s superb career.
Even the powerful, petulant UFC can’t stymie Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life
Hunt’s prowess in the ring is impressive, his life story told in moving and candid fashion.
Mothers of the Revolution is an extraordinary true story of triumphant idealism
A reminder of how important a bit of hope and determination can be in the face of seemingly insurmountable threats.
In celebration of Roger Donaldson, director who blazed a path from Aotearoa to Hollywood (and back again)
A new NZ On Screen collection traces Donaldson’s path from TV and shorts, to pioneering NZ films and Hollywood blockbusters.
Revisit the mesmerising films of astonishing auteur Jane Campion
Retracing the career of New Zealand’s outstanding Palme d’Or and Oscar-winning director.
NZIFF’s best local short films are now available online
NZ’s Best and Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts are now online.
Too good to choose: two NZ short films share top award at NZIFF
“There was a high benchmark set by these films – deliberation was long and hard.”
Retrospective: women’s desire propels Jane Campion’s underrated erotic thriller In the Cut
Maligned upon release, the Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo pic deserves your reappraisal.
Aileen O’Sullivan tells about Māori navigation doco Whetū Mārama – Bright Star
Māori waka building and navigational skills are the focus of a new documentary.
How to watch Jane Campion’s award-winning Western The Power of the Dog
“Cinematic poetry,” The Playlist praised.
Win a copy of The Gosden Years, a magnificent tribute to an NZIFF legend
The book honours the legacy of late NZ International Film Festival director Bill Gosden.
Milked director tells us about her film’s unflinching look at NZ’s dairy industry
The documentary exposé is playing as part of Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival.
NZIFF 2021 Q&A with the directors of short film programme NZ’s Best 2021
Find out more about the six finalists selected by Kerry Fox.
We hear from the directors of fulldome planetarium film Path 99
NZIFF hits a Wellington planetarium with a uniquely immersive film experience.
Win double passes to Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog
Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst star in Jane Campion’s Western drama.
First-time film-making students take top NZ prize at Show Me Shorts 2021
“Miro Wine is the poignant and funny story of the loyal friendship between an unlikely couple, a kererū and a pīwakawaka.”
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.