You’ll feel every drop of sweat in the stunning Amazing Grace
Aretha Franklin’s performance will blow you away.
Our 2019 NZIFF Film Quiz is now online – give it a go!
We thought you should get to play along at home.
All the NZIFF films returning to cinemas nationwide
2040, Apollo 11, Midsommar, and more will return.
Herbs: Songs of Freedom director on his doco about local music legends
NZ Music Hall of Fame inductees Herbs are celebrated in new doco
Director of 2040 on making people understand and act on climate change
“If you give them the tools, great things can happen.”
The 19 best films of NZIFF ’19
It’s been another standout year.
A gorgeous Dunedin stop-motion film plays as part of NZIFF
And there’s also a one-man jazz animation from NZ.
Vivarium director on how his sci-fi blends housing crisis and The Quiet Earth
“It’s the cycle of strangeness.”
Animals director Sophie Hyde on her Dublin-set tale of female friendship
“We’re kind of constantly coming of age or shifting into different seasons of our life, I think”
Judy & Punch director on her made-up tale about real-life misogynistic puppets
“I deliberately wanted to make a movie that felt tonally unusual”
The storytellers behind New Zealand’s Best short films playing at NZIFF 2019
Get to know the short filmmakers picked by Jane Campion.
Director of Bellbird on his feature film ode to the rural Kiwi way of life
The film in 8 words: “Loss, hope and love in rural New Zealand.”
The joys and challenges of making a film about a master Māori carver
We ask director Robin Greenberg 7 questions about her film.
Terrifying cult horror Midsommar a late confirmation to NZIFF
You’ll either rub your hands in glee or stay very far away.
One of NZ’s most important photographers is celebrated in doco playing NZIFF
Shirley Horrocks tells us more about Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing
Agnès Varda and the dozens of other female filmmakers at NZIFF 2019
Amanda Jane Robinson on the NZIFF films directed by women.
How many wines did it take to make NZIFF wine doco A Seat at the Table?
Director tells us about the film that took 8,760 glasses (conservative estimate) to make…
Billy and the Kids director on his heartfelt NZIFF doco on a Kiwi boxing champ
We talk to Mark Albiston about Billy and the kids he’s saved.
The directors of For My Father’s Kingdom on their NZIFF doco
We ask Vea Mafile’o and Jeremiah Tauamiti eight questions.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century director explains his NZIFF doco
“I’d envisioned Capital as a time-traveling film, with tones that reflect the sci-fi genre”
Director of NZIFF doco Helen Kelly: Together tells us about this incredible Kiwi
Tony Sutorius on the brave, kind and generous Helen Kelly.
Kiwi filmmaker Bea Joblin on her one-location debut feature playing at NZIFF
“I love working with big casts, and with actors in general.”