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NZ's Best competition just got better

A new cash prize has been confirmed for NZIFF's NZ's Best short film competition.

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Six Reasons to see Funny Face

Third Man Trivia

We take a look at the enigma of The Third Man, the Brit film noir classic screening in NZIFF Autumn Events.

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Classic Movie Weekends for Autumn Announced

Astaire. Brando. Audrey Hepburn. Miyazaki. Peter O'Toole. Orson Welles. NZIFF presents legends of the giant screen this Autumn. 

New Venture to Grow Little Docs Online

A new initiative has launched, with support from the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air, to get more NZ short documentaries created, and distributed online.

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Breaking News! NZIFF Gifted

Ocean Design has turned 25 (Happy birthday!). We had no inkling that NZIFF would be the ones receiving the birthday present. And what a fine present it is.

> Click through to read about the gift donated to NZIFF

You Were Saying...

Responding to our annual questionnaire got a whole lot easier this year, and record numbers of NZIFFers took the opportunity to do so. Here we report some trends, some particularly sharp remarks, and some outright contradictions that we could not ignore. 

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You Have to Pay Us to Watch It: Censoring the Festival

Festivals in the UK, Canada and Australia can screen unclassfied films to adult audiences. Why can't we?

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We're Nearly There: Boost for Christchurch

On the Boosted front we’re 57% of the way towards the $12,000 we are seeking from public donations.  

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Your Feedback Please

Survey time! We'd love your feedback on your NZIFF 2013 experience. Complete the survey by Thursday 12 September to be in the draw to win two night's accommodation at the Heritage Hotel Auckland.

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Memorable Moments from Wellington NZIFF 2013

Join us for a fun look back at the year of NZIFF in Wellington.

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Friday Tigers Wins New Zealand's Best 2013

Friday Tigers took both the major prizes in the second annual NZIFF New Zealand’s Best Short Film competition.

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The Cannes List at NZIFF

We bring Wellington audiences 19 films from this year’s official Cannes selections.

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Wellington, Live Cinema Coming Your Way!

The Crowd will screen as an NZIFF Live Cinema event at the Paramount.

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International Guests at NZIFF 2013

Five further international guests to attend the Festival, along with a returning New Zealand director.

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Classic Hitchcock in 3D

Two classic Hitchcock thrillers, North by Northwest and Dial M for Murder 3D, will screen as part of the 2013 programme.

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World premiere of feature film interpretation of Royal NZ Ballet's Giselle at NZIFF

Acclaimed New Zealand playwright and film director Toa Fraser's film will be part of the Festival opening weekend at the Civic

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2013 Poster Artwork Revealed

Look out for the 2013 NZIFF posters, hitting streets starting this week.

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Black and White is the New Black

We reveal three more films for the NZIFF 2013 programme

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Finalists for New Zealand's Best Announced for NZIFF 2013

Six shorts will compete for cash prizes with winners announced at end of the Auckland leg of NZIFF

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Three more films make it to the 2013 programme

Three more films, including a documentary on the Skeptics, make it to the 2013 programme.

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The Bard has a Big Year at NZIFF

World premiere of New Zealand feature Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song among five films announced.

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NZIFF's Christchurch Home Needs a Boost

NZIFF is raising money to make the Isaac Theatre Royal a state-of-the-art cinema venue in Christchurch.

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First two international films revealed

We've revealed the first of our international films for NZIFF 2013. 

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NZ films in first NZIFF 2013 sneak announcement

Four NZ films are revealed for NZIFF 2013, with further announcements to come in June.

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Our 2013 NZ's Best Shorts Selector is announced

We're honoured to announce Alison Maclean as our 2013 New Zealand's Best shorts Selector.

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Opportunity Knocks for short filmmakers - until April 19

Alerting all New Zealand short-filmmakers. We want your shorts.

Click through to read more about submitting for the 2013 NZ's Best shorts programme.

Asghar Farhadi programme announced

A series of films from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi are confirmed as part of the NZIFF Autumn Events.

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Season in the Sun

NZIFF Director Bill Gosden reports back from the queues at Vancouver and looks at the difference with NZ audience.

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Bill Reports from Toronto

NZIFF Director Bill Gosden reports from Toronto Film Festival 2012.

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