Films by Country

Aotearoa New Zealand

Apron Strings

Sima Urale

Samoan-born Aucklander Sima Urale brings an ebullient light touch to parallel, richly loaded domestic dramas in two families of cooks: one Sikh, the other dyed-in-the-wool Anglo.

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins

Pietra Brettkelly

NZer Pietra Brettkelly's Sundance-acclaimed portrait of controversial art world star Vanessa Beecroft as she attempts to adopt Sudanese twins. "Brutally honest." — LA Times

Clash of the Titans

Will Moore

A lean, mean showcase for Wellington's vibrant underground hip-hop scene, following local rappers and freestylers competing for the title of Wellington's best battle emcee.

FPS - Live Cinema Event

Sam Hamilton and Eve Gordon present an amazing collection of cinema experimentation and live music.

From Street to Sky

Bryn Evans

Warm, intimate biography of local roots musician and Rastafarian Tigilau Ness, whose quest for unity in the Pacific has taken him from protest to peace.

The Hollow Men

Alister Barry

The 'stolen' insider emails of Nicky Hager's best-selling account of National's 2004 election campaign rise again in Alister Barry's (Someone Else's Country) new film.

Homegrown: Programme 1

MIC Toi Rerehiko presents its selection of the best New Zealand short films of the last 12 months. Includes internationally honoured films by Sima Urale, Leo Woodhead and Roseanne Liang.

Homegrown: Programme 2

MIC Toi Rerehiko presents a fascinating selection of recent short films by New Zealand filmmakers.

Homegrown: Programme 3

MIC Toi Rerehiko presents a selection of recent experimental and animated films by New Zealand filmmakers.


Robin Greenberg

Robin Greenberg's documentary introduces us to the remarkable life of New Zealand's very own T'ai Chi master, Loo-Chi Hu.

Jinx Sister

Athina Tsoulis

Estranged adult sisters are warily reunited in Athina Tsoulis' engagingly acted drama of family secrets and lies. With Sara Wiseman and Rachel Nash.

Last of the Living

Logan McMillan

This ingeniously infectious Kiwi riff on Shaun of the Dead sees three bickering layabouts enlisted in a risky scheme to save the world from a zombie apocalypse.

Rain of the Children

Vincent Ward

Vincent Ward's deeply personal and incredibly moving film unravels and re-imagines the history-tossed life of Puhi, the elderly Tuhoe woman he first filmed as a young filmmaker in 1978.

The Return

Kathy Dudding

Kathy Dudding's experimental documentary – a poetic portrait of Wellington city – intercuts her grandmother's reminiscence with lyrical images of the city today and archival imagery from the past.

Rubbings from a Live Man

Florian Habicht

Extravagant performing artist Warwick Broadhead recounts, re-imagines and re-enacts a life lived to the full and dogged by personal tragedy. Directed by Florian Habicht (Kaikohe Demolition).

A Song of Good

Gregory King

After committing a shocking crime, a young man decides to become a good person. Blackly humorous Kiwi suburban crime drama by NZ director Greg King (Christmas).

Trouble Is My Business

Juliette Veber

Documentary portrait of the dedicated unconventional former assistant principal responsible for student management and discipline at Aorere College in Mangere.

Yes, That's Me

Costa Botes

The music does the talking in Costa Botes' affectionate portrait of Dave Murphy, Wellington blues guitar legend.