Films by Country


Animation for Kids 2011

A lively international showcase of new animated shorts including the wonderful Gruffalo. The films on this year’s programme, tested by a demanding young jury, have been deemed highly suitable for audiences aged four to eight.

Eight Ladies / Tales from the Daly

Lunchtime special: eight ladies teach you how to catch and cook an echidna. Two lively recent short docos from the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, an invaluable vital force in contemporary First Nations culture.

Homegrown: Drama

From the haunting brutality of war and domestic violence to the depths of romantic and familial relationships, a smorgasbord of works from Aotearoa’s finest up-and-coming filmmakers selected and presented by MIC Toi Rerehiko.

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

Matthew Bate

This is the hilarious and true story of Raymond and Peter, the world’s oddest couple and how their surreal arguments, taped by the students next door, became a worldwide viral phenomenon in the era of the audio cassette.

Sleeping Beauty

Julia Leigh

This icily erotic modern fairytale by Australian novelist Julia Leigh was a controversial contender at Cannes. “A brave and beautiful calling card for both filmmaker and star.” — Empire


Justin Kurzel

“Buyer beware: Snowtown is no ordinary ‘serial killer’ movie. There is no charismatic Hannibal Lector… Director Justin Kurzel has brilliantly recreated scenes from Australia’s most notorious killing/torture spree.” — Screendaily