NZIFF Booklet

Films by Section

Animation NOW!

For the third consecutive year, we are proud to present the Animation NOW! Festival, a smorgasbord of animated shorts from the world over. Myriad voices and styles are packed into six thought-provoking and artistically distinct collections of animated shorts curated by Malcolm Turner and Annie Murray.

Animation NOW! Dark Hearts

A powerful collection of animation exploring the singular creative visions of artists in touch with the dark side of the human condition.

Animation NOW! Handmade

Drawings move, paintings come to life and puppets take the stage, one painstaking frame at a time.

Animation NOW! Morph ‘n’ Move

The impossible and improbable comes to life in this kinetic collection of animation that not only pushes the envelope, but busts it wide open.