Congratulations to Cian Elyse White – Daddy’s Girl (Kōtiro) – and Mika X – Gurl – who were named the winners of the Audience Choice Awards in New Zealand’s Best and Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts.
Congratulations to short filmmakers Robyn Grace and Claire van Beek who today were announced the winners of the ninth annual New Zealand’s Best short film competition. The winning shorts were announced on stage today following the screening of the films at ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland.
This year's unique online/in cinema 'hybrid' Festival has come about since New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions eased, and cinemas and venues have been able to reopen. We're thrilled to have 15 cinemas in eight cities around the country able to screen festival titles for their local audiences.
This year’s At Home — Online edition of the film festival has come with many technical challenges, but also through the wonders of technology, unprecedented access to filmmakers and special guests.
Opening Night of the 2020 Festival was an incredible event beginning with an Online Opening Ceremony and featuring a special message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.