NEW ZEALAND FILMS AT NZIFF ARE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY RESENE
We proudly present a slate of powerful local films that illuminate and challenge our national character. New documentaries shine a spotlight on personalities, cultural practices, artistic endeavours and influential industries that have shaped the unique face of Aotearoa. From deeply personal narratives of toil and triumph to provocative examinations of the forces that mold our society, these films illuminate the connections between past and present with power, ingenuity and humour.
Our fresh crop of homegrown feature films showcase the diversity and strength of local creatives, fearlessly delving into themes prescient to contemporary Aoteroa, such as alienation, belonging, sex and social media.
And we continue to celebrate the short film format with two curated programmes collecting the best new shorts from both Aotearoa and the Pacific community in New Zealand’s Best 2021 and Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts. Plus we selected seven additional short films from New Zealand filmmakers which will screen ahead of feature films throughout the festival and have been matched with films that have thematic or tonal commonalities.