NZIFF 2021 is over, but you can still catch selected festival films on the big screen at State Cinemas, Nelson. Jane Campion's award-winning The Power of the Dog is screening now (and also available on Netflix), and Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch and Korean thriller Escape From Mogadioshu open on Thursday.
You've cast your votes ... and it's time to announce the audience choice award winners. Congratulations to:
Datsun (dir: Mark Albiston) – New Zealand's Best 2021 Audience Choice Award
Disconnected (dir: Maruia Jensen) – Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts Letterboxd Audience Choice Award
And the awards go to ...
Vista Group Award for Best Short Film: jointly awarded to When We Were Kids (dir: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu) and Washday (dir. Kath Akuhata-Brown)
Auckland Live Spirit of The Civic Award: When We Were Kids (dir: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu)
Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award: Tūī (dir: Awa Puna)