Screened as part of NZIFF 2023

2023 Masterclass with Rolf de Heer 

Directed by Rolf de Heer

Master maverick filmmaker Rolf de Heer takes filmmakers inside his craft.

Aug 05

Wintergarden, The Civic

In English
150 minutes

Presented by

Supported by Artistic Development Partner

Creative New Zealand



Wellington masterclass also supported by

College of Creative Arts, Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Massey University, Wellington

NZIFF presents masterclasses with Rolf de Heer (The Survival of Kindness) in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te whanga-Nui-a-Tara Wellington.

Rolf will take filmmakers inside his craft and uncover his filmmaking process from project to project.

Masterclasses with Rolf de Heer
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland: Saturday 5 August 2.30pm – 5.00pm | Wintergarden, The Civic | Tickets $30 Full price / $25 Industry guild concession | Limited to 50 participants

Register here.

Te Whanga-Nui-a-Tara Wellington
: Tuesday 8 August 10.00am  1.30pm | Massey University College of Creative Arts (Room Mārama 1D08, Block 1 College of Creative Arts, Massey Entrance C), Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington | Tickets $30 Full price / $25 Industry guild concession | Limited to 40 participants

Register here.

Rolf de Heer writes, produces and directs feature films. His works include Ten Canoes (NZIFF 2006), Dance Me To My Song, Charlie’s Country (NZIFF 2014), and The Quiet Room (all seen at Cannes Film Festival); The Tracker and Bad Boy Bubby (both featuring at Venice International Film Festival); Alexandra’s Project (Berlin International Film Festival) and The Survival of Kindness, winner of the FIPRESCI Critics Award in Berlin 2023. NZIFF is one of his favourite film festivals.

Masterclass attendees are encouraged to see The Survival of Kindness beforehand.

This masterclass is part of NZIFF Connect – a series of events providing opportunities for New Zealand filmmakers to broaden their knowledge and connect with each other and our visiting filmmakers. Visit NZIFF Connect here for more information.

NZIFF Connect is supported by Artistic Development Partner Creative New Zealand and DEGANZ.