Florian Habicht



Since graduating from the Elam School of Fine Arts, director and producer Florian Habicht has become an inventive underground filmmaker whose films have been embraced by the New Zealand mainstream. Florian's films combine a unique sense of humour and odd-ball narratives with seductive and lush imagery.

His digital no-budget feature Woodenhead, a surreal Grimm musical fairytale, premiered at NZIFF and went on to screen in festivals around the world. He followed this with Kaikohe Demolition a documentary, which also enjoyed its premiere screenings at NZIFF.

Love Story, Florian's love letter to the people of New York, had its world premiere at the Auckland opening of NZIFF in 2011. 

Films NZIFF has screened by this Director:

  • In Between
  • Kaikohe Demolition
  • Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Love Story
  • Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets
  • Rubbings from a Live Man
  • Woodenhead