The Gosden Years

It is hard to overstate the influence Bill Gosden, a much loved, charismatic and treasured figure in the NZ film industry. He put his own unique stamp on our film culture from 1980 to 2019, and his contribution is now celebrated in this extraordinary book The Gosden Years.

Edited by filmmaker Gaylene Preston, and filmmaker/past NZIFF Publications Editor Tim Wong, the book yields compelling insights into his time as as director of the New Zealand International Film Festival. You'll come away with knowledge of his curated film notes, programme introductions and the iconic poster art from each year he was at the helm.

Through Gosden's writings, you'll discover his true passion for artistic freedom and diversity on screen and for championing NZ filmmakers. This stunning illustrated book is a must-read over the summer months, and a wonderful way to celebrate his almost 40 years as director and industry icon.