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  • Patsy Reddy Recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Jun 2014

    Queen’s Honour for NZFC Chair Patsy Reddy

    The New Zealand Film Commission wishes to congratulate Dame Patsy Reddy on her recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

  • Queen's Birthday Honours

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 2 Jun 2014

    The New Zealand Film Commission wishes to congratulate Catherine Fitzgerald and Frank Stark on thier recognition in today's Queen's Honours.

  • NZFC Cannes 2014 Events Summary

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 26 May 2014
  • Professional Development Update May 2014

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 26 May 2014

    Producer International Travel Assistance (PITA)

  • NZFC Fund Supports Developing Official Co-Productions with China

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 26 May 2014

    We are establishing an annual fund of $200,000 from 1 July 2014 to support New Zealand filmmakers working to develop feature films as official co-productions with China.

  • Funding Decisions March-May 2014

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 26 May 2014

    Production Funding May Board Meeting

  • Film and Television Co-Production Agreement signed with Denmark

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 20 May 2014

    New Zealand Film Commission Chief Executive Dave Gibson and Danish Film Institute Chief Executive Henrik Bo Nielsen signed the co-production agreement on 19 May at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • NZFC Launches Films On Demand

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Sat 17 May 2014

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has launched its new online on-demand platform, Films On Demand.

  • Production Commences on 25 April

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 13 May 2014
    The creative team behind Beyond the Edge has re-united to bring another story of enormous importance to New Zealanders, to the big screen.
  • Prominent television screenwriter to visit New Zealand

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 8 May 2014

    One of the creative forces behind successful television sitcoms Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory will soon be winging his way to New Zealand.

  • Pathways to Features - Fresh Ideas on Short Film Funding - Industry Feedback

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 6 May 2014

    Industry Feedback

  • Statistics New Zealand Screen Industry Survey released

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 10 Apr 2014

    The annual statistics New Zealand survey has been released for the year to March 2013. Figures show total screen industry revenue remained above $3 billion, although it decreased by 4 per cent compared with record highs in 2012.

  • David Hannay 1939 - 2014

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 3 Apr 2014

    New Zealand-born prolific producer David Hannay has passed away aged 74.  David Hannay worked as an independent producer since 1977 and completed the bulk of his work in Australia.  He was a friend of a number of New Zealand filmmakers.

  • New Zealand's new screen incentives celebrated in Hollywood

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 3 Apr 2014

    The introduction of New Zealand’s new screen production incentives was promoted in Los Angeles at a function hosted by Film New Zealand.

  • New Zealand Screen Production Grant

    International Production News
    Issue date: 
    Tue 1 Apr 2014

    Film New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission welcome the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, which comes into effect today.

  • Announcing He Ara - Māori and Pasifika Film Pathways

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    We are pleased to announce He Ara (Māori and Pasifika film pathways).

  • Funding Decisions Jan-Feb 2014

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Production Funding February Board Meeting

  • WIFT NZ AWARDS 2014

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the WIFT NZ 2014 Awards.

  • Carthew Neal - Reporting back from NFTS

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    The NZFC in partnership with SPADA were pleased to support Carthew Neal and David White to attend the Entrepreneurial Producing for the Creative Industries course held at the National Film & Television School, United Kingdom.

  • Professional Development Update March 2014

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Looking towards CANNES 2014

  • Short Film Update 2014

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014
    CHANGES TO FRESH SHORTS AND PREMIERE SHORTS 
  • Repositioning the Sales Agency

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Mar 2014

    Dave Gibson’s speech, delivered in key centres around New Zealand in late February/early March 2014, included information about the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) repositioning its sales agency function.

  • Make My Horror Movie

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 14 Feb 2014

    A movie described as a "hell-bent hybrid of horror, black comedy and heavy metal" has won this year's Make My Horror Movie competition and will go into production this year.

  • Premiere Shorts 2014 Funding Announcement

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 13 Feb 2014

    Six new Premiere short films with production budgets of $90 thousand each have been green-lit for production in 2014.

  • Congrats to SXSW Selections

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 7 Feb 2014

    Congratulations to Housebound, What We Do in the Shadows, PULP and short film Queenie (pictured), which have all been selected for the prestigious South By Southwest festival.

  • Reporting back from Rotterdam

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 3 Feb 2014

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam has finished for another year with the New Zealand contingent having racked up a number of successful screenings.

  • WIFT NZ AWARDS 2014

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 3 Feb 2014

    Congratulations to all the finalists in this years WIFT NZ 2014 Awards

  • Festival Success for What We Do In The Shadows - Update

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 29 Jan 2014

    What We Do In The Shadows finished its reign of Sundance and Berlin, winning over audiences and critics alike and has now moved on to South By Southwest

  • NZ Shorts at Positively Pasifika

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 28 Jan 2014

    NZFC POSITIVELY PASIFIKA IN WELLINGTON

  • Great Start For New Zealand Films On International Stage

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Jan 2014

    Important New Zealand film UTU Redux (pictured), new short Eleven and the highly anticipated What We Do In The Shadows have all been selected to screen in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.  The

  • Greenlighting the Professional Development Services Programme

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Jan 2014

    The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Professional Development Services Programme.

  • Shorts Update December 2013

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 23 Dec 2013
    PREMIERE SHORTS 

    We'd like to congratulate the following filmmaking teams shortlisted for Premiere Shorts 2013 by the Executive Producer groups.