October 17, 2017

Annabelle Sheehan to be the next CEO of NZ Film Commission

Kerry Prendergast, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, is pleased to announce Annabelle Sheehan as the next Chief Executive of the NZFC. Sheehan replaces Dave Gibson, who will depart the role in early January 2018.

Congratulations to Annabelle for her appointment.  Film Auckland is looking forward to working together with her on behalf of the screen industry.


October 10, 2017

"The Boy & The Lemon" ARVR project premieres in New York

Congratulations to Sam and Euge of M Theory who ran the world premiere of The Boy & The Lemon at Story Edge World Exhibition. Its about to premiere internationally at Future of Story Telling (FOST) in New York - thanks to our friend and guest Gabo Arora who promoted the project in the US and ATEED who supported Gabo's visit.

October 09, 2017

Te Auaha turns on the lights

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity moved one step closer to its opening with a sneak peek this evening into what is to come when the new world-class campus opens its doors in early 2018.

Victoria Spackman, Director Te Auaha, says "This is a significant milestone on our journey to welcoming New Zealand’s best and brightest creative students into our new state-of-the-art campus. The courses on offer will attract the creative leaders and innovators of the future.”

October 09, 2017

"After Life" wins Doc Edge Best NZ Short Documentary and Qualifies for Oscar Consideration

Prisca Bouchet  and Nikc Mayow won Best New Zealand Short Documentary for After Life. The film is the first NZ film to qualify for consideration at the 2018 Academy Awards®. It will compete for final selection by the Academy for the Documentary Short Subject category.

After Life has been sucessfully winning awards and great reviews on the international festival circuit.


October 09, 2017

'Do No Harm' Represents NZ at Manhattan Short Film Festival

Do No Harm to represent New Zealand in 20th Annual 
Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Short Film Directed By Roseanne Liang To Screen In Over 250 Cinemas Worldwide.

Oscar-Qualifying Screenings in Los Angeles Sept. 22-Sept. 28.

New York, NY, Sept 12: New Zealander, Roseanne Liang and her short film Do No Harm, will represent New Zealand in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The 10-minute film is one of 10 Finalists screening in over 250 cinemas across six continents between September 28 and October 8, 2017. Being selected for the Final 10 means Do No Harm is automatically qualified for Oscar consideration.

Do No Harm is a martial arts film about a surgeon threatened by gangsters who want her to violate her physician’s oath. “I found this push and pull between duty and instinct so fascinating,” said Liang.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival of its kind. The Final 10 selections are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audience in each participating cinema. This year’s Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation, and martial arts short films all featured in the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

Oscar-Qualifying Screenings in Los Angeles.

All Final 10 short films become Oscar-qualified, meaning they will be automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, during a special, one-week screening at Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood from Sept. 22 to Sept 28, with lunchtime shows 12-2pm each day