Ans Westra, whose photographs of New Zealanders constitute a uniquely expressive record of who we are and have been, contemplates her career with amusement and gratitude.
- Aotearoa New Zealand
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- The Netherlands
We revisit British director Mike Newell’s 1982 dramatisation of the 12-day manhunt for mass-murderer Stanley Graham on New Zealand's remote West Coast.
Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior is commemorated 20 years on at Matauri Bay and filmed by director Claudia Pond Eyley who traces the history of the ship and its campaigners.
Love, whether it is romantic, catastrophic or familial, is fertile ground for storytelling, as these emerging local short filmmakers have all discovered.
Love, death and abandonment characterise this year's batch of shorts on film, presented by the Moving Image Center.
Selected from over 150 submissions, this year's video programme offers an exciting blend of action, animation and comedy with a distinctly offbeat sensibility.
The theme of Paradise Lost gets a local twist in this documentary about foreign ownership of New Zealand land and infrastructure by filmmakers Abi King-Jones and Errol Wright.
The great Barry Barclay’s landmark feature film centred on a Māori community in the 1940s.
A loving and bittersweet tribute to the asphalt desperadoes of Aotearoa in the 70s who took skateboarding from a fun pursuit into a full blown national phenomenon.
We present Merata Mita's incendiary documentary on the 1981 Springbok tour protests – a landmark in New Zealand film history.
Sandor Lau’s energetic documentary portrait of South-Auckland car-windscreen cleaner Starfish, who pounces with the speed and grace of a tiger.
A kiwi cultural institution for as long as the Film Festival, Rick Bryant and the Windy City Strugglers finally get their close-up in Costa Botes’ funny, affectionate musical documentary.
This good humoured, deeply fanciful mock documentary about a land claim has a distinctively Cantabrian flavour.
The Diaries of Chinese International Students in New Zealand
Absorbing documentary about four Chinese students at New Zealand high school provides a rich and finely nuanced portrayal of cultural displacement.