New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand - and it's on now!

The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from around the world.

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Celebrate the best of film at the New Zealand International Film Festival

The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country.


Documentary takes us backstage at the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Director Rebecca Tansley joins RadioLIVE’s Trudi Nelson to discuss what attracted her to this film and what she plans to do next.


Documentary celebrates legacy of Celia Lashlie

She was a passionate advocate for social interventions that equipped those long deprived of choice with the tools for responsible decision making.


How are Māori represented on-screen?

Merata Mita, pioneering Māori filmmaker broke the glass ceiling for Māori when it came to the film industry.


Documentary film takes a look at censored footage

Sari Braithwaite, director, spoke with RadioLIVE’s Mark Sainsbury on how her views have changed since making this documentary.


NZIFF: A mother sends her son to be shot

The film follows Northern Ireland, post the Good Friday agreement of 1998.


Mother delivers her son to gang members to be shot

The title of this jolting new documentary is in no way figurative.


Self-confessed boyband fangirls subject of documentary

From Beatlemania, through to One Direction, a new documentary celebrates and explores women’s stories of coming of age.


A father and daughter live off the grid in captivating film

The film that gained 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Leave No Trace is the latest from award-winning author Debra Granik.


Auckland cult victim at centre of new film

Director Costa Botes discusses his new documentary about Angie Meiklejohn and the Centrepoint commune.


Doco delves into ballet adaptation of The Piano

A brilliantly theatrical European interpretation of a New Zealand classic re-enters the culture that inspired it.


Film pays homage to late Kiwi scientist

The life and legacy of visionary Sir Paul Callaghan has been turned into a film, screening at the NZ International Film Festival.


Female shearers defy stereotypes by rising to top

She Shears follows three female shearers in their quest for glory - check it out and win tickets to see it at the NZIFF!


NZIFF premiere night: Birds of Passage

Bill Gosden, director of the NZIFF joins Mark Sainsbury, talking the success of last night and why films are still relevant.


Legacy of late Kiwi scientist Sir Paul Callaghan showcased in film

An invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures.


Film invites open discussion of suicide

The main message is “less kia kaha and more kōrero” – essentially less being strong, and more talking.


New Zealand captured in art film, Stray

Graeme Hill speaks with Dustin Feneley, director of his debut feature film Stray, a beautifully shot Kiwi film playing at the NZIFF.


Arizona's dirty little secret

Bisbee 17 is a documentary that re-enacts a dirty little secret from an Arizona mining town.


Rehab centre for troubled dogs - documentary

The film focuses on the bond between man and dog, observing a tailored process of rehabilitating misunderstood canines.


Animation breaks all moulds

Animation curator Malcolm Turner talks 'Animation NOW!' - the special enclave of the New Zealand International Film Festival.


50 years of the NZ International Film Festival

Festival director Bill Gosden reflects on the controversies during the 50 years of the New Zealand International Film Festival.


At the Movies: NZIFF set to hit Auckland screens

James Croot joins Graeme Hill to talk about the must-see films and documentaries at the New Zealand International Film Festival.


Yellow is Forbidden: a look at designer Guo Pei

Pietra Brettkelly’s film, which will premiere at next month’s NZ International Film Festival, follows the world of a Chinese designer.


Congrats to our NZIFF Opening Gala winner

In 2018 NZIFF will celebrate 50 years of screening in Auckland.