This year a showcase of Māori Pasifika Shorts makes a welcome addition to the NZ International Film Festival programme.  Join us to hear from three of the filmmakers at a special Film Festival Screen Discussion presented by Ngā Aho Whakaari.

The showcase includes both experienced writer Briar Grace-Smith and producer Libby Hakaraia‘s directing debuts (Nine of Hearts and The Lawnmower Men of Kapu). Libby, Briar and her co-writer Kelly Joseph talk to chair Kath Akuhata-Brown about finding the story, the nature of collaborative writing and transitioning to directing.

Come early and enjoy a glass of Doctor’s courtesy of Forrest Winery and stay afterward for a slice of pizza courtesy of Hell.

Drinks 5:30pm, 6pm start, Wed 25th July, The Film Archive, 88 Taranaki Street, Wellington, $5 koha appreciated.






Auckland Central Workshop: Navigating the Seven C’s with Ken Duncum

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018, Samoa House Studio, 20 Beresford Square, Auckland

A one and a half day course on writing a feature film looks at strategies for Coming up with a Cinematic Concept, growing Captivating Characters, locating the Core of your story and establishing your personal Connection to it.... Read more


Announcing: Episodic Lab Advisors

July 6, 2018

We are so excited to bring the eight exceptional advisors from New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and United States who will work with the eight teams selected for Episodic Lab Aotearoa to develop their skills and to projects across the five day immersive lab.... Read more