Friday 4 April, 2014 The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) New Zealand’s Best short film competition will now have a combined prize pool of over $14,500 with the addition of a cinematography prize in 2014.
Wednesday 2 April, 2014 Engagement was the key theme of talks presented as part of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council’s fourth Digital Entertainment Summit, held 26 March at FILMART. The summit’s theme was “What’s New & What’s Next in Animation, Interactive Design and Trans-Media.”
Wednesday 2 April, 2014 Reel Brazil`s 2014 programme offers 11 titles, with a smattering of NZ shorts thrown in for good measure. The programme splits pretty evenly between narrative titles (six) and documentary titles (5), and adds up to the number of a football team – a subject close to Brazilian hearts, this year even more than most.
News Feature by: Tony Forster Friday 28 March, 2014 Alongside the NZFC and Nga Aho Whakaari (NAW) hui earlier this week, Tony Forster was invited by former colleagues from Selwyn and Ruth Kaupua`s He Taonga Films to witness a long overdue delivery.
Friday 28 March, 2014 The Grandmaster lived up to its name in Macau on Thursday evening, taking home seven awards to deliver the chop to most of its opponents. Of the "major" awards, the Grandmaster took Best Film, Director and Actress, although - in the media tent at least - Irrfan Khan`s Best Actor win raised the biggest cheer.
News Feature by: Tony Forster Thursday 27 March, 2014 Given that the trio of speakers at March`s Writers Room all had a strong background in live theatre, there was only one answer to the question of whether a background in playwriting would be beneficial to an aspiring screenwriter. But, exploring the experiences of adapting to the world of writing for the screen produced an entertaining evening.
News Feature by: Tony Forster Thursday 27 March, 2014 The Film Commission is now following up on its initial meetings between the new CEO, Dave Gibson, and industry practitioners in various centres around the country with meetings with both the Maori and Pacific film communities.
News Feature by: Keith Barclay Friday 28 March, 2014 Following a mix up at last year`s awards it was important that this year`s went without a hitch. Having made a list and checked it twice, organisers were rewarded with a storng closing to what`s been a very busy three days.
News Feature by: Keith Barclay Wednesday 26 March, 2014 While Filmart is the biggest market event in Asia by some distance, there are plenty of other industry bashes throughout the year. Several take the opportunity of Filmart to display their wares.
Monday 24 March, 2014 Asia`s largest film market is now open. Several players spent the days leading up to the event indulging in a little pre-market positioning, hoping to gain some early cut-through with 760 exhibitors plying their wares.
Monday 24 March, 2014 For the last several years, on a balmy Monday evening in March, the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) has hosted the Asian Film Awards. This year, they`ll happen on Thursday, an hour`s ferry ride away in Macau.
Monday 24 March, 2014 Zoe McIntosh`s The Deadly Ponies Gang sits comfortably in the canon of NZ self-funded films, an entertaining story with engaging characters, plenty of heart, warmth, good humour and many other endearing qualities, and is about to unleash itself through a theatrical release.