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A game of cat and mouse - 184 | Regional News

A game of cat and mouse

Releasing nationwide on the 10th of November, David Farrier finds himself in a tension-filled game of cat and mouse with a mysterious stranger in his new documentary Mister Organ.

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My best film yet  - 183 | Regional News

My best film yet

Costa Botes’ gentle, yet eye-opening new documentary delves into the life of an offbeat cow whisperer as he tends to a herd in his own idiosyncratic way.

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Show Me Shorts! - 181 | Regional News

Show Me Shorts!

The popular Show Me Shorts Film Festival is back, screening over 90 of the very best short films made by filmmakers in Aotearoa and across the world.

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You have just 48 hours… - 180 | Regional News

You have just 48 hours…

The Vista Foundation 48Hours Wellington City Finals is an exciting showcase of the crème de la crème of films made during this popular guerrilla filmmaking competition.

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The canine connection - 178 | Regional News

The canine connection

The Top Dog Film Festival celebrates dogs through a carefully curated collection of heart-warming stories about our furry friends as they take on challenges from around the world.

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Nordic cinema - 173 | Regional News

Nordic cinema

In what will be a fun and thought-provoking evening romp with a range of interesting stories and themes, Show Me Shorts is presenting a collection of short films from top Norwegian filmmakers in collaboration with Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway.

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The art of documentary filmmaking - 172 | Regional News

The art of documentary filmmaking

The Doc Edge Festival has long been a world-class documentary event that shares the stories of the world with New Zealanders. Now in 2022, the festival is further pushing the boundaries while continuing to showcase the art of documentary filmmaking.

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Winter starts now! - 171 | Regional News

Winter starts now!

Warren Miller’s 72nd feature film makes its way to Wellington during its snow film tour. Packed with winter adventures in some amazing places, this exciting documentary is a must see for any winter or film fan.

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The lives of European teens - 170 | Regional News

The lives of European teens

Show Me Shorts will present a series of European short films catered toward Kiwi teenagers in the hope they will be able to enjoy, connect, and better understand the lives of teens on the other side of the globe.

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Aotearoa’s first ever Scandi film festival - 169 | Regional News

Aotearoa’s first ever Scandi film festival

Three Wellington cinemas are set to showcase a variety of Scandinavian films during the inaugural Volvo Scandi Film Festival. The festival’s carefully curated programme includes award-winning international festival favourites from an exciting filmmaking region.

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Aotearoa at the movies: In My Father’s Den - 167 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: In My Father’s Den

Our series exploring iconic Kiwi films continues as we speak to producer Trevor Haysom about Brad McGann’s 2004 drama In My Father’s Den.

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Aotearoa at the movies: Vigil - 165 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Vigil

Writer-director Vincent Ward looks back at his debut feature Vigil, the first New Zealand film selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Kiwi sci-fi classics return at Space Place - 164 | Regional News

Kiwi sci-fi classics return at Space Place

Space Place’s beloved Sci-Fi Sundays are back with a Kiwi-centric month of movies projected onto their spectacular planetarium dome.

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Aotearoa at the movies: Broken English - 163 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Broken English

Writer-director Gregor Nicholas reflects on Broken English, his unique Croatian and Māori-led 1996 drama.

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New film dissects infamous 2007 police raids  - 163 | Regional News

New film dissects infamous 2007 police raids

Arriving on the 3rd of February, Muru stars Cliff Curtis as a conflicted officer on the frontline of the controversial raids on Rūātoki. 

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Aotearoa at the movies: Snakeskin  - 161 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Snakeskin

Writer-director Gillian Ashurst tells us about the real experiences that inspired her psychedelic road-trip movie Snakeskin.

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Aotearoa at the movies: Came a Hot Friday - 160 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Came a Hot Friday

Our series exploring iconic Kiwi films continues as we speak to writer-director Ian Mune about his 1985 comedy Came a Hot Friday.

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50 years in Wellington - 159 | Regional News

50 years in Wellington

Launching on the 4th of November, the 2021 Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wellington festival.

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When panic attacks  - 159 | Regional News

When panic attacks

Writer-director Michelle Savill explores anxiety in her Wellington-set debut feature Millie Lies Low.

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Aotearoa at the movies: Sleeping Dogs - 158 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Sleeping Dogs

We trace the history of iconic films in New Zealand’s cinematic canon, starting with Roger Donaldson’s 1977 action-thriller Sleeping Dogs.

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Shorts from every corner  - 157 | Regional News

Shorts from every corner

75 of the best short films from around the globe will screen during the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival this October, including 14 making their world premiere.

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Young filmmakers find their footing  - 157 | Regional News

Young filmmakers find their footing

Six short films by emerging Kiwi filmmakers have premiered online as part of the fifth Someday Stories series.

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No one is safe in latest Kiwi thriller  - 155 | Regional News

No one is safe in latest Kiwi thriller

A feature adaptation of Owen Marshall’s “brutal and poetic” short story, Coming Home in the Dark made waves when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and is about to open back home.

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Kiwi film highlights those on the outskirts  - 154 | Regional News

Kiwi film highlights those on the outskirts

The Justice of Bunny King, starring Essie Davis (The Babadook) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), will be in cinemas from the 29th of July.

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Documentary exposes broken system - 152 | Regional News

Documentary exposes broken system

Birth Time, a documentary revealing the developed world’s broken maternity system, will be screened on the 1st of July followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Vive le cinéma - 151 | Regional News

Vive le cinéma

21 new and classic films will be screened at Wellington cinemas for the French Film Festival Aotearoa, running from the 10th to the 23rd of June.

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Visit space and sea with Doc Edge  - 150 | Regional News

Visit space and sea with Doc Edge

Doc Edge, New Zealand’s Academy Awards-qualifying documentary festival, is going hybrid, with films set to appear in cinemas and online.

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Film captures Isey Cross’ journey to 100  - 148 | Regional News

Film captures Isey Cross’ journey to 100

Director Florian Habicht will attend a Q&A screening of his new documentary James & Isey ahead of its general release on the 6th of May.

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Celebrating Indigenous cinema - 145 | Regional News

Celebrating Indigenous cinema

The Māoriland Film Festival highlights Indigenous storytellers from around the globe in Ōtaki from the 24th to the 28th of March.

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Wāhine Māori voices on the big screen - 144 | Regional News

Wāhine Māori voices on the big screen

Cousins, a film adaption of the acclaimed novel by Patricia Grace, will open in cinemas across Aotearoa on the 4th of March.

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Monthly film nights highlight Japanese cinema  - 141 | Regional News

Monthly film nights highlight Japanese cinema

The Embassy of Japan continues their popular Film Nights with two free screenings of 2015’s Miss Hokusai on the 26th and 28th of January.

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Icon of New Zealand cinema passes - 139 | Regional News

Icon of New Zealand cinema passes

Bill Gosden ONZM, former director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, dies at 66.  

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Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen - 137 | Regional News

Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen

To grow a baby, one must first grow up. But that’s no fun, right? So believes Zoe, played by Rose Matafeo in the latest Kiwi comedy Baby Done.

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One terrifying film festival  - 136 | Regional News

One terrifying film festival

10 films will see their New Zealand cinema premieres at this year’s Terror-Fi Film Festival.

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A Halloween classic in a spooky setting  - 136 | Regional News

A Halloween classic in a spooky setting

F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors will send shivers down your spine when night falls on the 31st of October.

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New short film encourages connection  - 135 | Regional News

New short film encourages connection

What would happen if a hopeful eight-year-old encountered someone who had let go of hope altogether? Screenwriter and director Hannah Marshall addresses this very question in Frankie Jean & The Morning Star, a short film premiering at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival.

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