New Zealand cinema, blogs, film societies

New Zealand cinema, a website list

Festivals; New Zealand film festivals

See: New Zealand film festivals

Film Commission. NZ Film Commission
The national funding agency for film makers.

New Zealand Film and Video Technicians Guild
A guild of film and video technicians and allied crafts people. The Guild is concerned with industry standards, welfare and safety issues.

Film NZ
In-depth information on producing film and television projects in New Zealand. New Zealand location gallery, with a database of images searchable by keyword. Location permissions.

Films from New Zealand

Film societies *

Film societies. New Zealand Federation of Film Societies

Auckland Film Society

Canterbury Film Society

Hamilton Film Society

Wellington Film Society

Film Wellington 
Created by the Wellington City Council to assist screen production in the region.Their main focus is to facilitate the approval process for filming and cut through the red tape, in short, to be film-friendly. They have worked with producers from Asia, the Pacific, Europe and North America.

Flying Fish  
One of New Zealand’s leading film production companies.

Funding *

New Zealand Film Commission Funding


Hayward, Rudall

Hayward, Rudall. Rudall Hatward. IMDB

Rudall Hayward
A biography from The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

Rudall Hayward
Entries at DigitalNZ.

Rudall Hayward. Auckland Museum exhibition.


is asking for Feature Film (not shorts) Loglines and Synopsis submissions.
This is open to individual writers, directors or producers. 25 Years ago Francis Ford Coppola predicted the rise of the backyard filmmaker, armed with guerilla spirit and digital equipment; they were going to change traditional filmmaking through innovation and guerilla attitude. HEADSTRONG will be looking for kiwi cine-mavericks who want to break down every barrier to tell their unique stories. And Headstrong is here to support them 100% of the way.

History of New Zealand film

A major New Zealand cinema and film distribution chain.


Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)
New Zealand Films, New Zealand TV programs.


Jackson, Peter. Peter Jackson filmography.

Jeffs, Christine. Christine Jeffs. IMDB

Jobs *

Screen Hub
Screen Hub is an online resource for people working in the film and television industries. They provide job listings, event listings and news.

The Big Idea database of job opportunities in the NZ arts indu

Journals, blogs *


The Lumiere Reader
New Zealand journal dedicated to film criticism and and review.


Joyride Films
A boutique production company based in Auckland which offers the international film community a purpose-built production platform with which to launch projects and realise the cinematic splendour of the South Pacific.


Lessfilm Short Film
New Zealand short films on Quicktime from Less Film.


Lord of the Rings

The Lumiere Reader
New Zealand journal dedicated to film criticism and and review. Lumiere Industries is multi-discipline creative umbrella; a collective invested in the production and realisation of art, design, film and new media-related projects.

Lye, Len. Len Lye, Wikipedia entry.

Len Lye at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery


MacLean, Alison

MacLean, Alison. Alison MacLean
An interview with Alison MacLean.

Alison Maclean. IMDb

Kitchen Sink video.

Alison Maclean Wikipedia entry.

Music for films *

Helping filmmakers network with independent musicians looking for opportunities to place music in film.  They have currently have over 2000+ musicians in their catalog from around the world in a variety of genres.  The benefit of this service is that it greatly reduces an indie filmmaker’s budget for music, giving a better overall product..

Rocksure Soundz
A New Zealand-based library of royalty free production music and sound effects  for film, TV and video with unbeatable pricing and  regularly updated content.

National Film Archive, Film Centre, New Zealand.
Historic films, documentaries, early feature films. New Zealand film directors. Established in 1981, the Archive’s kaupapa expresses a unique commitment to collect, protect and project New Zealand’s film and television history. 

News *

New Zealand Herald Entertainment Headlines

NZ Cinema, an independent guide to the New Zealand cinema scene.
A NZ-run site with reviews of all latest movies, an index of cinemas, abilitiy for viewers to rate / review movies, local cinema session times (some of them), email updates about your favourite actors.O




Production companies