New Zealand cinema

New Zealand cinema, film schools, reviews; a list of websites


Reviews *

The Lumière Reader
The Lumière Reader publishes film criticism, arts journalism, and digital documentaries by leading New Zealand writers and filmmakers.

The Listener film reviews.

NZ Cinema, an independent guide to New Zealand cinema.

New Zealand Herald film reviews and news.

New Zealand Listener film reviews. movie reviews and news.

Rialto Cinemas, all main NZ centres. A cinema chain specialising in art films.


Schools; New Zealand film and new media schools *

Colab is an interdisciplinary creative technology centre which aims to facilitate and promote creative practices, research and development, knowledge sharing, innovation and collaboration.
CoLab aims to foster:
The development of innovative collaborative projects, research and applications, drawn from Colab’s cross disciplinary base across the arts and science.

New Zealand Film Academy
Study practical film making at an innovative New Zealand film school.

Department of Film and Media Studies, Auckland University

New Zealand Film Academy

School of English, Film and Theatre, Victoria University, Wellington.

South Seas Film and Television School, Glenfield, Auckland

Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand

Screenwriting *

New Zealand Writers Guild

Script to Screen is an independent, industry wide initiative, established to develop the culture of screenwriting in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Short films *

Short films in New Zealand

Sinclair, Stephen

The Russian Snark


The Source. The Wellington Film Guide

South Seas Television and Film School, Glenfield, Auckland

SPADA. Screen Producers and Directors Association
SPADA aims to be a source of New Zealand industry news and information that is easy to navigate and useful to both our members and those interested in the screen production industry.


Videos *

Mashpit Comedy
Mash Pit Comedy is a video-sharing site where you can upload original comedy. All the guidance you need to be a comedy star is at your fingertips on the website.

The YouTube NZ Film Commission channel.
Watch video excerpts from New Zealand films.

New Zealand On Screen
NZ On Screen has over 300 television programmes, feature films and short films made in NZ (and more being added every day) available in full or as excerpts, free to view.  There is also a lot of additional information provided for each title, and full profiles for over 150 people in the industry.


Ward, Vincent

Ward, Vincent. Vincent Ward

Vincent Ward

Vincent Ward

Vincent Ward
Film Reference

Wellington *

Wellington Film Guide. The Source

Film Wellington
Created by the Wellington City Council created Film Wellington 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.