Hwanau Marama New Zealand International Film Festival has released 12 local titles at the festival this year.
The films include eight documentaries, two dramas and two pre-scheduled films, and seven world premieres. Following the US premiere of HBO Max, John Oliver Lux’s “I’m Not There Threesome” will premiere his theatrical world.
Films include Michelle Saville’s “Mili Lies Low”; Luit Bierringer’s “Signed, Theo Scoon”; Peter Bell Brooke’s “Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life”; And Lula Kuchiara “Fiona Clark: Fearless.”
Bryar March’s “Mothers of Revolution”; Leading filmmaker Merata Mita’s landmark film “Patu!” A restored placement and rebuild version of; Tu Neel’s “Ayukawa: The Weight of a Life”; “Vetu Marama – Bright Star” by John Mills and Aileen O’Sullivan; Kathleen Galla’s “Rohe Koreporpo – The Swamp, The Sacred Place” and Dr. Ann Annie Goldson’s “A Mild Touch of Cancer”; And a new colorful version of Florian Habitat’s first feature “Woodenhead” has been picked.
NZIFF 2021 opens in Auckland on 28 October, then on 29 October in Christchurch, a week later with Wellington and Dunedin. The remaining nine centers span November and the first week of December.
NZIFF has a long history of supporting New Zealand filmmakers and we are extremely proud to provide a platform that brings their world-class film Aotearoa to the surrounding audience.
The festival is run by a charitable trust that provides access to a diverse range of high-quality films by appreciating local quality and increasing engagement with world art and culture.