Welcome to the New Zealand International Film Awards Festival Program. This year we have included a range of intriguing short films as well as two captivating feature films. We are very excited about the diverse range of works that were submitted to the Festival this year and look forward to seeing you on the 7th of September, 2017.
This year NZIFA Festival is introducing several new initiatives - an 'Investment Stream', a 'Marketing Stream' and a 'Distribution Stream'.
Too often talented writers and directors are unable to fulfil their creative vision due to funding shortfall. Our new 'Investment Stream' is a programme that aims to give independent filmmakers a greater opportunity to access funding. Our new 'Marketing Stream' initiative will support independent filmmakers by helping them access wider audiences and gain mainstream exposure. Finally, the mission of our ‘Distribution Stream’ is to help filmmakers sign deals with distribution companies and showcase their films around the world. Our aim is to connect directors and producers with distribution companies to give the film screened at the New Zealand International Awards Film Festival wider exposure throughout USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.