National Film Unit Collection

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of government filmmakers the National Film Unit, this collection pulls highlights from the 370+ wartime newsreels, tourism promos and Oscar nominees from the NFU which can be watched on NZ On Screen. Curated by NFU expert Clive Sowry, the collection includes backgrounders by Roger Horrocks, plus Film Unit alumni Sam Pillsbury, Paul Maunder, Arthur Everard and Lynton Diggle.

Country Lads

Short Film, 1941 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 140 - Easter Action on Bougainville

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 183

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 249 - New Zealand and World War II

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

Exhibition Loop

Short Film, 1947 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 355 - Railway Worker

Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 407

Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)

New Zealand Mirror No. 3

Short Film, 1950 (Full Length)

Monkey Tale

Short Film, 1952 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 24

Short Film, 1954 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1954 (Full Length)

Snows of Aorangi

Short Film, 1955 (Full Length)

Born in New Zealand

Short Film, 1958 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 86 - Inside the Bag

Short Film, 1959 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 129 - Twenty One Years

Short Film, 1962 (Full Length)

Peter Snell, Athlete

Television, 1964 (Full Length)

One Hundred and Forty Days Under the World

Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)

Amazing New Zealand!

Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 185

Short Film, 1966 (Full Length)

Bird of a Single Flight

Short Film, 1969 (Full Length)

This is New Zealand

Short Film, 1970 (Excerpts)

Gone up North for a While

Television, 1972 (Full Length)

The Water Cycle

Short Film, 1972 (Full Length)

Flare - A Ski Trip

Short Film, 1977 (Full Length)

Coal Valley

Short Film, 1979 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1980 (Full Length)

Studio Tour

Short Film, 1981 (Full Length)

Painting in an Empty Land

Short Film, 1981 (Full Length)

Kids and Other People

Short Film, 1982 (Full Length)

The Frog, the Dog, and the Devil

Short Film, 1986 (Full Length)