The NZ Film Commission turns 40

The NZ Film Commission turns 40

Without the NZ Film Commission, the list of Kiwi features and short films would be far shorter. In celebration of the Commission turning 40, this collection gathers up movie clips, plus documentaries and news coverage of Kiwi films. Among the directors to have had a major leg up from the Commission are Geoff Murphy, Peter Jackson, Taika Waititi and Gaylene Preston. In the backgrounders, Preston remembers the days when the commission was up an old marble staircase, and producer John Barnett jumps 40 years and beyond, to an age when local stories were seen as fringe. 

NZ Film Commission turns 40 - Past Memories

Web, 2018 (Excerpts)

Cinema of Unease

Film, 1995 (Excerpts)

Cowboys of Culture

Television, 1990 (Full Length)

New Zealand Centenary of Cinema - Greg Page

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

Television, 1987 (Full Length)

Out of the Mist: An Alternate History of New Zealand Cinema

Web, 2015 (Full Length and Trailer)


Television, 1981 (Full Length)

One Network News - Peter Jackson and his Silver Lion

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

Frontline - Kiwis Cannes Do

Television, 1994 (Full Length)

Cannes '92

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

For Arts Sake - A Century of Cinema

Television, 1996 (Excerpts)


Lindsay Shelton: Film seller supreme…

Interview, 2013


Ruth Harley: On her days as Film Commission CEO...

Interview, 2009

Barefoot Cinema

Television, 2008 (Excerpts)

One News Late Edition - Lindsay Shelton

Television, 2001 (Full Length)

Kaleidoscope - 1986 Cannes Film Festival

Television, 1986 (Full Length Episode)

One Network News - 1995 Cannes Film Festival

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

One Network News - 2004 Cannes Film Festival

Television, 2004 (Full Length)


Short Film, 1994 (Full Length)

Two Cars, One Night

Short Film, 2003 (Full Length)

Sleeping Dogs

Film, 1977 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Angel Mine

Film, 1978 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Goodbye Pork Pie

Film, 1981 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Smash Palace

Film, 1981 (Trailer and Excerpts)


Film, 1983 (Trailer and Excerpts)


Film, 1984 (Trailer and Excerpts)

Came a Hot Friday

Film, 1984 (Excerpts)

Footrot Flats

Film, 1986 (Trailer)

Ruby and Rata

Film, 1990 (Trailer and Excerpts)

An Angel at My Table

Film, 1990 (Trailer and Excerpts)

The End of the Golden Weather

Film, 1991 (Excerpts)

Once Were Warriors

Film, 1994 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Heavenly Creatures

Film, 1994 (Trailer)

Whale Rider

Film, 2002 (Trailer and Excerpts)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Film, 2003 (Trailer)

The World's Fastest Indian

Film, 2005 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

Sione's Wedding

Film, 2006 (Trailer)

Black Sheep

Film, 2007 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

The Topp Twins: - Untouchable Girls

Film, 2009 (Trailer and Excerpts)


Film, 2010 (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras)

The Dark Horse

Film, 2014 (Trailer)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Film, 2016 (Trailer and Excerpts)

The Breaker Upperers

Film, 2018 (Trailer)