Posted Thursday 13 Feb 2014
Please see below a cheery note from the NZIFF team�
Here at the NZIFF office we're spending summer putting some heat into your autumn and winter. Intrepid NZIFF programmer Sandra Reid is braving the February temperatures at the gigantic Berlinale, as we get serious about selections for our own mid-year extravaganza. In the meantime the home team prepare for our NZIFF 2014 Autumn Events, coming soon to the nation's finest giant screen venues (and favourite NZIFF hangouts). We are proud to announce a programme of newly restored cinema classics alongside the premiere screenings of the latest (and purportedly final) film from the great Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao. Recent restorations of these great films provide the perfect opportunity to make the most of the state-of-the-art digital technology at key NZIFF venues.
Auckland tickets are on sale Friday February 14 from Ticketmaster: session times and ticketing information appear on our website.
We've also packed our first update for the year with great giveaways from local distributors. Please support their releases at your local cinema, and send us your reviews if you're attending a preview. Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
And while we are talking NZIFF selections, we encourage any New Zealand filmmakers whose work is ready for our attention to submit now. It's true you have until April 17, but why not catch us now, ahead of the tsunami.
Bill Gosden - NZIFF Director