NZIFF launches VOD platform

Posted Sunday 09 Jul 2017

As this year's cinematic feast looms, the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) expands online with the launch of an online screening platform supported by SHIFT72.

Films from the back catalogue of Florian Habicht, Summer Agnew, Adam Luxton, Jeremy Dumble, Simon Ogston, and Rebecca Tansley are now available to rent on NZIFF's Video On Demand (VOD) platform.

The VOD initiative has been made possible with sponsorship from platform provider SHIFT72. SHIFT72 are leading providers in Secure Video On Demand Technology, powering large entertainment brands such as SXSW Film Festival, Austin (TX) and Cannes Film Festival, France.

"Seeing how limited the opportunities for post-NZIFF life can be for some of our favourite films, we are expanding our screening capabilities to include Video On Demand. A small initial selection of previous NZIFF titles is now available anywhere in NZ that internet allows. In the future we anticipate making much more use of this new platform, with simultaneous NZIFF premieres online and in the cinema. NZIFF On Demand will also provide the opportunity to extend the availability of many titles currently confined to big city screens," says NZIFF Director Bill Gosden.

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NZIFF films by female directors

Posted Sunday 09 Jul 2017

As well as the riches offered up by WIFT members in the NZIFF programme, there's also a comprehensive line-up of female directors in general (again, hooray!). From big names to quiet achievers, these women bring us characters and events from their particular point of view.

An Insignificant Man: Khushboo Ranka
Beach Rats: Eliza Hittman
The Beguiled: Sofia Coppola
Berlin Syndrome: Cate Shortland
Bill Frisell: A Portrait: Emma Franz
Blue: Karen Holden
China's Van Goghs: Kiki Tianqi Yu
The Desert Bride: Cecilia At�n
Don't Tell: Tori Garrett

Faces Places

Faces Places (above): Agnes Varda
The Farthest: Emer Reynolds
The Future Perfect: Nele Wohlatz
Free Theatre: Shirley Horrocks
Heal the Living: Katell Quill�v�r�
House of Z: Sandy Chronopoulos
I Am Not a Witch: Rungano Nyoni
The Inland Road: Jackie van Beek
Jasper Jones: Rachel Perkins
Kedi: Ceyda Torun
Kobi: Andrea Bosshard
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web: Annie Goldson


La Chana (above): Lucija Stojevic
Let the Sunshine In: Claire Denis
The Love Witch: Anna Biller
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: Mouly Surya
Maudie: Aisling Walsh
Mountain: Jennifer Peedom
My Year With Helen: Gaylene Preston
On Body and Soul: Ildik� Enyed
The Party: Sally Potter
Pop Aye: Kirsten Tan
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan: Linda Saffire
Risk: Laura Poitras
Rumble: Catherine Bainbridge
Sami Blood: Amanda Kernell


Step (above): Amanda Lipitz
Summer 1993: Carla Sim�n
Swallows and Amazons: Philippa Lowthorpe
Team Tibet: Robin Greenberg
Top of the Lake: China Girl: Jane Campion
The War Show: Obaidah Zytoon
Trophy: Christina Clusiau
Unrest: Jennifer Brea
Waru: Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace-Smith, Chelsea Winstanley, Katie Wolfe, Paula Jones, Renae Maihi, Casey Kaa, Awanui Simich-Pene and Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
Western: Valeska Grisebach
Where There is Life: Gwen Isaac
Winnie: Pascale Lamche