African Film Festival puts spotlight on female creatives

Posted Sunday 19 Mar 2017

This year, the African Film Festival in New Zealand is again highlighting a diverse range of films from the faraway continent. In particular, they've highlighted four films that showcase the work of African women filmmakers and actors: we're talking stories of female empowerment, love and sacrifice, activists fighting for democracy, magical realism and more.

Look out for the films below, then check out the rest of the programme:

- The Wedding Ring
- Nawara
- Children of the Mountain
- Ben and Ara

The festival will run in Auckland (April 6-12) and Wellington (May 3-5). More details on their website.

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NZIFF autumn goodies unveiled

Posted Sunday 19 Mar 2017


The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has revealed the first four films for its annual Autumn Events programme, which will screen in the four main centres in April and May.

One New Zealand premiere and three classic films will be presented by the charitable trust responsible for the cinematic winter extravaganza that is the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF). Further Autumn Events titles and on-sale dates will be announced through March.

The four films are Terrence Malick's journey through space and time, Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett; a return to the peace, love and music of 1969 with seminal documentary Woodstock; Werner Herzog's legendary Fitzcarraldo, and Woody Allen's definitive love letter to New York, Manhattan (pictured), starring Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep.

For dates and ticketing information, visit