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The New Zealand International Film Festival is here!


Sam Rockwell stars in Moon playing at this year's New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival 2009 is here!

With the winter nights continuing to draw in, there's plenty of choice for what's on during the festival this year - and don't forget it runs until November this year nationwide!

(For full details of how to book, please visit the New Zealand International Film Festival 2009 website)

Take a look through what's on at the event this year - click on each individual title for more info!

BIG NIGHTS - a selection of opening nights, centre piece presentations and special presentations.
Mother
Broken Embraces
Balibo
Camino
Coco before Chanel
An Education
The Strength of Water

LIVE CINEMA - special presentations at this year's Festival
The Black Pirate
Neil Brand, The Silent Pianist Speaks
The Cat and the Canary
The Gold Rush
Spies
FPS 2009

WORLDS OF DIFFERENCE - a selection of films which impressed the Festival programmers
Adventureland
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Before Tomorrow
Birdwatchers
Che
Chéri
A Christmas Tale
Departures
Disgrace
Firaaq
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Flame & Citron
Goodbye Solo
In the Loop
Jerichow
Kisses
Looking for Eric
Louise-Michel
Morphia
My Year without Sex
North Face
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
Paper Soldier
Séraphine
Serbis
Song from the Southern Seas
Still Walking
Summer Hours
Teza
Wake in Fright
Wild Field

MASTERS - see the great film-makers at work
35 Shots of Rum
The Beaches of Agnes
Bluebeard
Cléo from 5 to 7
Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl
Everlasting Moments
Four Nights with Anna
The Limits of Control
Red Cliff

NEW DIRECTIONS - the best of the first-time, second-time and doco directors
The Artist's Life
Blind Loves
The Chaser
Daytime Drinking
Dogtooth
Double Take
The Higher Force
Homegrown Works on Film
Homegrown Drama on Video
Homegrown Animation and Experimental on Video
Humpday
I'm Not Harry Jenson
The Maid
Masquerades
Mid-August Launch
Mock Up on Mu
Moon
Our Beloved Month of August
Samson & Delilah
Sin Nombre
Treeless Mountain
Unmade Beds
Van Diemen's Land
Zift

SLOW CINEMA - these films will challenge your intellect and give you time to fall in love with them
Birdsong 
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
A Lake
Waiting for Sancho
Wendy and Lucy

FRAMING REALITY - docos at the festival for 2009
Afghan Star
Big River Man
A Blooming Business
Enjoy Poverty
Examined Life
Land of the Long White Cloud
Lost in Wonderland
Love on Delivery
Modern Life
Rachel
Rough Aunties
The September Issue
Theatre of War
Themis As a Lady of Loose Morals
Ticket to Paradise
24 City
Tyson
The Unmistaken Child
We Live in Public
Yes Madam, Sir

NATURE - discover the relationship between humanity and nature
The Cove
Old Partner
This Way of Life
Tulpan
Way of Nature

MUSIC & DANCE - the best of the music film-making scene
All Tomorrow's Parties
The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector
Every Little Step
Largo
RiP - A Remix Manifesto
Soul Power
Trip to Asia: The Quest for Harmony
Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST - take a look behind the scenes at the artists
Chuck Close
Len Lye Discoveries and Rediscoveries
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine
The Man in the Hat
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

RETROSPECTIVE - Barry Barclay celebrated on screen
Camera on the Shore
The Neglected Miracle
Tangata Whenua 1
Tangata Whenua 2
Tangata Whenua 3
The Town That Lost a Miracle/Autumn Fires

ANIMATION - the best in animation - and not just for kids!
Animation for Kids
Animation Now!
Coraline
Mary and Max
The Secret of Kells
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Highlights
The Sky Crawlers

INCREDIBLY STRANGE - compiled by Ant Timpson
Best Worst Movie
Embodiment of Evil
Dead Snow
Drag Me to Hell
Grace
The Horseman
Love Exposure
Thirst
Winnebago Man


(Thanks to the New Zealand International Film Festival for the materials provided)


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