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The Maungakiekie movie: sometimes it takes a chainsaw to start a conversation

Ready for the last weekend of the Film Festival in Auckland? Chris Davis introduces his movie about Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) and chooses another film he also wants to see. Part seven of our filmmaker’s choice series.

Top of the Lake and high in the mountains: NZFF filmmakers pick their highlights

Philippa Campbell introduces the second series of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake and Hugh Macdonald gets outdoors in a different way. Part six of our Film Festival filmmaker’s choice series. Producer Philippa …

Bigger than Ben Hur! Introducing Kim Dotcom, the movie

Director Annie Goldson introduces her Dotcom documentary and the one she calls its antithesis; and Julian Boshier talks about working with Wellington band Head Like a Hole for 15 years. Welcome to part five of our Film Festival filmmaker's choice series.

From sublime to satirical: filmmaker picks in the film festival, part 4

With the Film Festival upon us we asked filmmakers to choose a favourite movie from the lineup and also tell us about their own films in the festival. Here's the fourth instalment of the series, by Catherine Bisley and Shirley Horrocks.

The Film Festival this weekend: four filmmakers choose their highlights

We asked filmmakers to choose a favourite from the Film Festival lineup and also tell us about their own films. This third instalment of the series features Gaylene Preston, Renae Maihi, Paul Oremland and Jackie van Beek.

Scary movies, and more: Film Festival filmmakers on their don’t-miss picks

We asked filmmakers to choose a favourite from the Film Festival lineup and also tell us about their own films in the festival. In this second instalment of the series, …

Spirit encounters: the filmmaker who became a shaman

With the Film Festival now underway we asked we asked a whole bunch of filmmakers to tell us about a film they’re specially keen to see, and about their own …