Copper at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino

Pleased to announce ‘Copper’ will be screening at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino, 10 November 2017.

Copper screening in Italy

We have just been advised that Copper has been selected to screen at the Divine Queer Film Festival in Torino.

This is a free event on 10 November 2017 in Torino, Italy.

‘Copper’ will represent the Best of the Fest from CineDeaf 2015, where we had our Italian premiere. CineDeaf have a special collaboration with the Divine Queer Film Festival and recommended ‘Copper’.


Congratulations to everyone involved in the project. Now to update the IMDb page

NZFF Day 12

A selection of NZ short films: ‘Huhu Attack’, ‘Last Flight’, ‘Junk’, ‘Meniscus’

Tuesday 09 August

Homegrown: Flights of Fantasy

I made notes. I wrote down which films were played and which I enjoyed and other thoughts. But then, I can’t remember where I put that paper, so here’s what I thought on some of the films.

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Films and Study and Hafla

Okay, anyone who doesn’t see me over the next two months, this is why.

As well as writing up my blog posts from the last week of the film festival, here’s what I’m up to.

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NZFF Day 10

‘Ebony Society’, ‘The Kid With A Bike’, and ‘Cria Cuervos’

Sunday 07 August

The Kid With A Bike

Cyril tries to get hold of his father; his father has his bicycle. The janitor says his father moved out a month earlier. Cyril escapes the boys home where he has been left, to go to his apartment. He is found by the caregivers, who show him the empty apartment. Neither bicycle nor father are to be found. His father sold the bicycle. And thus begins the film about Cyril, the abandoned child. A woman, Samantha (Cécile de France), comes to his aid.

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NZFF Day 9

‘Project Nim’ and ‘HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN’

Saturday 07 August

Project Nim

The first time I heard about Project Nim was a write up in August’s Empire Magazine on Planet Of The Apes. There was a section called ‘The Other Ape Movie’, about Project Nim. Since seeing the film, I spoke to an audience member who saw Rise of Planets of the Apes and then Project Nim, and found the doco scary in contrast.

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NZFF Day 8

‘Aita’, ‘Tomboy’, ‘The Trip’, ‘I Saw The Devil’

Day 8 of the New Zealand International Film Festival, Wellington

Friday 05 August


Ah, slow cinema. Sometimes I love you. The artiness, the joy in just showing life as it unfolds. The pretentiousness. Hang on, scratch that last part; that’s not what I enjoy.

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NZFF Day 7

‘Submarine’ and ‘Blue’

Days Seven of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2011 (Wellington)

Thursday 04 August


Absolutely Brilliant! Oliver Tate, Welsh teenager, has his first relationship and copes with the idea that his parent’s marriage may break up.

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Picks of the NZ International Film Festival so far

Recommendations for the Film Fest from what the ushers have seen.

One of the wonderful things about being a Film Festival Volunteer usher is that you get to see a whole lot of films. Some of the ushers have taken time off work, and are seeing 4 or 5 films a day. My 11 films so far (in under a week) is paltry compared to some. Anyway, because we ushers are seeing so many films, we get to recommend what films are worth seeing. So here are a few films to keep an eye on*:

And Films I’ve yet to see, but I’m majorly looking forward to…

Check out other recommendations  on the 3 News site and on Andy’s Film Blog. I’ll do another one of these lists in a week or so, when we’ve all seen more films.

Which films have you seen? Which would you recommend?

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NZFF 2011 Day One

Day One: ‘Fire In Babylon’, ‘Guilty Pleasures’, ‘Greensplat’, and ‘Let The Bullets Fly’.

Day One of the 2011 New Zealand International Film Festival (Wellington).

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