How did a rural dairy farming community get to be a film buff’s dream? Arohanui Film Festival

In the Waikato region of New Zealand, in Te Aroha (Tear A-raw-ha) a rural dairy farming community, there lies a film buff’s dream event called the ‘Arohanui Film Festival’. The Arohanui Film Festival showcases new, entertaining, original, and adventurous films from around the world on the big screen. It will be held at ‘Future Te Aroha’, a former bra factory that has been converted to a multi purpose, non-profit facility for community and cultural use. It’s where film enthusiasts gather […]

Show Me Shorts Film Festival: Do you dream of Oscar® glory?

Show Me Shorts Film Festival provides a pathway for local short film makers to qualify for the Academy Awards®. This film festival shares top local and international short films in cinemas across New Zealand each year.  What does that mean? As an Oscar®-qualifying festival, the winner of the top two awards (Lightbox Best Film and Best International Film) become eligible to enter the Academy Awards®. How long is a short film?  Short films entered into Show Me Shorts can be […]