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17 Apr 2018 - 06 May 2018

China - 9th New Zealand Film Festival


The ninth New Zealand Film Festival is taking place in China, with screenings of 12 films in Beijing, Ordos City and Chengdu from April 17 to May 6. 

The twelve films, including eight features and four short films, have won Official Selection for this year’s New Zealand Film Festival in China (NZFF China). The 2018 NZFF China held its opening Reception and first Premiere Night screening of PORK PIE in Beijing on 17 April during the Beijing International Film Festival.

The NZFF China then traveled to Ordos City in the Inner Mongolia Province with a Premiere Screening of PORK PIE on 18 April where it ran from 26-29 April, and then Chengdu in Sichuan Province, from 3 to 6 May.

Organized by New Zealand's Pacific Culture and Arts Exchange Center and coordinated by the China Film Archive, the festival has become an exchange and cooperative platform for filmmakers from both countries.

Late last year, New Zealand and China marked the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two countries' film industries have already grown bigger and started working together on many projects since nine years ago.

This relationship has been flourished over recent years, most notably with the signing of the Film Co-production Agreement in 2010 and the inking of the landmark Television Program Co-production Agreement in 2014.

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