2017 Opening Night Film: WHITNEY, CAN I BE ME
A look at the iconic shower murder scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.
Could the National Security Agency (NSA) have predicted and averted the 9/11 attacks?
British war photographer, Jason P. Howe, chose a life of perpetual peril in pursuit of the perfect image for the world to see - but at what cost?
An insight into the wide-reaching impact of design that provides an inspiring framework for the modern architectural narrative.
One artist's decision to speak out about the fraught and deadly situation in his country could cost him his life.
A compelling look inside the hidden world of a New Zealand funeral home.
Long-lost brothers separated at birth, undertake to reclaim their history as they uncover decades of complex family history.
A film director risk his life in this deeply personal story as he joins the ambulance crew attending to the wounded and the dead in Gaza.
Mexico's burlesque showgirls during the disco era of the 1970s and '80s and their lives today.
Daily life in the world of the unusual but well-respected U.S. billionaire investor, and super-philanthropist Warren Buffett.
Can NZ refugee youth recreate the love, loss and estrangement in Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet?
The Syrian Civil War saw four million displaced refugee children. This is their story.
A drama of tragic proportions in an Egyptian village where a young woman must marry a man she does not love.
A poignant look at the epic mother and daughter relationship of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
A 1969 Andy Warhol Brillo box goes from a family's living room to Christie's auction rooms selling for a record-breaking $3 Million.
In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel the world tasting insects.
After decades in the iron grip of dictatorship, Myanmar poets can finally express themselves freely using poetry.
The love affair between a Berkeley sales and service company and the typewriters it endearingly looks after.
The daily life of a couple married for 45 years form an unpretentious, tragicomic marriage drama.
Olympics prodigy Danny Harris battles with his demons on and off the track.
A musical journey with NZ’s travelling troubadour Delaney Davidson, a loop maestro, noir protagonist, promotional coyote and production svengali.
Chinese women candidly talk sexual emancipation in the "Vagina Dialogues" Chinese style.
Black Lives Matter - an inspirational coming-of-age portrait of a black teenager in a marginalised St. Louis neighbourhood.
Extraordinary parenst providing secure and loving futures tor 10 foster children.
One man's inspirational mission to combat suicide at the magnetic yet treacherous seaside cliffs in Japan.
Against the backdrop of the Asian Youth Orchestra, young people connect through the higher ideals that music inspires.
A Holocaust survivor donates his violin, changing the life of a 12-year old girl living in the Bronx, and unexpectedly his own.
Ken Dewey's quest to express the highest of human ideals through art helped shape a generation was cut short by tragedy.
An unforgettable portrait of three reluctant heroes trying to save Aleppo and its people.
Two famous Kiwis, an actor and an All Black, meet by chance again years after their boarding school bullying relationship with each other.
An effervescent look at eccentric Irish online persona 'Mattress Mick' - a struggling bed sales man and his sensational jig with fame.
A stunning portrait of Max Gimblett, eccentric and creative genius and the philosophy behind his beautiful art.
What does the future hold for the 200 lava caves hidden beneath Auckland?
A modern-day Maori poet and his inner conflict with self and the way words can affect people.
A life-changing trek through the Himalayas for a group of Down syndrome youth and their siblings.
An orphaned African baby elephant's tale of survival against the odds.
A cinematic alchemy of three New Zealand explorers and their reflections on unique environmental landscapes of ruin.
A portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in a world of waste via China's deep issue with plastic manufacturing.
In 1974, a group of New York men in drag revolutionised ballet into a world wide cult sensation.
A global portrait exploring religious rituals around the world from birth to death.
A Syrian girl, Fatima, tells her harrowing story of escape from war as she tries to rebuild her life and pursue her dream of music and school.
The impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance.
A Maori monument built for World War One Soldiers is remembered and celebrated.
The Stickman continues the art of 'knotting' native saplings, a technique learnt from his father.
In a Sicilian classroom, the relationship between Europe and refugees play out at the boundary between documentary and drama.
When a nine-year-old girl breaks a powerlifting world record, she turns into an international phenomenon and “Supergirl” is born.
Sri Lankan refugees talk about their previous lives and moving to NZ.
Parents Ryan and Amy Green create a poignant, poetic video game to honour their son who has terminal cancer.
A look at climate change and resource scarcity through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.
Travelling Indian movie houses and the lives of the men behind them create a nostalgic portrait of a changing medium.
A testament to the power of speech in face of the threat of death for a young New Zealand school boy.
An intriguing conversation between leading comedians about what is taboo for humour.
Can fat as main food source be a game change in terms of our health and nutrition?
An 8-year-old Palestinian boy and his deaf mother are the last residents of a deserted building in the Israeli part of Hebron.
In Papua New Guinea Joe Moses races to save 3,000 village people from eviction by an Australian land developer.
A criminal investigation on two young lovers and the horrific 1985 murder of the woman’s parents. Who fell into whose trap?
Celebrating 100 years of the Pulitzer as the gold standard of excellence in journalism and the arts within a free democracy.
A visually aided essay about the past, present and possible future of cinema in New Zealand.
Tame Wairere Iti - the artist and the creative space he created in Taneatua at the centre of the Tuhoe heartland.
A musical odyssey following Tajikistan's version of the Jacksons and life behind the scenes.
In Qatar where the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being built, migrant workers compete in their own football tournament.
Celebrity chefs cook at an innovative soup kitchen recycling food from the Milan World Fair 2015 to feed the poor and homeless.
An intimate look at NZ photographer/artist Ann Shelton and her work.
A male diving champion diver becomes a Youtube sensation while transitioning to become a cover girl.
The heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by the fan obsession with Japanese girl bands and young female sexuality.
The refugee camp known as the 'Jungle' is symbolic of the issues faced by refugees in Europe today.
Does extended play in early childhood benefit the children and what are some of the other effects associated?
What led Whitney Houston to that tragic and fatal Beverley Hills hotel bathroom finale?
A former pro-wrestler agrees to let his best friend make a documentary about his gastric sleeve surgery and subsequent transformation.