DOCNZ has announced forty of the films to appear in the documentary film festival in March, with another ten or so announcements still to come. Five Australian, seven NZ and one Aus-NZ film have made the cut so far.
From Australia, A Good Man, Contact, New Beijing, Solo and Stolen. The co-production film is Polly Watkins’ Liquid Stone – Unlocking Gaudi’s Secret.
Eight NZ entrants are now announced, including the co-production. The other films are Shirley Horrocks’ Dance of the Instant and He Wawata Whaea: The Dream of an Elder, Anna McKessar’s Five Hours with Raja, Claudia Pond Eyley’s Kit and Maynie: Tea, Scones and Nuclear Disarmament, Charlie Gates and Justin Heaney’s Marching On, Scott Mouat’s The Unnatural History of the Kakapo and John Di Stefano’s You Are Here.
The full list of films announced to date is here. The final programme announcements will be made January 27.
DOCNZ also announced a new partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), which will be the host venue for the DOCNZ Lab (27-28 February) and Summit (1-3 March).