Kiwi Film Fest

12. 04. 2013 — 14. 04. 2013

KIWI FILM FEST, the first New Zealand Film festival to be held in Prague kicks off on Friday 12th April at 7pm in Bio Oko with the Czech premiere of acclaimed film, BOY, the second feature of up and coming director, Taika Waititi. Not only has it enjoyed international success screening In Competition at Sundance Film Festival , but BOY also picked up the Grand Prix – Best Feature Film, Generation K Plus at Berlin Film Festival in 2010. In addition, it won the Audience award at both the Sydney and Melbourne Film festivals in the same year, no mean feat for a NZ film in Australia!

KIWI FILM FEST presents a selection of New Zealand’s finest cinematography– 8 award-winning features and 6 award-winning short films. Prague audiences can look forward to an exciting and eclectic mix of New Zealand cinema ranging from the first-ever film written and directed by Maori, NGATI, to the gritty, heart-wrenching, urban drama, ONCE WERE WARRIORS, directed by Lee Tamahori. Also screening is the enchanting comedy, EAGLE vs SHARK, Taika Waititi’s debut feature film starring Jemaine Clement from the cult hit series, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. The powerful, compelling drama, IN MY FATHER’S DEN is screening as well as Jane Campion’s, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, a masterful portrayal of the life of New Zealand’s most distinguished writer, Janet Frame. Other major New Zealand writers whose novels/books have provided source material for this selection of films are Alan Duff (Once Were Warriors); Maurice Gee (In My Father’s Den) and Witi Ihimaera (The Whale Rider). Another screening not to be missed is the recent NZ/Samoan co-production, THE ORATOR, by Samoan New Zealander, Tusi Tamasese, the first feature film ever shot in the Samoan language. For the kids, there are two “kid-friendly” screenings on Saturday afternoon: WHALE RIDER, directed by Niki Caro, the winner of the Rotterdam Film Festival Audience Award plus Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award, and an additional screening of BOY. With a special ticket price of only 60CZK for both children and adults, this is a Saturday afternoon bargain activity guaranteed to keep the whole family happy! A unique feature of KIWI FILM FEST is the exciting collection of short films by rising young filmmakers, most of whom have gone on to make award-winning features and documentaries. The majority of these short films, which accompany the main program, have screened at either Cannes or Berlin Film Festival or Europe’s most prestigious short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. All films are in English with Czech subtitles except THE ORATOR, which is in Samoan with both English and Czech subtitles. All tickets are 90CZK with the exception of the Saturday afternoon screenings, which cost only 60CZK.

TICKET PRICE: 90 CZK (except at 12noon and 3pm on Saturday 13 April – all tickets 60 CZK). ONLINE RESERVATION: www.biooko.net
PHONE RESERVATION: 608 330 088 Tickets are also on sale at the Box Office at Bio Oko from 17-21 daily . MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAM AND SCREENING TIMES: www.biooko.net www.facebook.com/KiwiFilmFest

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