New Zealand Film Timeline

This timeline is a snapshot illustrating New Zealand's film history. While we are a small country and may have started out slow compared to other countries, today New Zealand has a thriving film industry and our films are known internationally.

Click on the tiles below to find out more information and to watch some film excerpts or trailers from each decade.

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