Free Cinematic Luts: Shit Chat | 48 Hours

Taking refuge at a music festival leads to a deep conversation and the unloading of a heavy burden.

Ant Timpson Wildcard

Nominated for: Best Performer

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Lemon Lemon: Toasted | 48Hours

An amateur documentary crew enters the home of Steven the superhero, whose claim to fame is that he can make toast with his eyes.

Won: Best Under…

Howie Mandel Fan Club: Sharla and the Smiths | 48Hours

As Sharla prepares for college things begin to fall apart in the final season of her family sitcom.

Wellington, Newlands College

Won: Best School Team

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Apple Fork: A Matter Of Time | 48Hours

An inventive man gets more than he bargained for when he messes with time-travel.

Won: Grand National Runner-up

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Awkward Animations: Unfinished Symphony | 48Hours

A stop motion artist breathes life into old junk to create a delightful symphony.

Nominated for:

Best Director
Ant Timpson Solo/Duo Award

Auckland City WInner
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Couch Kumara: Pre-Emptive Defence | 48Hours

A student has a dire medical emergency in the midst of a self-defence class.

Nominated for:

L’Affare Ultra 48 Award
Best Cinematography

Wellington City Runner-up
Best Editing
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Cyan Sea: Max | 48Hours

As Max begins to find hope again, the terrors of her past drag her back into the dark.

Ant Timpson Wildcard

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Disqualified Tim: Banana Boys | 48Hours

We built and destroyed a full sized B17 bomber specifically and only for this competition. Also known as “Banana Boys”

A war photographer boards a plane armed…

Dystography Studios: The Last Lord of Scotland | 48Hours

A premature marriage proposal inspires authentic conversations as a photographer tries to capture the magic moment.

Nominated for: Best Script

Won: Christchurch City Runner-up

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I Love Loops: Loot & Blunder | 48Hours

The wacky misadventures of two unlovable rogues focused on hoarding treasure when what they actually need is a lifeline.

Nominated for:

Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female…

Mitchell's Here - Āta | 48Hours

A simple being ventures to The Great Altar. What they witness cannot be unseen.

Grand National 2nd Runner-up

Nominated for:

Ant TImpson Solo/Duo Award

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Pastafarian Productions - Rekindled Spirits | 48Hours

June and Trevor go camping to revive a relationship that is on the rocks. 

Nominated for:

L'Affare Ultra48
Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best Female Director

Best Script
Best Animation
Best Score/Song


Qualified Tim - “DAS BANANA-BOOT” | 48Hours

A war photographer boards a plane armed with activated bombs. Under heavy fire she must find a way to release them before they explode.

Nominated for:

Best Production…

Snack To The Future - Judy | 48Hours

A woman forms an unlikely friendship with her partner’s blow-up doll, after trust is broken in their relationship.

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The Creamery - In Deep | 48Hours

A group of young men organise a complex series of events to get their friend talking to the girl of his dreams. But who is heisting…

Kinaki - Good as Gold | 48Hours

Hungry for adventure, the Rogue runner sets out on an intrepid journey seeking a tropical treasure that is as good as gold.

Nominated for:

Best Editing
Best Director
Best Cinematography

BAE24: The Dying Art of Cat Burglary | 48Hours

A cat burglar in training gets the surprise of his life when he encounters an unexpected situation.

Nominated for:

L’Affare Ultra 48 Award
Best Director

Christchurch City Winner
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Traces of Nut: Good Girl | 48Hours

Introducing the 48Hours 2021 Grand National Champion… ‘Good Girl’ by Traces of Nut.

In ‘Good Girl’, a professional dog walker becomes immersed in a self-help podcast and…

Four life lessons we can learn from the fall of hip-hop giants Dawn Raid

We speak to Oscar Kightley, the director of 'Dawn Raid', a doco about the legendary NZ hip hop label.

How Zoë Bell got 37 of the world's most famous women to fight

You might've seen the BOSS BITCH FIGHT CHALLENGE on your social feeds. Zoë Bell tells us how she got a bunch of impressive stuntwomen and celebs…

NZ's best new filmmaker of the year shares her top 5 films of all time

Matasila Freshwater, winner of the 2019 SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) award for New Filmmaker of the Year, sat down with Re: to share her…

How 'What We Do in the Shadows' has taken over the world

The beloved Kiwi produced film What We Do in the Shadows has become a global cult classic and spawned multiple TV spinoffs. And now, Second Unit…

Why we can't have sex with our family

For what could be considered the ultimate taboo, it's surprisingly common in television and movies...what's this fascination with incest all about?

Revisiting 100 men I've slept with

Paul took reminiscing about past lovers to the next level and made a documentary about it. 100 Men gave Paul the chance to look back on…

Re:View: What do alien invasion movies tell us about white people?

Jeff Goldblum saving the world from destruction is a fond memory for many a 90s kid - but what if we asked you if alien invasion…

The infamous 27 club

The 'live fast, die young' mantra applied when Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix became unfortunate members of The 27 Club. We sat down with…

Conlang - the language of Nerdom

Conlangs are languages spurred from fantasy worlds and far away galaxies, but it doesn't mean they're any less real. We take a look at some of…

Breakin' Up with Jackie, Ana & Madeline ?

Jackie, Ana and Madeline from The Breaker Upperers stopped by to give us their two cents on iconic celebrity break-ups. They also gave us Britney Spears…

The rise of Cli-Fi - Help or Hindrance?

Cli-Fi - it's the movie genre thundering its way onto our screens. But are all those super storms & tsunamis helping or hindering the Climate Change…

The costume of a terrorist

How would you describe a terrorist? It's a term loaded with racist tropes, reinforced by Hollywood stereotypes. Re: takes a closer look at how this came…