• Why Filmschool?

    Welcome to the New Zealand Film & Television School.

    The Film School is the only industry-tutored film school in New Zealand. Unique for its visiting tutor programme, where tutors come into the School direct from the film industry.

    Sashi Meanger, Executive Director
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  • Study in Wellington

    Wellington is the home of filmmaking in New Zealand.

    From blockbusters like 'Lord of the Rings', 'King Kong' and 'The Hobbit' to low-budget features such as 'Second Hand Wedding' – they were all made here. Wellington loves thinkers. We are a region of smart young things and older ambitious minds. Peter Jackson has made Wellington his home – why don't you?
    More about Wellington

    This is the trailer for Tusi Tamasese's first feature film. Tusi is a graduate of Crew 3 from The Film School.
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 Welcome to The New Zealand Film and Television School, an environment where committed individuals can develop their creative, technical and business skills in order to participate in, and contribute to, a viable film and production industry in New Zealand.

We welcome people with flair and dedication and a passionate commitment to New Zealand film and New Zealand stories, people who are the future of the film industry in New Zealand and beyond. We welcome storytellers to create a blueprint; potential directors to translate it into visual language; future technicians to realise the story and prospective producers to turn it into reality.

The New Zealand Film and Television School is now proudly part of Whitireia Polytechnic.

The Movies

    Check out the Filmschool vimeo channel for more of our student work.

    The Stories

    Selected for Film Festival ***OSCAR***

    “...Congratulations!  We are pleased to announce that your film, Oscar , was accepted... [more]