This is NZ: Take two
A NZ film made over 30 years ago has won an award at the prestigious New York Festivals Film and Video Competition. This is NZ was originally screened at the Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, where it was viewed by more than two million visitors. The remastered edition won a Bronze World Medal in the festival’s special venue film section, which was accepted by NZ’s ambassador to the UN Rosemary Banks. “This award is a great credit to all those involved in both the making and recent remastering of the film,” said Archives Minister Judith Tizard. The original film has not been available for public viewing for over 30 years because three projectors were required to screen it. Wellington’s Park Road Post Production facility restored and remastered the film using a digital intermediate process so the three images can now be screened using one projector.