New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

New Zealand film “Billy T” Wins Award at International Premiere

New Zealand film “Billy T: Te Movie” won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Balinale Film Festival in Bali . The screening on Thursday 17 November at the Balinale Film Festival was the film’s international premiere.

Entertainment legend Billy T James passed away in 1991 after a long and successful career on stage, television and film. Directed by Ian Mune, the film documents Billy T’s life both on- and off-screen.

Ambassador David Taylor introduced the film screening on 17 November and later observed that “Billy T James was a comic genius well-loved by several generations of New Zealanders. I’m delighted that the Indonesian audience at the Balinale Film Festival was the first outside New Zealand to experience his unique humour in this moving documentary.”

The film’s director, Ian Mune has written and directed some of New Zealand ’s most well-known films and television shows, including “Gloss,” “Goodbye Pork Pie,” “Came a Hot Friday” and “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.”

The film was screened at the Balinale Film Festival thanks to the support of the New Zealand Film Commission and the New Zealand Embassy.

To learn more about Billy T James and see clips of his television and film appearances, follow this link.   For more information on the Balinale Film Festival, see its website.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook
2014-15

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release | www.beehive.govt.nz

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Ambassador's blog

Ambassador's blog

Read the latest posts from David Taylor, New Zealand's Ambassador to Indonesia and to ASEAN. Read more

www.mfat.govt.nz | NZ Inc ASEAN strategy

NZ Inc ASEAN strategy

This regional Strategy outlines how New Zealand and ASEAN will become better connected. Read more

New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards

New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards

Open to eligible candidates from the public, private and civil society sectors. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.