Scarfies dominated New Zealand's film awards on July 1 winning the best producer award which went to Lisa Chatfield, best director for Robert Sarkies, best writer for Sarkies and his brother Duncan Sarkies and best female actor which went to Willa O'Neill.

Scarfies was the debut film for the entire creative team and grossed NZ$1.2m in its local market to become the seventh biggest local hit of all time.

Meanwhile Cliff Curtis won the best actor award for his performance in Jubilee. The Rudall Hayward Award for special contributions to the New Zealand film industry went to one of the country's most prolific directors, Ian Mune, who has two films included in the list of top ten local hits, including What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, which grossed NZ$3.2m.