Eleven Disappointment It's New Zealand International Film Festival (#nziff) Time! Again. I've asked if the festival will follow Cannes' example and release details about how many women-directed works were submitted this year. My request was passed on to the programmers. No response yet. And now the New Zealand feature-length selections have been announced , plus a doco by Florian Habicht which was not on the initial list (perhaps there are more to come). Five narrative features. Not one has a woman writer or director. Only one, Gerard Johnstone's Housebound , has a woman protagonist.