17 Feb 2013

Prize for NZ film in Berlin

1:38 pm on 17 February 2013

A New Zealand film has won a prize at the Berlin film festival.

Shopping picked up one of the festival's second tier awards, the Grand Prix of the Generation 14+ international section for best feature film.

The movie was made by Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston of Wellington and financed mainly by the New Zealand Film Commission.

It was shot in Wellington and on the Kapiti Coast and was set in 1981.

It tells the story of two brothers from an unstable family background who are drawn into a world of crime.

The Film Commission has congratulated the two for their success.

Their prize is 7500 euros (almost $NZ12,000).