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New Zealand International Film Festival Is Here


Uniquely consolidated across the country in 2009, the New Zealand International Film Festival is about to kick-off, literally a national event which shows some of the biggest movies across 13 of the country’s cities. Starting in Auckland on July 14th, the varied and vast movie-going program spans 6 weeks or so on an overlapping schedule – everything you need to know is all in the right place here:

Auckland 14 Jul–6 Aug 2017
Wellington 28 Jul–13 Aug 2017
Christchurch 3 Aug–20 Aug 2017
Dunedin 8 Aug–30 Aug 2017
Nelson 9 Aug–30 Aug 2017
Gore 17 Aug–27 Aug 2017
Timaru 17 Aug–27 Aug 2017
Hamilton 23 Aug–17 Sep 2017
Palmerston North 24 Aug–10 Sep 2017
Tauranga 24 Aug–17 Sep 2017
Masterton 6 Sep–20 Sep 2017
Hawke’s Bay 7 Sep–24 Sep 2017
New Plymouth 7 Sep–24 Sep 2017


The mouth-watering films on show at NZIFF range from recent prize winners in Cannes (including Loveless; The Square), cinema classics (Belle de Jour; Stalker), new films from female directors (Berlin Syndrome; Heal the Living), fascinating documentaries (I Am Not Your Negro; My Year with Helen), acclaimed 2017 releases (Call Me by Your Name; Lady Macbeth); startling indies (A Date for Mad Mary; Hounds of Love), successful international features (Frantz; My Life As a Courgette), as well as New Zealand cinema itself – the list of movies feels excitedly endless.

Stay tuned for published coverage here on the NZIFF (easily accessed through the logo at the top of the right menu). Special thanks to the dazzling Lynnaire too for connecting me with this, the homebug will be at the Christchurch leg of the festival. Check out and bookmark these links in the meantime:

Official Site



  1. Al Robinson (@AlRob_MN) Al Robinson (@AlRob_MN) July 13, 2017

    Wow!! Never realized how big and important this festival is. That’s pretty amazing. Would be nice to take a few weeks off and go and enjoy all these films.

    • Robin Write Robin Write July 13, 2017

      Right! That’s exactly why I want to promote it. There’s a big world out there.

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