Film lovers, we need your support!
NZIFF has launched a Boosted campaign to raise $40,000 from public donations to equip the Isaac Theatre Royal with state-of-the-art Digital Cinema Projection facilities.
Boosted, an online donation website provided by The Arts Foundation, allows for tax deductions on any donation over $5.
The substantial post-quake rebuild of the Isaac Theatre Royal provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the silverscreen and find NZIFF a home in Christchurch. Scheduled for completion in 2014, this donation will make the Isaac Theatre Royal will become a spectacular multipurpose venue like that in Auckland (Civic), Wellington (Embassy Theatre), and Dunedin (Regent Theatre).
NZIFF needs to raise $280K to equip the Theatre for film. The Christchurch City Council has already agreed to provide partial funding for the equipment, with one condition: NZIFF must generate the additional $210,000.
The Hobbit (and Christchurch-based) actor Mark Hadlow has put his face to the campaign with a short video encouraging New Zealanders to donate only the cost of a NZIFF ticket for Christchurch.