Buying Tickets

Bookings for sessions at Regent Theatre open Tuesday 18 July at the cinema box office.
Bookings for sessions at Rialto Dunedin open Tuesday 18 July online and at the cinema box office.

Advance bookings can be made for all NZIFF screenings. As the Regent and Rialto Cinemas are unfortunately unable to offer allocated seating, we recommend arriving early to your session to secure the best seats.

Online Bookings

Online booking is available for Rialto Cinemas screenings only from Tuesday 18 July. Ticketing links can be found on the film pages once they become available, or you can book directly from fees apply.

In Person

Advance ticket sales are available for all sessions and can be made from the venue where the film is screening. As these box offices are operated for NZIFF by the venues themselves, they are not equipped to sell tickets for other NZIFF venues. These box offices will open one hour prior to the first NZIFF session of the day at the venue and close 15 minutes after the start of the day’s final NZIFF session.

Regent Theatre: Tuesday 18 July – Friday 25 August
9.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday; 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Saturday; Open Sundays during NZIFF.

Rialto Cinemas: Tuesday 18 July – Wednesday 30 August
10.30 am – 9.00 pm daily

Mail Bookings

Download the booking form below. Once completed, post to: NZIFF Bookings, Regent Theatre, PO Box 5036, Dunedin 9058.

Booking fee: $8.50 per transaction.

Telephone Bookings

Regent Theatre screenings only.
Ph: (03) 477 8597
9.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday; 10.30 am – 1.00 pm Saturday; closed Sundays.
Booking fee: $8.50 per transaction.

At the Venue on the Day

Regent Theatre: From 9.00 am on the day of the screening, Monday to Friday; from one hour before the first screening on weekends.

Rialto Cinemas: From 10.30 am daily.

Methods of Payment

Cash/EFTPOS: Accepted for box office and venue bookings.
Visa/Mastercard: Accepted for all bookings.
Cheque: Personal cheques are accepted for mail bookings only, and must be received five working days prior to your first screening. Cheques payable to TicketDirect.

Ticket Collection

For phone and mail bookings, tickets can be mailed out if booking is received at least seven days prior to your first screening. Please note: tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost in the post.

If you paid for your tickets by cheque, they will be held at the Regent box office. All other tickets will be held for collection at the cinema box office of your first screening. Please bring your credit card and any concession ID as verification of your ticket purchase.


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for uncollected tickets or tickets collected late. Bookings once made cannot be altered. Please choose carefully as there are no exchanges or refunds except as required by law.