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Meet the Filmmakers - Christchurch

We're delighted to present introductions and Q&As with filmmakers at selection screenings in Ōtautahi Christchurch for NZIFF 2022.

You can hear filmmakers and other creatives involved with the films, discuss the film and their work at these session.

A Boy Called Piano – The Story of Fa'amoana John Luafutu
Q&A with director Nina Nawalowalo together with Fa'amoana John Luafutu, Matthias Luafutu and other members of the Luafutu aiga and creatives involved with making the film.
Sun 7 Aug 6.00pm (Isaac Theatre Royal)

Geoff Dixon: Portraits of Us

A Q&A with director Glenis Giles
Sat 13 Aug 11.30am (Bijou Bar - Lumière Cinemas)

A Q&A with directors Fergus Grady & Noel Smyth.
Sat 6 Aug 5.45pm (Isaac Theatre Royal)

Q&A with filmmakers
Sun 14 Aug 12.45pm (Lumière Cinemas)

Introduction by director Tearepa Kahi with cast and crew attending the screening
Fri 5 Aug (Isaac Theatre Royal)

Q&A with director Welby Ings
Sat 13 Aug 5.45pm (Lumière Cinemas)

We Are Still Here
Q&A with filmmakers
Thu 11 Aug 6.30pm (Lumière Cinemas)

Perianayaki, 2022

The winners of our 11th annual New Zealand’s Best short film competition’s jury-awarded prizes were announced this evening, with the accolades presented live following a sold-out screening of the five finalists’ films at ASB Waterfront in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Director Bala Murali Shingade’s film Perianayaki earned him both the Flicks Award for Best Short Film (a cash prize of $7500) and the Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award (a cash prize of $4000), an award presented to a fresh voice: filmmaking that gives life to stories of those less often represented in film, or that speaks to new or existing audiences in different ways. Perianayaki actor Jeyagowri Sivakumaran’s performance also earned a Special Mention.

The Auckland Live Spirit of The Civic Award (a cash-prize of $4000), awarded to a filmmaker whose work indicates the possibility of a feature made by them being of the stature and quality to open a Festival at Auckland’s The Civic in the future, was awarded to Trees directors Ben Bryan and Tom Scott. 

The awards were judged by a three-member jury featuring filmmaker and writer Tim Wong, filmmaker and past Best Short Film award-winner Chelsie Preston-Crayford and editor Steve Newall. 

“As a jury, we acknowledge

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We are excited to announce the addition of the following encore sessions to the Christchurch line-up, get in quick before these sell out!

Monday 15 August
When the Cows Come Home 11.15am (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)
Geoff Dixon: Portraits of Us 1.30pm  (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)
Triangle of Sadness 3.10pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bardot)
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song 3.30pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)
Kāinga 6.15pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bardot).
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On 8.00pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)

Tuesday 16 August
Corsage 3.30pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)
Ali & Ava 5.50pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bardot)
Navalny 6.00pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)

Wednesday 17 August
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song 5.45pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bardot)
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song 8.00pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bardot)
Decision to Leave 8.15pm (Lumiere Cinemas, Bernhardt)

NZIFF 2022 Christchurch Tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets for NZIFF 2022 in Christchurch are NOW on sale!

Find all the details on how to book your tickets HERE. We recommend you book early to secure your seats.

Ticketing links can be found on the film pages or on the schedule page.

5-Trip tickets are available to purchase and redeemed at both venues now.

NZIFF 2022 Full Programme Announced for Christchurch
Fire of Love, directed by Sara Dosa

Here's the news you've been waiting for ... announcing the full programme for NZIFF 2022 in Christchurch, opening at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 5 August.

 “We couldn’t be prouder of our 2022 programme – as well as having an outstanding collection of films from Aotearoa, our international selection is packed with award-winning, critically acclaimed films from all around the world. We look forward to presenting our programme to audiences around the country and we thank New Zealanders for their continued support of the festival,” says NZIFF General Manager Sally Woodfield.

As previously announced, Muru will open the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin festivals, while Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Palme d'Or-winning Triangle of Sadness will bookend the festival programme in all centres.

Additional titles direct from Cannes Film Festival 2022 joining the line-up include Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut Aftersun, starring Normal People’s breakout star Paul Mescal, David Cronenberg’s sci-fi spellbinder Crimes of the Future, staring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, Queer Palm winner Joyland, a trans love story from first-time Pakistani director Saim Sadiq, and blacker-than-black Norwegian comedy Sick of Myself, directed by Kristoffer Borgli and from the producers of The Worst Person in the World.

Award winners

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