Ticket Pricing

Advance counter sales for Animation NOW!, Top of the Lake: China Girl and Live Cinema: It are available from Monday 19 June at the Aotea Box Office and Bruce Mason Centre Box Office.

Advance online ticket sales open on Monday 19 June and close end of day on Wednesday 28 June. The full programme will be on sale from Friday 30 June.

A Coded Sessions

Sessions starting after 5.00 pm weekdays and all weekend sessions (unless otherwise indicated).

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)

$17.50

Full (purchased from 20 July)

$18.50

Film Society/Film Industry Guilds

$15.50

Community Service Card

$15.50

Student

$15.50

Senior (60+)

$12.50

Children (15 and under)

$12.50

B Coded Sessions

Sessions starting before 5.00 pm weekdays and other shorter duration sessions indicated.

Full

$15.00

Senior (60+)

$12.50

Children (15 and under)

$12.50

C Coded Sessions

Sessions in the Animation NOW! festival programme, screening 14 - 18 July at Academy Cinemas, and as indicated.

All tickets

$12.50

Live Cinema: It

Full

$45.00

Film Society/Film Industry Guilds

$40.00

Community Service Card

$40.00

Students

$40.00

Senior (60+)

$40.00

Children (15 and under)

$30.00

Special Event: Top of the Lake: China Girl

Full

$45.00

Film Society/Film Industry Guilds

$40.00

Community Service Card

$40.00

Students

$40.00

Senior (60+)

$40.00

Ten-Trip Pass

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances. Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or Civic Box Offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. Please note this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

Ten-Trip Pass

$155.00

Ten-Trip passes are available online through Ticketmaster

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.


Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.

Ticketing Agency Service Fees

A $1.00 per ticket booking fee is already included in the prices shown above. There are no additional service fees except for where a courier delivery is selected ($5.50).

Prices are GST inclusive and in NZD.