Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has revealed its full programme for Christchurch and Wellington. The garden city opens this year’s nationwide festival on Friday 29 October, followed by the capital on Thursday 4 November.
NZIFF has been working with partner venues and cinemas around the country to be able to present the festival under the new Alert Level 2 requirements in 12 towns and cities.
“We are delighted that even at level 2 we can screen our outstanding 2021 programme to Cantabrians and Wellingtonians in a safe environment this November. Cancelling Auckland was a big blow – one that we share with fellow arts and culture organisations around the country who’ve been hugely impacted by this latest Delta outbreak,” says Festival Director Marten Rabarts.
"We hope that Kiwis will now rally behind the film festival and show their support by coming out to see the stunning line-up of films that we’ll be presenting.
“As well as having a fantastic collection of New Zealand films, our international selection is jam-packed with award-winning, critically acclaimed films from around the globe that we can’t wait to share with audiences.”
Highlights screening in both Wellington and Christchurch include Wes Anderson’s star-studded homage to