Buying Tickets

The full programme lineup will be live on our website from 7pm June 27th, and on the streets from June 28th.

BOOKINGS OPEN ON THURSDAY 4 JULY AT 10.00 AM
Advance bookings will be available for all NZIFF screenings

Online Bookings and Print-at-Home Ticketing

You have the option to select your own seats if you book online, using the ‘CHANGE SEAT’ button before you complete your purchase. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you, allowing you to print them at home. Please ensure you print your ticket, not just your confirmation letter, and bring your ID if you have booked concession discount tickets. You may also present your ticket on your mobile.

Please ensure your ticket is loaded and ready for presentation (along with concession ID).

In Person Before NZIFF (from Thursday 4 July to Thursday 25 July)

Advance tickets for all NZIFF screenings will be available at the NZIFF box office
downstairs at the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace.
10.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

In Person During NZIFF (from Friday 26 July)

Embassy, City Gallery, Penthouse Cinema, Roxy Cinema: From Friday 26 July
tickets to all NZIFF screenings are available from these box offices. Each box office will open 45 minutes prior to the first NZIFF session of the day and close 15 minutes after the start of the final NZIFF session.

Te Papa: Tickets to all NZIFF screenings are available from the NZIFF box office outside Soundings Theatre. This will open 45 minutes prior to the first NZIFF session of the day at Te Papa and close 15 minutes after the start of the final NZIFF session.

Light House Cuba, Light House Petone, Reading Cinemas Porirua: The box offices at these sites can only sell tickets for their own NZIFF screenings. The box office opens 45 minutes before each NZIFF session commences and closes 15 minutes after each session starts. Box offices are closed between sessions.
Please note: Patrons buying tickets for sessions about to start may be given priority over patrons seeking advance bookings.

Mail Bookings

A booking form can be found on the NZIFF website. Once printed and completed, post to: New Zealand International Film Festival, PO Box 9544, Marion Square, Wellington 6141. Alternatively, you can call (04) 801 6483 and we can post you a booking form.

Telephone – Please note that we have very limited phone booking services

Hours prior to NZIFF (Thursday 4 July to Thursday 25 July)
10.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Ph: (04) 801 8054
Hours during NZIFF (from Friday 26 July to Sunday 11 August)
10.30 am – 5.00 pm daily.
Ph: (04) 801 8054

Schools and Group Bookings

For groups of 20 or more people, contact: Emma Carter at outreach@nziff.co.nz or tickets@nziff.co.nz

Method of Payment

Cash: Accepted for box office and venue bookings.
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 NZ Film Festival Trust.

Ticket Collection

For phone and mail bookings, tickets can be mailed or couriered out if booking is
received at least nine days prior to your first screening. Otherwise they will be held for collection at the cinema box office of your first screening. Please bring your reference number and/or credit card and any concession ID as verification of your ticket purchase.

General Enquirers

Prior to NZIFF (until 25 July)
Ph: (04) 801 6483, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
During NZIFF (from 26 July – 11 August)
Ph: (04) 801 6483, 10.30 am – 8.00 pm daily

BOOKING FORM