Cinemas in Hamilton have reopened and you can catch selected NZIFF 2021 films on the big screen. Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch opens this week at Lido Cinema, Hamilton and The Power of the Dog is available now on Netflix.
You've cast your votes ... and it's time to announce the audience choice award winners. Congratulations to:
Datsun (dir: Mark Albiston) – New Zealand's Best 2021 Audience Choice Award
Disconnected (dir: Maruia Jensen) – Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts Letterboxd Audience Choice Award
It's the news we know you don't want to hear. With Hamilton remaining in Alert Level 3 (Step 2), and no indication of when restrictions will ease to allow cinemas to open, the decision has been made to cancel the three-week festival scheduled for the city.