Announcing 2021 Dates
The 2021 film festival will see a return to The Civic with its iconic flamingo curtain. Pictured here is NZIFF19 opening night. Credit: Veronica McLaughlin

Announcing 2021 Dates

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for: Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2021 will take place in October/November in 13 towns and cities nationwide and will include the festival’s flagship venues – The Civic in Auckland, The Embassy in Wellington, Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, and Dunedin's Regent Theatre. Read more here

You Told Us ... & We're Listening
Oualid Mouaness' film 1982 featured in the 2020 film festival

You Told Us ... & We're Listening

Our 2020 audience survey was the most in-depth survey we have ever done. Thanks to those who took the time to tell us about their experiences with the film festival in 2020. Of those who responded, 80% watched films online or in a cinema and of those who watched online, 74% rated the experience as excellent or very good.