Join the NZIFF team for 2021!
Opening night at The Civic, Auckland NZIFF19 (Image: Veronica McLaughlin) 

Join the NZIFF team for 2021!

We're recruiting for the team to deliver NZIFF 2021. Currently seeking a Publications Editor, National Publicist and Film Logistics Manager. Click here for details and keep an eye out for more opportunities to join the teams in Auckland and Wellington and help raise the curtain for the film festival this year.

NZIFF at Cannes Marché du Film
The Rule of Jenny Pen - Image created by Maria Rubinke

NZIFF at Cannes Marché du Film

For the first time ever, NZIFF will present a film project at the upcoming Cannes Marché du Film in July.

NZIFF will be part of Fantastic 7, a programme which shines a spotlight on the global genre industry presenting them to international co-producers and distributors. NZIFF will present James Ashcroft's feature film in development The Rule of Jenny Pen.

Read more here

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.