NZIFF For Schools

This year we’re delighted to be back presenting our Whānau Mārama: NZIFF for Schools programme in-person. We’re thrilled to welcome school groups back to four of Aotearoa’s landmark theatres; The Civic (Auckland), The Embassy (Wellington), the Isaac Theatre Royal (Christchurch), The Regent (Dunedin), alongside our pilot programme partnership with the Len Lye Centre Cinema (New Plymouth).

Together with Square Eyes Film Foundation, we’re providing an opportunity for tamariki and rangatahi to experience film on the big screen, see their own stories reflected, and engage with international cinema culture and the wider world.

This year, NZIFF for Schools 2023 offers an animated short film programme carefully curated to engage and inspire those aged 5-12, showcasing a diverse selection of brilliantly original visual styles, characters, settings and themes.

NZIFF for Schools is generously supported by Gold Star patrons Christine and Richard Didsbury.

For school bookings please email Nic Marshall, Education Programme Manager —