Doc Edge: NZ's premiere documentary film festival

Events 21/05/2018

RadioLIVE was proud to support the Doc Edge International Film Festival, which has now wrapped up for 2018.

The festival, which programmes over 70 stunning films, launched at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema from 9th - 20th May and finished up at Auckland’s Q Theatre from 23rd May– 4th June.

See you in 2019!

See all the 2018 season film reviews, interviews, and trailers below:

Film highlights microcosm of contemporary Russia

The Russian Job takes a look at how Swedish power-manager Bo Andersson is brought in to save a dying factory in Russia.


Doc Edge: Point Of No Return

“We felt it was a point of history that really needed to be told, and to be told in a really personal, human way.”


A Murder in Mansfield

This documentary explores the story of a 12 year old boy interrogating his father about the murder of his mother.


Doc Edge: Call her Ganda

PJ Raval, director of Call Her Ganda talks with Mark Sainsbury ahead of his film playing at the Doc Edge fest in Auckland.


Doc Edge film showcases solar-powered world flight

The aircraft is made of paper-thin carbon fibre and fabric, weighs about the same as a family car, and has a wingspan of a 747 jet.


Community orchards keeping heritage in Christchurch

A new documentary is presenting a vision for Christchurch to become an ‘edible garden city’.


Doc Edge: Genesis 2.0 director, Christian Frie

“On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths.”


Doc Edge: Anote Tong, former president of a nation facing annihilation

Sitting barely two metres above sea level, Kiribati is sinking, literally, as President Tong races to save his people in 'Anote's Ark'


Doc Edge: How far was this Aussie willing to go to become 'Big in Japan'?

Meet the Aussie who took on Tokyo with his outrageous mission to make ‘ordinary' Dave famous, in the stand-out documentary, Big in Japan.


Peace Action protests at Doc Edge

Wellington's Doc Edge Festival didn’t quite go to plan when protesters joined the event at the screening of Ben-Gurion, Epilogue.


Film director says Ben-Gurion's vision was for peace

The film is intended to give a critical view of the state of Israel but is causing protests at screenings.


Controversial film to screen again in spite of protests

When the film screened at the Doc Edge Festival, anti-Israel protesters from the group Peace Action Wellington showed up.


Whispering Truth To Power

Graeme Hill speaks with director Shameela Seedat, ahead of the film screening at the Doc Edge fest in Auckland.


Let's talk about sex

Julia Sloane and Lisa Burd are the creators of the documentary Let’s Talk About Sex, playing at the 2018 Doc Edge Fest 2018.


Mark Sainsbury at the 2018 Doc Edge Festival

Don't miss Documentary Edge Festival, on now in Wellington and starting 23rd June in Auckland.


Kim Chamber's incredible swim featured at Doc Edge 2018

Kim Swims, the story of Kim Chamber's solo 50km swim through frigid temperatures, swirling currents & the world's largest great white sharks.


Transgender teen’s inspiring story featured at Doc Edge 2018

At just age 14, Te Awarangi “Awa” Puna began the hormone component of her transition to female.


Documentary Edge Fest: George Michael & Steven Spielberg

Movie critic and reviewer James Croot delves into the Documentary Edge Festival, including a look at some great artist biopics.