New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand.

The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going by presenting the latest and best films from around the world.

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See all the latest news, reviews, interviews, and trailers below:

Legacy of late Kiwi scientist Sir Paul Callaghan showcased in film

An invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures.

18/07/2018

Film invites open discussion of suicide

The main message is “less kia kaha and more kōrero” – essentially less being strong, and more talking.

17/07/2018

New Zealand captured in art film, Stray

Graeme Hill speaks with Dustin Feneley, director of his debut feature film Stray, a beautifully shot Kiwi film playing at the NZIFF.

16/07/2018

Arizona's dirty little secret

Bisbee 17 is a documentary that re-enacts a dirty little secret from an Arizona mining town.

16/07/2018

Rehab centre for troubled dogs - documentary

The film focuses on the bond between man and dog, observing a tailored process of rehabilitating misunderstood canines.

13/07/2018

Animation breaks all moulds

Animation curator Malcolm Turner talks 'Animation NOW!' - the special enclave of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

08/07/2018

50 years of the NZ International Film Festival

Festival director Bill Gosden reflects on the controversies during the 50 years of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

08/07/2018

At the Movies: NZIFF set to hit Auckland screens

James Croot joins Graeme Hill to talk about the must-see films and documentaries at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

01/07/2018

Yellow is Forbidden: a look at designer Guo Pei

Pietra Brettkelly’s film, which will premiere at next month’s NZ International Film Festival, follows the world of a Chinese designer.

26/06/2018

Congrats to our NZIFF Opening Gala winner

In 2018 NZIFF will celebrate 50 years of screening in Auckland.

26/06/2018

Celebrate the best of film at the New Zealand International Film Festival

The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country.

25/06/2018