New Zealand film festivals

New Zealand film festivals, a guide

African Film Festival, New Zealand
The festival is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African cultures through film and increasing visibility and recognition for African film makers in New Zealand.

Allshorts Film Festival
Allshorts NZ short film and music video festival is free to enter and invites all 10 minute or less films made by NZ residents. Allshorts is a great opportunity to get your work onto the big screen and be seen by an enthusiastic audience. The closing date for entries is 30 September and screens at The Village Theatre in Takaka during October. Check out their website for more details.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Documentary Edge Festival
New Zealand’s DOCNZ Documentary Film Festival is Australasia’s only competitive film festival showcasing the very best in documentary films from all around the world.

Drifting Clouds International Short Film Festival

The 48 Hour Film Festival
A film-making competition held through major cities in New Zealand where teams must write, shoot, edit and score a 3 to 7-minute film in forty-eight hours.

Alliance Française French Film Festival
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar.

Italian Film Festival

Latin America & Spain Film Festival

Mountain Film Festival
The New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is a combination of events over the five days July 1st to 5th in NZ’s premier alpine village of Wanaka.

New Zealand International Film Festival
The New Zealand film festival is New Zealand’s main film festival, showing in all the main centres.

River City Short Film Festival, Whanganui

Show Me Shorts
New Zealand’s only trans-Tasman short film festival.

Tropfest New Zealand
A short film festival.

Wairoa Maori International Film Festival

Maoriland Film Festival
Māoriland Film Festival is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premiere international Indigenous film festival and is hosted in the seaside town of Ōtaki on New Zealand’s stunning Kapiti Coast.

New Zealand Asia Pacific Film Festival
The festival aims to help New Zealanders understand Asian culture, society, political and economic situations through the film art.

Wanaka Mountain Film Festival
View some entertaining films and vote for your favourite. Listen to world class speakers (possibly some international stars).

Wellington Underground Film Festival
WUFF aims to identify and encourage contemporary New Zealand and international filmmakers who have an original, radically artistic approach and are producing work outside mainstream film production and distribution.