New Zealand International Film Festivals

New Zealand International Film Festivals

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a film festival held annually across New Zealand throughout the latter half of the year.

In 2009 for the first time the Festival relinquished its various regional names to be called the New Zealand International Film Festival . Until now each region has been promoted with the region’s name despite sharing a common programme and artwork since 2002. The Festival has grown nationally since the merging in 1984 of the Auckland International Film Festival (founded in 1969) and the Wellington Film Festival (1972). The Festival is operated by the New Zealand Film Festival Trust, a charitable trust established in 1996 based in Wellington.

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