The New Zealand International Film Festival will be screening a little later next year in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.
Further regional dates around the country are yet to be finalised.
The date change is a response to international changes, led by the Cannes which will now screen later in May to accommodate the French election. We need to allow time after Cannes to negotiate key new films. (This year’s remarkable slate included all of the major award-winning films out of Cannes.)
The Festival will get underway in Auckland on 19 July, running through to August 5.
The Festival will screen in Wellington and Dunedin simultaneously from 27 July – August 12. Venue availability has determined this concurrence, but we anticipate that more films will be available in high end digital formats and that DCP technology will allow simultaneous screenings of films in the two cities.
The Festival will screen in Christchurch at Hoyts Northlands from 9 – 26 August.