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NZIFF 2013 Boosted Chch campaign

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has turned to Boosted as part of its efforts to raise $210,000 to fit out Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal for film screenings.

The $280,000 overall target received a commitment from Christchurch City Council of $70,000, subject to the NZIFF raising the remaining $210,000 by 5 July.

Other grants committed have come from The Trust Community Foundation ($15,000) and The Southern Trust ($30,000), for a total of $115,000 before the Boosted campaign is complete. The Boosted campaign aims to add another $40,000 to that figure and runs until late June.

As with Kickstarter and PledgeMe campaigns, Boosted operates an “all or nothing” model, so unless the NZIFF achieves its $40,000 target it will receive nothing. As of this morning, it had achieved just over $3,250 in pledges.

The proposed rebuild of the venue is planned for completion next year, returning to Christchurch a cinema venue suitable for large events. The last Gala Premiere hosted in the city was Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures in 1994.

A number of local industry members have voiced support for the campaign including actor Mark Hadlow (The Hobbit), Gerard Smythe (When A City Falls),
Peter Young (The Last Ocean) and Gillian Ashurst (Snakeskin).

This year’s NZIFF kicks off in Auckland on 18 July, concluding its run in New Plymouth on 6 September. Fill programme announcements will begin in Auckland on 24 June.

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