The NZIFF programme for Wellington is now available. Naturally, the majority of the titles were also named for Auckland on Monday. Wellingtonians do, however, get a look at a couple of local features not playing elsewhere.
Hayden J Weal’s time travel romcom Chronesthesia will have its world premiere on 29 July. Weal’s film is produced by Kelly Kilgour (short Cub, a winner at last year’s Show Me Shorts) and Steve Barr (Born to Dance).
Tony Hiles’ doco Michael Smithers: Portraits will also have its world premiere outing in Wellington, on 1 August. The film is the seventh in a planned series of 10. For those who empathise with the old joke about American audiences not going to see The Madness of King George IV because they hadn’t seen I, II and III, the previous six films in Hiles’ series can be watched here.
Tickets for the Wellington leg of the festival go on sale from Thursday 30 June. Tickets for Auckland are on sale now. The NZIFF will run in Auckland 14 – 31 July; Wellington 22 July – 7 August; Christchurch 28 July – 14 August; Dunedin 4 – 21 August. Dates for other centres are available at nziff.co.nz.