New Zealand International Film Festival is coming to a home (or venue) near you

As 2020 got off to a rocky start, NZIFF decided to stream its films for viewers to watch when and where they want. You can also catch selected viewings at cinemas and venues around the country.

The festival will kick off on July 24 with a screening of True History of the Kelly Gang at ASB Waterfront Arena in Auckland, followed by a series of films at venues in Wellington, Christchurch,  Dunedin, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, New Plymouth, and Gore. The usual extensive programme of screenings throughout the country won’t go ahead as usual.

Never fear though, anyone in New Zealand will have access to the full lineup of 19 feature films and seven collections of short films, thanks to the wonders of streaming technology. Most films will be available to rent and stream on devices for up to a week.

Catch live screenings at the following venues between July 24 and August 2.


ASB Waterfront Arena

Bridgeway Cinemas

The Capitol Cinema

Hollywood Avondale

Monterey Cinemas (Howick)


Rialto Tauranga

Hawke’s Bay

MTG Century Theatre

New Plymouth

Govvett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre


The Roxy Cinema

City Gallery Wellington


Lumière Cinemas

Isaac Theatre Royal


Regent Dunedin


SBS St James Theatre


Dates: Friday 24 July to Sunday 2 August

Title image: New Zealand International Film Festival / The True History of the Kelly Gang