Now the school holidays are upon us, make the most of Doc Edge's two-week encore season available on-demand. There are 32 feature films and 22 short films from the 2020 festival available to rent, including this year's Best NZ Feature, Elementa (pictured above), the hit biopic about Robert Fisk, This is Not a Movie and audience favourite, Influence. Viewers will have 48 hours to watch their film once they press play. A record number of over 40 Q&A sessions recorded with filmmakers during the festival are also online, giving further insight into the great talents and storytelling of the stunning line-up of local and international filmmakers. Chorus has generously extended the half-price ticket offer for feature films.
The Doc Edge Encore Season runs from Monday 6 July until Sunday 19 July, 2020.
New Zealand's children are increasingly consuming stories, songs and games on international media and platforms, missing out on local content which is potentially having an impact on their sense of identity and belonging, finds a report by New Zealand On Air.
Some of the key findings include:
- YouTube (51%) and Netflix (47%) have the highest daily reach and children spend the longest time watching content here. - Of local options, TVNZ 1 at 16% daily reach and TVNZ 2 at 15% have highest reach. - More than 50% of children say they feel good when they watch stories about NZ and see children that look and speak like them
- Most children (65%) don't have a favourite NZ-made show
- 49% of children aged 6-14 are aware of HEIHEI and 17% have used it