Join Leanne Pooley for a Masterclass in directing documentary

Posted Wednesday 08 Jul 2020

Be sure to book your ticket now for this fabulous Masterclass on directing documentary with multi-award winning filmmaker and NZ Arts Laureate Leanne Pooley. The classes will run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and Leanne will share the lessons she's learned in her 25 years as a director, covering everything from the initial idea to realising the finished product. Previous classes sold out so get in quick!

Masterclass dates:
Auckland 8 & 9 August

Christchurch 15 & 16 August

Wellington 22 & 23 August

General admission $275

Tertiary students $75

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NZIFF 2020 a world-first hybrid!

Posted Wednesday 08 Jul 2020

Are you ready to be part of film festival history?! In three weeks Wh?nau M?rama: New Zealand International Film Festival (24 July - 3 August, 2020) will be the first hybrid film festival in the world presenting its programme of films both online and in cinemas. New Zealand leads the upcoming hybrid editions of Venice, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and Locarno film festivals, all confirmed for August and September 2020.

Ticketing info:
Tickets are on sale now for ASB Waterfront Theatre screenings, and already the world premiere screening of Anna Marbrook's Loimata, The Sweetest Tears has sold out with an extra screening added. Tickets for other screenings will go on sale over the next 10 days. Tickets for all in-cinema screenings are available through the respective theatres. Tickets for online premiere films go on sale 10 July.

All details are available at under the 'In Cinema' tab.

Participating cinemas:
In Auckland, ASB Waterfront Theatre, Hollywood Avondale, Bridgeway Cinemas, Monterey Cinemas in Takapuna and Howick, and The Capitol Cinema;
In Wellington, The Roxy Cinema and City Gallery;
In Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal and Lumi�re Cinemas,
And the Rialto Tauranga, MTG Century Theatre in Napier, Len Lye Cinema in New Plymouth, Regent Dunedin and SBS St James Theatre in Gore.