Wellington Scoop

Film Festival schedules 140 features for Wellington season starting this month

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced its Wellington programme, with a total of 140 feature films. The festival begins on 25 July.

All the features are Wellington premieres except for a small number of new digital restorations of classic movies, which include Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast from 1946 and a silent film by King Vidor from the 1920s.

A highlight will be screenings of 20 features from last month’s Cannes Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or.

The Wellington programme is now live on the festival’s website. If you’ve signed up for My NZIFF, you can now add sessions to your Wishlist and start building your dream festival with the click of a button.

Printed film festival programmmes are available at the Embassy and the Paramount. They’re also be at the following venues:

City Library
City Gallery
Information Centre
Film Archive
Light House Petone
Film Commission
Unity Books
Te Papa
Aro Video
The Dowse
Lower Hutt Library
Porirua Library
Porirua Information Centre
Ahradsen’s Bookshop, Johnsonville
Plimmerton Gallery
Pauatahanui Cafes
Tawa Library

Bookings are now open, on line and at the Paramount.

The film festival screens in ten Wellington venues, including the Embassy and the Paramount.