Who We Are
The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2004.
To promote documentary, create healthy audience appreciation for documentary and make New Zealand a documentary destination on the world stage.
To lead and support filmmakers to develop and make compelling documentary films and to inspire the creative, business and wider communities to celebrate local and international documentary stories.
Our Programmes / Services
Doc Edge Festival
An Oscar-qualifying, Australasia’s premiere international documentary film festival. Held annually in Auckland and Wellington, the Festival showcases the best films from New Zealand and around the world. Doc Edge includes Film Awards, Doc Talks, Docs 4 Schools, Screen Edge Forum + Doc Pitch, Story Edge World Exhibition, live events and much more.
Doc 4 Schools
An educational programme for students Year 5 to Tertiary that connects school students with documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. Docs 4 Schools offers free screenings during Doc Edge Festival as well as a VOD platform for schools across the country.
Screen Edge Forum + Doc Pitch
An industry event that brings together local and international film, TV and other media professionals. It offers seminars, panels, masterclasses, networking opportunities and Doc Pitch, a documentary pitching forum for short or feature films and TV series.
Story Edge World Exhibition
A showcase of digital interactive storytelling projects featuring top international and local VR, AR, installations, and digital stories curated for audiences to experience.
Doc Edge Presents
Monthly public screenings of documentaries in Auckland and Wellington.
The Documentary New Zealand Trust and Screen Edge Ltd. Annual Returns at the Charities Register.
The Documentary New Zealand Trust Annual Reports are available upon request.