Welcome to the Oscar-qualifying Doc Edge Film Festival 2020. Life Unscripted. Online and nationwide in New Zealand from Friday 12 June until Sunday 5 July.

In consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic and New Zealand’s robust efforts to keep everyone healthy, inspired and motivated — we are proud to introduce the first ever entirely online film festival and free schools programme exclusive to New Zealand audiences and communities across the country.

We want to offer as much of a true film festival experience as possible online with scheduled screenings to watch with friends and family and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Browse our full line-up of 83 of the world’s best documentary feature films and shorts here.

This year's Doc Edge Festival is completely online

We want you to have as much of a festival experience as possible, so watch How to Browse, Buy & Watch with Judy Bailey video guide and head to the Festival site.

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2020 Online Festival Programme