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Doc Edge Festival 2024

an Oscar® qualifying documentary festival

19th Edition . 43 days

19 June – 14 July
In Cinema | Christchurch, Auckland & Wellington

15 – 31 July
Virtual Online | Nationwide

Experience the Festival

Major events including films, immersive exhibitions, schools programme and industry events.


66 local and international films


28 digital immersive projects


20 curated films for students


2 days of wayfinding events


2 days of learning events


Celebrating the art of storytelling

Plan your Festival

Helpful information to guide you in planning the festival with ease.

Plan your Festival

Helpful information to guide you in planning the festival with ease.

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Explore Festival Destinations

Experience the festival in person in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Doc Edge Festival begins with Ōtautahi Christchurch | 19-30 June

Heading to Christchurch, the Doc Edge Festival Hub and looking to maximise your time in the city? With tickets sorted and accommodation booked, it is time to get planning!   Ōtautahi is the ultimate playground of fun and you don’t want to waste a second. Here are some hidden gems and favourite hot spots to check out in this vibrant, friendly city.


Doc Edge Festival | 3 - 14 July

Tāmaki Makaurau, the Māori name for Auckland, a harbour city and the largest in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in multi-cultural urban oasis of food, music, arts and culture.


Doc Edge Festival | 3 - 14 July

Te Whanganui a Tara , the Māori name for Wellington, is the capital city of New Zealand. Nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, the city is full of things just waiting to be discovered.

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