Our Kaupapa/Purpose

To celebrate, support and showcase documentary. That's who we are at Doc Edge

Doc Edge Festival 

An Academy Awards® qualifying international documentary film festival held annually in Auckland, Wellington, and online nationwide. It showcases the best films from New Zealand and around the world.  Browse Festival 2023 programme.

During the Festival, we also host the Doc Edge Awards, celebrating excellence in filmmaking.  In addition, we display XR (Extended Reality) Exhibition, a showcase of digital interactive storytelling featuring top international and local VR, AR, installations as well digital stories.

Doc Edge Industry  

Learning and connecting opportunities for media professionals, Doc Edge Forum is an industry event that brings together local and international film, TV and other media professionals. It offers seminars, panels, masterclasses, and networking opportunities. 

We host Doc Edge Pitch, a documentary pitching forum for shorts, features and TV series while Doc Edge Clinics deliver a professional development programme for filmmakers.

Doc Edge Market is a virtual platform to connect NZ films with buyers, festival programmes, distributors & sales agents.

Doc Edge Schools

An educational programme for students from Year 5 to Tertiary that connects school students with documentaries from NZ and around the world.  During the annual Doc Edge Festival, Doc Edge Schools offers in cinema screenings with curated films for students.

Beginning 2019, we ran Student Short Documentary Competition to celebrate and showcase the amazing talents of aspiring young filmmakers.

Throughout the year, we also offer a curated year-round documentaries for educators to use as supplement to their media related lesson plans via the Virtual Classroom. 

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