Virtual Cinema is now live.  66 local and international films, recently screened in cinemas across Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington now stream online from anywhere across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Films that explore the multifaceted nature of identity, from the challenges of being a present or past icon, and the search for achieving greatness, to the complexities of youth and elders and the struggles they face.

Cancellation is not an option to foster reconciliation whether you agree or disagree.  Regardless of the outcome, these stories will help to build bridges of understanding, critical to our ongoing humanity.

All over the world, democracy is under attack. This selection of films witnesses firsthand the struggles, triumphs, and complexities of safeguarding democratic principles in an ever-evolving world.

Films that celebrate the indomitable human spirit and shine a light on the struggles, triumphs, and sacrifices of those who fight against injustice, discrimination, and oppression. 

Films that offer a gripping exploration of the darker side of human nature, uncovering secrets, unravelling mysteries, and delving into the complexities of crime and conspiracy. 

Films that showcase the power of human actions to make a positive difference in our world through inspiring stories of indigenous wisdom, rebel warriors, environmental conservation, climate change, and wildlife protection.

Five collections of short films from New Zealand and around the world.

A special presentation evening in support of our Pacific filmmakers – the FIFO Pacific Double Features.  Two feature films, WILLIAM ALBERT ROBINSON / LA DERNIÈRE TRAVERSÉE and KAUGERE: A PLACE WHERE NOBODY ENTERS  (Grand Prize at FIFO 2024) will screen as free event at Christchurch Art Gallery.

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