Dates & Venues

Doc Edge Festival 2022, New Zealand’s Oscar-qualifying International Documentary Festival, celebrates its 17th edition as a hybrid festival, in-theatre (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch) and virtually nationwide (online) with 113 films (74 Features, 39 Shorts) over 40 days (1 June-10 July 2022).

Wed 15 June – Sun 19 June | The Capitol, Silky Otter Cinemas
Fri 24 Jun (Matariki Public Holiday) | The Capitol, The Civic
Wed 22 – Sun 26 June | The Civic


Thu 30 June – Sun 3 July | The Embassy Theatre
Sat 2 July – Sun 10 July | The Roxy

Thu 15 June – Sun 26 June | Silky Otter Cinemas

Virtual Festival NATIONWIDE
Wed 1 June – Sun 10 July | Online


Below is general ticket information for in-theatre and online.


Full  $21

Concession  $17
* for under 25-year-olds, Seniors 60+
* appropriate card and /or proof of age required.

5-Film Pass  $85

10-Film Pass  $160


How To Purchase Tickets?

The Capitol (Auckland), Silky Otter (Auckland & Christchurch), The Roxy Cinema (Wellington)
Tickets are sold directly through these participating venues.

The Civic (Auckland), The Embassy (Wellington)
Tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.

  • When buying tickets, transaction and credit card fees may apply.
  • All seats are allocated. Contact the venue if you require accessible seating. 
  • Terms and conditions apply to all participating venues.
Find the film you’d like to see. When you click on the BUY TICKETS button, you will be taken to the film page of the relevant participating venue or to ticketmaster.


Group – two or more viewers  $21
Watch with as many friends as you like.

Concession / Single  $17
For under 25-year-olds, seniors 60+, or one person watching a film, enter promo code DEF22


Watch more films for much less.

Binge Passes

Shorts (39 films)  $39.00

Features (73 films)  $365.00

Matariki Collection  $83.00
Eleven films celebrating Aotearoa and its filmmakers.

Category Passes

Features Category Collections

And… Action  $78.00
Taking you behind the scenes of six of the world’s greatest screen icons.

Being Oneself  $117.00
Nine Inspiring stories of incredible people in their search for identity.

Fearless  $91.00
Seven stories of people with the guts, grit, and determination to fight against the odds.

Ripple Effect  $104.00
These eight impact films will inspire you to take action.

Thank You For The Music  $91.00
Seven stories about musicians who have helped shape the music industry, from musicians you’ve never heard of to the world’s greatest superstars.

Through Generations  $117.00
Nine stories about different generations and their intersecting lives.

True or False  $91.00
Seven stories too unbelievable to be real… or are they?

We Are The World  $156.00
From all over the globe, here are twelve universal stories that connect us to each other.

Work It  $104.00
Eight feature films that show the changing nature of work and life.


Shorts Category Collection

Animation Sensation  $8.00
Eight animated stories that truly reflect the human spirit.

Being Oneself  $10.00
Ten inspiring stories of people in their search for identity.

All In The Family  $7.00
Seven stories that prove there’s nothing more important than family.

Ripple Effect  $7.00
Be inspired to take action and help make a difference with these seven powerful stories.

We Are The World  $7.00
From all over the globe, here are seven universal stories that connect us to each other.



Much like popular online video streaming platforms such as Apple TV or Google Play, you book tickets by “renting” the film. In order to rent and watch a film, you will need to:

  1. Log in – If you are new, create a new account. If you are returning, just sign in.
  2. Browse – Once you are logged in, you can browse the festival film passes or individual films, and click “Add to Wishlist” to create a selection of films you want to rent.
  3. Purchase – After you pay by credit card, your chosen passes or film(s) will be added to “My Library”. All prices include booking fees. A credit card charge may apply.
  4. Watch – You can watch the films between 1 June – 10 July 2022. After starting the film, you have 48 hours to complete watching it.