Festival Programme

The paper version of the Festival programme booklet will be available soon.  In the meantime, you may click on the image for a digital PDF copy which you may download for your mobile, tablet or computer for free.

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Ticket Information


Full  $20

Concession  $17
Under 25 years old, Seniors 60+
Appropriate card and /or proof of age required.

5 Film Pass  $82.50

10 Film Pass  $155.00

Important Notes:
* All bookings will be managed by Ticketmaster with booking fees being included in all ticket prices.
* As for transaction fee, there will be none for individual tickets but there will be a transaction fee for 5 and 10 film passes. Please also note that credit card fees may apply.  All Ticketmaster terms and conditions apply to all sales.
* All seats are allocated. If you require accessible seating assistance, please call 09 970 9711.
* For general information, contact Ticketmaster at 0800 111 999 or

Dates and Venues

A total of 32 feature films and one collection of 3 short films will screen in physical theaters as follow:

03-07 June | Skycity Theatre, Auckland
10-13 June | The Civic, Auckland
17-27 June | The Roxy, Wellington

How To Purchase Tickets?

For Single Ticket purchase:

  1. Go the Festival film page
  2. Select the appropriate film and session time, click on Book Ticket, it will redirect you to Ticketmaster to complete the ticket purchase.

For 5 or 10 film pass purchase:

How Much Are Online Tickets?

FULL: $20
Early Bird 20% discount special available until 3 June 2021 (for Online Festival only).*
Enter discount code EB20 at point of purchase for each of the five films you’ve selected. 

Under 25 y/o
* Use discount code Under25 at point of purchase for each of the 10 films you’ve selected. 

Seniors 60+
* Use discount code Gold21

5 FILM DISCOUNT: 20% off
* Use discount code My5at20

10 FILM DISCOUNT: 25% off
* Use discount code My10at25

The only way to watch any short film. Get all 31 for one great price (less than $1 each) here

Watch all 81 films and save lots!
BONUS: Three premium titles that can only be watched with a Binge Pass here

*All prices include booking fees. A credit card charge may apply.
**Please direct all ticketing enquiries via email.

How Do I Book Online Tickets?

A total of 81 films are available online nationwide for New Zealand viewing only from 4 June to 11 July.  Much like popular online video streaming platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Web, you book tickets by “renting” the film.

In order to rent and watch a film, you will need to 

  1. Go to Doc Edge Online Video Streaming platform
  2. Create an account, if you are new or Sign In, if you are a returning audience
  3. Once you are logged in, you could browse, select, add individual film to My Wishlist
  4. Once you pay with your credit card, your chosen film(s) will be added to My Library for you to watch anytime between 4 June – 11 July.

* In order to watch Short Films Package, purchase the Short Films Pass here
* In order to binge watch, purchase the Binge Viewing Pass here