Oscar-Qualifying Doc Edge Festival 2022 now open for submissions

We welcome early-bird submissions from New Zealand and around the world for the 17th edition – in cinemas and online in June 2022.

Doc Edge Virtual Bubble – You Are Not Alone!

Doc Edge’s own Virtual Bubble with a selection of films for you during COVID-19 lockdown

Doc Edge Clinic Now Opens

We’re excited to open registrations for this year’s round of Doc Edge Clinics. We’ve got six Clinic events, running every other Saturday from early August until mid-October.

20th Anniversary of 9/11 on Doc Edge Virtual Bubble

20th Anniversary of 9/11 on Doc Edge Virtual Bubble

Loading Docs and Doc Edge docos Online Watch Party

Loading Docs and Doc Edge partner to celebrate new short documentary collection with an online watch party

High Tide Don't Hide Special Screening at Māngere Arts Centre

Doc Edge in association with The Rebel Film Collective, are proud to present a special screening of the award-winning NZ feature

A live VR Interactive tour to Camp Century, Greenland.

Director Anrick Bregman, will conduct experience as a virtual live guide through Camp Century.  

5 Unmissable Flicks by Karl Puschmann, VIVA

From pirates to marine predators, enjoy these cinematic feasts for the senses.

Chessboxing - finding the world's toughest and smartest person.

James Croot of Stuff Entertainment reviewed eight great documentaries.

Sharks Snap Up The Big Awards at the Festival

Kiwi-born, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sally Aitken took home the big wins tonight at the Doc Edge Awards

Tina Turner headlines Doc Edge Festival 2021

Doc Edge Festival 2021 programme launched

International Doco Star announced as Festival Superhero

Heather Croall is honoured as the recipient of the 2021 Doc Edge Festival Superhero Award.

Three Kiwi films announced for all new Doc Edge Fusion Festival

After a whirlwind 2020 when it became one of the first festivals online, the Academy Award-qualifying Doc Edge Festival is back.

Kathryn Ryan interviews Barbora Kysilkova

RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan interviews Barbora Kysilkova, the subject of The Painter and the Thief, which plays in Doc Edge at The Civic

Kiwi students protesting climate change

.Bringing Aucklanders together for one day of exceptional films on the big screen at The Civic. 

Doc Edge Takes Over the Civic on Sunday 22 November 2020

Three extraordinary documentaries at Auckland’s iconic venue, The Civic, Sunday 22 November.

Doc Edge Festival announces Award Winners for 2020

Read the official Doc Edge media release on 2020 Awards Winners.

A Thousand Cuts Wins Top Prize at NZ's Doc Edge Festival

A film that chronicles how Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation

On The Edge of History for Doc Edge

“We had three options: cancel, postpone or reimagine. We chose the creative path”

What you need to know about cryptocurrency

Filmmaker and director of Cryptopia Torsten Hoffmann spoke to The AM Show.

Copper Notes of a Dream to go to NZ's Doc Edge festival

“A remarkable, daring and highly original film about Children Power.”

Long-time foreign correspondent spotlighted in new documentary

Multi-award-winning journalist Robert Fisk has spent over 40 years based in Beirut as a Middle East Correspondent.

The Ringmaster, one man's quest to make a chef famous.

How making a doco about onion rings sent everyone over the edge

 Who Let the Dogs Out- what's the story behind this 2000 hit?

Tony Stamp talked to the film’s director Brent Hodge about the discoveries he made while researching the origin of the song.

Jack Tame interviews Francesca Rudkin

Film reviewer Francesca Rudkin has her picks from this year’s Doc Edge Festival

'Get used to the moko kauae because it's not going away'

Hiona Henare premieres ‘Ruahine, Stories in her skin’, which she hopes will help normalise the wearing of moko kauae.

Whanganui dentist Darrell Grace features in documentary

Retired Whanganui dentist Darrell Grace features in a free film viewable online in the 15th Documentary Edge Festival 2020.

Ramona Diaz’s powerful doco A Thousand Cuts

Award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker Ramona Diaz takes viewers to the Philippines where free press has been under siege

Doc Edge picks “Sunless Shadows”, “Copper Notes of a Dream”

Two documentaries from Iran, will go online at the Oscar-qualifying Doc Edge Film Festival from June 12 to July 5.

Toilet humour with a message

Doc Edge Festival has tales about everything from cult to celebrity photographers.

Plucky NZ conference creates New World Order by going online

Here’s the nitty gritty of running a market based conference online, according to Doc Edge in NZ.

Saul and Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

Aziz Al Sa’afin spoke to The AM Show about the story Saul and Ruby, both survivors, on music and their insatiable lust for life.

How you can support our Kiwi filmmakers

Listen to award-winning documentary filmmaker Jess Feast speaking to The AM Show about her short film, ‘Rise’

NZ's only Oscar-qualifying documentary film festival goes online

Roll out the red carpet at your place.  NZ’s leading documentary film festival is skipping theatres and heading straight to you

Doc Edge Festival Goes Live in Five days

Giving kiwis the opportunity to access world class filmmakers in an incredible line-up of Q&As.

Filipino film launches armchair film festival

A gripping Filipino film by Ramona Diaz titled ‘A Thousand Cuts’ opens for Doc Edge Festival this Friday at 8pm with live Q&A.

Doc Edge Festival Review – The Prophet and the Space Aliens

Review on the story of a man who received a prophecy from extraterrestrial. Would you believe him?

Doc Edge Festival - fully online film festival this week

Editor of flicks.co.nz Steve Newall told Andrew Dickens it will run like a normal film festival.

Amos Nachoum: 'Rather than aim a gun, I aimed a camera.'

Former commando-turned daring wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum says people must adapt to the animal kingdom.

A dozen highlights from the upcoming Doc Edge Film Festival

Flick’s Steve Newall highlights twelve films from the programme that caught his attention.

Documentary Edge International Film Festival opens on June 12

NZ’s largest Oscar-qualifying festival, Doc Edge will run nationwide starting 12 June, from the comfort of their own home.

Richard Sidey and Aliscia Young document nature, together

Richard’s film “Elementa”, a five-year-long project documents some wilder places he’s visited, premieres in this year’s festival.

What's happening musically at this year's Doc Edge festival?

RNZ’s Charlotte and Tony Stamp discuss three of the music documentaries screening as part of this year’s Doc Edge festival.

Jack Tame spoke with Mum of model with Down Syndrome

Rosanne Stuart’s daughter Madeline is a model with down syndrome, who has enjoyed huge international success.

Flanary's Hula documentary gets worldwide audience

“Tokyo Hula” follows the lives of hula teachers and students overcoming struggles of practicing a cultural art form in Japan.

MiNDFOOD reviews 7 fascinating films made by Kiwis

Doc Edge is showcasing a variety of talented Kiwis in this year’s festival lineup under the “Made in NZ”

Horowhenua film director Hiona Henare stays true to her roots

NZ Herald reviews on “Ruahine”, the story of Māori women receiving their traditional moko kauae (chin tattoos).

Wanaka filmmaker on silent film-making in the age of lockdown

RNZ talks with Richard Sidey, who is offering us the chance to reconnect with the world’s wilderness, in his new film, ELEMENTA

Doc Edge presents the 14th International Doc Edge Forum 2020

LEARN. CREATE. CONNECT at the Doc Edge Forum from 29 May – 1 June, presented by RNZ.

Doc Edge Festival Director Alex Lee spoke with RNZ

NZ’s first digital international film festival.  The 2020 programme is launched and tickets are now on sale on Eventfinda

Festival Director Dan Shanan spoke to the AM Show

Thanks to Chorus, kiwis across NZ will have access online to the Academy Awards qualifier documentary festival, Doc Edge.

Doc Edge Festival Has Dropped a Massive 83-Film Lineup

This year’s lineup will focus on ongoing challenges, from crusading journalists to unstable politicians and UFO cults

NZ first digital international documentary film festival

83 films announced for NZ first digital international documentary film festival starting 12 June to 5 July

Doc Edge Film Festival dates and first films announced

The stories of our world delivered to your bubble, Doc Edge announces dated and first films for 2020 Online Festival

The 2020 Doc Edge Festival is going digital in New Zealand!

To connect kiwi communities  outside the bubble, Doc Edge is moving the full 2020 festival and industry event programme online

NZ's Doc Edge Festival to Be Held Online Amid Virus Crisis

NZ’s Doc Edge Festival is among the latest international cinema events to rejig its plans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

NZ’s Doc Edge Festival To Shift Online

Doc Edge, New Zealand’s annual factual film festival, will this year become an online-only event.

Doco Festival an online-only event

Doc Edge is moving 2020 festival online, translating the physical festival to an innovative digital environment this June.

We're going online and nationwide

“We are reaching out to create a much-needed sense of community” – Alex Lee, Doc Edge Director.

All Doc Edge industry events go online

Many festivals and industry events around the globe are postponing or cancelling their 2020 editions

RNZ reviews Call Me Intern

Unpaid internship, Volunteers  – “Call Me Intern” looks closely at the cost of working for free.

RNZ interviews Marco Gianstefani

Ahead of the world premiere screening of his ‘Karamea’, Jesse Mulligan talks to filmmaker Marco Gianstefani