Doc Edge Festival, the place for art watching: first films released for 2023 programme

The Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival is back for its 18th year 

Save the Dates - Doc Edge Festival 2023

We are excited to bring you Doc Edge Festival 2023 for yet another season. So […]

An exclusive Netflix film screening in cinema

Doc Edge is launching an annual membership with an exclusive Netflix film “The Volcano: Rescue […]

Doc Edge Pitch 2023 is open for early bird submission

Early bird submission will run from 15 – 30 November 2022 

Speaking of diversity of thoughts

“Sundance wants diversity, but it doesn’t want diversity of thought.”

"The Other Fellow" was mentioned round the globe

The name’s Bond, James Bond – and it’s a curse. The world premiere of “The […]

'All That Breathes' makes you re-think what you know

‘All That Breathes’ makes you re-think what you know about compassion, climate justice, political resistance, […]

‘Off the Rails" and ‘All that Breathes’ wins top Oscar-qualifying awards

Doc Edge held their annual awards as part of their 2022 festival at The Civic […]

Regional News Wellington - The Art of Documentary Filmmaking

This wonderful festival will showcase 113 films over 40 days, with Wellington getting its turn […]

Elsewhere - a-ha, The Movie, a doco by Thomas Robsahm

When the Norwegian band topped the charts in the 80s they arrived on the wings […]

RNZ - Allan Clarke on The Bowraville Murders: A 30-year fight for justice

Thirty years ago, three children disappeared from the same street in a small town in […]

Stuff - The one thing companies could do to stop toxic workplaces

The author of The Stupidity Paradox, Business Bullshit and The Wellness Syndrome, also features in […]

Gay Express - Documenting Disco Bloodbath

A film about the man behind the drag artist, Drew Blood, as he finds a […]

Kenny G demonstrates why he's not just all about the sax

The life and times of the man born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick are explored in a […]

Otago Daily Times -Yes, they shall pass. Keeping Milford road open.

The Doc Edge Film Festival is back, opening windows on some astonishing realities.

RNZ - Off The Rails features young men taking ridiculous risks

The film industry has been drastically upset by Covid over the past two years. Director […]

Broadsheet - Over 100 Films in Festival's Biggest Ever Program

World premieres, short films, animated features and more. Can’t make it to the cinema? Stream […]

RNZ - Unmasking Dean Martin, the King of Cool

A multi-talented performer who was part of the No 1 comedy act in America, a […]

95bFM - Dunstan Bruce of Chumbawamba on his new documentary 'I Get Knocked Down'

The band’s anarcho-punk politics, surviving one-hit-wonder label and finding ways to be hopeful.

Stuff - Ten pop culture inspired docos you need to see at this year's Doc Edge Festival

After looking through the line-up and previewing a selection, we’ve come up with a list […]

RNZ - New doco follows musicians on autism spectrum

Kathryn Ryan speaks with drummer Spenser Murray and director Mark Bone.

Stuff - Manawatū producer brings international film festival to Aotearoa

Penman, who grew up in Feilding and lived in Palmerston North, has been working hard […]

Street artist Lydia Emily faces unexpected challenges

Lydia’s street arts battles in a new documentary, The Art of Rebellion, to be screened […]

Julian Assange's father: 'His jail is worse than hell'

Ithaka documents 76-year-old John Shipton’s campaign to free his son, Julian Assange.

Doc Edge festival 2022 preview with Graeme Hill

Graeme Hill look’s forward to it every year because he loves a documentary …

New Zealand’s best kept secret to attend the Doc Edge Forum in June

New Zealand’s best kept secret to attend the Doc Edge Forum in June

Festival full programme is now live

Festival 2022 full programme over 100 impactful films is now live

10 new films for Doc Edge biggest, boldest festival

Doc Edge announces 10 new films for their biggest, boldest festival yet.

James Bond to attend World Premiere at Doc Edge Festival in June

Doc Edge introduced the first sixteen films for the upcoming Film Festival 2022.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with three films to watch now on our Virtual Cinema

With a strong sense of family, care and love at their core, these films invite […]

Doc Edge 2022 Hero Image Competition

We are calling for original photographs to be submitted for the 2022 campaign of the […]

Call for XR Submissions

We’re calling for XR (Extended Reality) submissions to include in our annual exhibition. If you […]

Work With Us

We are currently looking for three talented people to join our team. Find out more […]

Student Short Film Competition

Calling all budding filmmakers, secondary and tertiary! Enter our Student Short Film Competition here

Oscar-Qualifying Doc Edge Festival 2022 - last chance to submit.

Submit now to enter Doc Edge Festival 2022, in cinemas and online in June. Extended […]

Doc Edge Virtual Bubble – You Are Not Alone!

The Doc Edge Bubble has now closed, however, we continue to have some free viewing […]

Doc Edge Clinic Now Opens

We’re excited to open registrations for this year’s round of Doc Edge Clinics. We’ve got […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kathryn Ryan interviews Barbora Kysilkova

RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan interviews Barbora Kysilkova, the subject of The Painter and the Thief, which […]

Kiwi students protesting climate change

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whanganui dentist Darrell Grace features in documentary

Retired Whanganui dentist Darrell Grace features in a free film viewable online in the 15th […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saul and Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

Aziz Al Sa’afin spoke to The AM Show about the story Saul and Ruby, both […]

How you can support our Kiwi filmmakers

Listen to award-winning documentary filmmaker Jess Feast speaking to The AM Show about her short […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doc Edge Festival - fully online film festival this week

Editor of Steve Newall told Andrew Dickens it will run like a normal film […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flanary's Hula documentary gets worldwide audience

“Tokyo Hula” follows the lives of hula teachers and students overcoming struggles of practicing a […]

MiNDFOOD reviews 7 fascinating films made by Kiwis

Doc Edge is showcasing a variety of talented Kiwis in this year’s festival lineup under […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doc Edge presents the 14th International Doc Edge Forum 2020

LEARN. CREATE. CONNECT at the Doc Edge Forum from 29 May – 1 June, presented […]

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 […]

Festival Director Dan Shanan spoke to the AM Show

Thanks to Chorus, kiwis across NZ will have access online to the Academy Awards qualifier […]

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 […]

NZ first digital international documentary film festival

83 films announced for NZ first digital international documentary film festival starting 12 June to […]

Doc Edge Film Festival dates and first films announced

The stories of our world delivered to your bubble, Doc Edge announces dated and first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We're going online and nationwide

“We are reaching out to create a much-needed sense of community” – Alex Lee, Doc […]

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 […]

RNZ interviews Marco Gianstefani

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