Doc Edge Schools engages students from years 5 to 13 and beyond, with documentaries that present current issues, ask critical questions and offer new perspectives to inspire discussion and learning.

During the annual Doc Edge Film Festival, Doc Edge Schools provides free screenings of educational documentaries for schools. For the rest of the year, we provide a subscription based video-on-demand platform for schools in New Zealand and across the Pacific islands. Each film comes with a free teaching resource to help maximise your students’ educational experience.

For Doc Edge Schools 2021, we will be screening films both in-theatre and online.

To access all 2021 Doc Edge Schools film information, please click the button below


There are limited screenings in Auckland and Wellington  featuring live Q&A sessions with filmmakers and subject area experts.  The dates and venues are as follow:

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th June at Sky City Theatre
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th June at The Civic Theatre

Download Doc Edge Schools 2021 Auckland Programme

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th at The Roxy Cinema
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th at The Roxy Cinema

Download Doc Edge Schools 2021 Wellington Programme

For all In Theatre screenings, schools are required to book in advance.


We will also be having online screenings which teachers can access at any time of the day for the entire festival period, available nationwide.  Download Doc Edge Schools 2021 Online Programme

To preview film trailers, read more comprehensive synopses, and to view our films online, you can visit our film page here .

All films in the Schools programme are free of charge for teachers and students, and are accompanied by teaching resources specific to each film. There will also be live and recorded Question and Answer sessions with filmmakers and subject area experts.

We’re looking forward to you joining us online or in person, for the latest and greatest educational documentaries from around the world!