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NZIFF 2024 Programme launched

Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is pleased to announce 86 feature films and 19 shorts in the 2024 line-up. We will open in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on 31 July before touring nine other centres across the country…

Full Programme now confirmed

Our full 2024 schedule is now live. New additions include films from the French New Wave (thanks to Institut Francais and The Embassy of France for three great films in the French Connections series), psychological horrors, two films from Ukranian…

An Evening with Dame Jane Campion

By Harry Evans Wellington Film Society members got a treat on Monday night when none other than Palme d’Or winning director Dame Jane Campion came along in person to give a surprise introduction of her 1990 film, An Angel at My Table.…

We’re frothing with excitement …

We’re frothing with excitement at this year’s edition of the French Film Festival Aotearoa – starting on 5 June at the Lighthouse, Penthouse and our favourite Embassy big screen (and a couple of the smaller screens downstairs). With a whopping…

Mishima: Sumptous, Iconoclastic

Based on the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima, Paul Schrader considered his 1985 film, Mishima:A Life in Four Chapters to be the best film he directed. It has never had an official screening in Japan. WFS Committe member Russ…

Director Christine Jeffs revisits Rain

By Harry Evans  On April 8th, the Wellington Film Society welcomed esteemed New Zealand director Christine Jeffs to introduce our screening of her 2001 film Rain.   Joining her in attendance were John Toon, the cinematographer of Rain and Christine’s other films (including Sylvia and Sunshine Cleaning) and Carl Shuker, the author…

Embassy Retro Classics Series

The Embassy has a knockout slate of retro screenings to celebrate its 100th birthday! Our home base, The Embassy Theatre, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024! This is an incredible milestone for this beautiful building that means so much…

New memberships sales paused

My, how we’ve grown! In recent weeks, Wellington Film Society has enjoyed unprecedented membership growth. While we are thrilled so many Wellingtonians want to share in the magic that comes from watching films on the big screen, we have now…