NZIFF announces 8 documentaries
Merkel documentary hero image

NZIFF today announced 8 documentaries selected to screen at the 2023 festival. Subjects covered include alarming covert efforts of governments and private investors to gain control of the most vital resources on the planet, the lives of four black US trans sex workers (fun and beauty as well as trauma and violence),…

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Doc Edge 2023 in Wellington
'Into the Shaolin' showcases life in the Shaolin Monastery, the birthplace of Chinese Chan and Kung Fu.

A total of 71 local and international films will be in cinemas and on Doc Edge virtual cinema over 47 days. Categories include , Being Oneself, Making an Impact, Crime and Conspiracy, and New Zealand Shorts. Look out for films on Frances Hodgkins, Jane Campion, Ans Westra, and Dames Kate and Miranda…

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Vive le cinéma!
Pierre Niney and Marine Vacth  in an underwater scene from Masquerade

L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2023 is running from 7 June to 28 June. The Embassy hosts a NZ premiere of Masquerade, an official selection from Cannes Film Festival 2022. The screening at 6pm on 7 June is in The Embassy Grand, and is preceded by wine and cheese from 5:15pm. Opening…

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Architecture and Design Film Festival
Architecture and Design film Festival 2023 poster

A festival that has become an annual favourite with WFS members is back for the 12th year with screenings in the familiar surroundings of The Embassy Theatre. RADFF23 features exceptional architecture from around the world, as well as features on inspiring architects and photographers. There is a full schedule of all Festival screenings at…

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First films for Whānau Mārama 2023 announced
Greta Lee and Tae Yoo starring in the fim "Past Lives"

Whānau Marama, the beloved New Zealand International Film Festival, returns to Wellington from 27 July to 13 August this year. This week they’ve announced the first five films of the programme, including the acclaimed donkey tale, EO directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and Past Lives, the debut film by Celine Song about old flames reconnecting after being separated. “We’re thrilled…

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Accessibility a problem? …no problem!
The big screen in The Embassy Grand Theatre

You can see quality movies at the Embassy on Monday evenings and not have to go down a single step. The most accessible row of seats is the closest to you as you come in the door. The seats are marked ‘RESERVED Accessible seating’ and if that’s you, they’re yours. There’s a…

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