Entries by Festival Team

First Films for 2018 Revealed

Festival HQ is buzzing with excitement as we finalise the 2018 poster and print programme ahead of the holiday break. As a sneak peek of what’s to come, we are thrilled to reveal our first three titles of the Festival. Featuring a mix of comedy, drama and coming of age stories, these first feature films […]

Meet our 2018 Festival Patron

Alongside our first sneak peek of the Festival programme, we are delighted to welcome Kate Rodger as the 2018 Festival Patron. Kate Rodger is the Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film Reviewer, and a self-confessed addict of all things cinema. Over her past 15 years with 3News (now Newshub) her job has taken her all over New Zealand […]

AF FFF at Akaroa French Fest

Bonjour Festival Fans, From Thursday 05 October, Akaroa Cine Café will be screening five delights from past French Film Festivals: Up for Love, Blind Date, Boomerang, Planetarium and the family delight Belle and Sebastien. Tickets are $10 for all sessions. Tickets are now available from Akaroa Cine Café. If you are joining the fun of the Akaroa […]

C’est fini!

Bonjour Festival Fans, Voilà le festival est terminé — the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival is over. Six very intense cinephile weeks lie behind us with with many memorable openings, events and emotional film moments. Merci again to everyone who joined us in cinemas across New Zealand to celebrate the best of French cinema. We look […]

Slice of Heaven

Following the 2016 Festival, Julie Hill hit the jackpot when she won a trip to New Caledonia in our Website Competition. Thanks to New Caledonia Tourism and Aircalin, Julie experienced a fantastic taste of what the Pacific Heart had to offer. “Before leaving I had plenty of time to bring back memories of 1968 when […]