Entries by Festival Team

Planetarium Director Rebecca Zlotowski Announced as Festival Guest

We are delighted to announce director Rebecca Zlotowski will travel to New Zealand to present her stunning feature film Planetarium at selected screenings in Auckland and Wellington. Rebecca Zlotowski has a reputation for films of emotional depth and striking visuals. Taking us back to the height of studio cinema, Planetarium showcases opulent costumes and stunning […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: TV5MONDE

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor TV5MONDE. Alexandre Muller, Managing Director of TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique, sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some […]

Focus on Female Filmmakers

This year, we are proud to shine a spotlight on the brightest female stars of the directing world. This is reflected in the numerous works featured in this year’s line-up which have been crafted by supremely talented female directors. In the Festival programme section Women to the Fore, viewers are invited to experience a diverse […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Aircalin

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor Aircalin. Angela Hallett sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some insight into the company. What is your favourite […]

The 2017 Programme is Now Online

After months of preparation, viewing and selecting films, liaising with partners and much detailed planning, we are excited to have arrived at the moment when we officially announce the full programme. This year’s Festival will truly explore one language, and a world of emotions, and there is plenty in store with 36 films presented over […]

Festival Patrons Share Their Picks of the Programme

With the full programme reveal only a week away, we want to share one final sneak peek of what’s to come in the 2017 Festival by revealing our Festival Patrons’ picks. Peter Calder and Antonia Prebble took great care in selecting their top two films from the programme, and we hope you’ll be just as […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Renault New Zealand

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor Renault New Zealand. Sal Marti sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some insight into the company. […]

Opening and Closing Night Films Revealed

The programme has gone to print which means the final countdown to the 2017 Festival is underway! As a further teaser of what’s to come, we are excited to reveal our Opening and Closing Night films. Launching in Wellington on 1 March, the Festival will open with Jérôme Salle’s breathtaking The Odyssey (L’Odyssée), starring Lambert […]

Education Outreach Films Announced for 2017

Continuing our goal to fascinate, inspire, and educate, we are delighted to announce the line-up for the 2017 Education Outreach programme. The Education Outreach programme is designed to engage student audiences by exposing them to French language in context, and encourage discussion in the classroom through comprehensive French-language study guides, which are provided free of […]

Get a Taste of the Festival with Our 2017 Trailer

Bonne année et bonne santé! We hope you have had a lovely holiday season and a happy start to the New Year. We are only three weeks away from announcing our 2017 line-up, and we cannot wait to share this year’s selection of films with you. We have a few more surprises in store ahead […]