Entries by Festival Team

Spotlight on a Sponsor: TV5MONDE

To celebrate our fantastique 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 Silver Sponsor TV5MONDE. Alexandre Muller, Managing Director of TV5MONDE Asia Pacific, sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give […]

The 2018 Programme is Here!

“After months of preparation and many many film viewings, we are delighted to present you with a film programme that proves le cinéma français remains as innovative and surprising as ever. The films presented show the full range of creativity and originality that make France’s cinema scene one of the most vibrant in the world. […]

Kate Rodger Shares her Picks of the Programme

There’s only one more week to wait until the full programme for the 2018 Festival is revealed, so we wanted to share one final sneak preview of what’s in store with the help of our Festival Patron. Kate Rodger has selected her top two films from the programme of more than 35 feature films, and […]

Introducing our 5 Trip Pass

Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that we will have 5 Trip Passes available for sale at select venues for the 2018 Festival! You can watch more for less and make the most of the diverse programme as the pass will save you $10 off the price of 5 single Adult admissions. As […]

Opening and Closing Night Films Announced

With the 2018 programme safely in the hands of our printer, the final countdown is on to the launch of the Festival! As a further teaser of what’s in store, we are beyond excited to reveal our electric Opening and Closing Night films. Launching in Auckland on 1 March, the 2018 Festival will open with […]

Education Outreach Selection Revealed

Continuing our goal to fascinate, inspire, and educate, we are delighted to announce the line-up for the 2018 Education Outreach programme. Learning a language is a way to understand our globalised world and expand cultural horizons. Cinema and film offer the perfect medium for an enjoyable language learning experience. The Festival puts an emphasis on […]

Presenting our 2018 Festival Poster

The holiday season has arrived and we would like to wish you all Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année. The French Film Festival elves are busy finalising the print programme and preparing for a fantastic celebration of French cinema, but before we ring in the holidays, we are delighted to reveal our bold and bright […]

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 […]