Entries by Festival Team

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 […]

Presenting our 2017 Festival Poster

The holiday season has arrived and we would like to wish you all Joyeux Noël et 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 2017 poster. Featuring Marion […]

Meet our 2017 Festival Patrons

With the holidays (and the 2017 Festival) just around the corner, we have plenty to celebrate with the return of New Zealand actress Antonia Prebble as a 2017 Festival Patron. Antonia gained a passion for all things French while living for a time in Paris, and following sterling patronage of the 2016 Festival, she returns […]

First Films Announced for AF FFF 2017

As the holiday season approaches, The Alliance Française French Film Festival is preparing to return to New Zealand screens, to once again share one language, and a world of emotions. Following the success of the 2016 Festival, which marked 10 years of celebrating the best of French cinema, the coming year will showcase a collection of […]

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 […]