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 and all over the world, covering film premieres and festivals, visiting movie sets, shooting interviews and filing stories from as far afield as Egypt, Rome, Samoa, Sydney, Chicago, Hollywood and Hamilton.

A veteran of the Oscar’s red carpet carnage, she has crossed live from Royal premieres in London with James Bond, survived rabid Robert Pattinson fans at not one but two Twilight red carpet premieres, and has covered the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Doha film festivals.

“I am honoured to be asked to be a patron for this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival, and can’t wait to dive into the vast and delectable array of French cinema!” — Kate Rodger

We look forward to sharing her picks of the programme with you in the new year.