New Zealand has always been a notable choice for snowy adventures and breathtaking landscapes. But did you know that Kiwi also adore cinema to the core and host a grand New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) every year? Held across the country during the second half the year, it is one of the most sought after film festivals in Oceania and make for a great time for beholding the passion of Kiwis for cinema.
Auckland is the key destination for the Film Festival and attracts a slew of tourists during this time. If you are also planning a visit between July and August then do partake in this glorious event. It is scheduled to take place from 17th July to 03rd August, 2014 at The Civic Theatre at Corner Queen Street and Wellesley Street in Auckland. Other theatres to enjoy the screenings of some of the best creations in various languages are SKYCITY Theatre, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Event Cinemas and Academy Cinema. The opening ceremony will start at 1900 hrs and movies will be featured till midnight.
If you are an avid filmmaker and looking for inspiration, there are numerous titles to buy tickets for. Although, NZIFF Auckland is majorly a non-competitive festival, NZ’s Best is one category where winner takes away the grand cash prize. NZ’s Best is a competition of short films where six titles have already been selected. These six titles are Cold Snap, Eleven, Over The Moon, Ross &Beth, School Night and U.F.O. Movie freaks boarding flights to Auckland to be a part of this film festival can like their Facebook page and follow their Twitter to keep up with the latest updates related to this gala event. For more information on New Zealand International Film Festival, browse through the official website of the event www.nziff.co.nz/2014/auckland/.