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The New Zealand International Film Festival Is Moving Online for 2020

It will feature a world-class lineup of local and international films for audiences to screen at home.
By Stephen Heard
April 30, 2020
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The New Zealand International Film Festival Is Moving Online for 2020

It will feature a world-class lineup of local and international films for audiences to screen at home.
By Stephen Heard
April 30, 2020
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Film festival across the world are adapting because of the COVID-19 pandemic and stringent gathering and social distancing limitations. For ten days next month a who's who of the film festival game — including Tribeca, Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance — are joining forces to present a free online festival of features, shorts, documentaries and more via YouTube.

Now, the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has announced its 2020 program will be presented in an online format. The New Zealand International Film Festival At Home – Online will take place from 24 July to 2 August with a world-class lineup of local and international films for audiences to screen at home.

NZIFF Director Marten Rabarts says it will be a true film festival experience featuring premieres of films each night, a virtual red carpet and filmmaker Q&As. Guest curators come by way of Venice Film Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program. Some films will be screened as one-off events, and many of the films presented will be exclusive to the online festival.

Full information on the program, viewing costs and viewing windows for the online platform will be announced on Monday, 22 June.

The New Zealand International Film Festival At Home – Online will take place from 24 July to 2 August.

Published on April 30, 2020 by Stephen Heard

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