We're All Going to Die Film Festival

A one-night film festival aiming to open up the conversation around fear and death.
Sarah Ward
Published on February 05, 2018


As far as names go, Auckland's latest festival doesn't boast the cheeriest: We're All Going to Die. Take that moniker as inspiration. Knowing that your time alive is limited, should you make the most of it?

Forget "YOLO" and "life's too short", although they might sound appropriate. "Fear less, live more" is the fest's motto, and it has compiled the program to prove it, which will take over The Vic in Devonport from 7pm on February 7. The festival was born out of founder Stefan Hunt's search for perspective around his day-to-day fears and anxiety.

So, what does this morbid-meets-motivational concept support lead to? Attendees can expect ten short films focusing on topics like death, fear, judgement and life. Hunt's own We're All Going to Die will screen as well as shorts by the way of New York, Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand's own Samuel Kristofski and Claire Littler.

A Q&A with Hunt, Littler and Smriti Keshari will follow the screening to unpack the creative process when creating a film such as these, and the vulnerability that goes along with it.


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