Call for Entry

New Zealand International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2018


The New Zealand International Film Festival is accepting films for both International and NZ/Australia/Pacific Islands filmmakers. Here you will find more information about their Call for Entry.

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand. A programme of between 150-170 features is presented in Auckland and Wellington. NZIFF opens in Auckland one weekend and gets underway in Wellington the next, overlapping for ten of their respective 17-day seasons. A smaller programme then travels to twelve further centres. The consolidation of several separately evolved Festivals into a single event known as The New Zealand International Film Festival occurred for the first time in 2009.

General Rules:
– Films submitted MUST be New Zealand Premiere.
– Films must screen in their original language with, where appropriate, English subtitles.
– Feature films, documentaries and shorts are all accepted.
– The main strand of NZIFF is non-competitive and has always observed the principle that all participating films should receive a measure of financial reward. We return 25% of the box office from all feature-length screenings to entrants.
Entry Fee: FREE
International Films: March 29th, 2018
NZ/Australia/Pacific Islands Films: April 20th, 2018

To read more about the Rules and Regulations please follow the next link:

Full Entry Form can be found here:
International Entry Form 2018
New Zealand Entry Form 2018

Please note that the NZIFF takes place from July to September 2018 in various cities around New Zealand.

To see other Call for Entries please go to our section “Call for Entries”.

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