Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival, Roxy Cinema
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival
This year's festival is jam-packed with cinematic treats for all - international films, documentaries, New Zealand works, short films, Hollywood royalty, and even one film from the ever-popular Incredibly Strange programme. We are thrilled to bring this selection of titles to the big screen.
Programme highlights include Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020 Audience Award winner Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt) featuring New Zealand actor Rachel House (Bellbird, NZIFF19), Venice Film Festival 2019 Best Actor and Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Best Film (Platform) winner Martin Eden and Palme D’Or winning director Kore-eada Hirokazu (Shoplifters, NZIFF18) returns to the Festival with French language feature The Truth, starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.
This year’s homegrown selection includes four documentaries: the last voyage of waka maker, sailor & mentor Ema Siope is honoured in Anna Marbrook’s powerful doco LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, Richard Riddiford’s compelling documentary Before Everest unpacks Sir Edmund Hillary’s harsh words about fellow mountaineer (and the director’s father) Earle Riddiford, Tupaia’s Endeavour – director Lala Rolls freely re-imagines Tupaia’s experience with the help of actor Kirk Torrance as Tupaia, and Leanne Pooley’s fearless doco The Girl on the Bridge tracks Jazz Thornton’s journey from suicide survivor to mental-health advocate.
Short films from local talent include the collections New Zealand’s Best: Daddy’s Girl (Kōtiro) (director Cian Elyse White), Daniel (director: Claire Van Beek), Love is Real! (director: Calvin Sang), Oranges and Lemons (director: Robyn Grace), Pain (director: Anna Duckworth), and Safety Net (director: Anthea Williams) and the Ngā Whanaunga Māori and Pasifika Shorts: Purea (director: Kath Akuhata-Brown), Forgive Me (director: Chelsea Winstanley), Kapaemahu (director: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson), Emily (director Mark Papalii), I Am The Moment (director: Robert George), Money Honey (director: Isaac Knights-Washbourn), and Gurl (director: Mika X).
Tickets on will go on sale on July 10th with in-house box office sales starting at 10:00am and online ticketing appearing later in the day. Click on the below posters to be taken to each booking page which has details about the films.
Ticket prices for the Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival - Roxy Cinema Screenings:
Seniors (65+): $13.50
$1.50 Booking Fee per ticket applies for online sales.
Box Office Hours – 10am – 9pm Tuesday - Sunday
No Phone Bookings (except wheelchair required bookings)
Wheelchair bookings must be made in person or over the phone (04) 388-5555 ext. 2
All seating is allocated and we will not take any unpaid bookings sorry.
Concession pricing applies to the following groups: Film Societies, Industry Guilds, Emergency Services, Nurses, Teachers and Charity Volunteers, all upon valid ID.
Helpful booking tips when booking multiple films:
- After you select get to 'Personal Details' page click 'CONTINUE SHOPPING' this will take you back to the main page, but will hold that current ticket in the basket.
- Go into next NZIFF film you want to buy tickets for and do the same.
- Repeat until you have got tickets for each film then put in your personal details and click 'NEXT'. This should take you to a credit card form. Finish this and soon after you should receive details of your booking in your email. Click on the below posters to be taken to each booking page.
- The Roxy website is optimised for regular Roxy trade (buying tickets to one film at a time). As a result your transaction may not complete as wanted. It is recommended if buying many tickets for many sessions to do this onsite at The Roxy Box Office.
Refunds and cancellations with be in line with The Roxy's standard Terms & Conditions