DOCNZ E-Newsletter

#25 - March 2009

Kia Ora. DOCNZ 2009 has ended in Wellington and the South Island is next. The festival will run 26 March to 5 April at Regent on Worcester (Christchurch) and The Octagon (Dunedin). In this e-newsletter you will find the latest information about DOCNZ.

The DOCNZ Team.

1. DOCNZ Festival DOCS ROCK Starts in Christchurch and Dunedin on Thursday

DOCNZ will rock the South Island from 11am Thursday 26 March.

DOCNZ 2009 will run at Regent on Worcester and The Octagon from 26 March to 5 April so book you tickets today at The opening night film is the Beatles - Cirque du Soleil documentary All Together Now. We recommend taking advantage of the Multiple Tickets Discount. This discount allows you to buy 5 or more tickets for any combination of sessions at the same venue for $12.00 instead of the usual $15.50. These 5 or more tickets can then be divided among your friends and family as you see fit.

With over 50 films this year, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss this year’s competition films, Country Focus on Germany, the Spotlight on Humour as well as the Best of Fest, World Cinema, Heroes & Icons, and Culture Vulture sections. Also, check out the winners of the DOCNZ 2009 Awards.

In Christchurch, a special Q&A will be held for Shustak the award winning film (Best NZ Feature Documentary) about the legacy of enigmatic radical Lawrence Shustak, a popculture philosopher who left New York in the 1970s and later set up the photography department at the University of Canterbury. Director Stuart Page (winner of Best Emerging NZ Filmmaker) and members of the Shustak family will attend the screening on Monday, 30 March at 8pm.

2. DOCNZ Focus Tickets on sale for the next screening on 15 April

The next DOCNZ Focus screening will be held on 15 April at 6:30pm at the Academy Cinemas (44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD). Book tickets online.

The Boot Cake - Dir. Kathryn Millard/Australia/2008/75mins.

A small desert town on the edge of western India’s famous salt plains is the unlikely home of the world’s largest population of Charlie Chaplin impersonators. The Charlie Circle of Adipur embraces businessmen, shopkeepers, a doctor who prescribes Chaplin movies for medicinal purposes, teachers, engineers, students and a three-year-old pre-schooler. They all share a passion for the silent film star of the early 1900s, with his twirling cane, wobbly walk and agitated eyebrows.

DOCNZ Focus screenings are open to the public. You may join as a member or attend single sessions. A group discount (10 or more) is available too. Bookings and tickets are available on online.

3. Directing Documentary two day seminar with Leanne Polley

Award winning documentary filmmaker Leanne Pooley in association with the Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand will be holding a two day "Directing Documentary Seminar” on the 18th and 19th of April in Auckland (Unitec). For more information and booking: 

4. Call for Submissions

YamagataInternational Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata, Japan 8 - 15 October 2009. Deadline: 10 April 2009

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL - International Documentary Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania, 26 October – 1 November 2009. Deadline: 1 May 2009

CPH:Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, 6-15 November 2009. Deadline: 1 May and 1 August 2009.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs National Park, United States, 16 – 25 October 2009. Deadline: 22 May 2009

Doclisboa - Internacional Documentary Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 15- 25 October 2009. Entry deadline: 15 June 2009

FIFO - Pacific International Documentary Film Festival, Tahiti 26-31 January 2010. Deadline: 1 October 2009 Page top