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The Documentary Edge E-Newsletter / Issue 35 – MAR 2010

Kia ora! The Documentary Edge Festival in running in Wellington (two venues) until the 28th of March. Check out the programme and book your tickets today as some sessions are selling out. The Quadrant Hotel Auckland has extended its special offer and we thank Auckland for a successful festival this year.

Here is the latest from the Documentary Edge hub.

The Documentary Edge Team

1. Documentary Edge Festival – Wellington rocks

After a successful run in Auckland, the Documentary Edge Festival is already underway in two fabulous locations in Wellington: Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay and City Gallery Wellington.  Screenings run from around midday and the festival’s information desk at Reading Cinemas is a popular spot to get information and chat about the films.

This is also a reminder that tickets to City Gallery Wellington are available at Real Groovy, Dazzle Tickets, and at the door from one hour before the screening.

The festival will run until Sunday 28th March so don’t miss the last few days to see some of the best documentaries from New Zealand and around the world and support the Documentary Edge Festival.

The closing night film on Sunday at 8.55pm is Art & Copy.

2. Documentary Edge Festival –Thank you Auckland

Documentary Edge Festival ended on Sunday, 14 March with the closing night film, Art & Copy, selling out. The top ten films in Auckland this year were:

  1. Art & Copy
  2. End of the Line
  3. The Unnatural History of the Kakapo
  4. The Yes Men Fix the World
  5. Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudi’s Secrets
  6. Mount St. Elias
  7. The Desert of Forbidden Art
  8. The Belgrade Phantom
  9. Defamation
  10. El Sistema

Audience numbers increased by 30% over last year and we would like to thank each and every one of you who attended and supported the festival. We also would like to thank all the filmmakers, visitors, volunteers and supporters who helped making Documentary Edge Festival 2010 a success. We will announce details on Documentary Edge Festival 2011 in April.

3. The Quadrant Hotel Auckland offer to continue

Documentary Edge guests stayed at the fabulous Quadrant Hotel Auckland and loved it!  And what’s not to love? The hotel is one of the coolest in Auckland, the wi-fi internet is free, the room rates special are low and the staff are extremely friendly.

The amazing team at the Quadrant Hotel loved our guests so much that they are extending the Documentary Edge Special Rates to apply all year round. Just mention that you are a Documentary Edge fan and enjoy the special offer and your stay at the Quadrant Hotel.

See the Quadrant Hotel Documentary Edge rate card (PDF) .

4. Thank You to all partners!

Documentary Edge Festival counts heavily on its partners and we would like to thank each and every one of them. Please support our partners whenever you can and let them know that their support of Documentary Edge is valuable and appreciated.

The Listener
Documentary Channel, NewstalkZB
Bronze sponsors: Screenhub, The Quadrant Hotel Auckland, TNT, Screenrights, National Geographic Channel, Triangle Stratos, Geon, iSite.

5. Calls for documentary submissions

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