Italian Film Festival
Welcome to the Italian Film Festival 2012 - New Zealand

2014 Locations and Dates

Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket
24 September - 12 October
Berkeley Takapuna, Auckland
25 September - 12 October
WellingtonEmbassy Theatre
9 October - 26 October
ChristchurchHollywood Cinema
16 October - 29 October
DunedinRialto Cinemas
8 October - 22 October

Italian Film

Cancellation of the 2015 Italian Film festival

I am sorry to say that there will be no Italian Film festival this year. After 19 consecutive years the festival is no longer financially viable and I am sadly left with no choice but to cancel the 2015 event.

It is particularly disappointing that what was NZs leading cultural film festival, up to 3 years ago as big as all other cultural film festivals combined, was reduced to survival mode these past 3 years and is now to be consigned to the history books. That is the financially reality of cultural events in our current economic environment.

I know that there are many of you as disappointed to be hearing this news as I am in telling it. I really am sorry that it has come to this, but after 4 years of battling I have run out of energy and time.

It has been great ‘talking’ to you during my 14-year connection to the festival. I have very much enjoyed those conversations, getting fantastic feedback and compliments and hearing of your enjoyment of the films you have seen. I hope you are able to find another place to get your ‘Italian film fix’.

Thanks again for your support. Viva il cinema italiano!

Cav. Tony Lambert

Festival Director

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