Irish Film Fest NZ

Irish Film Fest NZ is the first national Irish Film fest to grace New Zealand screens. The festival will screen at Academy Cinema so grab a pint of Guinness, brush up on your Irish and get comfy with the best that 2018 has to offer in Irish cinema!

Highly anticipated in the festival is the NZ premiere of gala title “Black 47”. The action packed revenge western set during the potato famine has grossed over $2 million NZD at the Irish box office and stars Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, and Barry Keoghan.

Following this is SXSW breakout "Making the Grade" (with director Ken Wardrop in attendance at select screenings for Q&As) which looks at piano teachers and their students from year zero-eight as they prepare for their exams. Each lesson gives the audience a joyous peak into the lives of everyday Irish citizens.

Those everyday citizens along with some of the biggest Irish film and music talent (Hozier, Jim Sheridan, Glen Hansard) took matters into their own hands to try and end homelessness in Dublin. "Shelter Me: Apollo House" tells the stranger than fiction story of how an abandoned building became a make shift shelter and an inspirational event for millions. Central subject ‘Damien Dempsey’ is performing as part of the NZ Irish Fest.

Finally, for those seeking more formal enlightenment there is the True/False darling, "Lovers of the Night". This beautiful mosaic of seven Irish monks living in a secluded monastery is full of anecdotes not on religion but on decades of a life lived.

For the first time this November Kiwis and Irish nationwide will come together for the inaugural NZ Irish Fest to celebrate everything Irish.

Book Your Tickets Here

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019