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Archived: Doc Edge Festival 2020

After an amazing online season, the 2020 DOC Edge Festival is returning for a two week encore season!

Doc Edge begins a two-week encore season available on-demand. 32 feature films and 22 short films from the 2020 festival are now available to rent, including this year’s Best NZ Feature, Elementa, the hit biopic about Robert Fisk, This is Not a Movie and audience favourite, Influence.

Viewers will have 48 hours to watch their film once they press play. A record number of over 40 Q&A sessions recorded with filmmakers during the festival are also online, giving further insight into the great talents and storytelling of the stunning line-up of local and international filmmakers. 

The school holidays align perfectly with the encore season and all short films continue to be free.  In addition, Chorus has generously extended the half-price ticket offer for feature films.

The Doc Edge Encore Season runs from Monday 6 July until Sunday 19 July.  To watch online, visit: 

The 2020 Doc Edge Festival is going digital!

To connect kiwi communities and give audiences a chance to experience a multi-faceted expression of life outside the bubble, Doc Edge is moving the full 2020 festival and industry event programme online, translating the physical festival to an innovative digital environment this June.

“While we might be physically distant right now, we are not socially distant, and we are reaching out with this new festival format to create a much-needed sense of community”, says Alex Lee, Doc Edge Director. 

A record number of films were submitted this year and Doc Edge wishes to honour the filmmakers for all the effort, time and love they and their film crews have poured into each and every one of those titles.

The Doc Edge Schools programme will be a welcome addition to teachers around the country with free screenings for students. Schools sessions will be supported by educational packs and will also include interactive talks with filmmakers and experts.

The festival, traditionally presented in Auckland and Wellington, will now be available to everyone in Aotearoa. Doc Edge intends to reimagine the collective experience of the Festival by creating digital spaces for interaction and conversation, including the popular Q&A sessions with filmmakers. More than simply a library of online content, Doc Edge will bring the in-cinema festival experience into the home. 

The festival will be available nationwide so everyone will be able to attend the screenings and other events from wherever they are, even in their pj's if they wish!  Doc Edge will be rolling out updates between now and Opening Night, but here's what we can tell you right now. 

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Last updated: 19 July 2020

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