72 years after the first film society was founded in Wellington, the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies continues its dedication to broadening your film-going options.
Your local Film Society is a link in New Zealand’s only alternative non-profit network of film exhibition. As a predominantly voluntary organisation the Film Society plays an important role in bringing a variety of international cinema to this country’s screens.
With no two Societies offering exactly the same programme, local screenings are drawn from the Film Society’s own extensive collection, in conjunction with a selection of the exciting titles freshly imported this year.
Film Society membership is available to everyone, entitling you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. (Censorship ratings apply to all screenings.) Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. A variety of membership options are available depending on your area with many Societies offering short-term memberships that allow you to hand pick a sample of what’s on offer. Membership in many areas also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.
Each Film Society is run by a committee of volunteers elected from the general membership at its AGM. At the AGM of the NZ Federation of Film Societies, Film Society representatives are elected to the Management Committee.
Current Management Committee members elected at the 2018 AGM are: Helen Marie O'Connell (President), Chris Hormann (Vice President), Helen Mann (Co-Secretary), Caroline Garratt (Co-Secretary), Alan Collins (Treasurer), Michael McDonnell (NZFFS Programmer), Tanya Surrey (Past President), Andrea Haines (Hamilton), Andrew Lockett (Auckland), Chris Watson (Nelson), Vicki Evans (Dunedin), Rik Howes (Palmerston North), Ross Stevenson (Timaru), David Jenkinson (Co-opted), Jane McKenzie (Co-opted), Peter Goodbehere (Co-opted), David Lindsay (Co-opted).
New Zealand Federation of Film Societies