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About Us
The Dunedin Film Society is a non-profit incorporated society and a registered charitable organisation. It is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies,a non-commercial distribution network that has been screening films throughout the country for over 60 years. There are additional film societies in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Hamilton, as well as in several smaller centers. Each year we screen our combined programmes to an estimated total audience of 25,000.

The New Zealand Federation of Film Societies specialises in screening rare films that might not otherwise be available, including high quality documentaries, short films, Hollywood and international classics, director’s retrospectives and the best of contemporary cinema. We also make a point of showing a selection of significant New Zealand films every year, with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

The annual Film Society season aims to take you further, in order to extend your understanding of film and film culture from around the world and here at home. Our weekly e-mailed descriptions of each film include excerpts taken from international and local film criticism that represents a diverse range of views and beliefs.

Dunedin Film Society membership is open to everyone. We operate on an annual subscription basis because (with just a few exceptions) we have non-commercial screening rights, and must screen to members or 3-Movie Pass holders only. Your annual subscription contributes to programming services, theatre, transport and administration costs. The Dunedin Film Society would like to thank the University of Otago, The Church Cinema and keyprint printing limited for their support this year, as acknowledged in our 2011 brochures.

All film societies are run by committees of volunteers from the general membership. The Dunedin Film Society committee is elected at our AGM in April each year. Our current president is Vicki Evans.

The 2011 programme is presented with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.

We acknowledge the generous assistance of the Embassy of France, the Goethe Institut, the National Film Board of Canada, Creative New Zealand, the Film Archive and the New Zealand Film Commission. Programming by Michael McDonnell, NZ Federation of Film Societies.

Contact Us


Postal Address
The Dunedin Film Society
PO Box 5454

Contact phone
(03) 479-2549