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NZ International Film Festival screening at MTG Century Theatre

Published: 16 July 2020

Last Updated: 11 August 2020


A scene from local drama Rūrangi, screening at MTG Century Theatre during the NZ International Film Festival.

Film lovers have an exciting 10 days of movies to look forward to when the New Zealand International Film Festival returns to the MTG Century Theatre, Napier, from Friday 24 July.

The festival was to be held online only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the easing of restrictions meant that a selection of this year’s films can now be viewed at MTG Century Theatre. It is the only venue in Hawke’s Bay to screen NZIFF films this year.

 “We were initially told the New Zealand International Film Festival would be a casualty of the coronavirus so we are especially excited that it’s coming to our theatre next week. It’s shorter – 10 days rather than the usual three weeks – but the film selection is outstanding. As we are the only local venue featuring the festival this year, I’m sure we will be busier than ever,” says Laura Vodanovich, MTG Director.

The opening event, featuring the Australian film True History of the Kelly Gang, includes a glass of Esk Valley wine or juice and nibbles from 5.30pm in the Century Theatre foyer, for $20. The film begins at 6pm.

Other movies hail from Europe, Scandinavia, the United States, and there are two Kiwi movies, the drama Rūrangi, and documentary The Girl on the Bridge.

Key facts:

  • The festival runs from Friday 24 July to Sunday 2 August.
  • Tickets are available over the counter at MTG Hawke’s Bay now, with no booking fees, or through Eventfinda. Door sales will be available one hour prior to screening.
  • Tickets are: $17.50 general admission, $13 Friends of MTG/senior citizens, $15 students/nurses/community service cardholders, $12 children (aged15 and under).
  • For full details of each screening, go to: MTG Hawke's Bay

For more information please contact:
Amanda Sye

Visitor Engagement Coordinator
MTG Hawke’s Bay           

MTG Hawke’s Bay – Tai Ahuriri: The region’s award-winning museum

Visit MTG Hawke’s Bay, home of the region’s taonga and other treasures. Explore the artefacts in the Maori Gallery and discover the remarkable story of the region’s recovery following the devastating earthquake of 1931. The museum also showcases changing exhibitions of art, culture and social history, while MTG’s Century Theatre features film, live theatre, music and more. With activities for children, a gift shop and so much to see, the museum is a must-do experience for visitors and locals alike.

Free entry
9.30am – 5pm daily
1 Tennyson Street, Napier

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