About the Dunedin Film Society
The Dunedin Film Society is a non-profit incorporated society and a registered charity. It is also a member of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, a non-commercial distribution network that has been screening films throughout the country for more than 70 years. There are additional film societies in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Hamilton, as well as in several smaller centres. 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 each year.
The annual Dunedin Film Society season aims to take you further, in order to extend your understanding and enjoyment of films and film cultures from around the world. Our weekly emailed descriptions of each film include excerpts taken from international and local film criticism that represents a broad range of ideas 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 publicity costs.
A committee of unpaid volunteers that has been selected from the general membership runs every individual film society. The Dunedin Film Society’s management committee is elected at our AGM in March or April each year. After the next AGM, our management committee will consist of Raphael Richter-Gravier (President), Alister McDonald (Vice-President), Janelle Kennedy (Secretary), Katherine van der Vliet (Treasurer), Vicki Evans, Norm Hewitt, Craig McNab, Claudia McNab, Radhika Raghav and Sylvia Wouters.
The Dunedin Film Society would like to thank the University of Otago and Short Film Otago for their continuing support. Our screening of CHINA’S VAN GOGHS is presented in co-operation with the Confucius Institute, Victoria University of Wellington; our screening of BADEN BADEN, FIDELIO: ALICE’S ODYSSEY, LES COWBOYS and NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH is presented in co-operation with the Embassy of France and the Institut Français; and our screening of FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR, WILD and YOUNG TÖRLESS is presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut.
Programming by Michael McDonnell, the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies.
The Dunedin Film Society
PO Box 5454
Contact Phone: (03) 479-4903