New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival

Opening Date: 
August 13, 2018
Earlybird Deadline: 
February 06, 2019
Regular Deadline: 
March 31, 2019
Late Deadline: 
April 30, 2019
Extended Deadline: 
July 21, 2019
Notification Date: 
October 01, 2019
Event Date: 
October 09, 2019 to October 11, 2019
Festival Description: 
The New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival takes place on 9th-10th October 2019 You can enter the festival at New Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167 – 169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023 New Zealand 1023 between 17:00PM and 22:00AM.
At New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival other festivals and distributors may get in touch. Many scouts attend the screenings and Q&As looking for new talent. The accommodation is in a large Hall, so all the attendees are mixed together and it is easy to make contacts.
New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival is a specialized festival aimed to support films of young directors.
The festival has limited funds in terms of travel and accommodation but they will arrange for you to stay with local film-makers which can often be more beneficial than staying in a hotel.
Awards & Prizes: 
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Story
Best Student Film
Special Jury Award


Rules & Terms: 
A confirmation letter will be sent once your film would be selected and approved by New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival committee.
If the film was selected, You will be contacted via E-mail. 
Certificate/Laurels are available upon request. 
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Support's picture
Great Festival.

Great Festival.

timfilm@ihug.co.nz's picture
We had a privilege to

We had a privilege to participate in the 2017 edition of the festival. It was great to see the film on a big screen. The organisers were helpful, attentive and supportive. Thank you for a memorable night and such a positive and encouraging experience.

Support's picture
Hi there,
Hi there,
This email is to confirm that our film "Crackheads" took part in the 2017 edition of this festival. We really enjoyed being part of this event, where we won an award for Best Director.
The owners were attentive, supportive and generous. It was a very positive and encouraging experience, and we'd be delighted to participate again.
I hope the festival becomes a regular fixture in NZ.
Kind Regards

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