New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival

Opening Date: 
September 11, 2022
Earlybird Deadline: 
October 25, 2022
Regular Deadline: 
December 19, 2022
Late Deadline: 
January 23, 2023
Extended Deadline: 
March 01, 2023
Notification Date: 
April 26, 2023
Event Date: 
May 07, 2023 to May 14, 2023
Festival Description: 
The New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival takes place in  New Zealand. 
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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