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Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival 2019

Doc Edge, Life Unscripted
A**holes: A Theory
Talking About Trees
Marks of Mana
War of Art
More Human Than Human
Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl
Beyond Moving
The Silence of Others
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
On Her Shoulders
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
30 May 2019 to 23 Jun 2019
Check full schedule online
The 14th Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival
Event type: 
Festival, Film, Workshop/Seminar
$0 - $250 See Ticketing Information
Q Theatre, The Roxy and more
Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland CBD Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Auckland CBD Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place Auckland CBD The Roxy, 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington Light House Cuba, 29 Wigan St, Te Aro, Wellington CBD Te Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington CBD
Auckland, Wellington


Doc Edge returns to Auckland and Wellington for the 14th International Documentary Film Festival in 2019, showcasing the best documentaries from New Zealand and the world.

For 2019’s film programme, Doc Edge brings together some of the year’s most popular and groundbreaking documentaries. World festival favourites screen alongside celebrations of whānau and fearless wāhine, investigations of crime & conspiracy, explorations everyday life and artistic excellence, and much more.

Doc Edge is an Academy Award qualifying film festival. From 30 May – 23 June, Doc Edge’s 2019 selection brings something for everyone – from doc lovers to first-timers. Q Theatre and The Roxy remains the heart of the Doc Edge Festival. Additional screenings, exhibitions and industry events will be held at the Auckland Art Gallery, the Ellen Melville Centre (Auckland), Light House Cuba and Te Auaha (Wellington).

In addition to film screenings and Q&As, the Festival runs the following events:

Doc Edge Schools: Free screenings programme during Doc Edge Festival to connect school students in with documentaries.

Doc Edge Goldies: Free screenings programme for seniors.

Doc Edge Forum: An industry event that brings together local and international film, TV and other media professionals. It offers seminars, panels, masterclasses, networking opportunities and Doc Edge Pitch, a documentary pitching forum for short and feature films and TV series.

Doc Edge Exhibition: A free to attend showcase of interactive storytelling projects featuring top international and local VR, AR, installations, and digital stories.

Key Dates & Events

  • 30 May - Opening Night Film in Auckland
  • 31 May - 1 June Doc Edge Forum in Auckland
  • 9 June - Closing Night Film in Auckland
  • 13 June - Opening Night Film in Wellington
  • 14 June - Doc Edge Forum in Wellington
  • 23 June - Closing Night Film in Wellington

For more information, visit docedge.nz

Written by

Doc Edge

3 May 2019

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004. Doc Edge's mission is to lead and inspire the creative, business and wider communities to develop and celebrate documentary stories.