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Doc Edge Festival 2021 - Life Unscripted

Workhorse Queen
7 Years of Luks Graham
Down A Dark Stairwell
High Tide Don't Hide
Love: The Last Chapter
The Garden of Evil
Misha and the Wolf
3 Jun 2021 to 11 Jul 2021
Thursday 3 June to Sunday 11 July 2021
The 16th annual Oscar-qualifying international documentary film festival in association with RNZ.
Event type: 
Festival, Film, Live event
$20 full, $17 Concession, 5/10 Film Pass & more
SkyCity Theatre, The Civic, The Roxy, Online
**SkyCity Theatre 3-7 June: 78 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD **The Civic 10-13 June: Crn of Queen Street & 269-287 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD **The Roxy 17-27 June: 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington **Online nationwide 4 June 11 July
Online, Auckland, Wellington


Welcome to the 16th Doc Edge Festival in association with RNZ.

83 films. 38 days. 4 venues. 3 June – 11 July 2021.

A Documentary Festival Like No Other.

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Oscar-qualifying Doc Edge Festival is back in theatres. Connecting film lovers with 83 of the very best documentaries from NZ and around the globe, the festival continues to offer a must-watch programme of world-class cinema.

In Auckland, SkyCity Theatre is the only place to see 18 of the festival features and 3 Doc Edge Originals, between Thursday 3 and Monday 7 June and The Civic is the only place to see 14 of the festival features between Thursday 10 and Sunday 13 June

In Wellington, The Roxy is the only place to screen all 32 features between Thursday 17 and Sunday 27 June. 

The fourth venue is online nationwide with 81 of the festival's short and feature films available between Friday 4 June and Sunday 11 July. 

Featuring daring voyages, political thrillers, heart-warming personal tales, eccentric character studies and more, there is something for everyone.

Theatre audiences will enjoy live Q&As with filmmakers, and entertainment including virtual and augmented reality exhibitions, and live performances. When planning your day out, make sure you allow time to enjoy everything the Festival Village has on offer.

Virtual audiences will also enjoy scheduled live Q&As with filmmakers as well as recorded Q&As + performances from the theatres. 

Visit the Doc Edge website for more information and to view the full 2021 programme.

Written by

Doc Edge

4 May 2021

The Documentary New Zealand Trust (Doc Edge) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004. Doc Edge is the home for storytelling that changes your world.