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New Zealand International Film Awards
Roxy Cinema
5 Park Road
New Zealand

New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival celebrates the work of independent filmmakers, taking us all on a journey to discover new worlds through film.

The festival’s  goal is to support local and international independent filmmakers and to provide a prominent stage to showcase emerging talent. The New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival will screen an exciting and diverse selection of features, shorts and experimental films giving the audience a glance into the ever-evolving world of human interaction and its various interpretations.

The 5th New Zealand Southern Cross Film Festival will take place October 26-28, 2018 in TGV Cinemas, Jalan 4/91, Taman Shamelin Perkasa, 55300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Come and experience wonderful storytelling from ground-breaking filmmakers from New Zealand and around the globe and let them lead you on an adventure through the worlds you never knew existed.


Location: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 167 - 169 Broadway, Newmarket NZ
Date: 07/09/2019




We receive hundreds of entries from all over the world every year. 

This would be your best opportunity to show off your work to the World.

Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, New Zealand International Film Awards challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the New Zealand and global communities.

About Roxy Cinema

Rediscovering magic of cinema

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s movie-making capital, Miramar, Wellington, The Roxy Cinema is one of the city’s leading attractions.


Quite simply, The Roxy has brought back the romance and magic of cinema to New Zealand. 

The Roxy Cinema opened its doors on 1 April 2011 after an extensive $6 million rebuild. The cinema began life as The Capitol Theatre in 1928, before being converted into a shopping mall, Capitol Court, in the late 1960s. 

In its new guise as The Roxy Cinema the complex now houses two luxurious state-of-the-art cinemas, the 60-seat licensed Coco at the Roxy restaurant and café (with stunning interior features created by the extraordinary team at Weta Workshop).

The Roxy Cinema complex has received accolades internationally for its authentic Art Deco design, and incredible sculptures and artworks that showcase Weta Workshop talent. It won a Gold Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2013.

The Roxy Cinema has won over visitors from around the world and recently won the prestigious “Best Cinema in New Zealand Award” by the Australian Independent Distributors’ Association (AIDA) at the 68th Australian International Movie Convention 2013.

The Roxy Cinema is co-owned by some of Wellington’s most dynamic and creative residents: Oscar-winning editor Jamie Selkirk and wife Ann, Weta Workshop founders Tania Rodger and Sir Richard Taylor, local foodies Valentina and Daminda Dias. All are passionate about film, food, and Wellington!

The Roxy Cinema is open seven days a week from 9am to late.

It is open all year round (only shutting for Christmas Day) and doesn’t charge public holiday surcharges.



The CAPITOL Theatre was purpose built in 1928 to screen silent films. In 1932 the cinema was converted to screen 'talkies' making it the last theatre in Wellington to do so. The cinema operated throughout the 30s through to the early 60s, with the last film being screened in 1964. The building was then converted to the CAPITOL Court, a shopping mall with a variety of small businesses operating. It sat idle for sometime before the Camperdown Studios group purchased it with thoughts to restore and revive it as a community cinema. Unfortunately for locals, a few movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy got in the way of this project and it was shelved for a while. Eventually, the group got together and over many years (architects drawings were being pawed over as early as 2006) the project got under way and to the delight of the owners, locals and visitors alike, the Roxy opened it doors for business on 1 April 2011 (with the cinemas being opened on 7 April 2011).

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