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School Group Screenings

Short films are great for kids! Watching short films is a great way to connect young Kiwis with our own stories and culture. We are pleased to once again be offering special screenings of the Whanau Friendly section of our programme to teachers of school children and other community groups at most of our cinemas nationwide.

The 2021 films

This section of the programme offers a selection of high quality, fun and educational short films that can  be enjoyed by people of all ages. The films are most suitable for 7-16yr olds. The films for this year haven’t been selected yet, but you can check out the list from last year here.

The screening will be rated G or PG and generally runs for approximately 80 minutes.

What teachers are saying

Studying short films can enhance students’ literacy and skills, especially in English, drama, and media studies.

“Overall, the short film unit has been really enjoyable and the ‘My Generation’ session was the perfect programme for our class.” – Christchurch teacher

Book your School Group Screening now

Participating cinemas are now available for bookings. Teachers can contact us to arrange a time that suits them and their students. If you would like more details about this programme or to book your screening now, please contact us.

Participating cinemas

  • The Vic (Auckland)
  • Matakana Cinemas (Matakana)
  • Waiheke Island Community Cinema (Waiheke Island)
  • Dorothy Browns (Arrowtown)
  • Alice Cinematheque (Christchurch)
  • Colville Town Hall (Colville)
  • Dome Cinema (Gisborne)
  • MTG Century Theatre (Hawke’s Bay)
  • 4th Wall Theatre (New Plymouth)
  • Rialto Cinema (Tauranga)
  • Embassy Cinemas (Thames)
  • Ruby’s Cinema (Wanaka)
  • Light House Cuba (Wellington)
  • Endeavour Park (Picton)