Panasonic New Zealand is proud to partner with the Doc Edge Festival for
Now in its 11th year, the Doc Edge Festival is New Zealand's
only dedicated documentary film festival which showcases the best
films from New Zealand and abroad from the past year.
52 films will screen at the festival including the world
premiere of A Billion Lives, and many award-winning films
including Sonita, Song of Lahore, Among the
Believers and Miners Shot Down. Local and
international filmmakers will also be attending the festival for
unique Q&A's and DOC talks.
Panasonic New Zealand will be providing cash prizes to the
winners of the Best International Feature and Best International
Short categories. The winners for the Best New Zealand Director,
Cinematography and Editing categories will also receive Panasonic's
iconic LUMIX GH4 Camera. Winners for each category will be
announced on Thursday 12 May.
Furthermore, the Doc Edge Festival will be offering free daytime
screenings to participating schools in the Doc 4 Schools programme.
Students will be given the opportunity to view diverse subjects and
to facilitate further discussion. One participating school from the
Doc 4 Schools programme will receive a Panasonic Camcorder for the
students to try out filmmaking.
Andrew Reid, LUMIX Product Manager at Panasonic New Zealand says
"We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Doc Edge Festival.
At Panasonic, we are passionate about fostering creativity and
innovation and getting behind events in our local community. From
looking at this year's line-up, there are loads of interesting
films on offer and we strongly encourage Aucklanders and
Wellingtonians to head along and support this remarkable
The Doc Edge Festival is held at The Roxy in Wellington from 4-
15 May, and Q Theatre in Auckland from 18-29 May. To find out more
about the Doc Edge Festival, head to: http://docedge.nz