Read your way around the New Zealand International Film Festival 2018

Let’s take a walk on the cinematic side! Here are the movie-related books from this year’s Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival (it’s on from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 19 August): Based on Books Border Based…

New Zealand International Film Festival 2017

Today the Christchurch programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival was launched. Every year the New Zealand International Film Festival screens a range of films. It’s Christchurch’s turn from 3 August to 20 August. Literary films at the Festival If you like movies based on…

New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

Last night the Christchurch programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival was released and as usual, in amongst a programme that really does have something for everyone, there’s a healthy clutch of literary offerings. Every year the New Zealand International Film…

Making the most of the New Zealand International Film Festival

The Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival has just recently finished. While I may be a little late with this blog there are ways to keep engaging with festival entrants. I am certainly going to be keeping…

WORD Christchurch 2018: Moata’s picks of the festival

The release of the WORD Christchurch festival programme always presents a challenge for this library blogger – how many events can I reasonably manage to go to over 5 days?  It’s a great problem to have, sure, but it still…

WORD Christchurch: Moata’s picks of the festival

It’s out. The programme for Ōtautahi’s own literary festival, WORD Christchurch. And oh, it is chock full of goodies for anyone wanting to open their brains and fill them with bright, shiny ideas for a few days (25-28 August). It also takes place in…

Film Festival Literary Connections

The New Zealand International Film Festival is coming to Christchurch in August and we recently chatted to the Festival Director, Bill Gosden about cinematic books that inspired him. Bill said he was indebted to Dunedin Public Libraries where he had his…