Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū,
312 Montreal Street, Christchurch
Screenings are held on Mondays at 7:30pm at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium. Doors open 7pm for socialising, food and drink.
The Canterbury Film Society was founded as part of the University of Canterbury in 1954 and is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, a non-commercial distribution network of keen film societies that screens films throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Film Society membership is open to everyone. We operate on an annual subscription basis because (with just a few exceptions) we have non-commercial screening rights, and must screen to members only. Membership subscriptions contribute to programming services, venue hire, and administration costs. We also run regular open events for the public, which are koha/donation-based.
We are a non-profit incorporated society and registered charitable organisation, run by a committee of film-enthusiasts who give their talent and time for free—elected from the general membership at the AGM.
The Canterbury Film Society aims to provide its diverse audiences with regular access to top-quality film in the cultural heart of Christchurch, Ōtautahi. It seeks to enliven and enrich the community, share under-represented perspectives, and actively collaborate with other educational and cultural groups.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the Rātā Foundation, Quakers in Aotearoa, the Goethe Institut, Institut français, the Embassy of France, Alice Cinemas and Lumiere Cinemas.