About Us
Hamilton Film Society is a non-profit incorporated society and a registered charitable organisation. HFS is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, which has been screening films throughout the country for over 60 years. There are film societies in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Dunedin, as well as in several smaller centres. Each year film societies screen to an estimated total combined audience of 25,000 New Zealanders.

Film societies specialise in screening quality films from around the world: documentaries, features, short films, classics, director retrospectives and national cinema seasons. We showcase selected New Zealand films every year, with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

The annual Film Society season aims to take you further – to extend your understanding of film and film culture around the world and here at home. Film society magazines feature international and local film comment and criticism, and include a diverse range of views and beliefs.

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. Your annual subscription contributes to programming services, venue hire and administration costs. HFS thanks Lido Cinema for their support this year, and all our local supporters, as acknowledged in our 2014 brochure, and the Schedule.

All film societies are run by committees of volunteers from the general membership. The Hamilton Film Society committee is elected at our AGM in April each year.

The 2014 programme is presented with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.

We acknowledge the generous assistance of the Embassy of France, the Goethe Institut, the National Film Board of Canada, Creative New Zealand, the Film Archive and the New Zealand Film Commission. Programming by Michael McDonnell, NZ Federation of Film Societies.

Contact Us


Hamilton Film Society
PO Box 1216

Contact phone/fax number
(07) 853 6992