The Wellington Film Society is run on behalf of its members by a voluntary committee elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March each year.We are a non-profit incorporated society, affiliated to the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, which has been screening films in Wellington for over 65 years. As well, there are film societies in Auckland, Hamilton, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Nelson, Canterbury and Dunedin, and several smaller centres. Membership also gives you free entry at any of these other film societies in New Zealand.
The Wellington Film Society enables
you to see in a cinema a range of
international cinema you are unlikely to
see elsewhere. Membership gives you
free entry to all our screenings. Full year
members also qualify for generous
discounts at the annual NZ International
Film Festival held each year in
July/August, as well as discounts at
Wellington cinemas and Aro Video.
Anyone can join
Film Society membership is open to everyone. However, we operate on a subscription basis because (with just a few exceptions) we have non-commercial screening rights, and must screen to members only. It is easy to Join, and membership runs for 12 months from month of joining. We also offer an upgradeable "Three Film Sampler" to make it easier for potential members to sample our films. Guests cannot be admitted, unless specifically stated in the Schedule, in which case visitors are admitted as members’ guests and a donation (notes only) is payable at the door.