Cannes highlights headline film festival offerings

Record-breaking audiences at the Sydney Film Festival augurs well for the New Zealand International Film Festival, which begins its national round of fortnightly seasons in Auckland on July 18.

The 60th annual Sydney festival, which kicks off the annual circuit in this part of the world, had a 17% increase in attendances to 143,050. There was also a 22% rise in tickets sold and a 20% growth in revenue.

NZIIF organisers are releasing the programme on Tuesday, June 25, and are highlighting the number of films coming direct from the Cannes festival, held in May.


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