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Top Of The South Film Festival Nelson

Friday 3rd-Saturday 4th June 2022

Screening events: Gold Reel, Silver Reel, Young Filmmakers, Aotearoa Reel. See our website for times and details:
See the Gold Reel trailer at:

The annual Top of the South Film Festival presents the best short films produced in our stunning region during the past year, from drama to documentaries, horror to comedy, thriller to romance, music videos to science fiction.

The Festival is proud to celebrate our 7th year (postponed from October 2021) of showcasing local film making. During this short time, we've established ourselves as one of New Zealand's most promising and unique young film festivals. The TS Film Festival focuses on film submissions from Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and Kaikoura residents and gives these aspiring regional filmmakers an opportunity to premiere their films on the big screen.

The (rescheduled) 2021 Festival in Nelson features five screenings and two exciting Red Carpet events.

All proceeds from the festival fund the “Top of the South Film Filmmakers,” a non-profit incorporated society open to anyone interested in making films. 100% of the Festival proceeds go to support and nurture local filmmakers, enabling them to make films in our unique Top of the South. Our long-ter

Family Friendly Featured Alcohol Free


June 3–4


Friday 4:45 PM - 10 PM; Saturday 11:30 -10 PM


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson
Red Carpet, Friday/Saturday 6:30 PM

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$7 - $15 - $18 - $20
M rating

Tickets from Suter State Cinema ph. (03) 548 3885.


Ph. (027) 504-1224

Additional Info

Official Website


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