Auckland Film Society

About

Exclusive to Academy Cinemas, from March to November we host the Auckland Film Society on Mondays at 6.15pm.

• Exciting cinema that pushes the boundaries
• Discover films you may never have heard of - you’ll be surprised how much you enjoy them!
• Weekly screenings give you time to reflect 
• Guest speakers and Q&As with filmmakers
• Exceptional value: annual membership works out at under $5.50 per film
• Special $10 public screenings so you can try before you buy a full membership!
• Join now​ or in the Academy Cinemas foyer before any AFS screening
• Great discounts at local cinemas and at the New Zealand International Film Festival 

Auckland Film Society is a non-profit incorporated society and a registered charitable organisation. We are a member of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, which has been screening films throughout the country for over 70 years.

Visit the official website here

$10 Public Screening - (Members FREE!)

Monday 17th May at 6:15pm- Goethe Society Screening - SYSTEM CRASHER
please pay a koha (donation) at the door - (Members FREE!)

AFS: System Crasher

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.

AFS: System Crasher

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.
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$10 Public Screening - (Members FREE!)

AFS: And Life Goes On…

95 mins | Rated PG

Monday May 24

$10 Public Screening - (Members FREE!)

AFS: Mauri

90 mins | Rated PG

AFS: Mauri

90 mins | Rated PG

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Monday May 31

$10 Public Screening - (Members FREE!)

AFS: Through the Olive Trees

108 mins | Rated G

Tuesday June 08

Monday 14th June at 6:15pm- Goethe Society Screening - IN THE AISLES
please pay a koha (donation) at the door - (Members FREE!)

AFS: In the Aisles

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.

AFS: In the Aisles

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.
MORE / TRAILER

Monday 21st June at 6:15pm- Goethe Society Screening - A HEAVY HEART
please pay a koha (donation) at the door - (Members FREE!)

AFS: A Heavy Heart

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'A former East German boxing champion working as a bouncer and debt collector reflects on life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.

AFS: A Heavy Heart

This is a FREE screening for Auckland Film Society members. For info on how to join, see below.

Non-members welcome by donation (notes only please).

'A former East German boxing champion working as a bouncer and debt collector reflects on life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.'

Screening courtesy of the Goethe-Institut.

Film Society membership is available to through the Academy Cinemas website, or at the counter. A year long membership entitles you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. A three-trip pass entitles you admission to three Film Society screenings. Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. Visit www.nzfilmsociety.org.nz/auckland for more info.

In many areas membership also allows you generous concessions at the NZ International Film Festival, and to local cinemas.
MORE / TRAILER

Membership

We have non-commercial screening rights for most films, which means most films are members only – there are exceptions throughout the year, however, with $10 tickets available for the general public. 

It's easy to join and great value, too. Pay your membership subscription, then see our films for FREE. 

​​There are three types of membership: AFS Supporter, Premier and Sampler 
Printed forms will also be available at the AFS desk in the cinema foyer before each screening or Join & pay online by clicking a session below and pick up your membership card from the AFS desk before any of our screenings.

AFS Supporter
​Full Season — $200
​Become a benefactor of Auckland Film Society!
You receive all benefits of Premier Card membership, while also making a generous donation to AFS – $20 if you would otherwise have paid $180; or $40 if you qualify for discount Premier Card membership.
Premier
Full Season — $180
or $160 with discount
Premier Card membership gives you:

FREE entry to all 30 screenings in our 2020 Season – under $5.50 per film! 
FREE Close Up magazine — collect your copy at any AFS screening
Plus generous discounts at:
New Zealand International Film Festival
Show Me Shorts Film Festival 
Academy Cinemas   
$14 at all times ($5 on Wednesdays)

If you were a Premier Card member in any year since 2000, you can re-join in 2021 at the discounted rate of $160. Or join with a friend at the same screening!

Current Friends of the Film Archive, Actors Equity, WIFT and other film industry guild members, students and beneficiaries may also join at this discount rate. Please show your ID/membership card when purchasing.
Sampler
Three films — $30
2021 Sampler Card membership gives you:

FREE entry to any three films in the AFS 2021 Season. Strictly non-transferable. Valid for admission to Auckland Film Society screenings only. A gold coin donation towards venue hire each time you attend a screening would be much appreciated.
FREE Close Up magazine — collect your copy at any AFS screening

Special offer!
Your first 2021 Sampler Card will cost you only $25!!
Valid for first 2021 Sampler Card purchase only.
Limit one card per person.

Full membership terms here