The Misty Flicks Brand started in 2018 with MistyFlicks Short Film Showcase, showcasing Waikato-made short content over a 2 hour event.

4 years later, we are pleased to announce Misty Flicks Film Festival. A day long festival with feature content, short content, workshops, panels and social events. We are based in Te Awamutu, Waikato at The Regent Theatre, and other venues in Te Awamutu township.

We support films shot in the Waikato region, or Central New Zealand region, or have a connection with these regions through cast & crew, or you will attend the festival to present a workshop at the festival.

We are particular on diversity; documentary, adverts, experimental, live-action, music clips - we are looking for a mix of genres to bring an eclectic visual experience for those attending, and celebrate the film makers who have entered.

The gratification of your film getting screened to a large public audience, in different towns, and on the cinema screen.

We do acknowledge; Best Short & Best Feature

1) Films must be Waikato, or Central New Zealand made. This means either fully or partially filmed in the Waikato, or central NZ region, or the cast and crew features talent from these regions, or are prepared to do a workshop at the festival. We will ask you more about the films ties with the region.

2) Submitted films can be completed from any year, as long as it is available on the required formats to screen. But we will limit the number of older films to create variety.

3) Films can have screened at other film festivals. MistyFlicks encourages you to display your success on the night by listing the film festivals your films has attended and any other accolades cast or crew have.

4) MistyFlicks has the right to withdraw any film from certain venues if it is inappropriate for the audience for any reason.

5) Please submit with a low resolution link to the film. Once a selected films has received a successful notification, then you can submit your file DCP or high res mov file.

6) We reserve the right to play your film at future Misty Flicks events and use any of your images and video supplied for Misty Flicks marketing.

Overall Rating
  • Such a beautiful festival, run by some incredibly passionate people in Te Awamutu. INCREDIBLE venue at the Regent theatre, best cinema in the country. Will be submitting all my future films with them.

    December 2023
  • Best film festival ever. It's so awesome to have such a wonderful festival like this that focuses on the locals of the Waikato Region. Not only were there amazing short films and feature films, but there were also lots of great workshops and networking opportunities. I'm also honored to have had a few films in the festival as well. It was held at the Regent Theatre in TeAwamutu which is such a neat theatre (it's almost 100 years old) in such a welcoming town. I'm looking forward to next years festival!

    December 2023
  • Adam Harvey

    Great grass-roots festival celebrating home-grown kiwi films, in the beautiful Regent Theatre, a museum to cinema. Wonderful atmosphere and inspiring workshops and panels- highly recommended.

    December 2023
  • Rafa Yam

    Thankful that my film was selected to screen at the festival. Plenty of wonderful people involved and I hope to be back again in the future

    December 2023
  • My hometown festival organized with a lot of professionalism. Definitely 5 stars!!

    November 2021