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New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival returning in 2018

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The sequel to New Zealand’s inaugural international fraud film festival will open in Auckland in March 2018. Ian Tuke, chair of the event said, "We are so excited to bring this industry collaboration to New Zealand again. The festival works to raise awareness of fraud and other forms of financial crime amongst a wider audience through film".

More than 400 people attended the original festival in November 2016, which was opened by the Minister for Police and the Serious Fraud Office. The two day event saw a series of films screened, followed by a number of question and answer sessions. The panel sessions of expert speakers received great feedback from attendees and were essential to the event’s success.

The festival is affiliated with the Dutch Fraud Film Festival, which first ran in 2014. The festival is a showcase event to help the industry and the public contribute to the fight to prevent fraud. Feedback on the first festival highlighted the benefits it brought in building relationships and forging new connections across both the public and private sector in fighting fraud.

The second festival will take place at The ASB Waterfront Theatre on 2nd and 3rd March 2018. Steve Newall, film festival programme director, said, "The themes for the coming festival are corruption, dishonesty and cyber online fraud. As with the inaugural festival, the films for the 2018 programme will explore the festival's themes from a range of perspectives.

From investigative documentaries to explorations of the personal and behavioural drivers of fraud and specialist insights about technical issues, expect to be enlightened in a variety of ways by our 2018 selections."

Details of the films, ticketing and further information will be released early 2018. More information can be found at

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