About Wellington UNESCO City of Film
Wellington has embraced its coveted title as a UNESCO City of Film
Wellington takes huge pride in being named a UNESCO City of Film in 2019. We have since worked alongside a variety of stakeholders, partners and community groups to devise a strategy that harnesses our creative talent.
Our overarching goal is to become a bi-cultural City of Film; elevating and promoting Māori stories and storytellers particularly mana whenua and stories of the Wellington region.
Wellington joins 245 other cities around the globe in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, recognised for excellence in their fields for nurturing creativity and fostering international collaboration.
Our strategy sets out ways we will collaborate with our Creative City colleagues in Aotearoa and worldwide to elevate the visual storytellers of Wellington, and to bring an array of cultural experiences to the people of Wellington.
By working with industry, community groups and educators, we aim to introduce programmes and support existing initiatives to ensure Wellington is, and remains, the best place in Aotearoa to watch, make and learn about movies.