New Zealand's first International Fraud Film Festival will take place in Auckland during November. The festival is timed to coincide with Fraud Awareness Week, and will open on Friday, 18 November.
The festival is being organised by New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival Inc, an incorporated society. The Fraud Film Festival is affiliated with the Dutch Fraud Film Festival, which was first held in the Netherlands in 2014.
The festival website says the New Zealand festival is designed to bring the issue of fraud, and other forms of financial crimes, alive in the New Zealand context through the medium of film.
Held at Auckland's Q Theature, the festival will deliver two full days of films and documentaries followed by live discussions about fraud and its prevention. The aim of the festival is to increase public awareness about fraud and foster cross industry collaboration in the fight against it.
The programme includes Deep Web, a movie about the unseen area of cyberspace notorious for criminal activity, The Captain and the Bookmaker, a documentary on South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje's on-field fraud, and Chancers, where film making is used to evade tax.
Many of the films will be followed by a panel discussion with insights from a range of expert speakers.