Marten Rabarts Steps Down as Director of New Zealand Film Festival

Marten Rabarts has stepped down as director of the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF), and is moving on to take up a key role in a new film and arts project in Europe.

Rabarts’ decision to leave the role was taken some months ago but he deferred it until he had delivered the current edition of the festival, which is ongoing.

Festival chair Catherine Fitzgerald said that Rabarts was appointed with a vision to bring new and exciting developments to the festival, however with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, these became impossible and just the delivery of the festivals was a challenge. The 2020 edition

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