Once again the NZCS Awards will be celebrated at a prestigious black tie dinner in the Grand Tea Room of the Heritage Hotel Auckland on Saturday 14 October 2017.
The dinner will begin with welcome drinks and photos in the foyer at 6:30 pm and guests will move up to the Grand Tearoom for a 7:30 pm start. Guests will enjoy a high quality plated banquet and wine in one of Auckland's premier and well-appointed historical venues.
At the 2016 NZCS Awards dinner guests were amazed and delighted by the atmosphere as they walked into the Grand Tearoom which was lit and dressed for the occasion. Two large screens and an Auckland city backdrop provided a stage for the delightful Antonia Prebble to MC the event and guest of honor Tom Stern ASC AFC to give brief comments.
The 2017 is aiming to repeat that success, with the award presentations broken up into short groups to allow for eating and socialising, and guests treated to a show of the breadth and depth of New Zealand cinematography as clips of each entry are played. To keep the evening moving only gold winners will be allowed brief acceptance speeches.
An appropriate high-profile guest of honour is being approached will be announced before the event.
Tickets for the NZCS Awards dinner will go on sale in August.