The dinners begin with welcome drinks and photos in the foyer at 6:30 pm and guests will move into the Great Room for a 7:30 pm start. Guests enjoy a high quality plated banquet and wine in one of Auckland's premier venues.
The award presentation is 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 announced before the event.
The NZCS Award will include an afternoon session where guests and members can have an extended session with the guest of honour. Some sponsors will be invited to hold afternoon receptions.
More details of the afternoon sessions will be announced in September.