International Fraud Film Festival announced for 2022


The New Zealand International Fraud Film Festival (IFFF) will reopen its doors to present exciting documentaries on fraud from around the world.

The announcement of IFFF’s return in 2022 comes at a time when the event’s partners and sponsors are supporting International Anti-Fraud Week (November 14-20).

IFFF President Paul O’Neil said the organizing team is aiming for September 2022 for the fourth installment of the event and is delighted to report that planning for the next festival is now well underway.

“We will be repeating the same format as in previous years, which has proven successful since the start of the first New Zealand festival in 2019. Film festival supporters and anti-fraud industry professionals can expect two days of films and documentaries followed by live discussions from experts on fraud and how to prevent it.

Paul says that while fraudsters weren’t deterred during the COVID-19 pandemic, neither were the filmmakers who worked hard to expose criminal activity.

“So we expect there to be no shortage of brilliant content that will entertain and educate audiences, and make them think about the terrible impact fraud has on people’s lives. “

The Dutch, who first came up with the concept of a fraud film festival, managed to organize an event this month, despite the current challenges (https://www.fraudefilmfestival.nl/programma-2021 /).

Anyone wishing to show interest in next year’s event in New Zealand, receive updates or find out more about past festivals can do so at fraudefilmfestival.co.nz

“During International Fraud Awareness Week, we also encourage New Zealanders to take care of themselves and listen to advice from the Consumer Protection Agency that they should: ‘… take a moment and stop and think: “Is it real? “when contacted unexpectedly and asked for personal information.

“Finally, for anyone wanting a welcome distraction from the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve provided a list of our top picks of films from past festivals that people can enjoy at home. “

All the queen’s horses

An investigation into the biggest municipal fraudster in U.S. history, who embezzled more than $ 50 million as the comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, Illinois. (Rental on Apple TV)

Armstrong’s lie

An Oscar-winning documentary by Alex Gibney that was supposed to be about the return of Lance Armstrong becomes something very different when the Armstrong doping scandal erupts. (Streaming on Prime Video)

(Say) Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Documentary exploring the human tendency to be dishonest, with the help of behavioral experts and researchers. (Streaming on DocPlay)

The Panama Papers

Alex Winter (Bill & Ted) documentary on the massive data breach (and subsequent journalists’ investigation) into the global corruption scandal that has gripped New Zealand. (Broadcast on Prime Video and DocPlay)

Sour grapes

If you’ve ever wondered if a fine wine con artist is a real thing, this documentary confirms it – the story of a forger and fraudster scamming fine wine collectors. (Rental on Apple TV)

There is no fake

A painting – considered to be the work of an iconic Indigenous artist – draws the rock star who buys it into the tragic world of a network of counterfeit Canadian art. (Streaming on SkyGo)

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