The dinners begin with welcome drinks and photos in the foyer at 6:30pm and guests will move into the dining room for a 7:00pm start. Guests enjoy a high-quality plated banquet 3-course dinner 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.