Day two of the Fraud Film Festival sees the public welcomed to join invited guests and industry participants. Daylong registration is once again available, with the four following films playing:


11:30am - (Dis)honesty: The Truth About Lies

At its essence, every instance of fraud is a lie. So, how do people lie, and why? These are the questions Duke University professor and 'dishonesty guru' Dan Ariely sets out to answer through behavioural research, with experiments measuring our propensity to lie - sometimes even unknowingly. From little white lies to devastating deceits, people share on camera the true stories of lies they've told, while experts examine the reasons behind our behaviour and the implications of our dishonesty.

Rating: Exempt

Please note film commences midday, following day two of the Festival's opening remarks.


3:00pm - The Captain and the Bookmaker

Match-fixing taints sporting careers, ruins achievements, and brings down icons. They didn't come much bigger than South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje, whose taking of bribes to fix matches betrayed the trust placed in him by a nation that loved him, his teammates and opponents, and the international cricket community that respected him. This documentary lifts the lid on Cronje’s onfield fraud, prompted by bookmakers whose impact on sport is still felt today.


5:00pm - Tickled

What should have been a harmless news story about a weird, amusing tickling video became something quite else for Kiwi journo David Farrier - a trip down a rabbit hole of personal abuse, online bullying, fraudulent secret identities and criminal activity. The filming of Tickled took Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve from Newton, Auckland to New York, New York, and the pic gone on to enjoy rave reviews at festivals such as Sundance, and on general release in the US and UK.
Rating: M Offensive language & sexual themes

Panel discussion follows.


8:00pm - Chancers: The Great Gangster Film Fraud

Could there be a more fitting closing selection for a fraud film festival than a documentary about fraud in film? Chancers traces a scam aiming to con £2.5m off the British taxman by faking the production of a £20m movie. Caught out, the supposed filmmakers set out to prove their bona fides by making an actual movie, a decision that quickly makes apparent their utter lack of experience in this area.

Rating: Exempt
 

Panel discussion follows