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The People’s Choice!

The People’s Choice!

The votes are in and we’re proud to congratulate the makers of Coconut as the 2014 winners of the Wendy’s People’s Choice award.

Cracker shorts for Christmas

Cracker shorts for Christmas

Special guest and promo director for Sky TV Clayton Barnett shares three shorts from this year’s festival that can now also be found online. While on the surface these shorts focus on levity, they also manage to convey deeper messages on love, aspiration, and beauty.

Festival underway- opening tonight in Wellington!

Festival underway- opening tonight in Wellington!

We’ve had a great time so far during the 2014 festival- but the show is by no means over! We’re opening tonight in Wellington and kicking off our broader NZ tour. You can also still catch screenings in Auckland until November 19.

And the Oscar® accreditation goes to…

And the Oscar® accreditation goes to…

Congratulations to our winners for 2014! During a fantastic opening at The Civic in Auckland, 9 films were awarded accolades, with the coveted and Oscar®-qualifying Best Film Award going to Dive.

Chinese filmmakers to attend their premiere

Chinese filmmakers to attend their premiere

We’re stoked to host a delegation of filmmakers from China for the international premiere of their film 家 (Home) on November 8 at The Capitol in Auckland. This screening of the In the Neighbourhood session will also be the premiere of Kiwi films Loner, Uphill, and Loser Cruiser.

Seeing Sound with Francesca Rudkin

Seeing Sound with Francesca Rudkin

Film/music reviewer & producer Francesca Rudkin discusses three music videos from the 1990’s whose directors have gone on to make major features. With one part nostalgia and an emphasis on style, these directors manage to present their artists’ performances in distinctly iconic ways.

Announcing the awards finalists for 2014!

Announcing the awards finalists for 2014!

We’re proud to announce the nominees for the 2014 Awards. Congratulations to all of the finalists who managed to stand out to the judges amongst the many great films in this year’s programme. Winners will be announced at the Rialto Channel Auckland Opening Night and Awards Ceremony at The Civic in Auckland on November 6.

Director’s Welcome

Director’s Welcome

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca introduces the 2014 festival programme, featuring 41 fantastic short films from New Zealand and around the world.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

We’re excited to announce an incredible selection of iconic industry leaders, who have offered to put their name next to our Festival. We love them all, and we’re extremely proud to call them our official Ambassadors.

Announcing the 2014 Programme!

Announcing the 2014 Programme!

The volume of great short films submitted to us this year was staggering, which made our job tough but the resulting standard of short films in our programme is sky high. We are excited to share them with you. The final selection is not only great fun, but according to our festival director: “Full of intricately crafted characters that are..