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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.

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..
Short Starts for Big Names

Short Starts for Big Names

Kanna looks at some lesser known shorts from three filmmakers renowned worldwide for their features: Sofia Coppolla, Christopher Nolan, and Spike Jonze. She points out how themes that are hallmarks of their features may well have been first experimented with in these shorts.

Short Films With Flavour

Short Films With Flavour

Special guest Colin Maunoury from Capalbio Short Film Festival in Rome shares three films that explore aspects of our relationship with food. Through varied perspectives and filmmaking styles, these films manage to touch on temptation, gluttony, greed, and the communal nature of our daily meals.

Nail Your Short Film Script

Nail Your Short Film Script

Writing a great short film script can be daunting challenge for new and established filmmakers alike. In this article, Gina discusses how to go from idea to the first page of your screenplay, how to format it, some practical writing techniques, and where/how to get more feedback.

A Wes Anderson Transatlantic

A Wes Anderson Transatlantic

Kanna shares three short films from renowned American filmmaker Wes Anderson. These films showcase the visual and storytelling styles he is more broadly known for through his features , carefully weaving together the exotic and the mundane in whimsical and striking ways.

Connect with your Short Film Community

Connect with your Short Film Community

Developing a network of mentors, colleagues and organisations is a great way to get your short film off the ground, improve your skills, and find the resources you need to make your idea a reality. In this article, we provide links to many great organisations and resources that are active in the New Zealand short film community.