Award Finalists Announced!

There are two for each of our eight award categories. The winners will be announced at our opening night event on Thursday the 5th of November.

And the nominees are:

Kodak Best Film
Paul Swadel for ‘Poppy’
Jackie van Beek and Bridget Fogarty for ‘Just Like the Others’

Best Student Film
Michael Humphrey for ‘The Big Happiness’
Matteo Bruno for ‘Kill the Alphabet’

SDGNZ Best Director
James Cunningham for ‘Poppy’
Jackie van Beek for ‘Just Like the Others’

NZ Writer’s Guild Best Screen Play
Imogen Thomas for ‘Mixed Bag’
Waine C. Paris for ‘Kill the Alphabet’

Panavision Best Cinematographer
Rewa Harre for ‘Coffee & Allah’
Rob Marsh for ‘The Road out of Town’ Best Actor
Arna-Maria Winchester from ‘Mixed Bag’
Zahara Abbawaaaji from ‘Coffee & Allah’

SDGNZ Best Editor
Paul Swadel and James Cunnigham for ‘Poppy’
Paul Maxwell for ‘Aphrodite’s Farm’

Special Jury Prize
James Cunningham, Stephen Fleet and Sonya Hsu-Ya Chang for animation on ‘Poppy’
Rachelle Bakarich for ‘Christmas Lights’ – Best Documentary