Good science fiction can extrapolate themes and trends and make us consider future possibilities in places we’ve never been before. Chris Philpott, manager of SKY TV’s sci-fi channel THE ZONE, shares three kiwi sci-fi shorts that more than make up for smaller budgets with intriguing stories and fascinating settings.
The winning films were announced in style at the Auckland Opening Night and Awards Ceremony at The Civic. From a field of nearly 1000 entrants to 46 selected films to 8 award winners, these films are truly outstanding achievements in filmmaking.
Film reviewer and presenter Francesca Rudkin discusses three films from this year’s festival. These beautifully crafted shorts tie in themes of familial love in the face of a wide range of adversity: from coming-to-terms with coming-of-age to inter-generational socio-economic issues to vertical discrimination.
We’re pleased to announce a few of the great shorts that will be making their premieres at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival this November. Click through to find out more and stay tuned for the full programme launch on October 20!
Rugby is filled with drama and tension and it seems the changing rooms and playing fields of our national game are ripe for good story telling. If you’re looking for something to find the gap before the next big match, try one of these compelling rugby shorts.