Festival volunteer Kanna takes a look at some short films that revolve as much around what is not shown as what is, allowing the audience space to ruminate and contemplate.
Our Festival Coordinator, Heidi, has a look at 3 short documentaries from around the world that focus on the joys and heartbreaking difficulties of following your passions.
Festival newcomer Meghan discusses some films that centre around that pervasive element in many films: death. But she manages to show how these films focus on the allure and romanticism surrounding the D word.
Our Seminar Manager Aasta talks about a few films that defy their limitations, be they in equipment, technique, or in the time they are produced. She shows how a good idea can conquer almost any adversity.
Festival Director Gina explores some early shorts of Kiwi filmmakers Jane Campion and Paul Campion (no relation) that have gone on to transition to features. But these gems are more than just a stepping stone to the big leagues- they are worth a look in their own right.
Awards Manager Rebecca looks at some unique shorts that use surrealism, animation, and music to create unique and thought-provoking experiences. As if one being a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney wasn’t reason enough for a read!
Website Manager David looks through some of Media Design School’s recent shorts. With industry veteran supervision and talented students, these Sci-Fi and Zombie flicks pack an amazingly consistent blend of quality, technology, and comic pacing.