Two NZ Short Films Selected For Sundance

Posted Tuesday 14 Dec 2010

Late last week, it was announced that two New Zealand short films, Ebony Society and Redemption, had been selected for Sundance, one of the top festivals in the US. This year the festival's short film programme comprises 81 short films from the USA and international filmmakers selected from 6,467 submissions. The NZ shorts are among seven to be selected for a newly created Indigenous Shorts Showcase.

We're pleased to see that women filmmakers are represented in both films. Ebony Society is produced by Ainsley Gardiner (Boy) and Chelsea Winstanley (it marks Outrageous Fortune star Tammy Davis' debut as a writer/director), and will have its world premiere at the festival. Meanwhile, Redemption's director and co-writer Katie Wolfe's second short film to be invited to Sundance. Her first short This Is Her screened in the international shorts competition in 2009.  Redemption, which premiered at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in February, is based on the original short story by Phil Kawana and is produced by Rachel Jean.

The filmmakers are travelling to the festival with support from the NZ Film Commission.

You can read more about both films here