Interfilm Short film festival calls for submissions

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2013

The interfilm short film festival in Berlin has a special focus on films from Australia and New Zealand this year and students are encouraged to send their films for consideration.

This section is not a competition, but the submitted films will also be considered for their International Competition.

For the international competition they accept films up to 20 minutes (and slightly longer in exceptional cases) that have been produced after January 2011. However, if you have also some older films in mind that give a particular insight into cinema from Australia or New Zealand, don't hesitate to suggest them to them.

The official submission platform is Use it to enrol. If you encounter any problems with it, please contact:

Manuela Arnet
Viewing Coordination

interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a 
10961 Berlin 

phone: +49 - (0)30 - 25 29 13 20
fax: +49 - (0)30 - 25 29 13 22

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New Appointment at NZFC

Posted Tuesday 14 May 2013

Congratulations to Chantelle Burgoyne on her appointment to the position of Fresh Shorts Assistant role at the NZ Film Commission. Chantelle is a New Zealand/ Samoan filmmaker born and raised in Auckland. In 2010 she was an intern with WIFT while studying at the University of Auckland and later that year she also worked on the E-News for several months.

In 2011 she graduated with a BA(Hons) and an MA in Screen Production specialising in directing drama in 2012 and her graduate film TATAU has screened in New Zealand and abroad at festivals including the NZ International Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival. It also won Best Student Short Film at the Cinequest Festival in San Jose, California.

She has also worked as a contract editor and interned at both the Screen Director's Guild and with the Documentary Edge Festival before getting the Fresh Shorts Assistant role at the NZ Film Commission and relocating to Wellington.

In her spare time she is developing her next short film and writing what she hopes will be her first feature. As the Fresh Shorts Assistant, Chantelle is the go to person for all enquiries about Fresh Shorts and she can be contacted at