Show Me Shorts calls for short films... and music videos!

Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Entries for the ninth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now open. This year they are not only calling for New Zealand and international short films. The festival has added a new competitive entry category for music videos.

 

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca says, "After many years of explaining to music video makers that they could enter Show Me Shorts, but were unlikely to be selected for screening, we have decided to give them their own entry category and award. Music video makers create some of the most unique and exciting work I have seen. Show Me Shorts wants to celebrate this, by acknowledging excellence in filmmaking as with our other awards."

 

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards� accredited film festival. The winner of the prestigious Rush Munro's Best Film award qualifies for consideration in the short film categories at the Oscars�.

 

Show Me Shorts takes place in cinemas throughout New Zealand every November. Screening a varied selection of the 40 best local and international short films, grouped into six themed sessions.

 

Winner of the 2013 Rush Munro's Best Film Award, Joe Lonie said, "The Oscar accreditation says awesome things about the vision and ambition of the Show Me Shorts crew. I'm very impressed that they could make that happen and I feel extremely lucky that our movie [Honk If You're Horny] will benefit from it."

 

Show Me Shorts now has four categories of entry. Films made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the 'New Zealand Short Films' entry category. Films made outside of New Zealand are eligible for the 'International Short Films' entry category. Music videos made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the 'Music Video' entry category. Short films that have screened online are eligible for the 'Not in Competition' category.

 

The 'Not in Competition' category is another new one for Show Me Shorts. Dellabarca says, "We are responding to changing market dynamics. Some of the best short films go straight online these days, for a variety of reasons. We don't want to deny our audience the opportunity to see these, so this new entry category allows us to screen a small selection of the very best ones in our high quality cinematic viewing environment."

 

The total prize pool for Show Me Shorts 2014 is valued at over $35,000 (including a range of cash prizes), and there are now 12 different award categories. Submitted films must be between 2-20 minutes long, and made within the last two years. (Music videos must be between 1-10 minutes long.) Filmmakers at all levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome to apply. Films and music videos with high production values will be given extra weight in the selection process, as will those that make their New Zealand premiere during the festival.


For inspiration, budding filmmakers can view the 'Screening Room' section of the Show Me Shorts website, featuring online short films to watch, with a different theme, filmmaker or genre every month.

 

Subscribe to the Show Me Shorts email newsletter via www.showmeshorts.co.nz to receive monthly short film news and information.

 

The final entry deadline for Show Me Shorts 2014 is 5pm Tuesday the 1st of July 2014.

 

Check out the Work Opportunities on the WIFT website for two great intern jobs too.


For further information about entering a short film or music video, view the full entry guidelines at http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/enter-your-film, or to enter your film directly go to https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5217.


For more information:

Heidi North-Bailey
Festival Coordinator

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust
Ph 022 028 3579
info@showmeshorts.co.nz

 

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Posted Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Show Me Shorts Intern 2014

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards accredited film festival, showcasing the top new short films from here and around the world in cinemas nationwide every November. 2014 is the ninth edition of the festival and we are looking to expand our team to accommodate our growing event.

Reporting to the Festival Coordinator and the Festival Director, the Show Me Shorts Intern 2014 will be a bright, proactive and film-loving member of our team. They will be organised, punctual, resourceful, energetic, keen to learn, undaunted by repetitive low-level administrative tasks, calm in a crisis and have a passion for colour-coded spreadsheets. Help our team of dedicated volunteers to run New Zealand's major short film festival!

The Show Me Shorts Intern 2014 position will be flexible, working 10 hours per week, ideally in two blocks of five hours. The role will commence in March and conclude in December (exact dates TBC). You would also need to be available for up to two meetings a month (Thursday evenings for 2-3 hours). During the festival in November we would need you to be available to work some additional evenings and weekends, especially during the Auckland event, which runs 5-20 November.

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

?      General correspondence

?      Creating lists and spreadsheets

?      Collecting post

?      Tracking films

?      Assisting with surveys and collecting data

?      Assisting with events as required (e.g. opening night, film talks, programme launch, short film lab)

?      Managing delivery of prizes

?      Communicating with filmmakers

?      Contacting schools and community groups about the festival

?      Coordinate bookings for schools sessions and liaise with the cinemas

?      Helping to complete film censorship submissions

?      Helping with all festival related admin as required

Skills required:

?      Excellent written and oral communications skills

?      Detail orientated

?      Love of short film

?      Creative

?      Proactive

?      Ideally will have a drivers license

You will need your own laptop to work from.

This is an unpaid opportunity, but the festival will offer:

?      A written reference at the conclusion of the internship

?      Flexible working hours to fit around work or study

?      The opportunity to learn how a world-class film festival operates

?      Any out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed

?      The chance to work with a fun team of volunteers and be a part of an exciting national event

Work from our small Grey Lynn office, where we will provide access to a phone, printer, WIFI and other services as required. This internship is an ideal way to gain experience across many different areas of the film industry.

To apply email your CV and cover letter to info@showmeshorts.co.nz by 5pm Monday 24 February, 2014.

Show Me Shorts Marketing Intern 2014

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's only Academy Awards accredited film festival, showcasing the top new short films from here and around the world in cinemas nationwide every November. 2014 is the ninth edition of the festival and we are looking to expand our team to accommodate our growing event.

The purpose of the Show Me Shorts Marketing Intern 2014 role is to support our marketing team with all areas of communication about the festival. The focus will be on keeping track of our advertising, PR and other marketing activity during the year, according to our marketing strategy and plan. If you're looking to gain marketing experience and work with experienced marketing professionals who are willing to teach you, this role is for you.

The intern position will be flexible, working 10 hours per week, ideally in two blocks of five hours. The role will commence in March and conclude in December (exact dates TBC). You would also need to be available for up to two meetings (Thursday evenings for 2-3 hours). In the lead-up to and during the festival in November we would need you to be available to work some additional hours as necessary.

 

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

?      Booking advertising

?      Updating the website

?      Drafting email newsletters

?      Assisting with surveys and collating data

?      Assisting promoting events (e.g. opening night, film talks, programme launch, short film lab)

?      Managing complimentary passes for media

?      Managing competitions and prizes

?      Liaising with our publicists and advertising agency

?      Contacting schools and community groups about the festival

?      Collecting media clippings

?      Helping with festival related admin, marketing and events as required

 

Skills required:

?      Excellent written and oral communications skills

?      Marketing, media, or communications degree (or similar such as currently working towards one)

?      Experience copy writing for media releases, websites and social media

?      Detail orientated

?      Love of short film

?      Creative

?      Proactive

You will need your own laptop to work from.

This is an unpaid opportunity, but the festival will offer:

?      A written reference at the conclusion of the internship

?      Flexible working hours to fit around work or study

?      The opportunity to learn how a world-class film festival operates

?      Any out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed

?      The chance to work with a fun team of volunteers and be a part of an exciting national event

Work from our small Grey Lynn office, where we will provide access to a phone, printer, WIFI and other services as required. This internship is an ideal way to gain experience across many different areas of the film industry.

To apply email your CV and cover letter to info@showmeshorts.co.nz by 5pm Monday 24 February, 2014.

 

Television Producer Les Mills (12 month Fixed Term)

 

Les Mills International (LMI) creates the world's most popular group exercise programmes. We have 30 offices around the globe delivering our programmes to 15,000 gyms where they are taught by 100,000 instructors to millions of people each week. LMI is a $100 million business and is unmatched in the global fitness industry in its ability to optimise group exercise performance for fitness facilities.

And we're just getting started. We're seeking a very special individual, who has a true passion for children's health and fitness, and is excited by the idea of helping create LES MILLS� Group Fitness programs for the next generation!

The Role

No two days will ever be the same. However, there are some key accountabilities you'll be responsible for:

Producing video assets for a number of LES MILLS� children's fitness programs, which are currently in development

Managing filming, post production and budget requirements

Managing production processes and supplier relationships. With your industry contacts, you'll set up new relationships as, and when, required

Managing translation processes

Ensuring production deadlines are met

Your Must Haves

Proven experience producing high quality television content (particuarly developing and producing television formats for children)

Proven experience developing and proposing television formats to Television Networks

Ability to cost and price product development

Experience in the manufacturing processes, capacity management, production reviews and production monitoring

Experience managing people and resources

Ability to build processes and systems

High degree of computer literacy

A tertiary qualification in film production or other relevant discipline would be ideal??This is a significant appointment aimed at moving us toward our 2020 goal of having 100 million people per week participating in a Les Mills health experience. We are looking for someone who has the skills and passion to contribute to our vision of creating a fitter planet.

For further details, please email us at jointhetribe@lesmills.com.

 

Production Assistant Les Mills (12month Fixed Term)

 

If you have a great attitude, strong work ethic, and are looking to prove yourself? We want your help to deliver world-class inspiring, life-changing fitness experiences, every time, everywhere.

This is an amazing entry-level opportunity to work with a global leader in the fitness industry who is changing lives for the better every day.

You'll be working in an exciting area of the business within the Production Unit, where we create LES MILLS� Group Fitness program quarterly releases.

The Role

The kinds of things you'll be involved in include:

Proofing video graphics

Distribution of transcription and translation files

General office filing & administration

General assistance during filming preparation

 

Your Must Haves

We need someone who's got a great eye for detail, is organised and has a passion for learning. You must have excellent communication and computer skills.

A tertiary qualification in film production or other relevant discipline would be a bonus

We are looking for someone who has the skills and passion to contribute to our vision of creating a fitter planet.

For further details, please email us at jointhetribe@lesmills.com.

 

 

Journalists Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZB is looking for journalists to join its award winning team in its Auckland, Wellington and Napier offices.

You must have:

Strong news judgment

Journalism qualification essential

An accurate, tight and innovative writing style

Excellent radio voice

Ability to deliver credible, live, on-air reports

Ability to establish contacts and break news stories

Be a team player

 

You must also be able to be flexible with working hours, as the jobs involve shift work, including weekends.

Please indicate in your application which cities you are applying for.

Please send your CV to:

Anne-Marie Gibson

The Radio Network

Private Bag 92-19

AUCKLAND 1142

 

Email: annemarieg@radionetwork.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 21 February 2014

 

Manager - Cultural Performance Sector

Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Full time - Permanent, Wellington

Vacancy 2014/04

We have a challenging opportunity for an experienced manager with expertise in Crown entity and public organisation performance monitoring, to join our Cultural Policy Branch to lead work in a diverse sector of interest to all New Zealanders. Maori taonga and cultural expression, heritage collections and places, the visual and performing arts, the screens sector, print media and digital games, sport and recreation - are all facing shifts in the way they are financed, produced, distributed and experienced.

In this position, you will work directly with Ministers, senior officials, Boards and senior executives in a range of cultural agencies and businesses.

You will be responsible for oversight of monitoring, analysis and reporting on the performance of 20 significant Crown funded cultural organisations including Creative New Zealand, the NZ Film Commission, New Zealand on Air, the NZHistoric Places Trust and Sport New Zealand. You will work with your policy manager colleagues to manage collaborative relationships with these and related cultural and public sector agencies.

You will lead staff and project teams to:

Provide advice to Ministers, Treasury and the State Services Commission on the performance of Crown-funded cultural organisations

Lead and develop the Ministry's performance monitoring work to assist the funded cultural organisations to develop and be successful.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Demonstrated experience at a senior level in leading, designing, analysing and implementing performance monitoring systems for Crown entities and other public sector organisations

Significant experience at a senior level in advising Ministers and/or Boards, Select Committees and working with senior officials in other agencies

A tertiary qualification relevant to the responsibilities of the position

Strong analytical ability and an inquiring mind

You will have experience in:

Leading and developing teams

Creating and maintaining active and effective stakeholder relationships

Working with iwi and Maori organisations to achieve shared cultural goals

Commissioning and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research

An appreciation of the cultural sector, both in New Zealand and internationally

An ability to use initiative and lead others to get the job done.

Click here to view the role description

A job description and person specification is attached.

For more information please email Vera Ganason at vera.ganason@mch.govt.nz

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Applications close Wednesday, 19 February 2014 at 5pm.