Posted Thursday 05 Jun 2014
The six filmmakers whose short films were selected by Andrew Adamson to contend for the awards on this year's New Zealand's Short Film programme are out. It's a great programme, showcasing four from well-established short filmmakers alongside two from impressive NZIFF newcomers. Three of these films have already gained international attention.
The New Zealand's Best programme will screen as part of 2014 NZIFF line-up. Attend a screening in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin or Christchurch and you'll be crowd-funding the Audience Award as audiences will be encouraged to vote for their favourite short.
The 2014 Audience Award winner in Auckland and Wellington will take away 25% of the box office from the Festival screenings in the four main centres. NZIFF have been delighted by the popularity of this contest over the last two years, and look forward to some lively screenings in 2014.
The films will compete for four cash prizes, with winners to be announced at the closing night event of the Auckland leg of NZIFF. The six finalists are Cold Snap(dir: Leo Woodhead), Eleven (dir: Abigail Greenwood), Over the Moon (dir: James Cunningham), Ross & Beth (dir: Hamish Bennett), School Night (dirs: Leon Wadham and Eli Kent) and U.F.O. (dir: Gregory King).