Bouchet shortlisted for Best Short Film at NZIFF

Posted Sunday 09 Jun 2019

We're thrilled to see director Prisca Bouchet's short film on the list of those selected as finalists for the New Zealand International Film Festival's annual New Zealand's Best Short Film Competition. Bouchet and co-director's Nick Mayow's Egg Cup Requiem was one of the six films chosen. Selector Jane Campion said of the film, "This clever film builds a powerful and unexpected emotion, the likes of which felt new to me. There is not a wrong move in this exquisitely told portrait. It's a bold, true and quietly brilliant achievement."

The New Zealand's Best programme is NZIFF's only competition section. Finalists will compete for a total of four prizes, with winners to be announced at the closing night event of the Auckland leg of NZIFF. We'll keep you posted!

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A still from Egg Cup Requiem

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Give Duncan's project Inheritance a BOOST

Posted Sunday 09 Jun 2019

Here's another hardworking Wifter who'd appreciate your support! Alyx Duncan is directing poet and actor Jess Holly-Bates and performance artist Forest (n�e Vicky) in an interdisciplinary work called Inheritance, programmed for Matariki Festival at Auckland's Basement Theatre 9-13 July. Duncan says the work aims to investigate inequality in New Zealand, and to ask where New Zealanders' wealth comes from, what we will inherit, and what will we pass on.
"My two collaborators/makers/performers have very different stories. This diversity of experience is important in the conversation. We want to excavate our embodied stories of class difference to create a performance experience that is funny, clever and political."

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