Posted Saturday 08 Jun 2019
Jane Campion will be the Guest Selector for the New Zealand International Film Festival's (NZIFF) only competition strand, the New Zealand's Best short film competition. Six selected New Zealand shorts will premiere in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch where audiences in Auckland and Wellington are encouraged to vote for their favourite short from Campion's shortlist. All up 91 submissions were received for the New Zealand's Best competition this year and 12 were shortlisted. This year's New Zealand's Best finalists will be eligible for four prizes: Madman Entertainment will again support the title award, the Madman Entertainment Best Short Film Award; the Audience Choice Award will be selected by audience members who attend New Zealand's Best screenings in Auckland and Wellington; the Creative New Zealand's Emerging Talent Award; and the newly created Auckland Live Spirit of The Civic Award.