NZIFF reveals guest selector for Short Film Competition

Posted Saturday 08 Jun 2019

Jane Campion

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.

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Jane Campion



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WIN tickets to The Ideal Palace

Posted Saturday 08 Jun 2019

Based on the incredible true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), comes the remarkable tale of a French postman who spent 33 years crafting his magnificent 'Ideal Palace'. Everyday Cheval travels along the river Dr�me from village to village, quiet and alone he enjoys the solitude of his rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder he can only imagine through postcards. After his wife, Philomena (Laetitia Casta) gives birth to their daughter Alice, Cheval decides to build Alice a palace fit for a princess. With only his bare hands, his love for his daughter and the dedication of his wife, he starts carefully collecting stones and begins building the historically classified monument, The Ideal Palace.

Directed by Nils Tavernier, The Ideal Palace is in cinemas 20 June, 2019 and we have five double passes to give away! To be in the draw to win, just click here to watch the trailer and answer this question:

What does Cheval say he does when he walks?

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to by 5pm on 31 May. Winners only will be notified, by email.

Ideal Palace