What does a successful Fresh Short film look like? Check out three Freshies screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2019 along with a selection of other top Kiwi shorts. Watching short films is a great way to examine story, performance, voice and vision – all of the elements required for a Fresh Shorts submission.
The Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts programme features LILIU (pictured) by director Jeremiah Tauamiti, and WAYS TO SEE directed by Jessica Sanderson. Liliu is a period film set in colonial Samoa, where a court interpreter risks everything to help a wrongfully convicted matai. The film comes home to Aotearoa following its world premiere at Berlinale 2019. A young Māori girl meets a mysterious otherworldly woman in Ways To See. This is the film’s world premiere.
Short Connections features MEMORY FOAM directed by Paloma Scheideman, about a challenged relationship, and four other Kiwi shorts.
Kiwi icon Jane Campion selected six new short films for the prestigious New Zealand’s Best Shorts programme, all well worth seeing.
Book now because these popular sessions usually sell out.
Refer to the NZIFF Website to find your local screening sessions and to buy tickets.
Put your best foot forward! Start work on your application NOW. It’s just over six weeks until the Fresh Shorts portal closes on August 19 and the deadline will come up fast.
A great application takes lots of hard work and attention to detail. Last minute applications are often rushed and sloppy. Sign up to the portal now and start the application – you don’t have to finish it in one go. And remember there is a wealth of information to help you. FIND IT HERE
July 10, 2019
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and Script to Screen are thrilled to present these very special TALKS with the filmmakers behind three highly anticipated films BELLBIRD, JUDY & PUNCH, and ANIMALS.... Read more
June 24, 2019
This year, Story Camp Aotearoa seeks feature film projects at any stage from treatment to advanced development. Up to eight selected writers or creative teams will participate in a rigorous five-day experience designed specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project.... Read more
June 17, 2019
Got a script on development? Have you thought about your audience? Join us at this Script to Screen TALK and find out what local distributors consider before they take on a film for distribution.... Read more
June 13, 2019
The Fresh Shorts programme offers grants of up to $15,000 to six new or emerging filmmaker teams to make a short film. The 2019 round of Fresh Shorts is now open. ... Read more