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Freshies to watch at NZIFF 2019!


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.

Ngā Whanaunga Māori and Pasifika Shorts:
Auckland – Sun 21 Jul and Weds 24 Jul
Wellington – Fri 2 Aug and Sat 3 Aug

Short Connections:
Auckland – Wed 24 Jul
Wellington – Sat 10 Aug

New Zealand’s Best:
Auckland – July 27 and 29
Wellington – Wed 31 Jul and Thu 1 Aug

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

FRESH SHORTS is a New Zealand Film Commission initiative run in partnership with Script to Screen.

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