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4-6 April 2014


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Posted by Ant on 31 May 2014 at 11:39 | Comments | View Post

Congratulations Team Lense Flare. The took out top honours with their impressive musical PANTS ON FIRE.

Grand National Champion : Lense Flare : "Pants On Fire"
Runner Up :Noise and Pictures : "Rubble"
Runner Runner Up : Mexico : "A Lesson on Probability"
V Best Actress : Abby Damen: Simo and Simmo"Dick Off"
V Best Actor : Hamish Parkinson : The Eh Team "Le restaurant d'erreurs"
Canon Best Direction : Alex Parsons & The Eh Team : "Le restaurant d'erreurs"
Canon Best Cinematography : Begged, Borrowed, Stolen : "A Right Tool"
The Gaylene Preston Award for Best Female Director In association with WIFT NZ
Georgia Agnew : Wolfe Street Productions : "Human"
AUT UNIVERSITY Best School Team :Film Splats : "Malice"
RIALTO CHANNEL Rising Talent : Packed Lunch Productions : "Blind Date"
NZ Herald Online Best Script : Grand Cheval : "Mi Amigo Mandarina"
Best Original Song : Lense Flare : "Pants On Fire"
Best Original Score : Hayden J. Weal : Simo and Simmo "Dick Off"
Best Animation : Mukpuddy : "Dead End Job"
Best Editing : Benjamin Brooking : Mexico : "A Lesson on Probability"
Best Makeup : Mr. Moose Films : "The Awakening"
INCREDIBLY STRANGE Film : Mad Scientists : "One Man Army"
Best Use of the Prop : Les Cousins Dangereux : "Something New"
Best Use of the Line : Une : "Ballsed Up"
Best Use of the Character : The Tributes : "My Life in Lies"
Best Disqualified Film : Halcyon Entertainment : "Bedtime"

"PANTS ON FIRE" by Lense Flare - Grand National Champion 2014

"RUBBLE" by Noise and Pictures - National Runners-up 2014

"A LESSON ON PROBABILITY" by Mexico - National 3rd Place 2014


Posted by Ant on 28 May 2014 at 09:28 | Comments | View Post

Introducing the Guest Presenters for the GRAND NATIONAL FINAL this Friday.
Jonny Brugh, Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement.

Taika and Jonny are both Grand National Champs who 'cut their teeth' in filmmaking with 48Hours.
See them and the 14 National Finalist Films Live at the Civic Theatre Fri 30th May.

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Posted by Ant on 27 May 2014 at 13:43 | Comments | View Post

The Gaylene Preston Award for Best Female Director In association with WIFT NZ

  • Jane Fletcher - Moxy Films - "Deathday Wishes"
  • Marilyn Hudson - Knawtra Studios - "Et Deinceps Sursum (Onwards and Upwards)"
  • Georgia Agnew - Wolfe Street Productions - "Human"
  • Estelle Clifford - Spitting Monkey Knife Fight - "It's Ball in your Head"

View the full Updated List of Finalists and Nominees here
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