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48HOURS 1-3 May 2015

1-3 May 2015


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Posted by Ant on 26 May 2015 at 22:02 | Comments | View Post

Check the Awards Announcments section of the Forum and Facebook for the latest Nominee listings.
Congratulations to all Finalists and Nominees - Check your City info page for Ticketing Details.

International Judges are now preparing for the GRAND NATIONAL FINAL 4th of July including Sir Peter Jackson's WildCards*.

*Selected from a pool of national films not necessarily city winners or finalists.


Posted by Ant on 23 May 2015 at 22:36 | Comments | View Post

Congratulations to The Gisborne City Winners Presented at the Dome Cinema SOLD OUT SHOW. Apologies to those who couldn't make it in.
City Winner - Kaiti Hill -"From" - Romantic Comedy Film

City Runner up -Habyt - "UPGRADE" - Science Gone Mad Movie

  • CANON Regional Best Cinematography -Shum -"Identity"
  • V ENERGY Best Actress -Amanda MaClean - Kaiti Hill -"From"
  • V ENERGY Best Actor -Lynden Manuel - Team Bolo - "The Last Supper"
  • LETTERBOXD Best Director Award -Josh O'Neill - Kaiti Hill -"From"
  • RIALTO CHANNEL Rising Talent Award -Team Bolo - "The Last Supper"
  • Best School Team- Shum
  • Best Original SONG -Amanda McLean - 'Sexy Alien' - Kaiti Hill
  • Best Original SCORE -Rongomai Callaghan/Dylan Ngatoro - Team Bolo
  • Best Script -Cowps Productions- -"Focused on Murder"
  • Best Editing -Habyt - "UPGRADE"
  • Best Makeup - Kratos - "Vessels"
  • Best Use of prop - Cowps Productions
  • Best Use of line - Team Bolo - "The Last Supper"
  • Best Use of character - Alfonso and the Pommes - "Thoughtful"
  • INCREDIBLY STRANGE Film - Squad - "Paysans Meldroits"
  • Best Use of Technical Element - Kaiti Hill : Best special FX - Kratos: Best DQ team - Ironeyesees : Best Costume Design - Last Minute Productions:

Remember: All NON-Finalists, in every city, may upload their film to the Screening Room

Full Nominee Lists for all city Awards will be published here Tuesday.


Posted by Ant on 20 May 2015 at 11:07 | Comments | View Post

Tickets are on sale now for your City Final GISBORNE SOLD OUT!

AUCKLAND 7th JUNE- Sky City Theatre.

HAMILTON Chartwell Event Cinema on the 8th June.


TARANAKI Event Cinemas, Wed 3rd JUNE

WELLINGTON June 3rd Embassy Theatre.

CHRISTCHURCH Sunday June 7th, Hoyts Riccarton, Cinema 5

DUNEDIN Sat 6th June, Teachers College Auditorium

Full Details are on your City INFO page

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