Ōtepoti / Dunedin

Ōtepoti / Dunedin City Winner

Jelly Mouth - The Unseen

Ōtepoti / Dunedin City Runner-up

Da Film Boiz - Manibus Invisiblilia: A Touching Story

Dunedin City Finalists

  • Bonne nuit, mon chat - Achy Breaky Hero
  • Bus of the Undead - Pitches be crazy
  • Cinnamon Cinemas - Above The Law
  • Kura Poutama - Who did it?
  • Magnificent B - Oscar and the Bearded Gentlepersons' Society
  • one under par - Le Burglar
  • Rattlesnake Productions - Blood Love
  • The Happy Little Peas - Rap to the Future
  • Toowit Toowoo - Bad Eggs

Awards

WIFT Outstanding Female Filmmaker 

Rattlesnake Productions - Leila Murton Poole

Nominated:

  • Cinnamon Cinemas - Sandra Muller
  • The Two Minute Noodles - Eve Scott
  • Toowit Toowoo - Oana Jones
  • Bonne nuit, mon chat - Darcy Herrick

City Manager Award - Best Team Intro

Bus of the Undead

Nominated:

  • The Happy Little Peas
  • Concerned and Confused
  • Toowit Toowoo
  • Sweet Madness

Best Director

Jelly Mouth

Nominated:

  • Kura Poutama
  • Bus of the Undead
  • Da Film Boiz
  • Rattlesnake Productions

Best School 

Kura Poutama

Nominated:

  • Cinnamon Cinemas
  • Bonne nuit, mon chat
  • Concerned and Confused
  • WHS YEAR 13 TEAM

Best Performer

Bus of the Undead - Anna Parsons

Nominated:

  • Rattlesnake Productions - Leila Murton Poole
  • Jelly Mouth - James Stock
  • Kura Poutama - Ensemble
  • one under par - Samuel Mackey

Best Script

Da Film Boiz

Nominated:

  • Jelly Mouth
  • House of Habsburg
  • one under par
  • Rattlesnake Productions

Best Cinematography

Bus of the Undead

Nominated:

  • House of Habsburg
  • Jelly Mouth
  • Kura Poutama
  • Da Film Boiz

Best Production Design

Jelly Mouth

Nominated:

  • Bus of the Undead
  • Rattlesnake Productions
  • one under par
  • Toowit Toowoo

Best Animations 

Toowit Toowoo

Nominated:

  • Bonne nuit, mon chat

Best VFX 

WHS Year 11 Team

Nominated:

  • Rattlesnake Productions
  • one under par
  • Bus of the Undead
  • Cinnamon Cinemas

Best Editing 

Jelly Mouth

Nominated:

  • Bus of the Undead
  • one under par
  • Magnificent B

Best Sound Design

Bus of the Undead

Nominated:

  • Jelly Mouth
  • one under par
  • Cinnamon Cinemas

Best Original Score / Song 

The Happy Little Peas

Nominated:

  • Bus of the Undead
  • Toowit Toowoo

Best Disqualified Film

Where's my Muse?

Best Under 18 Film

Cinnamon Cinemas

Nominated:

  • Kura Poutama
  • WHS Year 11 Team
  • Concerned and Confused
  • WHS YEAR 13 TEAM

Best Use of Genre 

Jelly Mouth

Nominated:

  • Da Film Boiz
  • Bus of the Undead
  • Concerned and Confused
  • Rattlesnake Productions

Best Use of 'Something Invisible' 

Concerned and Confused

Nominated:

  • Da Film Boiz
  • Jelly Mouth
  • one under par
  • Magnificent B

Best Use of Character

Rattlesnake Productions

Nominated:

  • Magnificent B
  • Jelly Mouth
  • Bonne nuit, mon chat
  • Bus of the Undead

Best Use of Sound Effect 

Rattlesnake Productions

Nominated:

  • Concerned and Confused
  • one under par
  • The Happy Little Peas
  • Bus of the Undead

Best Use of Technical Element 

Bus of the Undead

Nominated:

  • Concerned and Confused
  • Cinnamon Cinemas
  • Jelly Mouth
  • Da Film Boiz

Judges

Emma Schranz 

Writer and Director

 

Emma has several short films selected for the International Film Awards in Berlin, Tropfest, NZIFF, Busan and many other festivals around the world.

She has written several feature films to date, including her high-end drama TV series which is currently in development.

In 2017, she won the South Pacific "Big Pitch" competition at the SPADA Conference, which was judged by Dame Jane Campion.

Emma also completed her sixth short film Eyrie, funded by Short Film Otago and shot by Dominic Fryer (Tickled).

Kelly Hocking 

 

As a California native, one of Kelly's most memorable projects in Los Angeles was acting in Channeling Alphonse, a 48 hour film which went on to be presented at the Sundance Film Festival. 

In New Zealand, she has performed in productions for The Fortune Theatre in Dunedin, The Court Theatre in Christchurch, Musical Theatre Dunedin, Taieri Musical Society, North Shore Musical Society in Auckland and in national touring productions for THETA.

Credits include “Kate/Lucy” in Avenue Q, “Ellen” in Miss Saigon, “Roxie Hart” in Chicago, "Winifred Banks” in Mary Poppins, and “Glinda/Galinda” in Wicked. 

Her anticipated one woman show, Thief!, opens at The Dunedin Fringe Festival in March 2021.

Craig Storey 

 

Craig Storey is a long time media slave and creative savant.

Serving for more than three decades in the meat-grinder of local radio, film, tv and theatre Craig has been there-done that and has the scars to prove it.

Despite his crazy azimuth decision-making filters and overlong thoughtful silences he enjoys free cheese rolls and damn good stories.

Kahli Scott

 

Kahli is the coordinator for the Queenstown Lakes District Council film office and co-coordinator for Film Otago Southland.

She is based in Queenstown and loves helping to bring our region’s locations and stories to the screen.