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From: Awklyn
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 136

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CITY FINALS 2016 - Here's the full list.

Your City Final venues for 2016

Friday, October 7 at 8 PM - 10:15 PM (includes intermission)
Cnr Wellesley St West & Hobson St, Auckland, New Zealand 1010
Doors open 7:30pm - Show at 8pm sharp
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Sunday, October 9 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Odeon Multiplex
79 Gladstone Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand 4010
Get $10 Tickets Now from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Monday 10th October 7pm

Thursday 13th October 8:30pm
Chartwell Event Cinema - Door sales $10
Get $10 Tickets Now from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, October 14 at 8 PM - 10:30 PM
Paramount Cinema
25 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
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Sunday October 9th at 7pm
Reading Cinemas - The Palms
Cnr. Marshland Rd and New Brighton Road, Shirley
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Saturday 15th October 7pm
University College Auditorium

'If you only see one movie this year - make sure it's yours!'
If you want a happy ending, that depends of course, where you stop your story

From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 66

Ahhh that's a shame the Wellington finals aren't at The Embassy. There was always something special about seeing them on that screen.

2007: Solitaire
2008: F*Dance (National winner)
2009: Mime and Punishment
2010: Art
2011: Nubbin' But Trouble
2012: FETUS 5000
2013: Fist Cop
2014: Man Day
2015: Beyond the Fridge
2016: DICKS
2017: Cameo'd in 11 films.
2019: The Big Number.

Most films linked above are the tidied up Director's cuts. Not indicative of what was handed in

From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

in reply to Newsboy:

Yeah, the Paramount is a good venue, but the Embassy is something special.

2020 Lockdown The Nutbar News at Nine Urban Fantasy
2019 Depart'ners Buddy
2018 Thanks to the Academy Heist Ultra
2017 Forelsket Nutbar Films Buddy Sacrifice
2016 Con Troll Alt Delete Nutbar Films Horror Fan Favourite. City Finalist for Make-Up
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films Mystery
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin Film, within a film
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot Robot/Cyborg/Android
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films Action
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films Mystery
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films Twin
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films Romance
2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants Animal

From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 96

I was hoping it was a clue that Wgtn would be hosting the Grand Final this year - at The Embassy :)
It's not :(

Wgn 2019 The Directors "The Big Number"
Wgn 2018 Ahrjeebee "Connection Interrupted"
Wgn 2017 Ahrjeebee "Salvage"
Wgn 2016 PuppyGuts "DICKS"
Wgn 2015 PuppyGuts "Beyond the Fridge"
Wgn 2014 Dusty Tapes "To Darkness"
Wgn 2013 Dusty Tapes "The Rescue Party"
Wgn 2012 PuppyGuts "Fetus 5000"
Akld 2011 Meat Pie "Truth Unseen"
Akld 2010 Meat Pie "Bruised"
Akld 2009 Rising Phoenix "Till The Day We Die"
Wgn 2007 Fargish "The State of Georgia"
Wgn 2006 Fargish "It Returned to the Abyss"
Wgn 2005 Team Awesome "Cock Fever"
Wgn 2004 The Insomniacs "Terry's Package"

From: Auckland (ex Taranaki)
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 120

Do we know when finalists will be announced?

2020 [Lockdown] A Message From The Order Urban Fantasy
2019 [Auckland] Your Wish is Our Command Wrong Place & Time
2018 [Auckland] Alt 3:57 Last Day On Earth | 3rd Place Audience Favourite
2017 [Auckland] Over-Wound Buddy / Sacrifice | Regional Nomination - Best Makeup.
2016 [Auckland] A Ripping Yarn Bro or Bechdel
2015 [Auckland] He's got the moves - Musical or Dance
2014 [Auckland] Decay Rate - Mistaken Identity
2013 [Auckland] Backup/Restore - Robots, Cyborgs & Androids
2012 [Auckland] Cherry Π - Romantic Comedy
2011 [Auckland] Things Best Forgotten - Mystery Not so much Late as completely absent...
2010 [Taranaki] Broken - Road Movie - Regional Prizes: Sound & Vision Sexiest Short | Most Realistic Moment
2009 [Hamilton] Te Hararei - Family Film - Te Reo Maori Language Film
2008 [Hamilton] 47:53:00 - Horror Late

From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 182

in reply to zer05um:

I believe it's a matter of waiting until the judging is complete in all centres. As of today I gather it was still happening in Wellington and I assume is also ongoing in Auckland, so may be a wee while. On the other hand I guess the city finals are less than two weeks away, so must be soonish.

The wait for national finalists to be announced is the *really* interminable one these days.


From: NZ
Since: Apr 2015
Posts: 16

Do finalists get free tickets, like in the past?


From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 334

Hi CAPSLOCK we just updated the City Info page. 5 comps per Wellington finalist. Cheers



Ness Patea
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 108

Hi All. Ness here Wellington City co-manager. We made a decision to have the heats and the finals at the Paramount. This not only cut our costs down (which helps the competition survive) it also meant that we could have the open door policy at the heats. Which was great, the heats had big attendance and it meant there were more eyeballs on all the films that might not make the finals.

Five comps per finalist team will be issued once finalists are announced and judges are doing their thing at the moment. See you at the Paramount on 14th October!

2017 - 2019 - National Operations / Wellington City Manager
2016 - Wellington City Manager
2014 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer
2012 - 48 hours Blogger/Photographer

Empire of Reason
2015 - Catch of the Day - Cat and Mouse

Traces of Nut
2013 - 'Sleeping Plot' - Crime - National WInner
2011 - 'Ruby Red' - Musical
2008 - 'Half a Horse' - Crime - Best DQed

Electric Pink Company
2010 - 'Fabricator' - Biopic
2009 - 'Electric Pink Company' - Dance

From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 3

We will we get the results for Heats 4,5,6 for Christchurch?


Since: Jun 2015
Posts: 2

in reply to Actor007:

They are on the Facebook page:

Heat 4
1st: Zesticles
2nd: Abra Cadaver
3rd: St Thomas Lads

Heat 5
1st: NZBS Pigs Guts Films
2nd: Motion Mechanic
3rd: Residual Talent

Heat 6
1st: TBALC Alpha
2nd: Strang Entertainment
3rd: Submission Impossible


Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Good news!! You can hear Andrew Todd previewing the CHCH final today between 3 and 4 on my Plains FM radio show.

Tune in on 96.9FM in Christchurch or listen to the live stream here: Expanding Horizons on PlainsFM

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REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 680

in reply to Mista Teas:

Andrew Todd previewing the CHCH final

"It's good!"

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2020 Lockdown - "The Quiet Moon" - Science Fiction
2019 - "Schism" - Science Fiction (National finalist; Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography; Toronto After Dark and Morbido Fest 2019, Chattanooga Film Fest 2020)
2018 - "Utka" - Wish (National finalist; Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation; Kiev International Short Film Festival 2019 and Abycinitos 2020)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

in reply to Andrew Todd:

"It's good!"

And it is going to be real good!

You can have a listen to Andrew's preview here: CHCH Final Preview

The interview starts around the 13:20 mark. Feel free to skip the music...and ignore how I said crochet...my brain betrayed me!

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE