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Riskiest Film Award Predictions

What is the riskiest film you've seen this year? Which do you think will win Ant's Risk Award?
Do you think the films as a whole have tried to take some bloody risks this year?

Having been to both the Christchurch and Auckland city finals, I have to say the only one that has truly jumped out as risky to me would be Pandora's Night: Deleted Scenes by Strang Entertainment, as it's the only approach to have truly ditched story as king and gone for something where the lack of narrative is kind of the purpose of it.

Most other films I have seen don't really fall outside the realms of what we usually see in 48hours (which I personally don't have a problem with, story is still king for me). I guess there have been a few more solemn heavy hitting dramas than usual like A Friend for Life by Missing Pixels, or a couple of avant garde films like The Snapper by Michaels Baes or Split Sibling Decision by Free Chicken, but while these are risky within the competition, I don't know if I'd say they're risky in the context of filmmaking as a whole.

I guess because risk is such a vague and subjective term, you could probably argue that every film is risky in its own way, but what do you think? Who will win the risk award? Do Wellington have some total knock-outs that I'm unaware of?

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Joseph Moore
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 69

A Friend For Life was bold as hell with its subject matter, and it's ending, which was maybe too dark for me. But hey that's a risk right?

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Brendon
From: Chch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 105

Pandora's Night seemed the most novel, Split Sibling Decision seemed the most ambitious. (Both great films)

Of the two, SSD is the one I would have been most scared to greenlight at 2am on Saturday morning. So by that measure I think it was the riskiest.

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Ashley
From: Wellington
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 1

Hey Alex, I'm from Wellington.
For me I wana go with the 360 degree film as a contender.

I agree, totally subjective and a hard one to make a call on. I mean, there is always weird films that are crazy bold with gruesome or crude material.
I think the risk for me this year was not in subject but rather in output. It was refreshing. Cool to head out of the cinema and then have yet another different cinematic experience.

Having said that, Z grade helped with creating some weird and super stylised stories. I was a huge fan of the High School Group - The OK Company lead by Awa. So much talent.

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

So, have I missed it or are there nominees for this? Or will it simply come from the GFs or PJWs?

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

in reply to Mista Teas:

I commented on the announcement thread on FB about this and the Ultra award and was told "Still to come!". So I'm not sure if there are nominations still to come or it'll just end up going to a random Auckland team *cough* sorry, a team that made the grand finals on the night

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to Bloydd:

or it'll just end up going to a random Auckland team *cough* sorry, a team that made the grand finals on the night

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