Reviews

Our Screening Room and review site are now combined.  

For Teams:

You cannot upload your finished film to the Screening Room until your film is out of competition - e.g. once the shortlist, the city finalists or the grand finalists are announced. If you are not on the list you can upload your film.

You will need to create a placeholder entry in the Screening Room if you want to make your film available to be reviewed.

To create a placeholder entry in our screening room prior to getting the finalist results, here's what you need to do:

  1. Create a placeholder file - you can use your poster, title or title slate to create a short 20 second clip
  2. Upload this placeholder file to your Vimeo account
  3. Log into the screening room
  4. Click the 'Upload 'button
  5. Fill out the 'add your short' information. (2021 will be available to teams after the Auckland postponement shoot weekend)
  6. Please be sure to type everything out carefully as you can't go back and edit it later
  7. Create your Screening Room entry using this placeholder Vimeo URL
  8. Teams will be able to review your film while the heats are on
  9. When your film is out of competition you can replace the placeholder file in your Vimeo account with your finished film
  10. If you have any issues - get in touch with us

For Reviewers:

We encourage you to watch and review other competitors' films in our Screening Room. Feedback is one of the most helpful resources for filmmakers, so feel free to post reviews under any films you watch, or saw in the heats. 

Reviews can take any form but suggest you keep them positive and encouraging. Let your fellow filmmakers in on something that made you want to watch it, something positive that you enjoyed, or any constructive advice to improve on.