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Drifting Clouds Film Festival Jury Panel Announced

Drifting Clouds International Film Festival Jury Panel Announced

Drifting Clouds International Short Film Festival held in New Zealands capital city Wellington has announced it’s jury members for its 2005 film competitions. President of the Jury Rowena H Harvey says, “The Drifting Clouds Festival invites people in the film industry from around the world it wants to recognize for their great achievement to the film industry”.

Past jury members for the 2003/2004 festivals included film directors Alfonso Cuaron (arthouse hit Y tu mama tambien, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban), Sir Alan Parker (Midnight Express, Angel-Heart, Angelas Ashes) and New Zealander art director Dan Henneh (Lord of the Rings) and Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Sleepy Hollow, Cat in the Hat, Like Water for Chocolate)

The panel for 2005 includes Patron of the festival world-renowned cinematographer Michael Seresin. Seresin is acclaimed for his dark and moody cinematography on movies ‘Midnight Express’, ‘Angle-Heart’,’ Birdy, Angela’s Ashes’, and ‘Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban’ and American film director Harold Becker whose films include ‘Mercury Rising’, ‘City Hall’, and ‘Domestic Disturbance.

Local jury members include ‘Lord of The Rings’ Oscar winner’s sound editor Mike Hopkins and art director Dan Hennah.

Drifting Clouds offers the biggest film festival prize in New Zealand –over $25,000 dollars worth of film resources to the winner of Best NZ Film and the ‘Golden Dragon’ Award for Best International Film.

The filmmakers have up until October 20th to enter their films.


Entry forms at

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