Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Wet West Film Festival goes international

Media Release Wet West Film Festival, Hokitika, New Zealand

3 October 2005

Hokitika’s Wet West Film Festival goes international!

The Wet West Film Festival confirms the first ten entries received for the January 2006 Festival are of a truly international flavour. Films received for the Hokitika festival are so far from nine countries, with two films from New Zealand. Interesting drama from the UK, Bangkok, Bermuda and Quebec entering the Short Film Award, and Austrian and Irish film in the Adventure and Expedition Award confirm the word’s out about the Wet West Film Festival worldwide! Festival organisers are keen to see more entries flood in.

With news being passed around from the 40 film makers involved last year, an active website, and targeted promotion, the Hokitika organisers are expecting growth in both numbers of films entered as well as audience numbers in January.

Festival Director Jo Kearns said: “It’s really encouraging to get eight international entries this early in the piece, with entries open until 7th November we know most films will arrive that week; anything coming in now is a bonus. And the overseas interest is really encouraging. Awards won last year by Canadian and German film makers help get the word out there, and that’s good news for the January audience too, it makes for great viewing.”

Providing an opportunity for first time film makers to be on screen beside seasoned professionals, the Wet West Film Festival is a chance to exchange ideas, meet new film makers and have a great experience on the wild West Coast!

As well, of course, as view a great variety of film all connected by the theme of water, interpreted into adventure films, conservation comment and drama, but all putting story telling to the fore. Hokitika is keen to welcome film makers and film buffs for the four day celebration of film and water, in all its forms, from 5 – 8 January 2006.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news