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Wellington, Sweden, Nelson Winners At Fives Awards

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WELLINGTON, SWEDEN AND NELSON WINNERS AT FIVES FILM AWARDS

A fantasy story about a lonely sculptor who creates life from stone made into a short film called Auto-ma-ton has won this year’s International Flying Fives Film Awards.

Produced by Wellington based filmmaker Jason Howden, Auto-ma-ton took the top award from first runner-up “Dreams of Life” produced by Swedish filmmaker David Kvart and second runner-up “A Perfect Circle” produced by Nelson filmmaker Rhyce Barker.

“The final judging panel of International Sundance Film Festival Judge, Joe Bini and New Zealand filmmakers Barry Barclay and Keith Hawke believe the Fives are a good format to expose the development of new ideas,” said John Bullock.

“The Fives Fifteen for 2005 will be shown on Sky Television as part of an exclusive promotion and screening arrangement with the Rialto Channel in early 2006.”


The Fives Fifteen for 2005 are:

1. Friends No More, Ben Young & Daniel McKenna, Wellington.
2. Brian & Jessica's Wedding, Chris White, Auckland.
3. Rolly Dial's Defining Moment, Mike Hallett & Jim Flewitt, Auckland.
4. Early Journeys of Ballus Tadpolleus, John Russell, Nelson.
5. Epilogue, Dennis Liu, Auckland.
6. Ananab, Dean Hewison, Rupert Teynolds-McLean, Paddy Kennedy, Francesca Carney, Wellington
7. Just Following Orders, Mark Taylor, Christchurch.
8. Land of the Deaf, Paul Wolffram, Wellington.
9. Be Thankful, Jared van Berkel and Kathryn van Berkel, Rangiora.
10. Dreams of Life, David Kvart, Sweden. (1st runner up)
11. Bride To Be, Katharine J McGill, Wellington.
12. Auto-ma-ton, Jason Howden, Wellington. (winner)
13. The Yoga Room, Ruth Dudding, Gisbourne.
14. Once upon a time, Lou-Darcie Lewis, Nelson.
15. A Perfect Circle, Rhyce Barker, Invercargill. (2nd runner up)


“We are very appreciative of the support for the Fives shown by all our entrants and hope they will be back in 2006 with other filmmakers who have a passion to use to use the language of film in a different way.” said John Bullock.

“ENDS”

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