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New Zealand's Young film Makers Exposed

October 17 2006

New Zealand's Young film Makers Exposed

New Zealand's short film competition for secondary schools has produced ten great finalists for the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) annual CUT! competition. (See all finalists' details below)

"Great films, high quality and a lot of fun! It's a fantastic result and the judges are going to be hard pushed to arrived at an ultimate winner," according to Head of Wintec's School of Media Arts, Margi Moore.

"Cut!" is an annual competition open to NCEA level two and three students nationwide. Run by Wintec's School of Media Arts for the third time, the competition has produced some stunning work," she said.

The "Cut'06" overall winners will be judged by Angela Littlejohn who has spent 15 years as a producer in the United Kingdom in the film and television industries, Peter Salmon, a former director for Weta Workshop, Wellington, is currently a writer for the Gibson Group, and Paula Allen is Head of Media Studies at Hamilton's Hillcrest High School and works alongside NZQA and the Ministry of Education as a Media Studies consultant.

The finalists will be screened at Rialto Cinema in central Hamilton on Sunday 29 October at 11.00am.

School

Title

Teacher

Student(s)

Hillcrest High

NCEA -Not Achieved

Paula Allen

Director Daniel Cunningham

Taieri College, Dunedin

I'm Gunna Getcha

Jared Cone

Co-Director: Rebbecca Barnes

St Cuthbert's College Remeura, Auckland

Sheep

Sandra Chesterman

Director: Olivia West

Palmerston North Girls High School

Victim: Don't Be A Bystander

Sandra Mohekey

Director Nathalie Rosenbrook

Pakuranga College, Auckland

Opening Night

Mr Lawrence

Director/Producer Josh Young and Lorrain Edmonds

Pakuranga College Howick, Auckland

Imagine

Mr Lawrence

Producer: Kirsty Herbert

St Pauls Collegiate

We are Here

Kelly Stephens

Director

David Chan

Rudolf Steiner School, Christchurch

Lucky Strike

Richard Bullock

Producer Nellie Riley

Mt Maunganui College

Mauao Mystery

Sharon Harper

Director, Writer: Tom Furniss

Gisborne Boys High

Gisborne Nga Tangata o Turanga

Phyllis Callaghan

Director: Kelvin Smith

ENDS

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