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ID360 Short Film Competition Announces Judges

ID360 Short Film Competition Announces Judges

The Ministry of Youth Development is pleased to announce Jess Feast and Zoe McIntosh as judges for ID360 short film competition.

Open to all young New Zealanders aged 12-24, ID360 short film competition gives young people the opportunity to tell their stories and let New Zealand know what identity and diversity means to them.

“We are very pleased to have talented young film makers of such high calibre involved in judging ID360. Jess and Zoe are both award winning independent filmmakers who are no strangers to the rigours of competition and have demonstrated a commitment to exploring identity and diversity in their work” says David Rea, General Manger of the Ministry of Youth Development, who will be the third member to make up the judging panel.

Jess Feast’s first feature documentary ‘Cowboys & Communists’, has screened at several international festivals and won the 2007 Golden Key for best documentary at the Kassel Documentary Festival in Germany.

She has also directed; a segment for award winning arts programme, ‘The Living Room’, ‘Gather Round’, a one-hour documentary about one of New Zealand’s biggest music events and ‘Flight of the Conchords – A Texan Odyssey’ for TV3. Jess has recently returned from China where she was documenting the journey of the Royal New Zealand Ballet for ‘Artsville’.

Zoe McIntosh won Best Pitch at the 2007 DOCNZ pitch forum with producer, Costa Botes and has been selected to participate in the prestigious DOCUMART section of the Australian International Documentary Conference.

Zoe is a graduate of Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. Her documentary ‘Mail Order’ was selected for the Chicago International Film Festival, NZ Media Peace Awards and DOCNZ 06, where she was awarded special mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker.

Entries for ID360 Short film competition close on 29 February 2008.

With great prizes up for grabs, young people may enter in teams or individually, in the three age categories; 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-24 years. Entry is free.

The winners will be announced by the Minister of Youth Affairs at an awards ceremony at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington on 21 April 2008.

For more information about ID360, including competition rules, a toolkit, tips and ideas on how to make a short film, go to the ID360 website: www.ID360.govt.nz.

ENDS

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