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

 

Spreading Green Film

14 May 2008

Spreading Green Film

Over 50 independent films will make their New Zealand or world premiere in Palmerston North at Reel Earth – the Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival, which opens Thursday 22 May.

Our dedicated selectors have previewed over 300 entries from thirty-three countries, from which the best have been selected for screening at Reel Earth.

Jury panellists have considered and conferred awards for New Zealand and International films in Best Feature, Best Short, Best Micro, and Best Young Filmmaker Categories in competitive fields. These awards will be announced at the Festival.

Opening Thursday 22 May, the first three nights are hosted at the Globe Theatre, with the red carpet out to welcome visiting filmmakers from Auckland and Sydney on the Friday and Saturday nights. These gala sessions will also include a range of films from the Festival as a foretaste of the fortnight of premieres. After those first three sessions, the Festival migrates to Downtown Cinemas from Sunday 25 May - Saturday 7 June for two weeks of hosted premieres, and second screenings of the more popular films.

Reel Earth is a not-for profit project run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. The Festival is sustained by our principal sponsor the Palmerston North City Environmental Trust, and supporting sponsors including Creative Communities New Zealand, Palmerston North City Council, Envirochoice, Bruce McKenzie Booksellers, Outpost Digital Media, Kingsgate Palmerston North, InspireNet, Advantage Computers, and the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand.

First launched in 2005, Reel Earth aims to connect audiences with today’s best films focused on the environment. Subject matter ranges from natural history to environmental & social justice, including stories that inspire and challenge.

Tickets for the Globe Sessions are $15 ($10 concession), available now at Bruce McKenzie Booksellers in George Street or on the door if not sold out prior. Tickets for the Downtown Cinemas sessions opening 25 May will be available at the venue from 15 May.

The best way to stay in the Reel Earth loop is to visit online at www.reelearth.org.nz for a full Festival programme, and watch out for flyers and media reports.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland