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

 


Uni Shorts 2014 - FINAL CALL

Uni Shorts 2014 - FINAL CALL for NZ Secondary School film entries

Just a final reminder as we approach the Easter break that the extended deadline for Uni Shorts is coming up on 30 April.
We are making a special call to New Zealand Secondary Schools for student made films that were completed between Nov 2012 and Jan 2014. If you have completed films from last year you would be interested in submitting, entry is FREE. So why not enter online now at www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

If your film is selected, it will be screened in competition alongside other selected films at this year's festival on 12-14 September 2014. Your students could win some great prizes!

Last year's winning film 'The Night of their Lives' (St Kentigern College) netted student director Lucas Sachs NZ$1000 in prize-money. He is now studying film in New York. Read full story here:http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/east-bays-courier/8622985/Teen-film-maker-makes-the-cut

We accept student made short films in the following genres; fiction, documentary, animation, experimental (non-narrative). All films must be under 20 minutes running time. The films have to be entirely student made as part of a course of study and signed off by their school or teacher in charge.

We are close to confirming the full programme for Uni Shorts 2014 and we are planning a session dedicated to Media Studies/Secondary School educators as part of an exciting weekend. Tickets to attend the festival will be on sale in May via our website so make sure you pencil in 12-14 September in your calendar.

"There's been a surge of interest following on from last year's event where we tripled the number of entries from the inaugural year of this event in 2012. We're hoping to receive more student works particularly in the animation, experimental and high school categories. There will be come great prizes so plenty of motivation there for student filmmakers and multimedia artists," says Uni Shorts committee chairperson, Alex Lee.


How to enter your film

It's so easy to enter! Follow the 3 easy steps:

1. Fill in the entry form online at www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

Entry fees:Free entry for NZ Secondary Schools


2. Send us your DVD Screener, either by:

(i) Post:
Uni Shorts Film Festival c/o - Department of Performing and Screen Arts
Unitec Institute of Technology
Private Bag 92025, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

(ii) Courier:
Uni Shorts Film Festival
Department of Performing and Screen Arts
Unitec Institute of Technology
Building 6 (Level 2), Entry 1, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

Please ensure you mark your package for customs clearance with 'No Commercial Value'; For film festival. We will accept all film entries postmarked on or before the deadline dates.

(iii) Or send your film via a secure online Vimeo link:

i) English subtitles for foreign language films must be embedded
ii) Formatted to 1080 x 720HD
iii) It is a link that we can download from on our end.

We accept the following formats:

* DVD PAL/Multizone
* Blu-ray Zone B
* Ratio must be 16x9

Please advise if you have an Apple ProRes file for the film in the event we decide to screen using such a format.

3. After you've entered your film, send us your film's synopsis/tagline, production credits, a brief director's biography (80 words max) and a JPEG file head shot photo of the director.
Send by email to: unishorts@unitec.ac.nz

More details on the website www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news