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

 


Short Film Competition launches

7 July 2014

Short Film Competition launches

A short film competition with ‘stillness’ as its focus launches at the Film Archive in Wellington, New Zealand, on 7 July 2014.

“Create a short film between 30 seconds and two minutes long on the topic of ‘stillness’ – that’s the challenge we’re offering,” said Mark Sweeney, Co-Director of a new film festival, ‘Stillness, & The Moving Image,’ which will be taking place in Wellington, New Zealand, from 14–18 October, 2014.

“The winning film will be the one judged to have best captured the concept and will be screened at the Festival launch,” said Sweeney. “It will be screened before each feature film, along with a selection of others which have impressed the judges.”

“We welcome all genres of film, including animation and experimental,” said Sweeney. “The winning film will be announced and screened at the opening night launch, and if the winner is unable to attend in person we will Skype them in from wherever they are in the world,” he said.

Competition judges are actor Loren Taylor (Existence, Dancing in the Sky, Eagle vs Shark, Kombi Nation), director and producer Robin Greenberg (Huloo, He Waka Hono Tangata) and Festival Co-Director Mark Sweeney.

The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2014. Information on how to enter the competition can be found on the festival website at www.stillnesscommafilmfestival.co.nz.

“ ‘Stillness, & The Moving Image’,” said Ramsey Margolis, Festival Co-Director, “is a festival of films for people who have an interest in mindfulness, meditation, and a secular approach to Buddhism and other religious practices, films they might find nourishing.”

“We have selected films that we hope will encourage people to bring greater stillness into their lives,” said Margolis, “to be more mindful, awakening to the results that their actions and their intentions are having on themselves, on others, on the planet, and all beings on it.”

The festival will be taking place and the competition winner screened at the Film Archive, Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand.

Mark Sweeney, Co-Director
For the last 25 years, Mark Sweeney has worked in moving image culture: as a film technician, high school Media Studies teacher, and currently a curator and film archivist. His interest is in how the moving image can help us make sense of the world, or rather how media literacy can help us make sense of media so we can make sense of the world, and be mindful.

Ramsey Margolis, Co-Director
Discovering stillness and the strength that comes through silence in 1995, Ramsey Margolis facilitates a group called Simply Meditation in Wellington and runs a website for the country’s secular Buddhist communities. With the intention of helping to create a culture of generosity in Aotearoa New Zealand, he enjoys seeing communities of practitioners spring into life and develop.

Films to be screened in the festival include:
• Buddhism Without Beliefs
• Gardening With Soul
• Illustrious Energy
• Meditate and Destroy
• Room to Breathe
• Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka

The festival Co-Directors are very grateful to have received support from the following organisations.

CORE PARTNERS
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Secular Buddhism Aotearoa New Zealand
The Film Archive

SILVER SCREEN PARTNER
[Aotearoa Buddhist Education TrustTBC]

BRONZE RUPA PARTNERS
Mindfulness Works
Recollective Awareness Meditation Australia
Wellington Buddhist Centre
Wellington Insight Meditation Community

and a number of individual supporters

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news