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Short Film Festival to Celebrate Canterbury

24 March 2016

Short Film Festival to Celebrate Canterbury

Christchurch – A one-night only Canterbury short film festival will be held in April 2016.

Canterbury Shorts will showcase a collection of short films by Cantabrians that are spirited, uplifting, unexpected and engaging. It will be a non-competition/non-judged film festival and free community screening held at an outdoor cinema on 2 April 2016.

A live music kick-off will begin at 7pm with the film screenings beginning at 7.30pm.

Festival Organiser, Brindi Joy, says, “Canterbury Shorts will really be a celebration of the creative rebuild of Christchurch as well as those things that haven’t changed. The festival will allow the community to connect with each other, the central city and the arts while enjoying a free evening with family and friends. Additionally, it creates a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work side-by-side.”

Organisers plan to deliver a high-quality event that recreates the sense of ‘occasion’ of going to the theatre. Though the festival is free, organisers encourage guests to donate either through Eventbrite or on the evening. All donations will then be paid forward to CHCH Soup, a friendly dragon’s den where individuals pitch for funding for projects to benefit Christchurch.

Canterbury Shorts actually started at CHCH Soup,” Brindi says, “I’d pitched an idea at Spring Soup in October—the idea was to produce a short film that celebrated Canterbury. That $645 of seed funding helped that original idea grow into a short film festival. I love Canterbury and I look forward to showcasing the region through positive short films.”

Brindi has written and produced a short film, The Road Home, which will premiere at the festival. The festival’s films will be various genres and adhere to the overall theme: creative expression of optimism set in/around Canterbury.

Bring a rug and a friend. Free popcorn and food trucks will be on site.

Canterbury Shorts supporters include: Gap Filler, YHA New Zealand, TimeZoneOne, and Phantom Billstickers.


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