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Uni Shorts Goes Global As Student Film-Makers Converge On NZ

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26 March 2013 - Auckland, NZ

Uni Shorts Goes Global As Student Film-Makers Converge On New Zealand

Tickets selling fast. Get yours now online at

www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

Student film-makers from as far away as China and Europe have either arrived or booked to fly to New Zealand to attend the second annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival on 13-14 April. With just over a fortnight to go, there are still tickets remaining for this weekend long event of film-making goodness.

Uni Shorts 2013 is being held at the Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, 13-14 April. The two-day festival will see 30 student-made short films from around the world (selected from nearly 200 entries) screen in competition.

There's also engaging panel sessions and Q&A with guest industry speakers on topics relating to the changing filmmaking landscape and the impact of new media platforms and technology on how films are now being exhibited and distributed. These discussions will be of great value to emerging and student film makers, students and media studies/film teachers.

Tickets are NZ$60 general and NZ$40 students/guild members. All tickets include both morning tea and lunch for both days - great value! To attend the Awards Night on Sunday 14 April, tickets cost NZ$30. Book online www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

* Film entrants who have submitted a film to Uni Shorts get one FREE ENTRY to Uni Shorts.

* Film entrants who have submitted a film and are also finalists to screen in competition get one FREE ENTRY to Uni Shorts and one FREE ENTRY to the Awards Night.

* To claim your FREE ENTRY tickets just register online at www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz

Once you have registered online you can pick up your tickets at the registration desk on arrival at the festival.

What's happening?

"Student filmmakers and those starting out in the industry will find value in attending Uni Shorts. Our lineup of seminars will address issues important to them as they staircase into an industry that is evolving all the time and they need to adapt to these changes." - festival chairperson, Athina Tsoulis.

"I'm looking forward to coming to New Zealand and sharing my experiences with New Zealand filmmakers, and have them share theirs with me, so that we can grow together as a global indie film community." guest speaker Chris Wyatt. Producer of 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite.

Don't miss an exciting weekend where you can network with other student filmmakers and industry experts, watch screenings of new short film works from around the world, plus much more!

Keen to find out more? Go to www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz or follow us on FACEBOOK/Unishorts or Twitter @Unishorts


Uni Shorts 2013 - Finalists

NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS CATEGORY:
THE NIGHT OF THEIR LIVES - St Kentigern College, Auckland
GONE BY APRIL - Cashmere High School, Christchurch
LIGHTS CAMERA FAIL - Wellington Girls College, Wellington
GENERATION TEST TUBE - Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
THE SLEEPER - Christ's College, Christchurch

POSTGRADUATE CATEGORY:
THE CAREER COMEDIAN - London Film School, UK
FIRST CONTACT - Victorian College of Arts, Australia
MILK AND HONEY - University of Auckland, NZ
I LOVE YOU FISH - WA Screen Academy, Australia
TRUNK / HARD VIND - University of Southern Denmark

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY:
IN THE NICK OF TIME - Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany
SNIP SNIP - AUT, NZ
TWO PRINCES - Unitec Department of Performing & Screen Arts, NZ
RESTING IN PLAY - Victoria University Wellington, NZ
SUCH EYES - The Sam Spiegel Film and TV School, Israel

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY:

ROLLER DERBY SAVED MY SOUL - South Seas Film & Television School, NZ
THE HARDCORE OBSESSION - Queensland University of Technology, Australia
A GOOD NOTE - Massey University, NZ
SCARRED - WA Screen Academy, Australia
WILL HIGGINS: THE REAL KENNY - Queensland University of Technology, Australia

ANIMATION CATEGORY:
BEAN CAUGHT - Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
PYGMALION - University of Canterbury, NZ
STEAM RIVALS - AUT, NZ
FUNERAL HOME PINATAS - Media Design School, NZ
LUNA PARK - Media Design School, NZ

EXPERIMENTAL/NON-NARRATIVE CATEGORY:
FUTURE SKIES - Staffordshire University, UK
OCULUS - Staffordshire University, UK
IT'S A DREAM - Radio and Film College of Chengdu, China
TRISTE - University of Waikato, NZ
HERE INSIDE YOU - Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

ENDS/

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