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

 

The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards

The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards


An offhand Facebook comment has given new life to the New Zealand Film Awards. Now a rousing celebration of all things cinema Aotearoa will cap the filmmaking year off, with The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards - The Moas - on December 4.

Filmhead Ant Timpson and nzherald.co.nz Entertainment Editor Hugh Sundae joked on Facebook about creating a renegade film awards after learning the Screen Director's Guild of New Zealand (SDGNZ) had pulled out of this year's prizegiving due to funding restraints and other issues.

The joke became reality when the two were surprised by the amount of support in the industry for such an event. The Moas have been pulled together with the support of the NZ Film Commission, Rialto Channel, nzherald.co.nz and an evergrowing list of partners and supporters.

Timpson and Sundae are nervous but excited about the prospect of putting on a fitting tribute to what has been one of the busiest 12 months for film production ever.

"It would have been a pretty sad state of affairs not to have some sort of recognition for the features, documentaries and short films made in the past year or so", says Sundae.

"We've been told to keep the irreverence in check and to be respectful, I'm pretty sure I can do one of those two things well." Timpson adds, "I'm not too concerned, if anything goes terribly wrong I'm just going to blame Hugh.

"We all know most award shows are pretty long and sometimes dull affairs. Ultimately we want the show to be an entertaining evening, because a fun night is simply the best tribute to the films and people nominated."

The Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards will be held on Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the Wintergarden, The Civic, Auckland. There will be extremely limited seating however nzherald.co.nz will live stream the awards in full so all New Zealanders have the chance to witness this one-off renegade film awards show.

For eligibility, dates and other details visit: www.nzfilmawards.co.nz

Facebook event page :
https://www.facebook.com/events/238550729601550/
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

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