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Uni Shorts announces short film finalists for 2016 festival

Uni Shorts announces short film finalists for 2016 festival

Twenty five student-made short films from around the world have made the final cut for the 2016 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival which will be hosted at Unitec in Auckland in October. Films from USA, Germany, Spain, Philippines, India, Australia, Israel, Russia and China will screen in competition with films from the host nation New Zealand. In addition, five films will contest the New Zealand Secondary Schools category. Go to for more details.



1. re/belief, Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, Rochester Institute of Technology/USA, Animation

2. Natural Attraction, Marc Zimmermann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg/Germany, Animation

3. Horizon, Eel with it, Media Design School/New Zealand, Animation

4. Warm Snow, Christin Baumgarten, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design/Germany, Animation

5. Disillusion, Qian Zhao, Shanghai Theatre Academy/China, Experimental

6. Sophie's World, Hao Bi, University of Auckland /New Zealand, Experimental

7. Terpsichore, Ken Clark, Canterbury University/New Zealand, Experimental

8. Man in the cinema house, Bernard Jay Mercado, University of the Philippines Film Institute, Experimental

9. LaValla, Sasha Folker, Queensland University of Technology/Australia, Documentary

10. Keeping Balance, Bernard Wegner, Filmacademy Vienna/Germany, Documentary

11. The Rate's Cut, Pico Nicolas, ECAM/Spain, Documentary

12. Fragments of our memory, Ajinkya Kulthe/N. Wakhloo, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Com/India, Documentary

13. Lookout, Noa Gusakov, Sam Spiegel Film & TV School/Israel, U/Fiction

14. Neverland now, Georg Pelzer, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar/Germany, U/Fiction

15. Razor, Alexey Beliakov, Russian State University of Cinematography, U/Fiction

16. Generation Girl, Megan Baker, Sydney Film School/Australia, U/Fiction

17. Shadowboxer, Jannis Lenz, Filmacademy Vienna/Germany, U/Fiction

18. Jasmin and Jerome, Paloma Schneideman, Unitec Performing & Screen Arts/New Zealand, U/Fiction

19. Not like her, Hash Perambalam, University of Auckland/New Zealand, Postgrad Fiction

20. Probation, Thomas Eggel, Hamburg Media School/Germany, Postgrad Fiction

21. Accompanied, CJ Puna, Kapiti College/ New Zealand, Sec School

22. Two, Rawiri Takinui, Aorere College/ New Zealand, Sec School

23. Connected, Amazir Aknine, Christ's College/ New Zealand, Sec School

24. Nvader, Hunter Williams, St Kentigern College/ New Zealand, Sec School

25. I found you, Nathaniel Castro, Newlands College/ New Zealand, Sec School

TOTAL: 25 films


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