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Wellington Schools Embark on ‘Kiwi As’ Film Making

Wellington Schools Embark on ‘Kiwi As’ Film Making

Schools from the Wellington region have put their names forward to compete in the annual Roxy5 Short Film Competition for 2016 and this year heralds a brand new partnership with Capital E. Registrations closed Friday 26 February welcoming over 20 registrations who have signed up to compete.

Entrants have around 14 weeks to produce their own short 5 minute film of any chosen genre. In May films will be judged by a panel of film industry experts with the focus on creative story telling... All participants are invited to attend the Red Carpet premiere night at Roxy Cinema in Miramar on Wednesday the 18th of May to view their creations on the big screen, with their peers and entrants from other schools. Three winning teams will win cash prizes for their school and have the fantastic experience of re-making their film concepts under the guidance of professional industry mentors, Capital E Tutors and Park Road Post Production professionals in a hands-on, immersive capacity. The 3 completely re-made winning films will go on to feature in the Capital E National Arts Festival, in March 2017.

The theme for 2016 is ‘Kiwi As’. Participants must tell their story with three essential elements including the use of a chocolate fish, the phrase ‘yeah, nah, yeah’ and a koru.

Organisers Kristy Grant (Miramar Events Arts Trust) and Melissa Conway (Capital E) say, “Building on the success of last year’s competition, we are now offering a unique opportunity that brings together upcoming talent from across the Wellington region, with film professionals, industry related businesses, organisations and partners. Our project aims to benefit children and young people by building creative experiences and authentic opportunities for our future generations to work successfully in creative digital industries. Our collaboration helps provide career pathways to young future film makers by utilizing the world class facilities and talent of our film industry, here in Wellington.

Ideas have already started percolating within the teams, with genres incorporating everything from dance to documentary and beyond.

“The inclusivity of a broad range of participants and the high standard of authentic opportunities on offer in this years competition are hugely exciting. We will be with these 3 winning groups each step of the way. From the process of pre production through to all aspects of filming and post production. Our role is to encourage and inspire our next generation of film makers to creatively tell and produce their stories” says Grant and Conway.

Visit to see films and photos from last year.


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