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Industry Day - Show Me Shorts Film Festival

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Calling short film makers, students and anyone interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes in making movies. Join us for a full day of interactive professional development workshops, filmmaker talks, networking and screenings of short films. Presenters will be available for informal meetings throughout the day. Tickets provide entry to all of the following events, plus access to the garden bar and networking cafe.

Industry Day 1: Auckland Filmmaker Talk

Learn more about making short films in this moderated discussion with three top short filmmakers. Hear candid stories from their experiences. Watch their short films as part of the event. Have the opportunity to ask questions and meet others interested in filmmaking.

Speakers & films screenings:

  • Peter Hansen, director of Stag Hunt
  • Amelia Hapsari, director of Acung Memlih Bersuara (Acung Decides to Speak Up)
  • Jeremy Leatinu'u, director of Te Whakawhitinga

Moderator: Jack Nicol - Show Me Shorts Film Festival

When: 12:00–1:45 pm, Sunday 8 October

Tickets: this event is only available to Industry Day pass holders

Rating: to be advised

Industry Day 2: Networking Cafe

Throughout the day we invite you to chat with industry representatives informally at tables set up around the venue. Ask all those burning questions and meet people face-to-face.

Table hosts:

  1. Dale Corlett - Head of Talent Development, New Zealand Film Commission
  2. Tui Ruwhiu - Executive Director, DEGANZ 
  3. Bronwyn Kidd - Festival Director, Flickerfest (Australia)
  4. Fransiska Prihadi - Program Director, Minikino Film Week (Indonesia)
  5. Katie Bignell - Film Festival Strategist, Festival Formula (UK)
  6. Ian Bignell - Film Festival Strategist, Festival Formula (UK)

Industry Day 3: Festival Programmer Panel

Show Me Shorts and DEGANZ present a moderated panel discussion about what film festivals are looking for and how their programming is constructed. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from experienced festival programmers, ask questions and receive valuable tips and advice.

Speakers: 

  • Bronwyn Kidd - Festival Director, Flickerfest (Australia)\
  • Fransiska Prihadi - Program Director, Minikino Film Week (Indonesia)
  • Katie Bignell - Film Festival Strategist, Festival Formula (UK)
  • Ian Bignell - Film Festival Strategist, Festival Formula (UK)

Moderator: Tui Ruwhiu - Executive Director, DEGANZ

When: 2:00–3:00 pm, Sunday 8 October

Tickets: this event is only available to Industry Day pass holders

Industry Day 4: Aotearoa Te Ōhākī

Discover the rising talents of new and established directors in this collection of short films from Aotearoa New Zealand. The films are loosely themed around the Te Ao Māori concept of Te Ōhākī - meaning cultural and identity reclamation. Find here stories of people from many different cultures who are feeling displaced or disconnected, and seeking their place in the world. Be that place the family home, out on the streets, inside a quarantine facility or astride a stage for drag queens.

Films screening:

  1. What's the Disabili-Tea: Misty Frequency, directed by Justin Scott
  2. Daughter of God, directed by Maza White
  3. Lǎo Lao Lǎo Le, directed by Julie Zhu
  4. Plastic - A love letter to the estranged, directed by Va'a Magalogo
  5. Anu, directed by Pulkit Arora
  6. Buttons and Dumplings, directed by Calvin Sang, Mei Ling Lee
  7. Find Where I Belong, directed by Kahu Kaiha
  8. Te Whakawhitinga, directed by Jeremy Leatinu'u

When: 3:30–5:15 pm, Sunday 8 October 

This event is included as part of your industry day ticket, or tickets to this individual screening: $18 / $15 from www.humanitix.com.

Rating: to be advised

Industry Day 5: Awards Ceremony

Join us from the prize ceremony as we acknowledge and celebrate our best and brightest filmmaking talent. Show Me Shorts is an Oscar-qualifying film festival, meaning the winners of the coveted Department of Post Best NZ Film and Cause & FX Best International Film awards will become qualified for entry to the Academy Awards®! Glass of celebratory bubbles provided.

When: 5:30-6:30 pm, Sunday 8 October

Tickets: this event is only available to Industry Day pass holders

Industry Day 6: Award Winning Films

Watch all the prize-winning short films in one session. The films screening will be the winners of these award categories: 

  1. Department of Post Best NZ Film Award
  2. Cause and FX Best International Film Award
  3. NZ On Air Best Music Video Award
  4. DEGANZ Best Director Award
  5. DEGANZ Best Editor Award
  6. Toi Whakaari Best Actor Award
  7. Best Cinematographer Award
  8. Best Screenplay Award

This event is included as part of your industry day ticket, or tickets to this individual screening: $18 / $15 from www.humanitix.com.


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