Press Release – Unitec
Uni Shorts 2013 is only one month away so this is a reminder to get your early bird tickets this week.
The early bird special of NZ$50 general admission and NZ$30 for students/guild members finishes this Friday, 15 March so get in quick to take advantage of the discount. After 15 March, standard ticket prices will apply. All tickets include both morning tea and lunch for both days – great value!
* PLEASE NOTE: Tickets do not include entry to the Awards Night on Sunday, 14 April. Awards Night tickets are selling separately for NZ$30 per person. All finalists receive one FREE ticket to both the festival and awards. All film entrants receive one FREE ticket for the festival only.
To buy or claim your tickets and awards night tickets, go online and register at www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz then pick up your tickets at the registration desk on arrival at the festival.
Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival 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. You can see the list of 30 film finalists below.
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. “Student filmmakers and those starting out in the industry will find value in attending next month’s festival. 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,” says festival chairperson, Athina Tsoulis.
We’re also excited to welcome the Hollywood producer of 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite, Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt to New Zealand as our keynote speaker. “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,” he says.
Keen to find out more? Register now for your tickets. To buy tickets or find out more information go online at www.unishorts.unitec.ac.nz
Don’t miss this exciting weekend of student film-making goodness!
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
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
IN THE NICK OF TIME – Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany
DINNER AND A MOVIE – London Film School, UK
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
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
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
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
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