Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival

New Zealand's Best 2020

1 screenings

25 JUL 2020 — Short Films

About.

Company

New Zealand International Film Festival

Duration

78 minutes

Restrictions

M Offensive language, nudity & sexual themes

Give the year’s best New Zealand short films the homegrown recognition they deserve by voting for your favourite.

For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, Festival Director Marten Rabarts, Head of Programming Michael McDonnell, and Paris-based Programmer Sandra Reid viewed 78 submissions to make a shortlist of 12, from which director Tusi Tamasese selected these six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of the $4,000 Creative New Zealand Best Short Film Prize and the $2,000 Madman Entertainment Emerging Talent Award, while the winner of an audience vote takes away the Audience Choice Award, consisting of 25 percent of the box office from this year’s online screenings. 

“Overall, these films illustrate and reveal a range of human experiences and emotions. They all had characters and stories I felt were different, unique and entrancing, and that I connected with because they explored aspects of humanity from interesting perspectives. From trapped minds and bodies to how people choose to live with the consequences of their choices, they deal with defining moments that weren’t always predictable.” — Tusi Tamasese

 

Daddy's Girl

Cian Elyse White

Director/Screenplay

Tweedie Waititi

Producer

Te Rāhui August

Co-producer

Fred Renata

Photography

Annie Collins

Editor

William Davis

Ngapaki Moetara

Safety Net

Anthea Williams

Director

Naomi Just

Producer

Julian Larnach

Screenplay

Tania Lambert

Photography

Chris Plummer

Editor

Nikki Shiels

Steve Rodgers

William Best

Daniel

Claire van Beek

Director/Screenplay

Alix Whittaker

Producer

Simon Baumfield

Photography

John Gilbert, Conan Mornard-Stott

Editors

Edith Poor

Matt Whelan

Elizabeth Hawthorne

Nancy Brunning

Love Is Real!

Calvin Sang

Director/Editor

Briar Collard

Producer

Natasha Lay, Calvin Sang

Screenplay

Stefan Coetzee

Photography

Sarah Nessia

Tyler Wilson Kokiri

Oranges & Lemons

Robyn Grace

Director/Screenplay

Rory MacGillycuddy, Robyn Grace, Jarl Devine

Producers

John Cavill

Photography

Kerri Roggio

Editor

Skyler Sylvester

Saskia Shand

Olivia Mueller

Pain

Anna Duckworth

Director/Screenplay

Ilai Amar

Producer

Nina Wells

Photography

Brendon Chan

Editor

Eva Gardner

Wesley Dowdell

Dates &
Times.

Sat 25 Jul 1:15 PM

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Tickets.

Adult $18.50

Student $15.50

Senior $12.50

Multi-Trip Pass $77.50

Daddy's Girl (Kōtiro)

NZ 2019

12 minutes

Te Puhi shares kai with her father when the harsh reality of his dementia forces her to face a painful truth.

Safety Net

Australia 2020

12 minutes

Cheeky 12-year-old Terry is taken into emergency care when his mother is arrested and finds an unlikely connection with one of his guardians.

Daniel

NZ 2019

19 minutes

A young novice at an isolated convent is confronted with the sudden desire to explore her sexuality when she meets the mysterious Daniel.

Love Is Real!

NZ 2020

13 minutes

Feuding couple Jamie and Millie are brought back together with the help of their AI home-assistant Ada and a musical extravaganza.

Oranges & Lemons

NZ 2019

13 minutes

Bullied at school and ignored at home, a young girl finds her voice in the strangest place in this evocative and atmospheric film set in a balmy 70s summer in rural New Zealand.

Pain

NZ 2019

9 minutes

A young girl’s adoration of her father is dented when an indoor cricket mishap exposes his vulnerability.

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