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Uni Shorts names finalists

30 films from New Zealand and around the world will vie for a half dozen awards which will be presented at this year’s Uni Shorts festival at Unitec in Auckland.

There’s strong NZ representation, with local tertiary institutions shutting out the international film schools in the postgraduate fiction category.  The competition is evenly spread in the animation and experimental categories with NZ and international finalists.

Alyx Duncan, Aidee Walker and Katie Naeher will do the judging this year.

Entry to Uni Shorts is FREE. To RSVP for the opening awards night at Unitec where the winning films will be screened on Thu 23 Nov @6:30pm email Festival Coordinator Peter Rees at [email protected]. The screening schedule is here.

The 2017 Uni Shorts finalists are:
 
EXPERIMENTAL
Return, Ithaca College (USA)
Strike Out, Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
The Swallows, Istanbul University (Turkey)
Reconstructing Reality, Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Gem, Unitec (New Zealand)
 
ANIMATION  
Child, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Fres Boi, University of Vigo – Bellas Artes (Spain)
The Toll, Griffith Film School (Australia)
Pug of War, Media Design School (New Zealand)
Musicide (Musicidio), ECIB Escola de Cinema de Barcelona (Spain)
 
SECONDARY SCHOOLS
False Memories, Waiuku College
Blank Canvas, Pakuranga College
Charlie’s Psychosis, Kaiapoi High School
Black Dog, Kapiti College
A Perfect Child, Christs College & St Margaret’s College
 
DOCUMENTARY
Wolfe, Griffith Film School (Australia)
About art, my family & me, Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Butterfly, Stanford University (USA)
Inked in Tradition, University of Auckland/Beijing Normal University (NZ/China)
Internet Explorer, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
 
FICTION (Undergraduate)
Two, The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School (Israel)
Ra Menada, Braunschweig University of Art (Germany)
Cloud Kumo, The City College of New York (USA)
Lost in Hope, IFS Cologne (Germany)
Out of Reach, The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School (Israel)
 
FICTION (Postgraduate)
Parasites, University of Auckland (NZ)
Happiness, University of Waikato (NZ)
Veil, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
The Spectacular Imagination of the Pohara Brothers, University of Auckland (NZ)
HITEK, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

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