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Chosen ones

Plenty of NZ content is getting out and about overseas, with three features among those announcing festival selections this week.

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web will travel next week – even if its subject can’t – to Norway’s Bergen International Film Festival, where Pork Pie is also on the menu. Kim Dotcom will also play Switzerland’s Zurich International Film Festival before heading to Brazil’s Rio Film Festival – which is also screening Top of the Lake: China Girl.

Top of the Lake also heads for the chillier end of the Americas, named for the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Sarah Cordery’s notes to eternity has booked three stops in the UK in late October, heading for a premiere at London’s Genesis Cinema before trips to Scotland to play in Glasgow and Birmingham for the Screening Rights Film Festival in Birmingham.

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notes to eternity director Cordery and the film’s US-based Sara Roy will attend the screenings.

Elsewhere in Europe web series Auckward Love has collected an award in Europe, where Holly Shervey has won BestActress at the Portugal International Film Festival. Lanita Ririnui-Ryan’s Poi – Hopes & Dreams has announced selections at US film festivals in late October, the LA Femme Film Festival and Orlando Film Festival. Both web series are also announced for the much closer to home NZ Web Fest in November.



Orlando also has a pair of NZ shorts, Eddy Fifield’s Happy Birthday and Harriett Maire’s Lani’s Space.

Recently in Toronto, anthology feature Waru will return to North America for the Aspen Film Festival.