Labyrinth Rocks, 9 September 2014: Labyrinth Rocks, a short film shot on location in Takaka, is the only New Zealand film to be accepted for the upcoming Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF3).
By the numbers:
The 3rd Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF3)
11-25 September 2014
500 films from around the world representing 57 countries
Only 1 film, Labyrinth Rocks, to represent New Zealand
9989 minutes of total festival runtime – 16 minutes of that is Labyrinth Rocks
Worldwide voting to determine which 10 films go into the finals to win a cut of the $100,000 prize pool.
Starring three local young actors from Golden Bay, Labyrinth Rocks had its sell-out world première at the Village Theatre in Takaka, in May this year.
The theme for #VOFF3 – ‘Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid’.
“Despite the festival’s theme, Labyrinth Rocks is not strictly a horror film – it’s an atmospheric fantasy tale that pays homage to classic fairy tales and is fun for the whole family,” says Cambridge-born Labyrinth Rocks writer-director Gary Davies.
The #VOFF3 is an international online event that showcases and rewards short films, features and web series that are not always as famous as they should be.
The festival runs worldwide from 11-25 September, and Labyrinth Rocks is the only New Zealand film to be accepted.
The #VOFF3 is a community moderated online festival. Millions of viewers from around the world will determine the finalists from all of the qualified entries. An independent jury will review the finalists and choose the final winners of the festival.
The audience gets to participate by voting on their favourite entries and help select the finalists for the jury to decide who will get a cut of the $100,000 prizes. The winners will be announced on 5 October at the Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.
“There are also prizes for voters including a trip for two to London. So please get online and vote for Labyrinth Rocks!” says Labyrinth Rocks producer from Auckland, Zara Lynch.
“The more people who watch, vote and talk about Labyrinth Rocks, the better chance we have of getting into the finals, so tell your friends and whanau to join and vote too,” says Zara.
To vote, go to www.viewster.com and sign up. It’s free to watch as many films as you like and to vote – you must vote for three or more films. Worldwide voting opensThursday 11 September.
Viewster is the only international online video service with its own online film festival that brings together creators with a global audience. With headquarters in Zürich and offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney, Viewster is a team of international entrepreneurs, tech geeks and pop-culture fanatics who share an obsession with discovering great entertainment from around the world and building communities of like-minded fans.
Watch the #LabyrinthRocks trailer: https://vimeo.com/91673568
For more information about #LabyrinthRocks: http://facebook.com/labyrinthrocks
For more information about the #VOFF3: http://festival.viewster.com