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NZ short a finalist in Clermont

Zoe McIntosh’s The World in Your Window has been named in the main competition line-up at the world’s premiere short film festival, Clermont-Ferrand. The International Competition line-up boasts 73 films, so it’s competitive to say the least. Among the other 72 titles is Daniel Mulloy’s Home, one of the finalists for the International gong at Show Me Shorts this year.

Made through the NZFC’s Premiere Shorts scheme, McIntosh’s The World in Your Window (pictured, top) was produced by Hamish Mortland. Another short produced by Mortland, Roseanne Liang’s Do No Harm, was recently named the sole NZ selection for Sundance.

The World in Your Window won’t be alone in France, with plenty of other NZ titles considered for the competition line-up and present in the Clermont-Ferrand market.

Titles already with festival gongs under their belts and heading for Clermont-Ferrand include Damon Duncan’s Cradle, Joe Lonie’s Shout at the Ground and Ned Wenlock’s Spring Jam (all winners at Show Me Shorts this year), David Gould’s Tomorrow’s Dream (Tropfest and recently in Australia at ASIN) and Matasila Freshwater’s Shmeat, (a winner at Australia’s A Night of Horror fest).


Elsewhere in the Clermont mix are a couple of filmmakers with two titles. James Cunningham has animated films Kitten Witch and The Dragon’s Scale. Joe Hitchcock has the animated Stick To Your Gun and doco Blood Sugar , made as part of Loading Docs. Eldon Booth’s Mister Sunshine is another Loading Docs titles.

Among the other shorts put forward are The Conversation from Westside’s David De Lautour; Lani’s Space by Harriett Maire (recently named for a NASA-supported festival in the US); and Each To Their Own by JC Cinefem awardee (and regular collaborator with Florian Habicht) Maria Ines Manchego.

The Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and Market run 3 – 11 February.

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