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SWANZ: fastest awards bash names finalists

The NZ Writers Guild’s annual awards, SWANZ, has named its 2013 finalists. Certainly the shortest and, the way things are going, one of very few remaining NZ screen industry awards bashes gets another run out, just ahead of this year’s Big Screen Symposium.

The SWANZ Awards take place on Thursday 8 August in Auckland. Ticketing information is available on the NZWG website.

The 2013 nominees are:

Best TV Comedy Episode
Agent Anna, Episode 2 – Maxine Fleming & Vanessa Alexander
Sunny Skies, Episode 2  – Sam Smith, Amanda Alison, Jamie Bowden, Dean Butler, Leon Wadham
The Factory, Episode 2 – Michael Bennett
Flat 3, Episode 2 –  Roseanne Liang

Best TV Drama Episode
The Blue Rose, Episode 13 – Rachel Lang
Harry, Episode 2 – Oscar Kightley, Christopher Dudman
The Almighty Johnsons, Episode 10 – Natalie Medlock & James Griffin
The Almighty Johnsons, Episode 7 – James Griffin

Best Play
Motel – April Phillips
The Guilt Sniffer – Mark Prebble & Marion Shortt
Horses and Other Farm Animals – Louise Tu’u
Goodbye My Feleni – David Mamea

Best Feature Film Script
White Lies – Dana Rotberg
Mt. Zion – Tearepa Kahi
The Weight of Elephants – Daniel Joseph Borgman
Mr. Pip – Andrew Adamson

Best Factual Script
He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan – Annie Goldson
The Confessions of Prisoner T – Michael Bennett
New Zealand From Above – James Heyward & Bruce Morrison

Best Short Film Script
Blankets – Casey Whelan
Friday Tigers (Nga Taika o te Ramere) – Aidee Walker
Tuffy – Matthew Sunderland
I’m Going to Mum’s – Lauren Jackson

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