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Uni Shorts lays out programme

Offering up a strong selection of low-budget filmmakers among this year’s panellists, Uni Shorts lines up its 2014 programme.

Ignoring the Friday evening opening bash, which is more about alcohol than film, the weekend offers up five sessions of screenings, three panel sessions and comes to a close with the naming of winners of the Sunday evening.

Doing the judging honours will be Oliver Driver, Film Auckland’s Michael Brook, filmmakers Bryn Evans (From Street to Sky, Hip-Hoperation), James Cunningham (shorts including Over the Moon, Shelved, Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game, Poppy), Robin Gee (A Face in a Mirror, Jinx Sister) and educator Catherine Davis.

Of the panel session, Saturday morning kicks off with New Career Track. Writer and actor Thomas Sainsbury (The Adventures of Suzy Boon, Super City), David White (Shihad: Beautiful Machine, I Kill ), Max Currie (Everything We Loved), and Lakshman Anandanayagam, who spurned seven years of medical training to do stuff like this throw in their two cents’ worth under the moderating eye of Dorthe Scheffmann (50 Ways of Saying Fabulous, Avondale Dogs, Came a Hot Friday).

Satruda’s second panel offers up Dean Hewison (How to Meet Girls from a Distance), thedownlowconcept’s Jarrod Holt (Coverband, Hounds, Bigger Better Faster Stronger) who, with a plus one yet to be named, will talk about Getting Noticed.

At a very civilised 10.30 on Sunday morning, Michael Bennett (The Factory Story, Matariki, Kaitangata Twitch), Sima Urale (Coffee & Allah) and Sophie Henderson (Fantail) will be Doing It Right with moderator Maile Daugherty (Night Shift, The Insatiable Moon, Matariki).

All the info is here.

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