International Filmmaker to Select 2013 Best Shorts


We are pleased to have director Alison Maclean on board with us as the selector for the New Zealand International Film Festival’s New Zealand’s Best Shorts competition for 2013.

Alison’s no stranger to short films. Her classic short Kitchen Sink debuted at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, the first time that a New Zealand short won selection, before going on to win eight international film awards. Her international filmography includes feature-length work Crush (1992) and Jesus’ Son (1999), and high profile US television work over the last decade, including Gossip GirlThe TudorsSex and the City.

Alison will be making a selection of five or six films from a shortlist of 12 for consideration for NZIFF’s NZ’s Best Short film competition. The finalists will be announced on 30 May.