Shorts with Features in Auckland
New Zealand 2011. Director: Richard Mans. 4 mins/35mm
A strange machine lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. Screening with Sound of My Voice.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Daniel Belton. 21 mins/DigiBeta
Our robot friend Ato-Mick returns to save the world from losing all its colour and introduces a new playmate: Ato-Miss. Screening with Grandma Lo-fi.
Australia 2011. Director: Nash Edgerton. 11 mins/DCP
Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions can have unintended consequences. Screening with Sightseers.
Do You Really Love Me?
New Zealand/UK/France 2011. Director: Alastair Cole. 11 mins/HDCAM
How many ways can you say ‘I love you’? Find out with this romantic multilingual documentary. Screening with Bonsái.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Matthew Saville. 12 mins/HDCAM
A hitchhiking teenager determined to find his birth mother finds solace from an unexpected source. Screening with Killer Joe.
In Safe Hands
New Zealand 2011. Director: Jackie Van Beek. 11 mins/HDCAM
A teenage girl is entrusted to return a very special item to her family for her grandmother’s funeral. Screening with Shock Head Soul.
INHALE | EXHALE
New Zealand 2012. Director: Vincent Ward. 5 mins/HDCAM
Haiku video work developed from two video art exhibitions by Vincent Ward, INHALE and EXHALE, in two Auckland art galleries. Screening with The Wall.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Sam Kelly. 15 mins/35mm
Jimmy faces a tough decision – stay home to protect his younger siblings, or escape to a new life. Screening with Monsieur Lazhar (No Bridgeway screening).
Long Distance Information
UK 2011. Director: Douglas Hart. 8 mins/HDCAM
From a lonely London flat Alex decides to make a Christmas Day phone call to his parents in Scotland. Screening with Dreams of a Life.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Zia Mandviwalla. 14 mins/35mm
Amidst the arrivals and departures, an airport cleaner starts another long night shift. Screening with Where Do We Go Now? (No Bridgeway screening).
New Zealand 2012. Director: Michael Hobbs. 14 mins/Blu-ray
A poetic documentary about a blind man whose craft transcends his perceived disabilities. Screening with Planet of Snail.
USA 2011. Director: Briar March. 20 mins/HDCAM
Meet Blackfire: a Native American punk rock band with a message. Screening with Neil Young Journeys.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Thomas G. Murphy. 6 mins/DCP
This animation introduces a brood of underwater beasties, including the put-upon runt of the litter: Snap. Screening with A Monster in Paris.
Street Vendor Cinema
Cine camelo, Brazil 2011. Director: Clarissa Knoll. 16 mins/HDCAM
On the bustling streets of Sao Paulo you can become the star of your own movie. Screening with Songs.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Hamish Mortland. 19 mins/HDCAM
A young Samoan man must choose between his family and the delinquent influence of his cousin. Screening with My Brother the Devil.
Canada 2011. Director: Yan Giroux. 17 mins/HDCAM
A teenager takes a job as a warden in a city park, but soon finds himself out of his depth. Screening with The Lifeguard.
Ten Thousand Days
New Zealand 2012. Director: Michael Duignan. 17 mins/HDCAM
A young man is convinced that he will die on his 10,000th day, but things don’t go exactly to plan. Screening with Wish You Were Here.
This Fine Island
New Zealand 2012. Director: Gavin Hipkins. 12 mins/DigiBeta
A meditation on postcolonial New Zealand that recalls Charles Darwin’s visit to the Bay of Islands in the 1830s. Screening with Persuading the Baby to Float.
New Zealand 2012. Director: Yamin Tun. 15 mins/Blu-ray
Following the death of a beloved wife and mother, a father struggles to connect with his preoccupied sons. Screening with In My Mother’s Arms.
Uitgekraakt, The Netherlands 2011. Director: Sanne Rovers. 16 mins/HDCAM
Nine-year-old Lily has to leave the wooded squatters’ camp she calls home and move into a terraced house with her family. Screening with Nana.