MIC Toi Rerehiko presents New Zealand’s finest new short films, all selected for key international festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Tribeca, Melbourne, SXSW and the Puchon International Fantastic Film.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2011
MIC Toi Rerehiko presents the 2011 Homegrown programme of New Zealand's finest new short films. This selection includes six original films funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. In 2011 these short films have been selected for key international film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Tribeca, Stuttgart, Melbourne, SXSW and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. All of this year's selection show exceptional cinematography that transports viewers into a world that can be scary or a little bit fantastical, but the journey is always an emotional one.
A has-been children's-TV-show alien grapples with the reality that he has been forgotten.
Mischievous youths Vinnie and Jonah celebrate Christmas by stealing, but an unexpected encounter tests their friendship and motives.
Discontented and lonely, a rural woman becomes seduced into the mysterious world of eels. Eeling's unique visual style creates a fanciful setting and accentuates the peculiar storyline.
A film about an ageing hippy enthusiastically anticipating death; the only thing in his way is his daughter.
A film about a young man's first day at work in a meat factory. Fitting in isn't his biggest concern – it's surviving.
Fuelled by ego, jealousy, vodka and antidepressants, Easter Bunny hatches a plan that will see the ‘holiday spotlight’ shift from his old foe Santa.