Whānau Mārama: New Zealnd International Film Festival has today announced that its two shorts collections are available for viewing online until 5 December 2021 on the NZ Film Ondemand platform.
“Plans to make the collections available online have been underway for the past month and following the closing nights of the festival in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, these two collections are now available.” said NZIFF General Manager Sally Woodfield.
NZIFF was committed to ensuring these short films were seen widely in cinemas around the country, and both collections are still screening in regional centres, but the film festival has also been working to provide opportunities for the wider community to see these films.
“A big thanks goes to the filmmakers who have provided us the rights to screen these films online.”
This year has been an exceptional year for the shorts programmes with four talented wāhine scooping major awards. In New Zealand’s Best 2021, the Vista Group Award for Best Short Film was jointly awarded to When We Were Kids and Washday. Auckland director Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu and Wellington director Kath Akuhata-Brown shared the cash prize of $7500.
Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu also received the Auckland Live Spirit of The Civic