In response to popular demand we’ve extracted Animation NOW! from NZIFF and made it a Festival in its own right. To mark the occasion, the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington have donated a $5,000 jury award to go to the film judged best in the programme. (Films in the Punto y Raya programme are not in competition.) The finalists will be shortlisted by a panel of programmers and animators here and in Melbourne and will be announced on our website. You can see the finalists – and learn the jury’s choice of ultimate prize winner – at Animation NOW! The Finalists on the final day of NZIFF.
All films at Animation NOW! were selected by Malcolm Turner, animation programmer at NZIFF since 1998 and currently director of the Melbourne International Animation Film Festival.