Wintec School of Media Arts would like to congratulate the finalists, and commend all entrants for their hard work in completing their films. Over 60 entries were received, and the caliber was again very high. The short film category was particularly strong this year, and consequently organisers have decided to award a runner-up prize in this category rather than a specific documentary award. The films will be screened at Skycity Cinema Centre Place, Hamilton, on Sunday November 9th at 11am. The winning entries will be announced by panel of judges at the end of the screening, and the winners presented with some great prizes, including an iMac with Avid Media Composer, a first year Wintec scholarship, Ricoh digital cameras, an iPod touch and more.
A great team of judges will again be deciding the award winners – film producer Angela Littlejohn (Apron Strings); independent filmmaker Daniel Strang (Playing a Role), who has won a number of awards for his films and music videos; and past winner of Cut! Jonathan Marshall, who is currently in his 3rd year of a Media Arts degree at Wintec, majoring in Moving Image. There will be an opportunity for students and teachers to talk to these judges and the Wintec Moving Image tutors after the screening.