[Discuss MovieFest] [MovieFest Entrants] Details of Regional Finals - and submissions.

CAgoston CAgoston at stthomas.school.nz
Wed Aug 9 21:55:03 CDT 2006

We have decided that we will not enter this year but would love to see the
others if this is possible and would like the opportunity to participate
next year.
Thanks Carolyn and Team at St Thomas's

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Subject: [MovieFest Entrants] Details of Regional Finals - and submissions.


Now that you have *finished* making your movies, it's time for you to  
send them to us if you have not already. They must be sent to the  
Moviefest Charitable Trust, PO Box 40-732, Upper Hutt 5140,  
Wellington by 5pm Friday 11th August to ensure we receive them by the  
following Monday. We'll be sorting then on Wednesday 16th - so don't  
worry if you haven't heard from us before then.  Details of Movies  
received will appear gradually on http://MovieFest.org.nz/06/movies  
as we enter your Movie Details Forms - so check there if you're  
wondering if we've got it.

The time for the judging process to commence is now upon us and just  
to remind you know how this will work, we will repeat the procedure  
for you.

The judging will be done in three levels. The first or preliminary  
judging will check all movies for content and make sure they adhere  
to the time criteria. This will be done over two days in Wellington  
and will be a very time intensive activity. We are interested in  
inviting suitable people to come along and assist and if you are  
interested, please let us know soon. Entrants are welcome to offer  
their services but there will only be space for a limited number and  
they will not be able to vote for their own movie. At this stage we  
will be reducing the number of movies down to nine in each category.

The second level of judging will take place at the regional finals  
where three movies from each category will be reduced down to one in  
each category and these will be judged by local video/film  

The best three movies from each of the three categories decided at  
the regional level will be appraised by the five judges who have  
already been announced. They are all experienced in the film and  
video industry and two can boast five academy awards between them.  
They are; Miranda Harcourt, a well known New Zealand actress,  
Rosemary MacLeod, a well known script writer and columnist, Hugh  
Macdonald, a director who learned his craft at the New Zealand  
National Film Unit, Alex Funke, a cinematographer who is currently  
head of the Miniatures Unit for Peter Jackson and Mike Hedges, a  
sound re-recording mixer at Peter Jackson's Park Road Post. The last  
two judges worked on both the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong  
movie winning academy awards for both projects.

MovieFest Regional Finals

The Northern Regional Final will be held at the Berkley Normal Middle  
School in Berkley Avenue, Hamilton on Saturday 26th August. There  
will be one hour long screenings at 1:00pm and 2:00pm and there will  
be a cost of $2.00 per person. Please make any enquiries about the  
Northern Final to hamilton.screening at MovieFest.org.nz

The Central Regional Final will be held at the Time Cinema in  
Sutherland Road in Lyall Bay, Wellington on Sunday 27th August.  
Screenings will commence at 10:00am and will run hourly until 2pm.  
There is a cost of $4 per adult, $2 per child and $10 for a family of  
five and registered teams to MovieFest will get a 50% discount off  
this price. Tea and coffee will be available between screenings at no  
charge. Please make any enquiries about the Central Final to  
wellington.screening at MovieFest.org.nz

The Southern Regional Final will be held at the St James School, 25  
Rowan Ave, Aranui, Christchurch on Saturday 26th August. There will  
be hourly screenings from 9:00am until 2:00pm. Please make any  
enquiries about the Southern Finals to  
christchurch.screening at MovieFest.org.nz

There is also the possibility of a Northern Region finalists'  
screening at a school in Auckland. We will confirm details of this  
screening if and when they have been finalised.

MovieFest National Final & Awards Ceremony

The screenings for the national final will be held throughout the day  
in the Ilott Theatre in Wellington's Town Hall on Saturday 30th  
September. This will be followed by a ninety minute Awards Ceremony  
during which the prizes will be awarded to the winners, intermingled  
with an entertainment programme. Tickets to the screenings and Awards  
Ceremony can be purchased from Ticketek at a cost of $10 per adult,  
$5 per child and $25 per family of five. There will be a number of  
tickets provided at no charge to the nine finalist teams.

The national winner of each of the categories will receive a prize  
package valued at $1000 courtesy of Panavision New Zealand Ltd. The  
two runners up of each category will receive prizes of iPod Shuffles  
from Renaissance Ltd, New Zealand's Apple distributors, and video  
editing software from Imaging Technology, respectively.

Check the forums at http://MovieFest.org.nz/forums or the Discussions  
email list for feedback and discussion.

Jo Booth - MovieFest Trustee
NZs best amateur digital short movie
competition and festival.
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