16.10.16 - Uni Shorts 2016 winners announced

The Uni Shorts committee wishes to congratulate the winners from the awards presentation at the conclusion of the 2016 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held at the Unitec Institute of Technology, in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, 15 October. Each category winner is awarded a cash prize of NZS$500. Call for entries for Uni Shorts 2017 will go out next month in November 2016.

BEST NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS FILM
WINNER: Connected
DIRECTOR: Amazir Aknine
SCHOOL: Christs College

RUNNER UP: Two
DIRECTOR: Rawiri Takinui
SCHOOL: Aorere College

BEST ANIMATION
WINNER: re/belief
DIRECTOR: Raymond McCarthy Bergeron
SCHOOL: Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

RUNNER UP: Warm Snow
DIRECTOR: Ira Elshansky
SCHOOL: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel)

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
WINNER: Terpsichore
DIRECTOR: Ken Clark
SCHOOL: University of Canterbury

RUNNER UP: Sophie’s World
DIRECTOR: Hao Bi
SCHOOL: University of Auckland

BEST DOCUMENTARY
WINNER: The Rate’s Cut
DIRECTOR: Pico Nicolas
SCHOOL: ECAM Madrid (Spain)

RUNNER UP: Keeping Balance
DIRECTOR: Bernard Wegner
SCHOOL: Filmacademy Vienna (Austria)

BEST UNDERGRADUATE FICTION FILM
WINNER: Shadowboxer
DIRECTOR: Jannis Lenz
SCHOOL: Filmacademy Vienna (Austria)

RUNNER UP: Neverland Now
DIRECTOR: Georg Pelzer
SCHOOL: Bauhaus – Universität Weimar (Germany)

BEST POSTGRADUATE FICTION FILM
WINNER: Probation
DIRECTOR: Thomas Eggel
SCHOOL: Hamburg Media School (Germany)

RUNNER UP: Not like her
DIRECTOR: Hash Perambalam
SCHOOL: University of Auckland

BEST FILM – AUDIENCE AWARD
WINNER: Razor
DIRECTOR: Alexey Beliakov
SCHOOL: Russian State University of Cinematography

RUNNER UP: Lookout
DIRECTOR: Noa Gusakov
SCHOOL: Sam Spiegel Film & TV School (Israel)

Razor - Directed by Alexey Beliakov (Russian State University of Cinematography)

Best Film (Audience Award) - Uni Shorts 2016
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