Calling all student filmmakers

Razor - Russian State University of Cinematography - Directed by Alexey Beliakov - Best Film - Audience Award

We're now calling for entries for this year’s Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival which will be held in Auckland in 28-29 October 2017. Great prizes to be announced.

Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival

WhereRed Lecture Theatre
Unitec, Mt Albert Campus, Auckland(campus map)
When28-29 Oct 2017

Peter Rees


EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE – NZD$20 (NZD$60 for three or more entries) received by 15 Feb 2017

STANDARD ENTRY FEE – NZD$30 (NZD$80 for three or more entries) received by 15 April 2017

LATE ENTRY FREE – NZD$40 (NZD $100 for three or more entries) received by 15 May 2017

FREE ENTRY for New Zealand Secondary Schools only

Is your short film eligible?

  • All films entered must be entirely student-made from Nov 2015 – Jan 2017.
  • All films entered must be no longer than 20 minutes running time
  • Film ratio must be 16:9, resolution: 1080 or 720HD
  • Non-English films must have English subtitles embedded.
  • Submitting individuals/institutions must obtain necessary clearances for any copyrighted material or music used in their films.
  • Entry categories: Fiction (undergraduate), Fiction (postgraduate), Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Secondary Schools (NZ only).

How to enter:

  1. Complete the online entry form here.
  2. Send us your film via a secure downloadable Dropbox, VIMEO or WeTransfer link to
  3. Alternatively, you can post us your DVD screener to:

    Uni Shorts
    Unitec Performing & Screen Arts,
    Private Bag 92025,
    Victoria St West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

    ​Mark all packages ‘No Commercial Value’ and ensure postmarked date is on or before entry date deadline.
  4. All submissions must be accompanied by
    • A short synopsis/logline (50 words max)
    • Production credits
    • Director’s bio (100 words max) & headshot photo (JPEG format approx. 1MB size)
    • Two still images of your film. - Email all files to with the name of your film in the subject line

For more information visit Uni Shorts Film Festival