11.05.18 - Uni Shorts 2018 – Call for Entries

Student filmmakers and schools from around the world are invited to submit their student made films for the Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival 2018.

This will be the sixth edition of Uni Shorts which was started in 2012 by film students at Auckland’s Unitec to provide a platform for screening their short film work. The festival has since grown into the largest student film festival of its type in Australia and New Zealand.

Short films must be entirely student made and under 20 minutes. Entry categories this year are fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. Early bird entry is only NZD$20 until 29 June 2018. Standard entry fee is NZD$30 by the final entry deadline 3 August 2018.

There is also a secondary schools’ category for New Zealand entrants only, which is free entry.

This year’s festival will again be held at Unitec Institute of Technology’s Mt Albert campus in Auckland, New Zealand on 26-27 October 2018.

An Awards Night will be held at Unitec’s Red Lecture Theatre on Friday, 26 October where the winners will be announced. This will be followed by a full day of screenings of all finalists on Saturday, 27 October. A workshop for high school students and media studies teachers is also planned for Friday, 26 October prior to the awards evening. Entry to events on both days will be free.

The prizes, judging panel and festival programme for Uni Shorts 2018 will be announced following the Call for Entries in August.

To enter your film go to Uni Shorts website www.unitec.ac.nz/unishorts or email festival coordinator Peter Rees unishorts@unitec.ac.nz for more information.