Uni Shorts announces short film finalists for 2016 festival

Twenty five student-made short films from around the world have made the final cut for the 2016 Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival which will be hosted at Unitec in Auckland in October. Films from USA, Germany, Spain, Philippines, India, Australia, Israel, Russia and China will screen in competition with films from host nation New Zealand. In addition, five films will contest the New Zealand Secondary Schools category. A date in October for this year’s festival will be confirmed shortly but it will be held again at the Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert campus in Auckland.


1. re/belief, Raymond McCarthy Bergeron, Rochester Institute of Technology/USA, Animation
2. Natural Attraction, Marc Zimmermann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg/Germany, Animation
3. Horizon, Eel with it, Media Design School/New Zealand, Animation
4. Warm Snow, Ira Elshansky, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel, Animation
5. Disillusion, Qian Zhao, Shanghai Theatre Academy/China, Experimental
6. Sophie’s World, Hao Bi, University of Auckland /New Zealand, Experimental
7. Terpsichore, Ken Clark, Canterbury University/New Zealand, Experimental
8. Man in the cinema house, Bernard Jay Mercado, University of the Philippines Film Institute, Experimental
9. LaValla, Sasha Folker, Queensland University of Technology/Australia, Documentary
10. Keeping Balance, Bernard Wegner, Filmacademy Vienna/Austria, Documentary
11. The Rate’s Cut, Pico Nicolas, ECAM/Spain, Documentary
12. Fragments of our memory, Ajinkya Kulthe/N. Wakhloo, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Com/India, Documentary
13. Lookout, Noa Gusakov, Sam Spiegel Film & TV School/Israel, U/Fiction
14. Neverland now, Georg Pelzer, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar/Germany, U/Fiction
15. Razor, Alexey Beliakov, Russian State University of Cinematography, U/Fiction
16. Generation Girl, Megan Baker, Sydney Film School/Australia, U/Fiction
17. Shadowboxer, Jannis Lenz, Filmacademy Vienna/Austria, U/Fiction
18. Jasmin and Jerome, Paloma Schneideman, Unitec Performing & Screen Arts/New Zealand, U/Fiction
19. Not like her, Hash Perambalam, University of Auckland/New Zealand, Postgrad Fiction
20. Probation, Thomas Eggel, Hamburg Media School/Germany, Postgrad Fiction
21. Time Machine, Anna Hall-Taylor St Cuthberts College Sec School
22. Two, Rawiri Takinui, Aorere College/ New Zealand, Sec School
23. Connected, Amazir Aknine, Christ’s College/ New Zealand, Sec School
24. Nvader, Hunter Williams, St Kentigern College/ New Zealand, Sec School
25. To the Rescue Mason Cade Packer Kapiti College/New Zealand Sec School

TOTAL: 25 films