New Zealand Deaf Film Announcement
New Zealand Deaf Film is pleased to announce that the 2017 Deaf Short Film Festival will be held in September 2017, TBC, in Wellington. Anyone wanting to help organize the 2017 festival? Its heaps of fun and you learn new skills, and meet new people, come in!
We are now open for film entries, giving people one year to plan and make a film to go into the film competition and be shown at the Film Festival! The deadline for submitting films is before midnight Friday 2nd June 2017.
There is no theme, but the rules have changed slightly. These will be put up on our website, and there is also a separate film about the rules. But the main change is that films can now be up to 10 minutes long and entry criteria has changed slightly to allow more flexibility with who can enter, to be consistent with some Deaf film festivals overseas.
More exciting is what? We have released a new and creative range of awards that better reflect Deaf Culture and New Zealand Sign Language. First time in New Zealand that award categories reflect our own sign language! The awards are:
- "Whoof" Award (explanation) – Best Award for Adults
- "Pah" Youth Award (explanation) – Best Award for Youth
- "Fuh" Award (explanation) – Best Twist
- "Babba/bahbah" Award (explanation) – ahh bahbah Deaf Culture that!
- "Bam" Award (explanation) – Best Impact Award
- "Ballum" Award (explanation) – Audience Choice
There will also be surprise awards. So come one people, bring together your friends and family and make a film for the 2017 Deaf Short Film Festival.
If you don’t want to enter the competition, but still want to show film, you can apply for your film to be part of the film showcase. We will put a form up on our website soon.
Check out the rules here: http://www.nzdsff.co.nz/competition/rules
21 September 2016
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