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Whakatiki tours NZ in Show Me Shorts

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After 20 international film festival screenings, Whakatiki returns home to New Zealand to tour nationally in Show Me Shorts Film Festival as part of ‘My Generation’. Says Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca “I am particularly proud of the ‘My Generation’ session, which features some of our strongest films, and is being offered to school groups …”

Strong Contender for Best Documentary Award

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“Prime’s Aftermath: Heritage Matters will be a strong contender for a Best Documentary award next year, with its well-researched report on how Canterbury has dealt with its historic buildings since the earthquakes”

Trevor Agnew of The Press reviewing Louise Leitch’s documentary which aired in New Zealand on 19 August.

Greenlight for new film: Dancers

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Dancers, to be directed by Louise Leitch, has been greenlit by Executive Producer Robin Scholes (Once Were Warriors, Mr Pip) as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s Premiere Shorts program, which funds just six films a year.

“I’m very impressed and encouraged by the calibre of the team behind Dancers,” says Robin. “They have a terrific forward vision and I have no doubt that this short will assist them in achieving their first feature.”