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.”

Short Film Blankets – World Premiere Palm Springs

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Short film Blankets, directed by Louise Leitch, will have its world premiere at Palm Springs Shortfest June 18-24.  Blankets has been included for presentation in the official line-up and has been selected as a featured film in the Festival’s Short Film Market.  Louise Leitch will attend.

http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=24496&FID=68

Vladivostok Rocks!

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Amazing experience at “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok, where Whakatiki was one of only 10 short films chosen to screen in competition.  Savvy audiences, hospitable hosts and an inspirational collection of fellow filmmakers.  Thank you for the invitation!

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Louise Leitch to attend Russian Film Festival

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I have been invited to attend the 10th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries – “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” to present Whakatiki – the only New Zealand film selected for competition in the Festival.  An honour and a privilege.

http://vladivostokfilmfestival.ru/en/