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7 Short Films you cannot miss at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2016

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We present a list of 7 Short Films worth watching at the New Zealand International Film Festival that is taking place from July 14th – 31st in Auckland.

Bacon

Bacon & God’s Wrath by Sol Friedman – Canada | 2015 – 8 min.

A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on a lifetime of experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. (This movie is screened with Obit)

Trailer (Will open in a new window)

Schedule
07.16.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 12:00 pm
07.19.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 1:45 pm
07.25.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 8:30 pm

Bitter Sweeter

Bitter Sweet by Ella Becroft and Ilai Amir – New Zealand | 2016 – 14 min.

A cast of 23 young actors from refugee and migrant backgrounds devise an original retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. (This movie is screened with Fatima)

Schedule
07.21.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre – 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
07.28.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 12:30 pm
07.31.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 12:45 pm

Cradle

Cradle by Damon Duncan – New Zealand | 2016 – 15 min.

In this accomplished outer-space drama, a stranded astronaut must wrestle control of her spaceship from its errant computer. A good story, well told. Great set design, sharp editing and generally excellent tech credits. A gripping sci-fi film. (This short film is part of the New Zealand’s Best 2016)

Trailer (Will open in a new window)

Schedule
07.23.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre (Auckland) – 6:00 pm
07.25.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre (Auckland) – 4:15 pm

How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara by Felicity Morgan-Rhind
New Zealand | 2016 – 3 min.

When two young Chinese refugees fell in love in 1953, their passion for each other and their land changed the way kumara was farmed in New Zealand. (This movie is screened with The Music of Strangers)

Schedule
07.21.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 2:00 pm
07.23.2016 – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 4:15 pm
07.30.2016 – The Civic Theatre – 10:45 am
07.31.2016 – Event Cinemas Westgate – 1:45 pm

The Chief’s Speech

The Chief’s Speech (to the United Nations) by Vilsoni Hereniko (Rotuman)
New Zealand | 2015 – 6 min.

Chief Telematua’s impassioned speech may well change your understanding of climate change. (This short film is part of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2016)

Schedule
07.16.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre – 6:00 pm
07.18.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre – 3:45 pm
07.30.2016 – Event Cinemas Manukau – 6:00 pm

The Spectacular Imagination

The Spectacular Imagination of the Pōhara Brothers by Todd Karehana (Maori)
New Zealand | 2015 – 8 min.

Two brothers try to help their mother pay her power bill before the power is disconnected in 24 hours. (This short film is part of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2016)

Schedule
07.16.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre – 6:00 pm
07.18.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre – 3:45 pm
07.30.2016 – Event Cinemas Manukau – 6:00 pm

Wait

Wait by Yamin Tun – New Zealand | 2015 – 14 min.

A young girl helps her immigrant mother overcome both cultural and emotional barriers. Tense and absorbing narrative with an intentionally enigmatic finale. Good tech credits and finely tuned performances. (This short film is part of the New Zealand’s Best 2016)

Schedule
07.23.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre (Auckland) – 6:00 pm
07.25.2016 – SKYCITY Theatre (Auckland) – 4:15 pm

Venues
The Civic Theatre – Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street
The Wintergarden at The Civic – Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street
SKIPCITY Theatre – Level 3, corner Hobson & Wellesley Street
Academy Cinema – Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street
Event Cinemas Queen Street – 291-297 Queen Street, corner Queen Street & Aotea Square
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket – 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket (Cinema 4) – 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket
Event Cinemas Manukau – Level 1, Westfield Manukau City
Events Cinemas Westgate – Level 8, Westgate Shopping Centre

IMPORTANT: We would like to remind readers that the festival starts its activities in Auckland and then tour around the country. Films and schedules presented in this post are for Auckland venues ONLY. For more information please visit the FESTIVAL PROFILE or visit their OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

You may also find interesting to know which are the 12 Documentaries and 15 Films you cannot miss this year at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

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