Nziff: New Zealand's Best 2017

1hr 15mins | Rated R16 | Violence, offensive language

Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by this year’s guest selector Gaylene Preston, from a shortlist drawn up by NZIFF programmers from a total of 83 entries.

For this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition, NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden and Michael McDonnell viewed 83 submissions to make a shortlist of 12 from which filmmaker Gaylene Preston selected these six finalists. A jury of three will select the winner of the $5,000 Madman Entertainment Jury Prize, while a $3,000 Wallace Friends of the Civic Award will be awarded by donors, the Wallace Foundation and Wallace Media Ltd, to the film or contributor to a film they deem to merit special recognition. The winner of the audience vote takes away the Audience Choice Award, consisting of 25 percent of the box office from the main-centre NZIFF screenings. Gaylene’s comments on each film appear in italics.