Kiwis of tomorrow

The prestigious Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) dedicated its short film section – “Leopards of Tomorrow” – to NZ  and Australian film-makers. 8 NZ short films were accepted for competition; Cow, The French Doors (winner of the “Leopard of Tomorrow” prize for Steve Ayson), Junk, Still Life (special mention for Sima Urale), The Platform, Trust Me, and Donuts For Breakfast. 13 others were shown as part of the retrospective section, including Lemming Aid and Kitchen Sink.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…