People who are making a short film for the New Zealand Deaf Short Film Competition should get their thinking hats on now and make a film. We wil announce the deadline date in February 2019 so come back here for any updates!
About the Short Film Competition
The New Zealand Deaf Short Film Competition is held every two years as part of the New Zealand Deaf Short Film Festival.
Teams are invited to write, produce and direct a short film and enter it into the competition. It doesn’t matter if you are new to making films, or have done it before. Anyone is welcome to enter as long as they follow the rules
This year the Award categories better reflect Deaf culture and New Zealand Sign Language. First time in New Zealand that award categories reflect our own sign language!
The Awards are:
- “Whoof” Award – Best Award for Adults
- “Pah” Youth Award – Best Award for Youth
- “Babba/bahbah Award – ahh bahbah Deaf Culture that!
- “Bam” Award – Best Impact Award
- “Ballum” Award – Audience Choice
We will also have a number of more traditional award categories.