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WELCOME TO THE BIG MOUNTAIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The Big Mountain Short Film Festival was held annually for 5 years in Ohakune from 2006 - 2010. We have taken a year off, and plan to return soon with a new look and an exciting new direction.

The FIFTH ANNUAL Big Mountain Short Film Festival was a FREE one-night-only event held on Labour Weekend in Ohakune:
October 23, 2010

The Big Mountain Short Film Festival celebrates short films from across New Zealand and around the world. We have screened shorts from over 30 countries, from micro-budget to massive budget.

Entirely FREE and held in Ohakune, New Zealand on the Saturday of Labour Weekend, October 23, 2010, the fifth annual Big Mountain Short Film Festival brings together experienced professionals and film novices alike to foster new talents and forge new relationships within the New Zealand film industry.

For the inaugural program, and an indication of what may be involved this year, click here.

 

THE WINNERS OF THE 2009
(4th ANNUAL) BIG MOUNTAIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
WERE...

E FINITA LA COMMEDIA
A car parked in a residential area. A father and son slowly begin a discussion: Love, sex, the mother and death.
Winner: BEST DIRECTOR
Country: France
Budget: $18,000
 
COFFIN CALL
At her husband's funeral, Jenny and her boyfriend get a very unexpected phone call, much the delight of the local loathsome vicar.
Winner: BEST STORY
Country: England
Budget: $1,800
 
AIE
One evening at a fun fair, a vampire falls in love. How can he charm the young woman who resists him and flees? It's time to start dancing.
Winner: AUDIENCE FAVOURITE
Country: Belgium
Budget: $65,000
 
GLONK! KLANK!
A musical fable about a man who provokes his own reproduction and the exponential growth of his environment.
Winner: BEST ANIMATION
Country: France
Budget: $2,000
 
SPACE JUNK
A peaceful day is interrupted when an object falls from the sky. Thinking it's valuable, two unlikely lads think they've found their fortune.
Winner: BEST SHORT UNDER $100
Country: New Zealand
Budget: $45
 

A complete list of the films that screened at the 2008 and 2009 Big Mountain Short Film Festivals is coming soon.

For a COMPLETE list of the films that screened at the 2007 Big Mountain Short Film Festival, and the Winners, please CLICK HERE.

For a COMPLETE list of the films that screened at the 2006 Big Mountain Short Film Festival, and the Winners, please CLICK HERE.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES WILL REOPEN SOON

With the tremendous success of the first four Big Mountain Short Film Festivals, we have grown into a thriving and vibrant annual event.

Submissions are currently clossed, but will reopen when the next event has been planned. WE WANT YOUR SHORT FILM! Depending on its budget, it needs to be under 5 or 10 minutes. Check out the SUBMISSIONS PAGE for all the gory details.

Please keep an eye on the submissions page, or join the newsletter! We have always maintained a submission is FREE policy. (Note that submission criteria may change. Please keep an eye on our submissions page for more details.)

So get out there and making your short film! Because when you express your voice, BIG things can happen.

If you have any questions, visit the contact page, and let us know!