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Congratulations are in order for the team behind Pain that includes director and Incubator alumna Anna Duckworth and editor Brendon Chan. The short, funded under the NZ Film Commission’s Fresh Shorts, has been selected for three international film festivals this month.

Their short drama will have its North American premiere in April at the Aspen Shortsfest, followed by the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior and the Busan International Short Film Festival.

The NZFC and Script to Screen yesterday announced the six successful teams funded through the highly contestable Fresh Shorts initiative. Congratulations to members Hweiling Ow and Mia Maramara with their short film project Vivie, and DEGNZ events manager, Tema Pua, who will be directing Cradle & Grave! The Fresh Shorts teams will be granted $15K towards their short films.

The six were selected from a pool of 97 applications. 18 teams were shortlisted and given feedback from independent assessors. Supported by Fresh Shorts facilitator Miriam Smith they submitted a more detailed application to Whiringa Tuarua – Stage Two in January. From the 18 submissions, six were selected.

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