The Roxy5 Short Film Competition is held annually in partnership with the Miramar Events Trust. Years 7-13 school students from across the greater Wellington region can submit their short film, (five minutes maximum), to win some awesome prizes!
This is a unique opportunity that brings together upcoming student talent with film industry professionals as well as related businesses, organisations and partners – it’s all about building creative experiences and connections for our young future filmmakers!
The films are judged according to creative storytelling potential, and there are a host of prizes to be won. In 2018, the programme prizes include Best Film – Senior (years 9-13) and Best Film – Junior (years 7-8), the People’s Choice Award, as well as prizes for Best Original Soundtrack and Best VFX, plus there are cash prizes up for grabs! The Best Film – Senior group go on an amazing practical filmmaking journey to re-make their film under the guidance of professional industry mentors and Capital E Digital Tutors.
The students from Team Cassius Productions won the opportunity to have their film ‘Nightlight’ remade. They worked with mentors and industry professionals to remake their film about a young boy who is failed by the foster system due to his insomnia. Until one fateful day…
A young boy is failed by the foster system due to his insomnia, until one fateful day.
A teenager’s pretend life on social media affects his relationships, physical health and mental health.
Bullied at school and having a hard time at home, a boy’s dark side tries to take him over.
A homeless boy encounters a series of people each with their own struggles. There is strength in sticking together. Wellington High School
A short film exploring the pain of separation… Otaki College
Have you ever had one of those days when all you want to do is get home? Home Sweet Home follows a student who just wants to get home but finds himself in a stressful situation when many different obstacles are thrown at him. Raroa Normal Intermediate
Jesse is haunted by visions of an apocalyptic future. Kāpiti College
A bullied boy rises up above his bullies after awakening a magical jaw bone, but at what point does fighting back become too much? Tawa College
This film focuses on the “kiwi as” tendency to not speak about our issues around mental health and depression. It has a layered narrative which takes us into the mind of Harry and his emotions. Kāpiti College
After being taunted by her brother’s passion of a valuable item, a young girl seeks the adventure and thrill of hunting down this elusive prize. Wellington High School
A troubled boy is on a mission to amend the sorrows and make peace with his recently deceased brother. Kahurangi School
Children need creativity like they need their 5+ a day! Help us serve up a healthy dose of creative goodness to the children and young people of Aotearoa.