Roxy5 Short Film Competition

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.

Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2018 Winners

Remake Winner - Nightlight

A young boy is failed by the foster system due to his insomnia, until one fateful day.

Best Film Senior - #dreamLife

A teenager’s pretend life on social media affects his relationships, physical health and mental health.

Best Film Junior - Bouncing Back

Bullied at school and having a hard time at home, a boy’s dark side tries to take him over.

2017 Winners

Supreme Winner - Shelter

A homeless boy encounters a series of people each with their own struggles. There is strength in sticking together. Wellington High School

Runner Up - Ranginui and Papatuanuku

A short film exploring the pain of separation… Otaki College

People's Choice Award - Home Sweet Home

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

Best Original Musical Score - Sock Mess Monster

Jesse is haunted by visions of an apocalyptic future. Kāpiti College

Best VFX - Whai Whai

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

2016 Winners

Supreme Winner - Black Dog

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

Runner Up - A Fishy Tale

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

Runner Up - Step by Step

A troubled boy is on a mission to amend the sorrows and make peace with his recently deceased brother. Kahurangi School

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