<em>Manny & Quinn</em>

Manny & Quinn

New Zealand’s Best 2022

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022
  • Sat 27 Aug 2022
  • 1:30—2:40PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • o Face coverings to be worn
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • A Coded Sessions
  • Sessions starting after 5.00 pm weekdays, all weekend sessions
  • (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Full Price: $17.50
  • Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Community Services Card/Students: $15.00
  • Senior (65+)/Child (15 and under) $13.00
  • B Coded Sessions
  • Sessions starting before 5.00 pm weekdays or of a shorter duration and others as indicated.
  • Full Price: $14.50
  • Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Community Services Card/Students: $13.00
  • Senior (65+)/Child (15 and under) $13.00

Check out the year’s best New Zealand short films as chosen by guest selector, Florian Habicht

A total of 62 films were submitted for this year’s New Zealand’s Best short film competition. NZIFF Head of Programming, Michael McDonnell, and Senior Programmer Sandra Reid viewed them all to draw up a shortlist of ten, from which 2021 Arts Laureate Florian Habicht selected the five finalists.

A jury of three will select the winner of the $7500 Flicks Best Short Film Award, the $4000 Creative New Zealand Emerging Talent Award and the $4000 Auckland Live Spirit of The Civic Award. The winner of the audience vote takes away the Audience Award, consisting of 25 percent of the box office from NZIFF screenings in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. 

“I had a shower, shaved, put on my favourite suit, and then watched the pre-selection at home by myself, imagining I was under the stars in the Civic. Five films took my breath away, and they are all so different from each other. I loved the time travelling in these works. I loved discovering new talents. Waiting for Godot-like characters in 1820s Aotearoa, mannequin love in Saint Kevin’s Arcade, a lamb tale, a supermarket worker I fell in love with, and a vision of the future that hauntingly doesn’t feel too different to the last couple of years! Enjoy.” — Florian Habicht

Films are listed in the order that they will screen.


Aotearoa NZ 2022

Director/Screenplay: Alistair MacDonald
Cast: Kieran Charnock, Matthew Sunderland, Akuhata Keefe | Producers: Alistair MacDonald, Simone Ashton | Cinematography: Ian McCarroll | Editor: Ben Chesters | Music: Grayson Gilmour | 20 mins

In 19th century Aotearoa, an idealistic missionary embarks on an ambitious journey through uncharted territory that will lead to a tragic discovery.

Manny & Quinn

Aotearoa NZ 2021

Director/Screenplay: Siobhan Marshall
Cast: Norelle Scott, Kirk Torrance, Sophie Westenra | Producers: Millen Baird, Florence Hartigan | Cinematography: Pablo Araus | Editor: Julian Currin | 11 mins

Two K’ Road shopkeepers find a new way to communicate via a playful yet competitive game of dress-ups with their window mannequins.


Aotearoa NZ 2021

Director/Screenplay: Tom Furniss

Cast: Billy Cox, Eden Flynn, Seth Flynn | Producer: Morgan Waru | Cinematography: Drew Sturge | Editor: Carly Turner | 9 mins

Hoss and his younger brother Blue help their sheep-rustling father steal meat, but when they adopt an orphaned lamb, Hoss must stand up to his domineering father.


Aotearoa NZ 2022

Director/Screenplay: Bala Murali Shingade
Cast: Jeyagowri Sivakumaran | Producer/Screenplay: Shreya Gejji | Cinematography: Tim Flower | Editor: Shailesh Prajapati | 11 mins | In English and Tamil, with English subtitles

A recent Sri Lankan immigrant works stacking shelves at the local supermarket, but with her limited grasp of English she struggles to be understood by colleagues and customers alike.


Aotearoa NZ 2022

Directors: Tom Scott, Ben Bryan

Cast: Tom Scott, Bruce Hopkins| Cinematography: Ben Bryan | Music: Abraham Kunin, Avantdale Bowling Club | 17 mins

In a dystopian world where all vegetation is outlawed one man chooses to rebel, in a surreal dialogue-free view of a concreted future.

2022 | 68 min

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