The International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) NZ Nationals 2019

The International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) NZ Nationals 2019

The search is on to discover the best young Kiwi filmmakers with the return of the International Youth Silent Film Festival. 

The IYSFF competition challenges filmmakers from across America, Australia, NZ and United Emirates to create a 3 minute silent film set to 10 different musical scores created especially for the festival. The top films from NZ go through to the IYSFF International Award finals, held in Portland Oregon, in June 2020.

IYSFF was founded in 2009 by Jon (JP) Palanuk, with the vision of teaching young people the art of filmmaking, introducing a new generation to the mighty Wurlitzer and the world of Silent Cinema. 

Aotearoa has a strong reputation in the competition, with films from Lynfield College and Taieri College taking home prizes in the international finals earlier this year.

A great night of cinema suitable for all ages. Experience the 2019 finalists on Baycourts big screen with live accompaniment from the Wurlitzer organ. 

The NZ National Red carpet Awards Final will be held at Baycourt Community Arts Centre, Tauranga on November 8th 2019 where the selected top 10-15 Nationwide short films will all be screened.

Event Name: The International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) Awards   

Date:  November 8th 2019 from 7.30pm

Venue: Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga

Prices: Adult:  $18.00

            Child: 18 years and under $15.00

            Students (with ID): Tertiary and Secondary $15.00

            Senior 65+ $15.00

            Groups e.g. of 6 or more people $11.00


Baycourt Box Office or 0800 TICKETEK

For more information, visit www.makesilentfilm.com or visit the IYSFF New Zealand facebook page.

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