New Zealand

A LIVE NEW ZEALAND SCREENING EVENT for our Friends in Wellington:

What:   Live theater screening of short films and Q&A with filmmakers
When:   Sunday September 20th, 2015 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm NZDT (GMT +12)
Where:  Te Ara Hihiko – The Pit at Massey University (Block 12 B/C – Entrace C – Wallace Street)

Doors open at 2:30pm. Door sales will be available.


Audience members present will be able to interact with filmmakers from all around the globe through an online Google+ hangout.

Location: Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Media

Te Rewa O Puanga – the School of Music and Creative Media Production has recently been established to respond to New Zealand’s growth and internationally recognized reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production.Massey-Building-Night-06

The new school is planning two new three year practice-based degrees in commercial music and creative media production.

The Bachelor of Commercial Music* will offer three majors in music practice, music technology and music industry and is being designed for those who wish to study popular music based genres, digital based music technologies and music industry practice.

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production offers an opportunity to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the digital production processes used in animatronics, computer animation and motion capture, digital video, game development, audio and sound design, web and mobile development and VFX and motion graphics. The programme is designed to equip students in the practical, critical and commercial aspects of media production essential for graduates entering into an employed or self employed career.

The degrees will be taught by experienced academics, technical staff and visiting artists, producers and entrepreneurs. The programmes focus on connecting students with emerging technologies and creative practice relevant to social, economic and cultural enterprise.

Facilities in the school include:

  • music studios equipped with a 5.1 Icon mixing console
  • 200 capacity theatrette
  • multipurpose black box studio for screening and media production
  • digital video studio with green room
  • motion and performance capture studio with green screen
  • digital audio lab
  • computer animation and games lab
  • web and mobile media lab
  • fabrication workshops
  • digital prototyping lab with 3D printing and electronics workshop.

The school offers new opportunities for the study and practice of music and media in the university sector providing access to a wide range of creative applicants. Its programmes offer innovative teaching and learning in contemporary entertainment practices, preparing students to realise their full potential in today’s international media marketplace.

Event Hosts: Mallika Worboys, Adam Price and Max Schleser

Mallika-Worboys Adam-Price

Mallika Worboys and Adam Price are both first year students studying at Massey University toward a completion of a Bachelor in Creative Media Production. While enjoying the full range of courses available with the degree, it is their passion for filmmaking and engaging with other film makers that encouraged them to host the live Wellington event this year.

Max-SchleserMax Schleser is a filmmaker, who explores mobile devices as creative and educational tools. His portfolio includes various experimental and collaborative documentary projects, which are screened at film and new media festivals internationally (Videoscope, Pocket Film Festival, HeART beat Festival, Museu da Imagem e do Som do Estado, South London Gallery, East End Film Festival, Future Film and The Smalls, FLEFF Film Festival, New Zealand Film Archive, Te Papa Tongarewa). His mobile feature film “Max with a Keitai” is included in the public film archive in the Forum des Images in Paris. Before joining Massey University Max lectured at the University of East London and the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in London and Kuala Lumpur.

Max’s films are reviewed in Cinemascope and Vague Terrain. He is referred to as a pioneer and leading practitioner of mobile phone filmmaking. Max also conceptualized and conducted numerous mobile filmmaking workshops with 21cc, the educational link of the BBC, local councils, community groups and film festivals in London, Ekaterinburg, New York, Wellington and Auckland. Max curates the International Mobile Innovation Screening and in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive he produced the International Mobile Innovation DVD.

Max’s publications include the Journal of Media Practice, VJ theory, Culture Visuelle, HZ Journal, a chapter on Mobile Creativity in Mobile Learning: Pilot Projects and Initiative book and a chapter on Collaborative Mobile Phone Film Making in the Handbook of Participatory Video. He is reviewer for the Journal of Creative Technology and Informing Science Press. Max is a member of the Informing Science Institute and worked on mobile media consultancy projects for Nokia and Frontier Strategy. He is featured in The Next Web Magazine’s “Disconnect: The Future of Mobile” issue. Max co-found the international mobile creative network FILMOBILE and MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa.

More info on the UGPFF

UGPFF Schedule here: