UGPFF – New Zealand

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

What:   Live theater screening of block #1 short films and Q&A with filmmakers
When:   Saturday December 14th, 2013 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm SGT (GMT +13)
Where:  Ngā Pae Māhutonga – The School of Design – The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12) Massey University, Tasman Street, Entrance E, Wellington

How: To attend this event in person RSVP (Eventbrite)
Admission is NZ$10,00, NZ $5.00 for students

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

Location: Ngā Pae Māhutonga – The School of Design

Ngā Pae Māhutonga – The School of Design is acknowledged as providing one of the best design educations in the Asia-Massey-Building-Night-06Pacific region. The contemporary portfolio of courses, faculty of internationally recognised leaders in design research and practice, and world-class facilities provide an ideal environment for students to realise their full creative potential.

The School of Design offers five major design specialisms in fashion, industrial, spatial, textiles and visual communication design combining graphics, digital media, advertising design and illustration. The programme allows for a number of minor options, which flexibly enable students to explore and develop a range of interdisciplinary design skills. In the course of their study students address local and global issues producing inspirational design solutions for a rapidly changing world.

Event Host: Max Schleser


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.

NOTEPlease arrive by 5:30pm  (GMT+13) to secure seating. 

More info on the UGPFF

UGPFF Schedule here:

You may interact with this live event via at anytime once the festival begins on Saturday December 14th, 2013 at 6:30 pm NZDT (GMT+13)

To attend this event in person RSVP (Eventbrite)
Admission is NZ$10,00, NZ $5.00 for students

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