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Press Release: New competition hopes to spark new generation of film makers

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This just in from the fine folks at the Miramar Events Trust - get the word out to all Wellington regional secondary schools!
Media release

New competition hopes to spark new generation of film makers

Miramar’s internationally-recognised film industry is encouraging secondary school students to participate in a new short film competition called Roxy5.

The 5-minute film competition is being hosted by the Miramar Events Trust to coincide with the Documentary Edge Festival in June at the Roxy Cinema and the competition theme is Wellington’s 150th Anniversary.

Roxy5 competition co-founder Jamie Selkirk says the competition is a way to reach out to young film makers as well as support the future growth of the Wellington film industry.

"In the early days, we used super8 cameras and 16mm film which was prohibitively expensive and quite inaccessible for young people. These days, smart phones and go-pro cameras are excellent tools for starting your career in film making.

"Creating a sh…