Film Selection for 2017
The Top of the South Film Festival brings together the best and most promising filmmakers from Nelson, Marlborough, Golden Bay and the wider Top of the South Island region, as well as some of New Zealand’s most promising actors and actresses, boasting some incredible on-screen performances. The 3rd annual Top of the South Film Festival 2017 is happening:
Nelson | Saturday 28th October | The Suter Theatre
Blenheim | Saturday 11th November | ASB Theatre.
All proceeds from the festival go back into the Top of the South Film Production Society so that members have an opportunity to produce more films right here in our region. In 2016 the Top of the South Film Festival raised an astounding $7584.13.
The Top of the South Film Festival was established in 2015 by Phil McKinnon and Aaron Falvey of Blenheim. Both Phil and Aaron are passionate filmmakers, having made several short films they realised their was no opportunities to showcase their work. The festival was created to give local filmmakers from the Top of the South region a festival they can aspire to make films for. Phil is currently the Director of the festival for 2017 and Aaron is the President of the Top of the South Film Production Society who are the recipients of all proceeds.
Co-Founders Phil McKinnon (Left) and Aaron Falvey (Right)
Phil and Aaron presenting at the Top of the South Film Festival 2016
Head of Talent Development | New Zealand Film Commission
Executive Officer | NZ Film and Video Technicians Guild
“‘What a great night celebrating local film-making talent. From comedy to drama, music videos to mockumentary, it had something for everyone. I can’t wait till next year”
” The Programme provided me with a great range of locally made films with genres that had me laughing, crying and catching my breath in between”