MFA (CP) Film Showcase 2018

Graduates of the Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) Film were celebrated at the inaugural MFA (CP) Film screening on Saturday 3 March. Hosted in the Memorial Theatre at Victoria, 15 films, documentaries, music videos and short films were shown to more than 200 guests, including a number of industry partners.

Many of the pieces included music and sound design provided by students from the NZSM as part of their MFA (CP) and some also included collaborations with Design students.

Dr Paul Wolffram, director of the Miramar Creative Centre, says the MFA (CP) represents a completely new direction for the Film Programme at Victoria.

“The MFA (CP) is an industry training degree. A Master’s designed to take top students and prepare them for what can be a difficult industry to get into and an even more challenging environment to survive in.”

Dr Wolffram says the one-year intensive programme enables students to be in major production roles on a range of projects, places students in industry positions through internships, and puts industry experts in-front of the students in classrooms and workshop settings.

“We promised and delivered a challenging and intensive year of focused development in many aspects of film and video production,” says Dr Wolffram. “All the students have worked extremely hard to get their final major creative works ready for tonight’s screening and I’m incredibly proud of all of the students whose works are on display tonight.”

Still from the short film "Wild" (2018). Directed by Steph Miller
Still from the short film 'Wild' (2018). Directed by Steph Miller.
Still from the short film "Hark" (2018). Directed by Karl Kessel.
Still from the short film 'Hark' (2018). Directed by Karl Kessel.