Wellington 2009

Location: Wellington (Wellington Town Hall)

Date: 10th – 12th May 2009
Icon: “Butterfly”

In 2009, it was Wellington’s time to host the New Zealand Deaf Short Film Festival. The films were screened at the Wellington Town Hall. The icon for this year was ‘Butterfly’

  • The Butterfly Defect – Sonia Pivac and Daniel Harborne, Auckland
  • The Compost – Brent MacPherson, Cambridge
  • A Fishy Tale – Pollyanna Ferguson, Wellington
  • Dark Night – Rosie Solouota, Wellington
  • Junk Food Baby – Yasuhide Sato, Japan
  • Gold Fever – Luke Bremner, Dunedin
  • Polythene Pam – Chris Tottenham, Invercargill
  • The Bath – Darryl Alexander, Wellington
  • The Lift Girls – Rachel Noble, Auckland
  • Butterfly Dream – Chris Tottenham, Invercargill
  • Deaf Kiwi trip to rugby – Nirvana May, Christchurch
  • “IT!” The Bullfly – Robert Marquet, Ruakaka
  • Orange Trip – Robert Marquet, Ruakaka
  • The Full Comeback – Anna Dubbelt, Auckland
  • Yeah Right – Erina Carroll, Palmerston North


Best Film: The Compost by Brent MacPherson

Runner-up Best Film: A Fishy Tale by Pollyanna Ferguson

Audience Choice: A Fishy Tale by Pollyanna Ferguson

Best Director: Brent MacPherson (The Compost)

Best Actor: Brent MacPherson (The Compost)

Best Actress: Joanne Fraser (Polythene Pam)

Best Editing: Sonia Pivac (The Butterfly Defect)

Best Original Story: A Fishy Tale by Pollyanna Ferguson

Best Cinematography: Brent MacPherson (The Compost)

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