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Kirsty MacDonald

Kirsty MacDonald

New Zealand

Biography

Kirsty MacDonald graduated from University of Auckland with a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts in 2007. She has directed several short award-winning documentaries. Her short film Black and White has shown at over 40 international festivals since 2006, winning both "Best Short NZ Documentary" and "Best Emerging Director" in the 2006 Documentary New Zealand International Film Festival. She has written two feature films and several short dramas as well as working on numerous short dramas during her Masters degree. MacDonald has a background in music and performance, as a member of a Wellington-based travelling theatre company, and as a solo and group performer of original acoustic music in the United States and New Zealand for fifteen years. She has performed in and produced five albums, as well as cocreating several animated shorts for New Zealand’s International Puppet Festival.


Filmography:

I Can Read You Like a Book (New Zealand, 2003)
Good For a Girl (New Zealand, 2005)
Black and White (16´, New Zealand, 2006)
Assume Nothnig (81´, New Zealand, 2009)
When She was King (11', New Zealand, 2009)

Assume Nothing

Assume Nothing (Orig.) / 2009 / New Zealand / 81 min

Man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, normal, exotic, Drag Queen, Drag King – New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan challenges our notions of gender, sexuality and beauty.

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News

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

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With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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