The Drifting Clouds Film Festival is New Zealands most prestigious short film festival.
Our festival celebrates and showcases the films of local and international filmmakers.
Our festival is held annually, amidst the magical surrounds of the Botanical gardens in Wellington and in an indoor theatre the following day.
Drifting Clouds offers New Zealands largest short film prize-over $25,000 dollars worth of film resources to the winner of Best Film in a competition for New Zealand short filmmakers.
The festival is delighted to be offering the inaugural 'Golden Dragon Award for Best international Film' in 2003.
The festival is interested in films that reflect the richness and diversity in our cultures and in the film genres: drama, comedy, documentary, animation, and silent films.
It is the belief of the festival that the short film culture is under exposed in New Zealand as an entity of it's own.
Therefore the festival aims to educate and broaden people's awareness and appreciation of the short film culture.
The festival aims to expose filmmakers to a wide audience and in turn not only give them exposure but provide the filmmakers with industry contacts who can take their talents further.