Rialto New Zealand Film Awards winners list

  • 12/12/2014

Critically acclaimed Kiwi drama, The Dark Horse, last night claimed the major prizes at the Rialto New Zealand Film Awards, as known as the Moas.

The true story of a Gisborne chess champion has taken out Best Feature Film, as well as Best Director for James Napier-Robertson.

The night's other big winner was Taika Waititi's vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which collected four Moas.

The recent box-office hit The Dead Lands won Best Visual Effects, while senior citizen flick Hip-Hop-Eration danced away with three of the four documentary awards.

Below is the full list of the winners.


Best Film: The Dark Horse

Best Director: James Napier-Robertson (The Dark Horse)

Best Actor: Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse)

Best Actress: Sia Trokenheim (Everything We Loved)

Best Supporting Actor: James Rolleston (The Dark Horse)

Best Supporting Actress: Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows)

Best Screenplay: James Napier-Robertson (The Dark Horse)

Best Self-Funded Film: What We Do in the Shadows

Best Television Feature: Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story

Best Makeup Design: Davina Lamont (The Dead Lands)

Best Costume Design: Barbara Darragh (The Dead Lands)

Best Visual Effects: George Zwier (The Dead Lands)

Best Sound: Simon Riley, Mike Hedges and Tim Chaproniere (What We Do in the Shadows)

Best Score: Dana Lund (The Dark Horse)

Best Editor: Cushla Dillon (Orphans & Kingdoms)

Best Production Design: Ra Vincent (What We Do in the Shadows)

Best Cinematography: Simon Riera & Ado Greshoff (Housebound)


Best Documentary: Hip Hop-eration

Best Documentary Director: Bryn Evans (Hip Hop-eration)

Best Documentary Editor: Simon Coldrick (Erebus: Operation Overdue)

Best Documentary Cinematography: Bevan Crothers (Hip Hop-eration)

Short films

Best Short Film: Eleven

Best Self-Funded Short Film: Skin

Best Short Film Actor: John Clarke (Ross & Beth)

Best Short Film Actress: Tahei Simpson (Home)

Best Cinematography in a Short Film: Grant McKinnon (Ross & Beth)

Best Short Film Script: Kate Prior (Eleven)

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