Fleeting Beauty (produced)

35mm short.    Director: Virginia Pitts

In the diffused light of an overcast afternoon, an Indian woman traces the spice routes of antiquity on her New Zealand lover’s back

Screenplay: Shuchi Kothari / Producers: Shuchi Kothari & Sarina Pearson, Nomadz Unlimited / Post-production Finance & Sales: New Zealand Film Commission.

Official Festival Selections

  • In competition: 49th Valladolid Film Festival, Spain
  • In competition (Cinemas of Oceania): Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
  • In competition: 12th International Women’s Film Festival, Torino, Italy
  • New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 9th  Kerala Film Festival, India
  • Third Annual Festival of the Cinema of the Antipodes Tropez, France
  • 28th  Annual Asian American International Film Festival, New York City, U.S (plus a national tour of universities and art galleries)
  • Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • Asia New Zealand Film Festival, New Zealand
  • Palm Springs Film Festival, USA
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan
  • 38th  Hof Film Festival, Germany
  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles


  • Canal +, Poland
  • Kuchnia TV, Poland
  • Maori Television, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Rialto TV New Zealand

Other Cinema Events and Screenings

  • Opening of KIWI Classics season, Rialto, Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington
  • WIFTI Short Film Showcase, Rialto Auckland