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Its all go at Handle the Jandal Headquarters, with initial interest in the Radio Active 89FM-initiated DIY music video competition already proving a handful for the busy organising team.

Interest has been coming in from the most curious corners of New Zealand, from Temuka to Tolaga Bay and even Tawa, reports event director Hadden Morrison.

"This year we've allowed for a lot more lead in time so it looks like there's a few more people who are willing to create their own fun music videos for Handle the Jandal," he said. "Of course, New Zealand's indie labels are also gearing up to submit their bands' handiwork with the handicams so we're expecting a bumper crop of do-it-yourself videos this year."

The nationwide DIY music video competiton, Handle the Jandal will be held at Wellington's Embassy Theatre, Thursday October 29, and is now calling for entries from far and wide. Anyone can enter and potentially shower themselves in golden-sprayed glory.

Handle the Jandal is the annual competition that matches rising music stars with up’n’coming filmmakers, so all videos must be completely self-funded and may only use New Zealand music.

As such, the entries feature already-filmed videos for musicians alongside the creations of emerging filmmakers. But many of the most memorable videos come from groups of buddies who get on the booze, create a concept, wake up with a hangover and shoot what happens.

The deadline for entries is 5pm, Monday September 21, 2009. All entry requirements, specifications and further information is available from Radio Active 89FM’s website radioactive.fm, ph 04 801 9899 or email Hadden Morrison on [email protected]

Radio Active 89FM has been the principal supporter of Handle the Jandal for 11 years now and has roped in a kick-ass line-up of fellow supporters. Kraft:Haus return to transform the Embassy into a giant Music TV show, making it a truly unique event in New Zealand.

Panavision are gearing up for the prize pool, to be announced soon, alongside Portsmouth, who is donating a truck-load of filmmaking goodness for a Golden Jandal winner. Park Road Post is donating studio time for Golden Jandal winners as well – so the cream of this year's competition will be well set up for future filmmaking endeavours.

Juice TV are squeezing us with coverage kindness with Jandal video promotion and Manky Chops art gallery is slicing through our art and printing needs.

Info pack and entry form at www.radioactive.fm
Or Hadden Morrison, event director: 04 801 9899 or
[email protected]

Radio Active 89FM's
Handle the Jandal DIY Music Video Awards
October 29, 6.30pm
Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington

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