Reel Shorts 2014

  • 92 minutes
  • New Zealand
  • 2013
Antarctica: A Year on Ice

New Zealand photographer Anthony Powell spent a decade documenting his experience at the bottom of the world – from the awe-inspiring auroras and animal ecosystems to the freezing and terrifying ice storms. But most importantly, he pointed his camera at the people – not just the scientists, but the everyday workers who live on base to keep the stations running. In the process, Powell developed his own specialized camera technology that enabled him to capture Antarctica’s winter on film for the first time. His remarkable time-lapse imagery and panoramic vistas have been featured in BBC’s Frozen Planet and in National Geographic. Won Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2014 Irvine International Film Festival among numerous other awards.




  • Anthony Powell