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Fantastic shorts to unwrap this Christmas

Fantastic shorts to unwrap this Christmas

Nothing beats film for a way to escape the real world, and what better way to dodge the family Christmas dramas than fresh and gorgeous fantasy and sci/fi? SMS team member Clayton breaks up your holiday break with striking fresh shorts that span around the world and into new ones.

The A-Z of short filmmaking

Getting into the short film industry can be extremely challenging, and so can learning and remembering all of the jargon that filmmakers, film crews and cast use regularly. In this handy guide we have collated a list of important filmmaking terms and definitions to help get you started.

Show Me Shorts on tour

Show Me Shorts on tour

Recently back from Taiwan, Show Me Shorts is headed to China and Belgium to share New Zealand short films with the rest of the world, join a judging panel, and of course… watch lots of shorts for the 2017 festival.

Hopelessly devoted to romantic shorts

Hopelessly devoted to romantic shorts

The search for love is sometimes fraught with disaster but being a hopeless romantic – and single – Clayton Barnett from the Show Me Shorts team can’t help but fall in love with shorts on falling in love.

New Zealand shorts in Taiwan

New Zealand shorts in Taiwan

Show Me Shorts is more than a festival, we advocate for the short film art form and the short film community. We are excited to present a selection of top short films from New Zealand at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival 2016, which starts next week.

5 tips for casting on a budget

5 tips for casting on a budget

There’s an art to casting well, and on a budget. If you’re not quite at the stage where you can afford to pay a Casting Director to work their magic for you, the following casting tips will point you in the right direction towards creating the film you imagined.

Two new cinema locations announced

Two new cinema locations announced

Show Me Shorts is pleased to announce that an extra two locations have been added to our 2016 programme. In addition to the 23 cinemas nationwide, Show Me Shorts will be screening in Nelson and Lego City!

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

The winners of the 11th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival have just been released in style at the captivating Opening Night & Awards Ceremony in Auckland. With over 1,500 entries this year from over 28 countries, the calibre of entries has brought out the best short films

Highlights from Francesca Rudkin!

Highlights from Francesca Rudkin!

Film and music reviewer and Show Me Shorts ambassador Francesca Rudkin discusses four of her favourite shorts from this years Show me Shorts Film Festival. Ranging from a nostalgic comedy that attempts to create an idealized past, unsuccessful flat-hunts, delightful animations and even to a story of motherhood and consolidating crying children. Francesca shares her top picks!

2016 awards finalists announced!

2016 awards finalists announced!

We’re pleased to announce and congratulate the awards finalists for 2016! Winners will be announced, and prizes will be presented for nine award categories, including the Oscar®-accredited Lightbox Best Film Award and Best International Film Award. The winners will have their films screened at the Opening Night & Awards Ceremony at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on 1 October.