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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.

Programme announced!

Programme announced!

We’re excited to announce the full programme of the 11th edition of the Show me Shorts Film Festival! This year we are showcasing 47 superb short films from New Zealand and around the world, at more than 20 cinemas nationwide from 1 October.

Director’s Welcome 2016

Director’s Welcome 2016

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca warmly welcomes you to the 2016 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Here’s her overview of this year’s programme.

Early announcement of films

Early announcement of films

This year we are bringing 48 spectacular films to 23 cinemas across New Zealand that demonstrate the exceptional levels of talent, patience, passion and crazy ideas of the film making community. Here is a selection of 6 films that will compete in the 11th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival, take a look.

From short to feature

From short to feature

While short films are a fantastic medium in their own right, they can also be a staging ground for exploration of ideas bound for a feature-length treatment. In this edition of the Screening Room, we explore two shorts that have made this transition and one headed in that direction.

Tickets for the opening nights are now on sale!

Tickets for the opening nights are now on sale!

Tickets for our Opening Night and Awards Ceremony at the Auckland Civic Theatre are on sale NOW!
Join us for a very special night out, celebrating short films and the people who make them. Be there to watch as the winners of the Show Me Shorts Awards are announced, prizes presented and the winning films are played.

Short road to success

Short road to success

There’s no question that Kiwi short film makers punch above their weight on the global stage. We’re plucky, resourceful and have a strong tradition of oral story telling that goes back generations. This month we asked acclaimed Canadian-New Zealand documentary filmmaker Leanne Pooley for her take on our short films, and to pick some of her favourites. Here they are for your enjoyment.

Who are you really?

Who are you really?

Some of the best short films focus on the plight of one truly great character. They don’t need to be saving the world or falling into the greatest love story of all time. They might just be going about their day of auditions or trying to record an answer phone message that encapsulates their personality. Done well, this can be mesmerizing. In our latest Screening Room post, Kiwi filmmaker Allan George demonstrates the importance of identity with three truly great shorts.