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Award Nominees Announced 2020

Award Nominees Announced 2020

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the 2020 awards at Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Winners will be announced at the Awards Night – 4 October at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket.

2020 Programme Announced

2020 Programme Announced

Show Me Shorts goes hybrid for 2020. New Zealand’s largest international short film festival will open in cinemas across Aotearoa – and online – from 2 October.

Indonesian Short Film Night

Indonesian Short Film Night

Join us for an evening of Indonesian short films full of family, friendship, frights, love, and contemplation of the big questions in life. Available to watch online from 18-20 August.

Oscar Shorts Film Night 2020

Oscar Shorts Film Night 2020

Join us for an evening of award winning short films. Watch the nominees for Best Animation and Best Live Action categories at the Oscars. 7pm Tuesday 14 July at The Kingslander in Auckland. 7pm Wednesday 15 July at The Third Eye in Wellington. Book now.

Italian Short Film Night 2020

Italian Short Film Night 2020

Join us for an evening of Italian short films full of animation, astronauts, family, religion and laughter. In Auckland 23 June. Online 25-27 June. Tickets now on sale.

Intern Position Available

Intern Position Available

Come work with us. Want to get work experience at New Zealand’s leading international short film festival? Hone your administration skills; learn about film distribution and exhibition; be part of a passionate team that creates vital screen industry events. Applications close 19 June.

Animation In Isolation

Animation In Isolation

Many top animators have been busy during lock-down. Creating short films that allow us to reflect on and poke gentle fun at our anxiety, escalating desire to escape, and strange urge to hoard toilet paper. Enjoy them here.

British Short Film Night (BAFTA nominees)

British Short Film Night (BAFTA nominees)

Join us to celebrate the cinema of Britain with this vibrant collection of short films full of empathetic farmers, entrepreneurial young people, friendly nurses, zombies and gay men in the swinging sixties. Get tickets now.

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Many of you are wondering whether Show Me Shorts will take place this year, and if your short film qualifies for our awards if it is screening as part of an online festival. The answers are yes, and yes.

Uplifting Shorts for Lock-down

Uplifting Shorts for Lock-down

To help you stay positive and entertained through lock-down limbo we present three uplifting and fun short films to put a smile on your dial. People (and animals) come together to celebrate life!

Online Short Film Festival

Online Short Film Festival

Our upcoming Short Film Night events are now mini online festivals. Buy a ticket and you will be sent out a special link and password to enjoy the films together-apart. Here are the details about the first two – Iranian and German short films.

German Short Film Night 2020

German Short Film Night 2020

Show Me Shorts presents a night of German short films – 28 April in Auckland & 29 April in Wellington. Join us to celebrate the cinema of Germany with this vibrant collection full comedy, cats, Christmas, amusement parks and football!