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Oscar nominated directors

Oscar nominated directors

This month in our Screening Room we invite you to take a look at the early short films of three Academy Award-nominated directors: Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Denis Velleneuve (Arrival).

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 film making

The A-Z of short film making

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!