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Kiwis in Korea

Kiwis in Korea

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca presented a collection of New Zealand short films at the 34th Busan International Short Film Festival in South Korea.

Calling interns

Calling interns

We are looking for bright, proactive, conscientious, film-loving individuals who can assist us and learn about how a film festival works.

Filmmaking competitions forge teams

Filmmaking competitions forge teams

How do you forge a filmmaking dream team? Short film making competitions are a great place to test out your crew under pressure. This month we look at the work of some teams who have successfully used filmmaking competitions and made great short films in the process.

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.