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Entries for 2015 now open!

Entries for 2015 now open!

We’re pleased to welcome entries for this year’s festival! Click through to find out about entry details and how Show Me Shorts winners have gained attention in NZ and further abroad. Final submission deadline for the year closes 1 July 2015.

Pre-production is your best friend

Pre-production is your best friend

In this Filmmaker Resources feature, Gina addresses the importance of pre-production in creating a successful short film shoot. Learn how to get organised and sort things like permits, cast, crew, and gear before stepping on set and how that can save you trouble down the road.

Small but perfectly formed

Small but perfectly formed

Special guest, screenwriter, and SMS ambassador Nick Ward shares 3 short shorts that have cut all the excess, leaving their central message unhindered. These shorts show how a film can still manage to intrigue, unsettle, and thrill in under 5 minutes.

Bringing NZ short films to Canada!

Bringing NZ short films to Canada!

SMS Festival Director Gina Dellabarca will visit the REGARD International Film Festival in Saguenay, Canada this March to share 7 fantastic kiwi shorts from our 2014 festival.

Going Public

Going Public

In this month’s Screening Room, Hanako shares three films that play with our everyday interactions in public spaces. Spanning 30 years, from 1980 to 2010, each of these films present unique, yet somehow familiar, interpretations of how we act when out and about.