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Short Starts for Big Names

Short Starts for Big Names

Kanna looks at some lesser known shorts from three filmmakers renowned worldwide for their features: Sofia Coppella, Christopher Nolan, and Spike Jonze. She points out how themes that are hallmarks of their features may well have been first experimented with in these shorts.

Short Films With Flavour

Short Films With Flavour

Special guest Colin Maunoury from Capalbio Short Film Festival in Rome shares three films that explore aspects of our relationship with food. Through varied perspectives and filmmaking styles, these films manage to touch on temptation, gluttony, greed, and the communal nature of our daily meals.

Nail Your Short Film Script

Nail Your Short Film Script

Writing a great short film script can be daunting challenge for new and established filmmakers alike. In this article, Gina discusses how to go from idea to the first page of your screenplay, how to format it, some practical writing techniques, and where/how to get more feedback.

A Wes Anderson Transatlantic

A Wes Anderson Transatlantic

Kanna shares three short films from renowned American filmmaker Wes Anderson. These films showcase the visual and storytelling styles he is more broadly known for through his features , carefully weaving together the exotic and the mundane in whimsical and striking ways.

Connect with your Short Film Community

Connect with your Short Film Community

Developing a network of mentors, colleagues and organisations is a great way to get your short film off the ground, improve your skills, and find the resources you need to make your idea a reality. In this article, we provide links to many great organisations and resources that are active in the New Zealand short film community.

Final extended deadline for short film and music video submissions July 1

Final extended deadline for short film and music video submissions July 1

The deadline for entries into the ninth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival is here. Anyone wanting their short film or music video considered for the 2014 festival must submit before 1 July, 2014. The Show Me Shorts Best Film Award winner will qualify for entry to the Oscars®! Short film entries of all genres are welcome. Read more about the submission process and awards here.

Loading Docs

Loading Docs

Anna Jackson from Loading Docs shares her thoughts on 3 of the shorts featured in their lineup of Kiwi documentaries. Clocking in around 3 minutes each, these high-quality shorts offer glimpses of reality, emotion, and the general eccentricity of life.