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Family Matters

Family Matters

Here are three whanau-featuring highlights from our 2015 programme, as selected by one of our programmers, Clayton Barnett. Whether you’re a father, grandmother, step-son, half-sister, cousin, aunt or whatever, you’ll find something you can relate to here.

Iconic NZ music videos

Iconic NZ music videos

Chris Scott of the Sweet Mix Kids helps us ring in NZ Music Month with three modern classics. With cinematic allusions, an animated thrill-ride, and sax notes to strum your heartstrings, these music videos highlight some of the unique kiwi audio and visual artists from the past two decades.

Celebrating the life and work of Paul Swadel

Celebrating the life and work of Paul Swadel

Revisit, or discover, some of the great work by New Zealand filmmaker Paul Swadel whose untimely passing is being mourned throughout the kiwi film industry. Mark Prebble, Show Me Shorts Festival Coordinator and a friend of Paul’s, shares three vibrant short films that offer a brief glimpse into Paul’s immense and diverse talent.

Now recruiting interns!

Now recruiting interns!

We’re looking for three interns to assist and gain experience with NZ’s leading short film festival in festival production, marketing and events. Applications close March 31.

Kiwis do sci-fi

Kiwis do sci-fi

Good science fiction can extrapolate themes and trends and make us consider future possibilities in places we’ve never been before. Chris Philpott, manager of SKY TV’s sci-fi channel THE ZONE, shares three kiwi sci-fi shorts that more than make up for smaller budgets with intriguing stories and fascinating settings.

Explaining film-festival limbo

Explaining film-festival limbo

Feel like you’re in film-festival limbo? There are many reasons why it might take a while to hear back from a festival once you’ve submitted your short film. Festival organiser Gina Dellabarca explains.

Entries now open for 2016!

Entries now open for 2016!

We’re stoked to once again open our doors to short film makers from New Zealand and around the world. Entries are open from February to July, but earlybirds get a fee discount so get in quick!