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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.

90′s Jams

90′s Jams

In honor of NZ Music Month, special guest Robyn Gallagher shares some of her favourite Kiwi music videos from the 1990s. Strap in for a nostalgic flashback or three with these classic (and often quirky) gems.

Ten tips for short film makers

Ten tips for short film makers

Show Me Shorts is always looking for ways to support the talented short film makers that make our festival possible every year. So we’re going to be sharing some resources over the next few months to (we hope!) encourage developing filmmakers. We’re kicking off with a set of rapid-fire top ten tips to help aspiring short film makers avoid the..
SMS responds to NZFC shorts funding changes

SMS responds to NZFC shorts funding changes

In March the NZ Film Commission released a consultation paper regarding some changes they would like to make to the way they fund the production of short films. You can also find more about the new plan for shorts on their website. As key proponents of short film in NZ, we made a submission on behalf of local audiences and..
Short Shorts

Short Shorts

Craig Ranapia shares 3 shorts all clocking in at under 5 minutes. From ruminating noir experimental, to a postcard of LGBTI life in 80s NZ, to cubicle Sci-Fi, these films still manage to develop and present thought-provoking themes.

Shorts from Wellington

Shorts from Wellington

Stephanie Charles from StarNow highlights some great shorts filmed in NZ’s capitol or by Wellingtonians. An 80s comedy centering around family dynamics, a tense tale of a Māori battalion in WWII Europe, and a touching story about leaving home through dioramas all feature in this month’s edition.