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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.

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.

Torturing your characters

Torturing your characters

Sometimes for a story to be worth telling, its characters have to go through hell. In this month’s Screening Room, Clayton Barnett takes a look at three shorts from the 2014 festival now screening online that take their protagonists and creators through the wringer.

Screening at Splore Feb 20-21!

Screening at Splore Feb 20-21!

Show Me Shorts is proud to be presenting 7 great kiwi shorts at this year’s Splore festival of art, music, and culture. These films touch on the common theme of home and our comings and goings from it. They are suitable for all ages and will be screening at Splace on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm.

The People’s Choice!

The People’s Choice!

The votes are in and we’re proud to congratulate the makers of Coconut as the 2014 winners of the Wendy’s People’s Choice award.