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Calling for applications for the 2015 Short Film Lab!

Calling for applications for the 2015 Short Film Lab!

The Short Film Lab is an intensive workshop for developing filmmakers that want to turn their finished or in-progress scripts into a short film. Selected participants are mentored by experienced industry practitioners who have excelled in short film making. Entries close 24 September 2015.

Loading Docs 2015

Loading Docs 2015

Writer, broadcaster, and producer Tim Lambourne discusses three of this year’s crop of kiwi micro-documentaries from Loading Docs. These immersive shorts take us through diverse forms of art and connect us with the subcultures and people that give them life.

Performance-driven shorts selected by Miranda Harcourt

Performance-driven shorts selected by Miranda Harcourt

In this Screening Room, renowned kiwi actor, acting coach and director Miranda Harcourt shares three of her favourite kiwi shorts. With an eye for detail and the art of storytelling, these NZ classics show how actors can reveal a complete narrative through careful performance rather than exposition.

Post-production begins on set

Post-production begins on set

Post-production is a long but satisfying process – it’s when your film really comes together. And as Gina Dellabarca explains, post-production actually begins while you’re in the middle of shooting.

Australia’s Funniest Shorts

Australia’s Funniest Shorts

In this Screening Room, Australian comedian Sean Conway shares three of his favourite films from the Australia’s Funniest Shorts collection, taking an amusing look at modern romance, beauty, and television standards.

Final entry deadline July 1!

Final entry deadline July 1!

Your last chance to enter your film for the 2015 festival is July 1- so enter today! Show Me Shorts screens at 20 locations throughout New Zealand each November, has a prize pool valued at over NZD $35,000, and gives the Best Film winner a shot at an Oscar®.

Making magic in production

Making magic in production

Lights, camera, action! In this article, Gina gives some insight on how to organise your crew to get the most out of your time in production. Knowing what to expect from each department and having everything you need on the day helps to ensure your shoot is both successful and enjoyable.

Comedy Gold

Comedy Gold

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. Is this oft-quoted Hollywood maxim why intense dramas seem to collect all the statues during award season? Clayton Barnett opens up the Show Me Shorts vault to find three comedies that have won our top award over the years.