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2017 Award Nominees announced

We’re excited to announce and congratulate the nominated finalists for the 2017 Show Me Shorts awards! The winners will be announced at our Auckland Opening Night & Awards Ceremony on Saturday 28 October at The Civic. 

There are 16 short films nominated for awards from Aotearoa and across the world.

The World in Your Window by writer/director Zoe McIntosh is the most-nominated film, competing in six award categories. Also from New Zealand, Roseanne Liang’s Do No Harm and Becs Arahanga’s Laundry have each been nominated for four awards. Writer/director Phil Brough’s Fire in Cardboard City and Motel by Lauren Porteous are each nominated for three awards.  

Two Canadian films from the Québec Focus section of the programme have been nominated for Best International Film – VayshaL’Aveugle (Blind Vaysha) and Mon Dernier Éte (My Last Summer). The others are Wave from Academy Award winning Irish filmmaker Benjamin Cleary, and Downside Up from Belgium. 

Show Me Shorts is an Oscar-accredited film festival, meaning the winners of the top two awards, Best New Zealand Film and Best International Film, will become qualified to enter the Academy Awards. Other prizes include $9,500 cash, $10,000 worth of camera gear rental from Panavision, $5,000 of gear rental from Rubber Monkey, copies of Final Draft writing software, membership to DEGNZ, wine from Opawa wines, flowers from Enchanted Rose, certificates and limited edition engraved bronze winner’s badges. The total prize pool is valued at around $30,000. 

The judges commented that:

“The standard of the films overall was very high. There are a lot of local filmmakers that are making impressive work. It was a privilege to watch the shorts and take part in the process. 

The jury panel assembled for the 2017 Show Me Shorts awards included highly regarded screen industry practitioners: award winning journalist Miriama Kamo; well-known actor Rachel House; experienced cinematographer Ian McCarroll; successful filmmaker Yamin Tun; and head programmer Mélissa Bouchard from REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival in Canada. 

Full List of Award Finalists

NZ On Air Best Music Video 

  • Poor Sailors Arts Collective – Renters – Lake South 
  • Craig Murray, Lauren Watling & Jess Rose – Little Things – Miller Yule 
  • THUNDERLIPS & Candlelit Pictures – Turtles – LarzRanda 

NZFC Best Student Film 

  • Amberley Jo Aumua – Waiting 
  • Aaron Wright & Jack Niederer – Little Big Bang 

Panavision Best Cinematographer 

  • Marty Williams – The World in Your Window 
  • Jason Antoni Crane – Motel 
  • Andrew McGeorge – Do No Harm 

Toi Whakaari Best Actor 

  • David Lolofakangalo Rounds – The World in Your Window 
  • Marion Prebble – Baby? 
  • Chris Hobbs – Zinzan 

Final Draft Best Screenplay 

  • Rosanne Liang – Do No Harm 
  • Becs Arahanga – Laundry  
  • Lauren Porteous – Motel  
  • Zoe McIntosh & Costa Botes – The World in Your Window 

DEGNZ Best Editor 

  • Phil Brough – Fire in Cardboard City 
  • Tom Eagles – Do No Harm 
  • Luke Evans – Laundry 
  • Annie Collins – The World in Your Window 

DEGNZ Best Director 

  • Rosanne Liang – Do No Harm 
  • Becs Arahanga – Laundry  
  • Phil Brough – Fire in Cardboard City 
  • Zoe McIntosh – The World in Your Window 

Best International Film  

  • Théodore Ushev & Marc Bertrand – VayshaL’Aveugle (Blind Vaysha) – Canada 
  • Paul-Claude Demers & Étienne Hansez – Mon Dernier Éte (My Last Summer) – Canada  
  • Peter Ghesquiere, Hendrik Verthe, Kobe Van Steenberghe & Frank Van Passel – Downside Up – Belgium  
  • Rebecca Bourke, Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady-Peyton – Wave – Ireland  

Best New Zealand Film 

  • Julian Arahanga, Becs Arahanga & Kath Akuhata Brown – Laundry 
  • Lauren Porteous – Motel  
  • Orlando Stewart, Matt Heath, Phil Brough – Fire in Cardboard City 
  • Hamish Mortland & Zoe McIntosh – The World in Your Window 

In addition to the awards listed above, the Showtools Special Jury Prize will be presented on the night. Audience members can vote for the WatchMe People’s Choice Award during the festival, by going to The winner will be announced in early December. 

There are 55 short films in the Show Me Shorts Film Festival programme. The films will screen at 26 cinemas nationwide from Kaitaia to Stewart Island. Screening dates and locations for Show Me Shorts are available here.