Show Me Shorts is dedicated to its role in the New Zealand short film community. We are therefore proud to have board members who manage to be energetic and forward-thinking while bringing decades of experience in film, the arts and management to the organisation’s governance.
Tamara Liebman is the Acting Chair of the of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust Board, which she co-founded in 2006. As a senior business lawyer she has been responsible for managing the legal, regulatory and compliance side of running a film festival. Tamara loves movies, music, science and culture in general, and enjoys ferrying her daughters around to get amongst all the great stuff happening in the big smoke!
Andrew Cornwell has been General Manager for Sony Pictures in New Zealand since 1992. He is responsible for the theatrical and home entertainment divisions. Sony is the licensee for the Walt Disney company and has strong relationships with key independent distributors such as Transmission and Studio Canal. Andrew has been directly involved in the distribution of New Zealand features including Poi E, Mt Zion and Billy T Te Movie. He was on the Board of the New Zealand Film Commission between 2006 and 2015. He has also been Chair of the Motion Pictures Distributor Association and the Home Entertainment Association of New Zealand.
Martin Enright has over 25 years experience working in media, strategy, business development and partnership formation. He has worked in NZ, Australia, Asia, the Pacific and USA. Martin was formerly head of business development for Warner Bros. Asia-Pacific International TV and a director of SKY TV where he lead content acquisition, anti-piracy strategy and subscription new media services. Martin is a keen supporter of youth empowerment and expanding New Zealand’s social enterprise and new media capabilities. He sits on a number of charitable and commercial boards and has lectured on business and media at universities here and in Australia.
Donald is GM Commercial at Enviro-Mark Solutions. His interest in cinema began in his student days when he joined the Auckland Film Society committee and with friends created a new University branch. Since then he has had 18+ years experience working in the international media industry in senior commercial management roles in Paris, London and NZ for companies ranging from independent producers and multi-channel broadcasters to video-on-demand distribution platforms. These included MTV Networks Europe, BSkyB, Orange/France Telecom and Euronews where he was Director Worldwide Distribution prior to returning to NZ. After working with leading NZ producers including Pukeko Pictures, the Gibson Group, NHNZ and others on behalf of NZTE he has subsequently developed a new career path focused on environmental sustainability and is currently studying part time towards completion of a masters degree in international environment law specialising in climate change.
Tess Otineru is a Chartered Accountant specialising in cloud-based solutions, tax structuring, taxation compliance, financial statement preparation, and associated business advisory. In her role as Manager at Deloitte she works with a large number of businesses across multiple industries. Tess is passionate about working alongside organisations to put in place good financial reporting systems, policies and procedures that help them to develop, flourish and grow.
Gina Dellabarca co-founded Show Me Shorts in 2006, and is the driving force behind the festival. Gina is a senior marketing and communications professional, an experienced film programmer, and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her background includes freelance publicity for films, co-owning a cinema, and marketing for major attractions (e.g. Stardome Observatory, Auckland Zoo, Regional Facilities Auckland). Gina is an original member of the Wet Hot Beauties water ballet troupe, and a self-proclaimed “cheerleader” for New Zealand film.