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 was General Manager for Sony Pictures in New Zealand from 1992-2016, where he was 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 was 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.
Catharine Holland is a senior corporate finance advisor for BDO Auckland. She has worked in corporate finance for more than 15 years – advising large corporates, private equity investors and banks across a wide range of industries, transactions and investments. When not working Catharine enjoys spending time with her kids, who also enjoy music, drama, movies and theatre.
Matthew Mudford is an advisor in KPMG’s Auckland Performance practice. He works with a range of clients in process and strategy improvement, including large corporates, iwi and exporting businesses. Matthew brings several years of experience on a range of Maori and not-for profit boards. Outside of the professional environment, he enjoys watching and playing sports, as well as film and music.
Gina Dellabarca co-founded Show Me Shorts in 2006, and is the driving force behind the festival. Gina is an experienced marketing and communications professional, film programmer, and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her background includes providing 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.