Awards

Show Me Shorts believes that filmmakers who achieve excellence deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. We are proud to help highlight their work with a range of awards, and we hope the prizes will also help filmmakers make more films to entertain us. The awards are decided by a panel of experienced film industry practitioners, which changes every year to avoid bias, with the winners announced and their prizes presented at our Opening & Awards Night in Auckland.

 

Previous Winners

We love all of the films that make it into our programme each year but we also want to recognize those that stand out. Whether it is excellence in a particular category like directing and acting or outstanding overall achievement as exemplified by our Best Film, these films all present something special. Since 2012, our Best Film winner has also been eligible for the Academy Awards ®, giving Kiwi short film makers a shot at an Oscar ®. Click through to see a list of our past winners.


Prizes

Short film making can be a labour of love that all too often goes unrecognized. We love rewarding the hard work of our winning filmmakers and we hope these prizes will also help them make more films to entertain us. Click through to see the prizes on offer from the festival and our amazing partners.


Judges

Our awards are decided by a panel of experienced film industry practitioners, which changes every year. The winners are announced and their prizes presented at our Opening & Awards Ceremony. Click through to find out more about our Jury.


Awards Criteria

To qualify as a New Zealand short film and be eligible for the awards, your film must not be available online, unless you are entering in the ‘Music video’ category and you must meet 2 of the 4 fundamental criteria, in addition to the criteria for specific awards. Click through for more information.


 

Awards

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2016 awards finalists announced!

We’re pleased to announce and congratulate the awards finalists for 2016! Winners will be announced, and prizes will be presented for nine award categories, including the Oscar®-accredited Lightbox Best Film Award and Best International Film Award. The winners will have their films screened at the Opening Night & Awards Ceremony at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on 1 October.








Announcing the awards finalists for 2014!

We’re proud to announce the nominees for the 2014 Awards. Congratulations to all of the finalists who managed to stand out to the judges amongst the many great films in this year’s programme. Winners will be announced at the Rialto Channel Auckland Opening Night and Awards Ceremony at The Civic in Auckland on November 6.