For Educators

Show Me Shorts offers a range of educational programmes, providing professional development and networking opportunities for experienced and emerging filmmakers, as well as special screenings for school groups and educational resources for use in primary, intermediate and secondary school classrooms.


Show Me Shorts in Schools kit

The Show Me Shorts in Schools kit provides students and teachers with an educational framework through which to explore New Zealand short films and the wider themes they address. The kit covers nine kiwi shorts and provides background information and four lesson plans for each film designed based on NZ curriculum requirements. The kit has now been made freely available in an effort to support remote teachers and home-schooling parents by providing quality educational materials during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find more info on how to use these resources here or go straight through to the films and resources.

Screenings for School Groups

Show Me Shorts offers screenings for school groups in cinemas throughout NZ as part of the festival each November. This is a specially designed programme for students aged 8-16 to view high-quality, fun, and educational short films on the big screen. Click through to find out more