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Post-production begins on set

Post-production is a long but satisfying process – it’s when your film really comes together. And as Gina Dellabarca explains, post-production actually begins while you’re in the middle of shooting.


Final entry deadline July 1!

Your last chance to enter your film for the 2015 festival is July 1- so enter today! Show Me Shorts screens at 20 locations throughout New Zealand each November, has a prize pool valued at over NZD $35,000, and gives the Best Film winner a shot at an Oscar®.


Making magic in production

Lights, camera, action! In this article, Gina gives some insight on how to organise your crew to get the most out of your time in production. Knowing what to expect from each department and having everything you need on the day helps to ensure your shoot is both successful and enjoyable.



Pre-production is your best friend

In this Filmmaker Resources feature, Gina addresses the importance of pre-production in creating a successful short film shoot. Learn how to get organised and sort things like permits, cast, crew, and gear before stepping on set and how that can save you trouble down the road.




Entries for 2015 now open!

We’re pleased to welcome entries for this year’s festival! Click through to find out about entry details and how Show Me Shorts winners have gained attention in NZ and further abroad. Final submission deadline for the year closes 1 July 2015.


Nail Your Short Film Script

Writing a great short film script can be daunting challenge for new and established filmmakers alike. In this article, Gina discusses how to go from idea to the first page of your screenplay, how to format it, some practical writing techniques, and where/how to get more feedback.


Connect with your Short Film Community

Developing a network of mentors, colleagues and organisations is a great way to get your short film off the ground, improve your skills, and find the resources you need to make your idea a reality. In this article, we provide links to many great organisations and resources that are active in the New Zealand short film community.