General News


Italian Short Film Night 2022

BOOK NOW to join us for an evening of enchanting short films from Italy: 27 June in Christchurch / 28 June in Auckland / 29 June in Wellington / 2 & 3 July on demand

Norwegian Short Film Night

BOOK NOW to join us for an evening of fun and thought provoking short films from Norway: 13 June in Christchurch / 14 June in Auckland / 15 June in Wellington / 18-19 June on demand

Filmmaking Holiday Programme

Auckland parents of creative minded 8-12yr old children – book now for our 11-15 July school holiday programme. We’ll be making a short film together and learning along the way.

We’re Recruiting

We’re recruiting for two exceptional humans to join our whānau and help us create exceptional experiences for audiences and our industry partners. 

Ukrainian Fundraiser

SUPPORT UKRAINE. Join us for a fundraising evening watching short films from Ukraine: 23 May in Christchurch, 24 May in Auckland, 25 May in Wellington and 28-29 May on demand.

EuroTeens Short Film Night

BOOK NOW to attend this collection of European short films curated especially for teenagers. 1 May in Auckland, 7 May in Christchurch, 8 May in Wellington, 10 & 11 May On Demand. Adults welcome too!

Programming Volunteers Wanted

Join the team helping to select the best short films in the world. We’re now recruiting Auckland-based volunteers to watch short films for the 2022 festival.

Entries now open for 2022

Submissions are now open for the 17th Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Set to take place in cinemas across Aotearoa New Zealand during 7-30 October 2022.

SAE People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Show Me Shorts Film Festival is delighted to announce the winner of the 2021 SAE People’s Choice Award goes to: Rachel Ross, Morgan Leigh Stewart and Samantha Dutton for Green. This short comedy drama made its world premiere during the festival, and went on to delight and humour audiences around the country. The winner of this award is determined by audience votes,..