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Panelists and Facilitator for Nov 12 Wellington Seminar announced!

Show Me Shorts Film Festival presents the StarNow Short Film Seminar in Wellington on Monday November 12th. Open to the public this seminar is especially suited to those who are interested in short filmmaking and is an opportunity to meet experienced filmmakers, see some great shorts and learn about the work that has gone into the filmmakers’ projects. Book Now!..

Show Me Shorts goes on tour to Melbourne!

Show Me Shorts will present a package of short films in Melbourne this October. Federation Square have invited the festival to curate a selection of short films as part of their 10th birthday celebrations. Where: Big Screen, Main Square When: Thursday 25 October, 8pm – 9pm Sunday 28 October, 4pm – 5pm Price: Free! Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca, says: “We..

Panelists announced for Auckland Seminar on Nov 5!

For bookings call Capitol Cinema at 09 623 2000 or email Monday 5th November 2012 6.15pm610 Dominion Road, Balmoral Show Me Shorts Film Festival presents the StarNow Short Film Seminar in Auckland on Monday November 5th. Open to the public this seminar is especially suited to those who are interested in short filmmaking and is an opportunity to meet..

Short Film Lab celebrates first release!

Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are proud to announce that the first film completed with the assistance of their 2010 Short Film Lab is about to be released. For those interested in entering this year’s lab, applications are still open until 20 September– please see the Workshops page for more info! Post-production wraps up this week on “I’m..

2012 Short Film Lab: Call for Applications!

DEADLINE: 20th SEPTEMBER 2012 Calling all aspiring film writers, writer/directors and filmmaking teams: are you developing ideas for short film? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in New Zealand’s third Short Film Lab. Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now calling for applications for the 2012 Short Film Lab. Successful applicants will be offered a place in a one-day..

Don’t Give Up on Your Masterpiece!

Exciting things are afoot at Show Me Shorts, with entries for this year pouring in, our promo videos released, and SMS presenting some of our favorites from years past before features at the outdoor (and free) Silo Park Cinema screenings. We’re now well into the entry season, with May 1 marking the deadline for early-bird entries to the 2012 Festival...


Short filmmakers with recently finished work or films currently in production are invited to submit to New Zealand’s major national short film event. Entries for the seventh annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now open. Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s largest short film festival, with films selected to screen from New Zealand and around the world. The festival..

Congratulations to the 2011 award winners!

The sixth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival is now open and kicked off in Auckland last night with a glamorous awards evening at The Capitol, where the winners of eight prizes for excellence in short film making were announced. Jack Woon took home the coveted Kodak Best Film Award for his dreamy drama about awkward teenage love, The Great..

Announcing the 2011 Award Nominees

Show Me Shorts is now just a few days away from the 2011 Opening Night and excited to once again deliver some of the best short films from New Zealand, Australia, and around the world to our 12 locations throughout New Zealand. This year’s prize pool is valued at over $10,000, with the winner of the top award for Kodak..

Announcing the 2011 Programme!

The Show Me Shorts team had a fantastic time with the Programme Launch event. Congratulations to the selected participants for the Short Film Lab and a big thanks to all the applicants who made it such a hard decision. The event was held in the beautifully renovated Capitol Cinema in Auckland and the team is excited about the buzzing atmosphere..