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Award-winning local film announced as part of the 2011 Show Me Shorts line-up!

Pacific Dreams was a recent winner at the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival, with Dame Kate Harcourt taking home first prize for Best Female Actress for her role. Show Me Shorts is thrilled to make the early announcement that Pacific Dreams will be part of their 2011 programme.  This film, along with 46 others, was chosen from hundreds of..

Latest News: Film Café in the Wintergarden

Don’t you wish there was somewhere you could hang out during the International Film Festival in Auckland between movies? Somewhere to go with those friends you bumped into after the last movie and want to have a quick coffee or glass of wine and a catch up with? Introducing the Film Café! Show Me Shorts is proud to present this..

Entries for 2011 Now Open!

We are now calling for entries for the 2011 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Exciting news this year is that due to popular demand we are including a section for international films. That means if your film does not qualify as a New Zealand or Australian film, although you aren’t eligible for our awards you can still enter. We have..

Latest News: Festival Coordinator Wanted

A contract position is available for an outstanding candidate to coordinate key aspects of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2011, with the support of the full festival management team. Show Me Shorts is an annual national short film festival screening the 40 best Kiwi and Australian short films in 10 cinemas around the country. The festival is now in..

Celebrating Short Films – a milestone year

This November the Show Me Shorts Film Festival celebrates its fifth birthday; claiming its place as a regular anticipated fixture on the national film festival circuit.  Festival Director Gina Dellabarca says, “Selecting our programme line up this year has been the toughest and most rewarding yet due to increased numbers of entries from filmmakers with an ever-growing level of skill..

2010 Short Film Lab: Call for Applications APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10 Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are calling for applications for the 2010 Short Film Lab. If you are a budding film writer or writer/director and are developing ideas for short film, then you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to take part in our inaugural Short Film..

Entry Deadline Extended

Short filmmakers in Australasia have a reputation for striking images and technical excellence. The range of films that have come into the festival so far this year is demonstrative of bold story choices, and mastery of genre. We expect Show Me Shorts 2010 will showcase some exciting second and third films from our brightest filmmaking stars, complimented by engaging new..

Best of Show Me Shorts – now on DVD!

Were there one or two short films you’ve seen in our festival that you’d like to own a copy of? Now you can! We’ve just launched the first volume of a series of Best of Show Me Shorts DVDs. These contain a selection of 16 of the best films from the first two years of the festival including 2006 Best..