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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..

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..