General News


2020 Programme Announced

Show Me Shorts goes hybrid for 2020. New Zealand’s largest international short film festival will open in cinemas across Aotearoa – and online – from 2 October.

Indonesian Short Film Night

Join us for an evening of Indonesian short films full of family, friendship, frights, love, and contemplation of the big questions in life. Available to watch online from 18-20 August.

Oscar Shorts Film Night 2020

Join us for an evening of award winning short films. Watch the nominees for Best Animation and Best Live Action categories at the Oscars. 7pm Tuesday 14 July at The Kingslander in Auckland. 7pm Wednesday 15 July at The Third Eye in Wellington. Book now.

Italian Short Film Night 2020

Join us for an evening of Italian short films full of animation, astronauts, family, religion and laughter. In Auckland 23 June. Online 25-27 June. Tickets now on sale.

Intern Position Available

Come work with us. Want to get work experience at New Zealand’s leading international short film festival? Hone your administration skills; learn about film distribution and exhibition; be part of a passionate team that creates vital screen industry events. Applications close 19 June.

Animation In Isolation

Many top animators have been busy during lock-down. Creating short films that allow us to reflect on and poke gentle fun at our anxiety, escalating desire to escape, and strange urge to hoard toilet paper. Enjoy them here.

The Show Must Go On

Many of you are wondering whether Show Me Shorts will take place this year, and if your short film qualifies for our awards if it is screening as part of an online festival. The answers are yes, and yes.