General News


Now recruiting new team members!

Join the team that produces New Zealand’s major national short film festival. Show Me Shorts is now recruiting for three volunteer roles. We need some new people to help our existing team of volunteers continue to grow and evolve the festival. We’re always looking for new ideas, fresh perspective and a little elbow grease. If you are an organised person,..

Calling for entries for 2013!

Entries for the eighth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now open! Winners of the prestigious Best Film award now qualify for consideration in the short film categories at the Oscars®! Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s major short film festival, with films selected to screen from New Zealand and around the world. The festival takes place in 12..

SMS Short Film Lab film premiering at Berlinale!

Show Me Shorts is pleased to announce that the first film developed with the assistance of the Short Film Lab has been selected to compete in the Generation Kplus section of the 2013 Berlinale. I’m Going to Mum’s, written and directed by Lauren Jackson tells the story of a young boy, Jacob. When Jacob’s divorced parents insist on dressing him..

Showing Our Shorts in Europe!

New Zealand’s major short film festival, Show Me Shorts, will attend the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) and the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand this February. Festival Director Gina Dellabarca will attend the Berlinale as a guest of the German Foreign Office, who have sponsored her travel and accommodation. They have also devised an extensive programme of events, tours,..

Announcing shorts before Friday features in Silo Park!

We hope you’ve been enjoying this year’s festival, which is still on until Nov. 25 in both Tauranga and Twizel and will be back in Whitianga Jan 3-13. But if you’re in Auckland, good news: Show Me Shorts has teamed up with Silo Park Cinema on the waterfront to bring short films before features! It kicks off this Friday 23..

Announcing the 2012 Award Nominees

The nominees for the 7th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are in! Fourteen films have been nominated in nine award categories. Notably, ‘Night Shift’ by Zia Mandviwalla received nominations in five award categories; ‘Tatau’ by Chantelle Burgoyne and ‘Lambs’ by Sam Kelly each received four nominations; and ‘43,000 Feet’ by Campbell Hooper and ‘This is Libby’ by Ruby Railey..

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..