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And the Oscar® Accreditation Goes To…

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The 2013 Rush Munro’s Best Film award went to Matt Heath, Anna Geddes, Cass Donaldson and Joe Lonie for Honk If You’re Horny. This film is now eligible to enter the 2015 Academy Awards®. In making the award, judges Kirstin Marcon, Frances Morton and Matt Noonan said:   Honk If. . . Read more ›

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Nominees for the 2013 Show Me Shorts awards announced!

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Competing for the coveted Rush Munro’s Best Film Award are: Nic Gorman and Paul Glubb, Here Be Monsters; Thomas Gleeson, Home; Tanya Haitoua-Cathro, Morepork; and Matt Heath, Anna Geddes, Cass Donaldson and Joe Lonie, Honk If You’re Horny. The winners will be announced at the Rialto Channel Opening Night &. . . Read more ›

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Major Cash Prizes Announced!

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Show Me Shorts is proud to announce our prizes for the 2013 Awards. The big news is cash! Lots of lovely cash! $7,000 will be given out in prize money at our awards this year, taking the total prize value to over $35,000. We have some wonderful new award sponsors. . . Read more ›

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Launching PledgeMe Campaign for People’s Choice Award!

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The Show Me Shorts team has launched a campaign to crowd-fund a brand new People’s Choice award, to be given out at the festival this year. You’ve been telling us you want to vote for your favourite short during the festival. Now you can! But first we need to raise. . . Read more ›

Posted in 2013, buzz, the awards

New Zealand shorts to get a shot at winning an Oscar!

Zia Mandiwalla's "Night Shift" is now in consideration for the 2014 Academy Awards as SMS's 2012 Best Film winner

New Zealand has long had a reputation for making outstanding short films. Now this has been recognised with the granting of Academy Awards® accreditation to our major national short film festival. Show Me Shorts is proud to be the first and only film festival in New Zealand to receive Academy. . . Read more ›

Posted in 2012, past winners, the awards

Festival Open and Award Winners Announced!

Zia Mandiwalla's "Night Shift" is now in consideration for the 2014 Academy Awards as SMS's 2012 Best Film winner

The 2012 festival kicked off with a bang to a sold out crowd at The Capitol in Auckland with our Opening Night and Awards. A big thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the festival, all of the outstanding nominees, and our wonderful partners. Our judges had a tough. . . Read more ›

Posted in 2012, programme, the awards

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. . . Read more ›

Posted in 2011, buzz, the awards

And the winners are!

NOT SHORT ON RECOGNITION – SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL HAS TRIUMPHANT OPENING! SHOW ME SHORTS Film Festival kicked off in Auckland last night with a very special opening and awards night.  All 40 films in this year’s program were contending for the eight award categories, and winning films were. . . Read more ›

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new partner on board

We’re pleased to announce that the Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand is sponsoring this year’s Best Director award, and also a new award category: Best Editor. For a full list of the 2009 award categories, click here.

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