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Kiwis do sci-fi

Good science fiction can extrapolate themes and trends and make us consider future possibilities in places we’ve never been before. Chris Philpott, manager of SKY TV’s sci-fi channel THE ZONE, shares three kiwi sci-fi shorts that more than make up for smaller budgets with intriguing stories and fascinating settings.


A short shot of love

Valentine’s Day is looming, so Show Me Shorts team member Clayton Barnett has picked out three short takes on love – and we aren’t just talking about the romantic, mushy stuff, either.


All hail the Baddies

‘Tis the season to be surprised – Auckland-based artist and filmmaker Joseph Jowitt introduces us to the world of Sam Kristofski, with three hyped-up shorts that blend “arcade graphics and blockbuster anti-hero worship”. We’re intrigued.




Programme Picks from Francesca Rudkin

Film reviewer and presenter Francesca Rudkin discusses three films from this year’s festival. These beautifully crafted shorts tie in themes of familial love in the face of a wide range of adversity: from coming-to-terms with coming-of-age to inter-generational socio-economic issues to vertical discrimination.



Director’s Welcome

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca introduces the 10th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival festival, featuring 46 fantastic short films from New Zealand and around the world.



Breaking out the stubbies

Rugby is filled with drama and tension and it seems the changing rooms and playing fields of our national game are ripe for good story telling. If you’re looking for something to find the gap before the next big match, try one of these compelling rugby shorts.