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 announced for Auckland Seminar on Nov 5!

For bookings call Capitol Cinema at 09 623 2000 or email Monday 5th November 2012 6.15pm610 Dominion Road, Balmoral Show Me Shorts Film Festival presents the StarNow Short Film Seminar in Auckland on Monday November 5th. Open to the public this seminar is especially suited to those who are interested in short filmmaking and is an opportunity to meet..

Festival Preview

David discusses 6 trailers and clips from shorts that will be featuring as part of the programme in the 2012 Show Me Shorts Film Festival in locations throughout New Zealand.

Less is More

Festival volunteer Kanna takes a look at some short films that revolve as much around what is not shown as what is, allowing the audience space to ruminate and contemplate.

Announcing dates and 5 films for the 2012 festival!

We’re excited to announce the dates for our 2012 festival and our 11 wonderful venues throughout New Zealand Auckland: Capitol Cinema, November 1-11 Pukekohe: Pukekohe Cinema, November 1-11 Rothesay Bay: The Internationalist, November 1-11 Matakana: Matakana Cinemas, November 1-11 Waiheke: Waiheke Island Community Cinema, November 1-11 Wellington: Paramount, November 8-18 Christchurch: Hollywood Cinema, November 8-18 Dunedin: Rialto Cinema, November 8-18..

3 Short Docos

Our Festival Coordinator, Heidi, has a look at 3 short documentaries from around the world that focus on the joys and heartbreaking difficulties of following your passions.

The Romance of Death

Festival newcomer Meghan discusses some films that centre around that pervasive element in many films: death. But she manages to show how these films focus on the allure and romanticism surrounding the D word.

From Small Beginnings

Festival Director Gina explores some early shorts of Kiwi filmmakers Jane Campion and Paul Campion (no relation) that have gone on to transition to features. But these gems are more than just a stepping stone to the big leagues- they are worth a look in their own right.

Surrealism, Art and Animation

Awards Manager Rebecca looks at some unique shorts that use surrealism, animation, and music to create unique and thought-provoking experiences. As if one being a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney wasn’t reason enough for a read!