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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!


Recent Media Design School Shorts

Website Manager David looks through some of Media Design School’s recent shorts. With industry veteran supervision and talented students, these Sci-Fi and Zombie flicks pack an amazingly consistent blend of quality, technology, and comic pacing.


Announcing the 2011 Programme!

The Show Me Shorts team had a fantastic time with the Programme Launch event. Congratulations to the selected participants for the Short Film Lab and a big thanks to all the applicants who made it such a hard decision. The event was held in the beautifully renovated Capitol Cinema in Auckland and the team is excited about the buzzing atmosphere..