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While the 2013 festival is now over, you can still browse the 2013 online programme to peruse the selection, view trailers, and see last year’s venues. You can find last year’s winners and their prizes on our Awards page. You can also view last year’s festival trailer, made by the talented James Brookman below. And of course, make sure to keep an eye out for this year’s festival line-up announcement in October!

Cracker shorts for Christmas

Special guest and promo director for Sky TV Clayton Barnett shares three shorts from this year’s festival that can now also be found online. While on the surface these shorts focus on levity, they also manage to convey deeper messages on love, aspiration, and beauty.



Chinese filmmakers to attend their premiere

We’re stoked to host a delegation of filmmakers from China for the international premiere of their film 家 (Home) on November 8 at The Capitol in Auckland. This screening of the In the Neighbourhood session will also be the premiere of Kiwi films Loner, Uphill, and Loser Cruiser.


Announcing the 2014 Programme!

The volume of great short films submitted to us this year was staggering, which made our job tough but the resulting standard of short films in our programme is sky high. We are excited to share them with you. The final selection is not only great fun, but according to our festival director: “Full of intricately crafted characters that are..


And the Oscar® Accreditation Goes To…

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 You’re Horny surprised us with a wild, sexy ride. Every element..

Nominees for the 2013 Show Me Shorts awards announced!

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 & Awards Ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday 6 November. This popular..

Shorts Unveiled!

We received our largest number of entries ever this year, coming in from over 50 countries. We’ve also launched several new award categories. See a full list of our prizes here There are 40 shorts in the programme this year, divided into six sessions. “The team and I watched over 800 films this year, so it was incredibly difficult to..

Short Takes in Taupo this weekend!

This Anzac weekend (April 26-28) Taupo will come alive with music, theatre, dance and short films at the Erupt Lake Taupo Festival. Show Me Shorts is pleased to contribute to Short Takes, showcasing a selection of short films as part of this festival. There are two different packages to choose from: a collection of all our Best Film winning films..