Screening Room

Articles

The Screening Room is a monthly feature in which a team member or special guest discusses a selection of shorts freely available online. These typically follow a theme, with past examples including filmmakers who have transitioned to features, surrealist shorts, and holiday films. Check back in at the beginning of each month for new editions or subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter to receive updates.

Coming of Age Short Films

Perhaps the most prolific and best loved genre for short films. Coming-of-age stories offer a glimpse into a pivotal moment in a character’s life. We look at three great examples this nostalgic genre.



Family Bonds

Blood is thicker than water. Let’s take a look at these short films which explore the lengths family is willing to go to for their loved ones.


2018’s biggest laughs

Here are three of the funniest films from our 2018 programme. They show very different kinds of comedy and ways filmmakers can use humour to draw us into their stories.






Deaf shorts – a sign of the times

Recently there have been some amazing deaf-related films released overseas and in NZ, so we thought it was a good moment for us to highlight some of our favourite short films relating to the deaf community.