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.

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.