Entries for the 2013 festival are now open! Please submit your entries online through Withoutabox:
DVD entries should be sent to:
PO Box 6685, Wellesley Street, Auckland, NZ
(Note: fees for DVD entries are still processed through Withoutabox)
Show Me Shorts is proud to be New Zealand’s first and only Academy Awards ® accredited festival, with our Best Film winner now eligible for nomination for an Oscar ®
We are also an IMDb qualifying festival, granting all eligible film submissions a fast tracked title-page in IMDb.com. For more information about the IMDb-qualifying program please visit the Support Tab on your Withoutabox account home page and click on IMDb-Qualifying Status.
For even more incentive to Enter, check out the Awards page of our website for the list of awards and prizes confirmed so far.
Entry guidelines for 2013
GENRE: Films can be in any genre.
LENGTH: Films are to be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length (including end credits).
COMPLETION DATE: Films must have been completed after March 2011.
BROADCASTING: Films must not have previously been shown publicly on the Internet.
SUBTITLES: All films not in the English language must be subtitled in English unless they are silent.
DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES: Earlybird Deadline: 1 May 2013 (fee US$20) / Regular Deadline: 31 May 2013 (fee US$25) / Late Deadline: 28 June 2013 (fee US$30) / Extended Deadline: 5 July 2013 (fee US$35)
*May South Island Special:
Filmmakers with projects set in the South Island, or that have a writer, director, producer or main actor who currently resides there are eligible for free entry for the month of May. Enter your short film through Withoutabox as above. When you come to the payment section of the forms, request a ‘fee waiver’, and in the ‘cover letter’ section, explain how your project qualifies – which cast or crew member currently lives in the South Island, or where in the South Island your film is set. Show Me Shorts may ask you for proof of residency.
ENTRY CATEGORIES: Show Me Shorts 2013 has two categories of entry. Films made by New Zelanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the ‘New Zealand short films’ entry category. Films made without significant NZ contribution or content are eligible for the ‘International short films’ entry category.
POSTAGE: All postage costs are the responsibility of the sender. Entry DVDs will NOT be returned.
CENSORSHIP: If your film has previously been rated for screening in New Zealand you must let us know, and if possible send us a copy of the rating certificate.
PROMO USE: Show Me Shorts reserves the right to use up to 30 seconds of all entries for promotional purposes.
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