Short Film Talks

Interested in learning more about short filmmaking?

Hear from three top filmmakers as they each screen one of their films and discuss how they made it, in a facilitated Q&A. A range of topics are covered, such as: finding collaborators; funding and budgeting; script development; challenges for directors; post-production; and other tips for aspiring filmmakers.

Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve already made heaps of films or are just curious to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.

“Show Me Shorts has been a way for me to experience upcoming NZ cinema at its youthful energetic start. Experiencing stories that have inspired me to continue my own NZ cinematic pursuits. The Short Film Talks are a large part of this inspiration.” – Leigh Elford, audience member

Auckland Short Film Talk 2018

When:  7pm, Tuesday 9 October

Where: The Kingslander, 470 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland

Tickets: $15 from Eventbrite

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The films featured in the short film talk will be:

One Day

Guest Speaker: Nicky Cameron (Writer/Director)

The Eve of Unification 

Guest Speaker: Sung Yoon Kim (Writer/Director/Producer) 

Twenty One Points

Guest Speaker: Pete Circuitt (Writer/Director) 

Wellington Short Film Talk 2018

When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 16 October

Where: Lighthouse Cinema Cuba, 29 Wigan Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Tickets: $12-17 from

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The films featured in the short film talk will be:


Guest Speaker: Kieran Charnock (Writer/Director) 

Red Bean Soup 

Guest Speaker: Jinju Oh (Director) 


Guest Speaker: Simeon Duncombe (Writer/Director/Producer)