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 2019

The films and filmmakers will be:

  • Storm – visiting writer/director/producer Will Kindrick from the USA will discuss his science fiction film.
  • まれびとの住まう島 (Boze) – Japanese director Fuyuko Mochizuki will talk about her documentary set in an indiginous community.
  • #Collapsingempire – creating a comedy on a shoe string is no small feat. We hear from Kiwi writer/director Cathy MacDonald about her film, fresh from it’s world premiere!

When:  7pm, Tuesday 8 October

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

Tickets: $15


Wellington Short Film Talk 2019

The films and filmmakers will be:

  • Walk a Mile – Kiwi writer/director Judith Cowley and her producer Sarah Anne Dudley will walk us through the steps they took in making their film.
  • ヒゲとレインコート (Beard and Raincoat) – Japanese writer/director Kimi Yawata will discuss her short and what inspired her to make a story about someone with a beard fetish.
  • Tony the Tiny Pony – Kapiti coast director Ned Wenlock creates award-winning animations with a unique style. He talks about his process.

When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 15 October

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

Tickets: $12-17