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Italian Short Film Night Wellington

Show Me Shorts presents a night of Italian short films. Join us to celebrate the cinema of Italy with a diverse selection including comedy, drama and satire. This date coincides with the Italian national festival of Ferragosto – a perfect occasion to come together and watch Italian shorts.

When: 7pm, Thursday 16 August

Where: The Third Eye30 Arthur St, Te Aro, Wellington

Tickets: $15 (cash door sales only available if not sold out prior)

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There are six short films by top Italian filmmakers:

  • Buffet – directed by Alessandro D’ambrosi and Santa De Santis: What happens to the supposedly refined upper class when the buffet table opens? A hilarious parody of the ensuing assault.
  • L’Ultima Orazione (The Last Eulogy) – directed by Gustav Baldassini: A dark comedy about a funeral home director who launches a new service for the families of the departed – to enhance and embellish the memory left by loved ones.
  • Gibberish – directed by Nathalie Biancheri: After a year of absence, a daughter returns home for Christmas to find that the communication barrier with her mother is too tall to breach.
  • Amira – directed by Luca Lepone: A mysterious dance is performed in the middle of a busy street, triggering memory and a connection that stretches across the globe.
  • La Viaggiatrice (The Traveler) – directed by Davide Vigore: A caregiver at the home of an elderly lady relives the same routine day after day, agonizingly waiting for something or someone to change things. In the evening, after putting the old woman to bed, she takes refuge in a small room full of big dreams.
  • Agata – directed by Giacomo Boeri: The life of a solitary 40-year-old taxidermist is interrupted by the accidental arrival of a mysterious metal cylinder that has the potential to change everything.

This is an informal and fun event, and all are welcome. The screening takes place in the upstairs function room at The Third Eye. All films screen in the Italian language with English subtitles. Total run time is approx. 88 minutes. The films are rated M – Violence & offensive language (suitable for mature audiences aged 16yrs+). Children under 18yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No allocated seating, so first in best dressed. The bar will be open with food and drink available for purchase.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just your name and email confirmation is fine.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking lot and street parking available.

Will there be door sales?

Previous events have sold out online before the night so it is recommended to prebook. If online sales do not sell out there may be limited door sales. Doorsales are cash only.


Special thanks to Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio / Italian Short Film Center and Philmworks Post Production.