8. Online Family Pack

Because we know that parents need some inspiration to entertain the whole family, we have this year included an On Demand family pack of fantastic treats for whānau viewing. Whether it’s classroom stories of resilience and comradery, a canine tale of friendship or even adventures with alien lifeforms – we’ve got you! Available for multiple viewing, cause we know the young ones at the end are gonna say “again!”

Note – some films are aimed at older kids while others are more for youngsters. We recommend checking the age-suggestions at the On Demand platform.

Total length: 72 minutes
Rating: M

Access these films at:


Animation, 7 mins, United States

Dir/Writ/Prod: Shane Acker

Crusoe is an astronaut stranded on an alien planet teeming with hostile life. Everyday survival is a dangerous adventure!

The Alien Nightmare

Animation, 6 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Lauriane Balestrat, Marc antoine Alonzo, Alexis Sabalza, Elie Berhoumieux, Lucas Soupou
Prod: Morgan Houel

Mike, Bob and Frank land on Earth for a scientific expedition. A routine mission for these aliens, but this time, everything won’t go as planned…

Latitude du printemps (A Tiny Tale)

Animation, 8 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maÿlis Mosny, Zijing Ye
Prod: Philippe Meis

A dog gets abandoned on the side of the road. Attached to a street light, he stays alone until the day he meets a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist who keeps on trying to beat her highest score.

She Dreams at Sunrise

Animation, 11 mins, United States

Dir/Writ/Prod: Camrus Johnson
Prod: Joel Foster, Avi Lasser

An elderly woman escapes her mundane reality through her dreams while her great-nephew helps reconnect her to what she’s really missing.

스테레오타입 (Stereotype)

Animation, 11 mins, Republic of Korea

Dir/Writ/Prod: Nahyun Beak, Dahyun Beak
Special message from the filmmaker(s)

The war has settled down, but a conflict between two sides around a tree is still escalating.

Dọlápọ̀ is Fine

Drama, 15 mins, United Kingdom

Dir: Ethosheia Hylton
Writ/Prod: Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo
Prod: Millie Marsh, Joe Bell

Ready to leave her UK boarding school and enter the working world, a young Black woman faces pressure to change her name and natural hairstyle. Dọlápọ̀ is forced to reconsider her own assumptions about identity.

Les Chaussures de Louis

Animation, 5 mins, France

Dir: Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc
Prod: MoPA

Louis, an 8 year-old kid on the autism spectrum, arrives for his first day of school to introduce himself and explain why he is different.

Are You Okay?

Animation, 9 mins, United States

Dir/Writ/Prod: Ryan Cannon
Writ: Jordan Gibler
Prod: Amanda Carson

Raquelle’s choice to help her bullied classmate Noah, transforms her from bystander to victim. At an age when social acceptance weighs heavy and the stress of social media follows you home, Raquelle and Noah learn that no one can make it through alone.

Available from:
Sat 9 – Sun 24 Oct

Online Prices:
$15.00 – Online Sampler
$10.00 – Weird & Wonderful
$10.00 – Online Family Pack
$30.00 – All On Demand films


1. Visit ondemand.showmeshorts.co.nz
on your device of choice.
2. Sign up and find the film pack you want.
3. Grab a bag of popcorn and get watching!

Special Screenings

Stewart Island – Bunkhouse Theatre

Wed 24 Nov

7:30 PM