Show Me Shorts has two major opening night events, one in Auckland where our award winners are first announced, and one the following week in Wellington to launch our season there.
The festivities for each of the opening night events will begin with a complimentary glass of wine as guests arrive. We play all the winning films from each of our award categories – although if a film wins more than one award, it will only screen once. These nights are the best chance for you to see all of our winning films grouped together in one session, and your opportunity to celebrate with the winners and meet festival organisers and industry professionals.
Only a limited number of tickets are available to the public, so keep an eye out for when they go on sale and make sure you get in quick.
Rialto Channel Opening Night & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday 6 November, 7.45pm at the Capitol Cinema, Balmoral – $25
This glamorous night out for the short film industry is where the winners of each award category are announced, the prizes presented and the winning film for each award played. It is the first time the film makers know which of the films has come out on top, so it’s an exciting and fun evening. The winner of our Best Film award then becomes eligible for nomination for an Academy Award ® ! See our Awards page for more details.
Dress Code: Awards Glam
Rialto Channel Wellington Opening Night
Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm at the Paramount Cinemas, Courtenay Place – $20
This night screens all the winning films that were announced at the Opening Night & Awards Ceremony in Auckland the week before.