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And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…

With the 2013 Academy Awards now finished, Rebecca takes a look at a select few of the great short films that have either won or been nominated in the recent and more distant past.

SMS Short Film Lab film premiering at Berlinale!

SMS Short Film Lab film premiering at Berlinale!

Show Me Shorts is pleased to announce that the first film developed with the assistance of the Short Film Lab has been selected to compete in the Generation Kplus section of the 2013 Berlinale. I’m Going to Mum’s, written and directed by Lauren Jackson tells the story of a young boy, Jacob. When Jacob’s divorced parents insist on dressing him..
European Flavour

European Flavour

As our Festival Director heads of to Europe to attend the Berinale and Clermont-Ferrand festivals, this month’s Screening Room will help us all feel a little bit like we are going to foreign places as well.

Showing Our Shorts in Europe!

Showing Our Shorts in Europe!

New Zealand’s major short film festival, Show Me Shorts, will attend the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) and the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand this February. Festival Director Gina Dellabarca will attend the Berlinale as a guest of the German Foreign Office, who have sponsored her travel and accommodation. They have also devised an extensive programme of events, tours,..
Tis the Season…

Tis the Season…

Kanna takes a look at 3 great Kiwi shorts that defy the classic tropes of Christmas films. From witty and sometimes dark animation to touching realistic drama, these are perfect for those already tired of hearing shopping mall holiday music.

New Zealand shorts to get a shot at winning an Oscar!

New Zealand shorts to get a shot at winning an Oscar!

New Zealand has long had a reputation for making outstanding short films. Now this has been recognised with the granting of Academy Awards® accreditation to our major national short film festival. Show Me Shorts is proud to be the first and only film festival in New Zealand to receive Academy Awards® accreditation. For local filmmakers Show Me Shorts’ accreditation means..
Announcing shorts before Friday features in Silo Park!

Announcing shorts before Friday features in Silo Park!

We hope you’ve been enjoying this year’s festival, which is still on until Nov. 25 in both Tauranga and Twizel and will be back in Whitianga Jan 3-13. But if you’re in Auckland, good news: Show Me Shorts has teamed up with Silo Park Cinema on the waterfront to bring short films before features! It kicks off this Friday 23..
Festival Open and Award Winners Announced!

Festival Open and Award Winners Announced!

The 2012 festival kicked off with a bang to a sold out crowd at The Capitol in Auckland with our Opening Night and Awards. A big thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the festival, all of the outstanding nominees, and our wonderful partners. Our judges had a tough job narrowing the field with so many great films and..
Announcing the 2012 Award Nominees

Announcing the 2012 Award Nominees

The nominees for the 7th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are in! Fourteen films have been nominated in nine award categories. Notably, ‘Night Shift’ by Zia Mandviwalla received nominations in five award categories; ‘Tatau’ by Chantelle Burgoyne and ‘Lambs’ by Sam Kelly each received four nominations; and ‘43,000 Feet’ by Campbell Hooper and ‘This is Libby’ by Ruby Railey..
Panelists and Facilitator for Nov 12 Wellington Seminar announced!

Panelists and Facilitator for Nov 12 Wellington Seminar announced!

Show Me Shorts Film Festival presents the StarNow Short Film Seminar in Wellington on Monday November 12th. Open to the public this seminar is especially suited to those who are interested in short filmmaking and is an opportunity to meet experienced filmmakers, see some great shorts and learn about the work that has gone into the filmmakers’ projects. Book Now!..
Show Me Shorts goes on tour to Melbourne!

Show Me Shorts goes on tour to Melbourne!

Show Me Shorts will present a package of short films in Melbourne this October. Federation Square have invited the festival to curate a selection of short films as part of their 10th birthday celebrations. Where: Big Screen, Main Square When: Thursday 25 October, 8pm – 9pm Sunday 28 October, 4pm – 5pm Price: Free! Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca, says: “We..
Panelists announced for Auckland Seminar on Nov 5!

Panelists announced for Auckland Seminar on Nov 5!

For bookings call Capitol Cinema at 09 623 2000 or email info@capitolcinema.co.nz Monday 5th November 2012 6.15pm610 Dominion Road, Balmoral Show Me Shorts Film Festival presents the StarNow Short Film Seminar in Auckland on Monday November 5th. Open to the public this seminar is especially suited to those who are interested in short filmmaking and is an opportunity to meet..
Festival Preview

Festival Preview

David discusses 6 trailers and clips from shorts that will be featuring as part of the programme in the 2012 Show Me Shorts Film Festival in locations throughout New Zealand.