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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.

Short Film Lab celebrates first release!

Short Film Lab celebrates first release!

Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are proud to announce that the first film completed with the assistance of their 2010 Short Film Lab is about to be released. For those interested in entering this year’s lab, applications are still open until 20 September– please see the Workshops page for more info! Post-production wraps up this week on “I’m..
Less is More

Less is More

Festival volunteer Kanna takes a look at some short films that revolve as much around what is not shown as what is, allowing the audience space to ruminate and contemplate.

Announcing dates and 5 films for the 2012 festival!

We’re excited to announce the dates for our 2012 festival and our 11 wonderful venues throughout New Zealand Auckland: Capitol Cinema, November 1-11 Pukekohe: Pukekohe Cinema, November 1-11 Rothesay Bay: The Internationalist, November 1-11 Matakana: Matakana Cinemas, November 1-11 Waiheke: Waiheke Island Community Cinema, November 1-11 Wellington: Paramount, November 8-18 Christchurch: Hollywood Cinema, November 8-18 Dunedin: Rialto Cinema, November 8-18..

2012 Short Film Lab: Call for Applications!

DEADLINE: 20th SEPTEMBER 2012 Calling all aspiring film writers, writer/directors and filmmaking teams: are you developing ideas for short film? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in New Zealand’s third Short Film Lab. Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now calling for applications for the 2012 Short Film Lab. Successful applicants will be offered a place in a one-day..

3 Short Docos

Our Festival Coordinator, Heidi, has a look at 3 short documentaries from around the world that focus on the joys and heartbreaking difficulties of following your passions.