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Award Finalists Announced!

There are two for each of our eight award categories. The winners will be announced at our opening night event on Thursday the 5th of November. And the nominees are: Kodak Best Film Paul Swadel for ‘Poppy’ Jackie van Beek and Bridget Fogarty for ‘Just Like the Others’ Best Student Film Michael Humphrey for ‘The Big Happiness’ Matteo Bruno for..

Sign up for workshops – Auckland November 7, Wellington November 14

Something old and something new… Show Me Shorts presents a new feature of the festival, a half-day short film workshop featuring tips from seasoned pros and a screening of brand new shorts from fresh talent. session one A panel of established filmmakers talk about some of their own work and discuss what goes into developing a good short film. This..

Works in progress sought

After four years of bringing the best of New Zealand and Australian short film to cinemas throughout New Zealand, the Show Me Shorts festival is expanding this year’s programme to include workshops in Auckland and Wellington. Morning workshops will be held during the first weekend of the festival in Auckland and Wellington and will consist of a script development workshop..

Entry Deadline Extended!

Due to a surge of last minute entries we have decided to extend our entry deadlien out by 1 week. The new deadline is Monday 13th July. Your film must be entered on-line by then and your 2 DVDs post-marked on that day at the latest. Enter here: http://showmeshorts.co.nz/enter.php

new partner on board

We’re pleased to announce that the Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand is sponsoring this year’s Best Director award, and also a new award category: Best Editor. For a full list of the 2009 award categories, click here.

new dates confirmed!

We’ve just confirmed four new screening locations for this years festival: 19-25 November: Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown 19-25 November 2009: Gecko Theatre, Motueka 19-25 November 2009: Hawkins Theatre, Papakura 7-13 January 2010: The Monkey House, Whitianga More to come soon…. For all other confirmed dates and venues, have a look at our schedule page.

call for entries – DEADLINE: 5pm Monday, 6th July 2009

To promote this years call for entries, we decided to make a short film of our own…. The hunt has begun to find the brightest short filmmaking talent for Show Me Shorts 2009. If you have completed a short film in the last three years (after March 2006), why not enter? It’s a great way to get New Zealand wide..

past winners and finalists

If you’re curious to see which films won awards in previous years, here they are: best film award, 2008 Winner: Noise Control by The Simmonds Brothers (more…)