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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…)