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From Small Beginnings

Festival Director Gina explores some early shorts of Kiwi filmmakers Jane Campion and Paul Campion (no relation) that have gone on to transition to features. But these gems are more than just a stepping stone to the big leagues- they are worth a look in their own right.

Surrealism, Art and Animation

Awards Manager Rebecca looks at some unique shorts that use surrealism, animation, and music to create unique and thought-provoking experiences. As if one being a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney wasn’t reason enough for a read!


Short filmmakers with recently finished work or films currently in production are invited to submit to New Zealand’s major national short film event. Entries for the seventh annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival are now open. Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s largest short film festival, with films selected to screen from New Zealand and around the world. The festival..

Recent Media Design School Shorts

Website Manager David looks through some of Media Design School’s recent shorts. With industry veteran supervision and talented students, these Sci-Fi and Zombie flicks pack an amazingly consistent blend of quality, technology, and comic pacing.

Congratulations to the 2011 award winners!

The sixth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival is now open and kicked off in Auckland last night with a glamorous awards evening at The Capitol, where the winners of eight prizes for excellence in short film making were announced. Jack Woon took home the coveted Kodak Best Film Award for his dreamy drama about awkward teenage love, The Great..

Announcing the 2011 Award Nominees

Show Me Shorts is now just a few days away from the 2011 Opening Night and excited to once again deliver some of the best short films from New Zealand, Australia, and around the world to our 12 locations throughout New Zealand. This year’s prize pool is valued at over $10,000, with the winner of the top award for Kodak..

Announcing the 2011 Programme!

The Show Me Shorts team had a fantastic time with the Programme Launch event. Congratulations to the selected participants for the Short Film Lab and a big thanks to all the applicants who made it such a hard decision. The event was held in the beautifully renovated Capitol Cinema in Auckland and the team is excited about the buzzing atmosphere..

Latest News: Film Café in the Wintergarden

Don’t you wish there was somewhere you could hang out during the International Film Festival in Auckland between movies? Somewhere to go with those friends you bumped into after the last movie and want to have a quick coffee or glass of wine and a catch up with? Introducing the Film Café! Show Me Shorts is proud to present this..

Entries for 2011 Now Open!

We are now calling for entries for the 2011 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. Exciting news this year is that due to popular demand we are including a section for international films. That means if your film does not qualify as a New Zealand or Australian film, although you aren’t eligible for our awards you can still enter. We have..