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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..

Latest News: Festival Coordinator Wanted

A contract position is available for an outstanding candidate to coordinate key aspects of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2011, with the support of the full festival management team. Show Me Shorts is an annual national short film festival screening the 40 best Kiwi and Australian short films in 10 cinemas around the country. The festival is now in..

Celebrating Short Films – a milestone year

This November the Show Me Shorts Film Festival celebrates its fifth birthday; claiming its place as a regular anticipated fixture on the national film festival circuit.  Festival Director Gina Dellabarca says, “Selecting our programme line up this year has been the toughest and most rewarding yet due to increased numbers of entries from filmmakers with an ever-growing level of skill..

2010 Short Film Lab: Call for Applications APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10 Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are calling for applications for the 2010 Short Film Lab. If you are a budding film writer or writer/director and are developing ideas for short film, then you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to take part in our inaugural Short Film..

Entry Deadline Extended

Short filmmakers in Australasia have a reputation for striking images and technical excellence. The range of films that have come into the festival so far this year is demonstrative of bold story choices, and mastery of genre. We expect Show Me Shorts 2010 will showcase some exciting second and third films from our brightest filmmaking stars, complimented by engaging new..

Best of Show Me Shorts – now on DVD!

Were there one or two short films you’ve seen in our festival that you’d like to own a copy of? Now you can! We’ve just launched the first volume of a series of Best of Show Me Shorts DVDs. These contain a selection of 16 of the best films from the first two years of the festival including 2006 Best..

And the winners are!

NOT SHORT ON RECOGNITION – SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL HAS TRIUMPHANT OPENING! SHOW ME SHORTS Film Festival kicked off in Auckland last night with a very special opening and awards night.  All 40 films in this year’s program were contending for the eight award categories, and winning films were showcased to the captivated audience. Poppy was the big winner..

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..