The Sampler

Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from New Zealand and around the world. This collection provides a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. The films feature a lost donkey, a stolen moon buggy, a history lesson, a hijacked car, and a reluctant gnome. Well-known local actors Alison Bruce, Miriama McDowell and Jeffrey Thomas feature in the films, along with singer-songwriter Finn Andrews and Hollywood players Jason Schwartzman and Jake Johnson.

Estimated total run time: 109 minutes.
Rating TBC. Contact your cinema for details.

Amerigo and the New World


Documentary, 14 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Luis Briceno, Laurent Crouzeix

Prod: Jérémy Rochigneux, Manuel Labra

America was not really discovered in 1492, yet soon after that date the name Amerigo started being used in relation to the American continent. This documentary explores the fake news around the fake discovery.


Nefta Football Club


Comedy, 17 mins, France

Dir/Writ: Yves Piat

Prod: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty

In the south of Tunisia, two football-fan brothers bump into a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Algeria. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears.


Walk a Mile

Drama, 16 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Judith Cowley

Prod: Sarah Anne Dudley

A grumpy old man lives next door to a noisy family, who he hates. All he wants is peace and quiet, but when something happens to his neighbours he realises how much he cares about them.


Thriller, 16 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Awanui Simich-Pene

Writ: Sebastian Hurrell

Prod: Lindsay Gough

A pregnant woman must fight for her life when she inadvertently becomes the victim of a violent initiation.


Memory Foam


Drama, 15 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Paloma Schneideman

Prod: Elspeth Grant

As a middle-aged married couple shop for a new bed, they begin to realise their bed might not be the only thing they’ve outgrown.


One By The Venom – Finn Andrews

Music video, 3 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ/Prod: Alexander Gandar

Writ: Finn Andrews

Prod: Tom Augustine, Amanda Jane Robinson

A vignette-style music video for Finn Andrews’ powerful ballad `One By The Venom’, which is all about the various ways one might end up meeting one’s maker.


Korte Kuitspier
(Short Calf Muscle)

Comedy, 13 mins, Netherlands

Prod: Trent

An absurdist black comedy about Anders, who is different. But he doesn’t know that. Yes, he’s also gay, but that’s not the point here. There is also this thing that others see but he doesn’t. Dir/Writ: Victoria Warmerdam


To Plant a Flag


Comedy, 15 mins, Norway

Dir/Writ: Bobbie Peers

Prod: Ruben Thorkildsen, Henrik Hofstad

In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their high-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing… an Icelandic sheep farmer.


Screenings

Auckland Central – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Wed 9 Oct

2:15 pm
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Thu 10 Oct

6:30 pm
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Wed 16 Oct

6:30 pm
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Devonport – The Vic Devonport

Fri 18 Oct

8:00 pm
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**Festival team will introduce this session

Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

Mon 21 Oct

7:15 pm

**Festival team will introduce this session

Matakana – Matakana Cinemas

Wed 23 Oct

6:30 pm
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Titirangi – Lopdell House

Sat 19 Oct

7:30 pm
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**Festival team will introduce this session

Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Sun 6 Oct

7:30 pm

**Festival team will introduce this session

Christchurch – Alice

Thu 17 Oct

6:30 pm
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Colville – Colville Hall, Colville Rd

Fri 1 Nov

7:30 pm

Picton – Endeavour Park

Sat 12 Oct

6:30 pm

Wellington Central – Light House Cuba

Tue 15 Oct

4:30 pm
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Sat 19 Oct

4:30 pm
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Wed 23 Oct

6:30 pm
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Waikanae – Shoreline Cinema

Sun 13 Oct

6:00 pm

**Festival team will introduce this session

Antarctica – Scott Base

TBDOct

Arrowtown – Dorothy Browns

Sun 20 Oct

5:30 pm
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Devonport – The Vic Devonport

Fri 18 Oct

8:00 pm*
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Great Barrier Island – Barrier Social Club

Mon 21 Oct

7:15 pm*

Waiheke Island – Waiheke Island Community Cinema

Sun 6 Oct

7:30 pm*

Dunedin – Rialto Cinemas Dunedin

Sun 20 Oct

6:30 pm
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Gisborne – Dome Cinema

Sat 19 Oct

7:00 pm

Hamilton – Lido

Mon 18 Nov

6:00 pm
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Napier – MTG Century Theatre

Sun 6 Oct

6:00 pm

Nelson – Suter Theatre, Suter Art Gallery

Sat 12 Oct

7:30 pm
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Sun 13 Oct

7:30 pm
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New Plymouth – 4th Wall Theatre

Thu 24 Oct

7:30 pm
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Russell – Cinema Kororareka

Sun 3 Nov

7:00 pm

Tauranga – Rialto Cinemas Tauranga

Sun 20 Oct

5:30 pm
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Thames – Embassy Cinemas

Tue 22 Oct

7:30 pm

Waikaia – The Lodge 223

Wed 16 Oct

7:30 pm

Waikanae – Shoreline Cinema

Sun 13 Oct

12:30 pm

Wanaka – Rubys Cinema

Sun 20 Oct

5:30 pm

Whangarei – Whangarei Film Society

Thu 17 Oct

6:00 pm