Show Me Shorts on tour

New Zealand short films featuring at the Leuven International Short Film Festival in December 2016. Featuring ‘Accidents, Blunders and Calamities’ by James Cunningham (top left). ‘The Tide Keeper’, by Alyx Duncan (top right). ‘Lambs’ by Sam Kelly (bottom left). and ‘Schmeat’ by Matasila Freshwater (bottom right).


We are committed to bringing both local and international short films to New Zealand audiences, as well as flying the flag for Kiwi short films abroad. To that end we frequently collaborate with other festivals, content providers and media organizations across the globe.

Our Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca has recently returned from presenting a selection of New Zealand short films at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival (photos here), as well as attending as a guest of the Jinzhen Short Film Foundation in China earlier this year (read about it here).

Our relationship building with other international short film festivals continues, as next week we head to the China International New Media Short Film Festival, followed by the Leuven International Short Film Festival in Belgium.

China International New Media Short Film Festival

China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF) in Shenzhen offers a platform for the exchange and promotion of short film copyright trading, script venture capital, project cooperation and new media technology demonstrations through its International Short Film Market.

Show Me Shorts has been invited along to exhibit in the market where we will be promoting our 2017 call for entries and a package of New Zealand short films available for sales and licensing opportunities.

The 7th CSFF International Short Film Market is held from 25-28 November 2016 and combines producers, investors, content buyers and short film makers, script writers and copyright proprietors.

Leuven International Short Film Festival

Our Festival Director, Gina Dellabarca has been invited to be a member of the jury for the 22nd Leuven Short Film Festival in Belgium.

The festival has a special focus on New Zealand and Australian short film this year, so at their request we have curated two programmes of our favourite local short films for screening.  The selection provides an overview of the range and talent that New Zealand short film makers have to offer.

Our short films screening at Leuven are:

  • Accidents, Blunders and Calamities, James Cunningham
  • The Tide Keeper, Alyx Duncan
  • 43,000 FeetCampbell Hooper
  • MovingEli Kent
  • Queenie, Paul Neason
  • ANNAHarriett Maire
  • Stevo, Heather Hayward
  • Honk If You’re HornyJoe Lonie
  • LambsSam Kelly
  • Spring JamNed Wenlock
  • HomeThomas Gleeson
  • Madam Black, Ivan Barge
  • WaitYamin Tun
  • ShmeatMatasila Freshwater
  • FeederChristian Rivers 
  • The Lawnmower BanditJackie van Beek
  • A.D. 1363, the End of ChivalryJake Mahaffy