Tag Archives: Festival films


New Zealand shorts in Taiwan

Show Me Shorts is more than a festival, we advocate for the short film art form and the short film community. We are excited to present a selection of top short films from New Zealand at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival 2016, which starts next week.



2016 awards finalists announced!

We’re pleased to announce and congratulate the awards finalists for 2016! Winners will be announced, and prizes will be presented for nine award categories, including the Oscar®-accredited Lightbox Best Film Award and Best International Film Award. The winners will have their films screened at the Opening Night & Awards Ceremony at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on 1 October.


Early announcement of films

This year we are bringing 48 spectacular films to 23 cinemas across New Zealand that demonstrate the exceptional levels of talent, patience, passion and crazy ideas of the film making community. Here is a selection of 6 films that will compete in the 11th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival, take a look.


Short road to success

There’s no question that Kiwi short film makers punch above their weight on the global stage. We’re plucky, resourceful and have a strong tradition of oral story telling that goes back generations. This month we asked acclaimed Canadian-New Zealand documentary filmmaker Leanne Pooley for her take on our short films, and to pick some of her favourites. Here they are for your enjoyment.



Cracker shorts for Christmas

Special guest and promo director for Sky TV Clayton Barnett shares three shorts from this year’s festival that can now also be found online. While on the surface these shorts focus on levity, they also manage to convey deeper messages on love, aspiration, and beauty.