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Hopelessly devoted to romantic shorts

The search for love is sometimes fraught with disaster but being a hopeless romantic – and single – Clayton Barnett from the Show Me Shorts team can’t help but fall in love with shorts on falling in love.


5 tips for casting on a budget

There’s an art to casting well, and on a budget. If you’re not quite at the stage where you can afford to pay a Casting Director to work their magic for you, the following casting tips will point you in the right direction towards creating the film you imagined.




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.


Tickets for the opening nights are now on sale!

Tickets for our Opening Night and Awards Ceremony at the Auckland Civic Theatre are on sale NOW!
Join us for a very special night out, celebrating short films and the people who make them. Be there to watch as the winners of the Show Me Shorts Awards are announced, prizes presented and the winning films are played.


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.



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..