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Short Films by Jackie van Beek

Join us to celebrate and screen the work of writer/director/actor/comedian Jackie van Beek – one of New Zealand’s most prolific and successful short film makers.




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.


Who are you really?

Some of the best short films focus on the plight of one truly great character. They don’t need to be saving the world or falling into the greatest love story of all time. They might just be going about their day of auditions or trying to record an answer phone message that encapsulates their personality. Done well, this can be mesmerizing. In our latest Screening Room post, Kiwi filmmaker Allan George demonstrates the importance of identity with three truly great shorts.



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..



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..