Prizes

Filmmakers who achieve excellence deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. Show Me Shorts is proud to help acknowledge their work with the following award categories and prizes:

The awards and prizes for 2018 are:

Department of Post Best New Zealand Film Award

$2,000 cash. Eligibility for entry to the Oscars®. $10,000 worth of post production services from Department of Post. $5,000 worth of gear rental from Rubber Monkey. A copy of Final Draft writing software. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

 

SAE Best International Film Award

$2,000 cash. Eligibility for entry to the Oscars®. A copy of Final Draft writing software. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

NZ on Air Best Music Video Award

$1,500 cash. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

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Toi Whakaari Best Actor Award

$500 cash. A copy of Final Draft writing software. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

 

DEGNZ Best Director Award

$500 cash. A one-year membership  to DEGNZ. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

The finalists for this award category also received a one-year membership  to DEGNZ.

DEGNZ Best Editor Award

$500 cash. A one-year membership to DEGNZ. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

The finalists for this award category also received a one-year membership  to DEGNZ.

Panavision Best Cinematographer Award

$10,000 worth of camera gear rental. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

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Final Draft Best Screenplay Award

A copy of Final Draft writing software. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

Final Draft

NZFC Special Jury Prize

$1,500 cash. A copy of Final Draft writing software. Flowers from Enchanted Rose. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

This prize acknowledges someone who has achieved excellence in an aspect of the filmmaking craft not covered by our other awards.

Calibrate Legal / Patrick McGrath Barrister People’s Choice Award

$1,500 cash. A copy of Final Draft writing software. Engraved bronze winners badge. Certificate.

Audience members can vote for their favourite short film to win this award, by completing our survey in cinemas or on our website during the festival. Both New Zealand and international films as well as the music videos are eligible. We’ll announce the winner at the end of the festival.