New Zealand Short Filmmakers
The Show Me Shorts Film Festival is now calling for entries. The deadline is 5pm Monday the 5th of July.
This annual national short film festival plays Kiwi and Australian short films between three and 30 minutes long, made within the last three years.
Show Me Shorts will screen in cities and towns throughout New Zealand from the 4th of November. This year organisers are expanding the locations to include Tauranga & Waiheke Island. The successful short filmmaking seminars of last year will also be repeated with the addition of a short film development lab, details of which will be announced in the coming months.
Festival Director Gina Dellabarca who programs the festival says, “The whole team is always really excited at this time of year because we know those shorts are about to start rolling in. We all have our favourites, but the festival is open to any genre and we encourage both established and emerging filmmakers to send us their work. We are particularly looking for striking films with high production values and a strong central idea that will capture the audience’s imagination.”
Last year’s Kodak Best Film winner was Kiwi ex-pat Jacqui van Beek for the insightful childhood drama ‘Just Like the Others’. The other big winner was the CGI motion capture animated war drama ‘Poppy’, which took home three of the eight Show Me Shorts awards. The 2009 selection of films demonstrated the versatility of short filmmakers, covering a wide range of subjects and including a record number of world premieres.
For further information about Show Me Shorts visit our Facebook fan site http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8502010138&ref=mf or to enter your short film go to https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5217.