We were thrilled to see that female filmmakers have taken out all the nominations in four of the eight award categories for the Show Me Shorts awards! Here's the breakdown: four women are nominated for the DEGNZ Best Director award; three female writers are nominated for the Final Draft Best Screenplay award; and four actresses are nominated for their outstanding performances in competition for the Toi Whakaari Best Actor award. "Happily, this year nearly half the 63 films selected for this year's Show Me Shorts are directed by women. So we are moving in the right direction," festival director Gina Dellabarca said.

Here are the Wifters involved:

Department of Post Best NZ Film
Elspeth Grant for Memory Foam

DEGNZ Best Director
Armağan Ballantyne for Hush

Final Draft Best Screenplay
Judith Cowley for Walk a Mile
Rachel Ross for Number Two

Panavision Best Cinematographer
Maria Inés Manchego for Ani and for Hush

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Amanda Jane Robinson for One By the Venom
Winnie Dumell for Rock Bottom

Winners will be announced Saturday 5 October, 2019 - watch this space!


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