Posted Tuesday 18 Oct 2011
Adventure, eroticism, decadence and culinary delights populate this year's harvest of the best short films from New Zealand and abroad. The 47 films in this year's programme, selected from hundreds of entries, have been divided up for screening into seven themed sessions: Master Chef, Unlikely Bedfellows, Small Pleasures, Unexpected Adventure, Love You to Death, Extreme Measures and Hitting the Road. For the first time this year, they will be screening international films from outside New Zealand and Australia. The international line-up has been added in response to audience demand and includes films from France, UK, Germany/South Africa, Ireland and the USA. Local highlights include internationally award winning Blue by Stephen Kang, which screened at Cannes this year, and the first short film by Tammy Davis (Outrageous Fortune's Munter) Ebony Society, which featured at this year's Sundance and Berlin festivals. Previous Show Me Shorts Best Film winner Jackie van Beek is back with a new film this year Go the Dogs, shot in Australia. The Show Me Shorts awards for 2011 will be announced at the Opening & Awards night on Thursday 3 November at the Capitol Cinema in Auckland. Tickets for this event are available to the public and include screenings of the award winning films. For full Show Me Shorts screening info, see the website.