The Red House coming to a cinema near you!

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2013

It won the Best Self Funded Film, NZ Film Awards 2012 and had a successful run at the 2012 NZ International Film Festival. Now director Alyx Duncan's The Red House opens in theatres across New Zealand in March. See her profile on our homepage and check out a screening near you�

From 7 March

Christchurch: Alice Cinematheque


From 14 March

Matakana: Matakana Cinemas

Auckland City:  Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, the Bridgeway

Waiheke Island: Waiheke Community Cinema

Rotorua: The Basement Cinema

Tauranga: Rialto Tauranga

Napier: The Globe Theatrette

Waikanae: Shoreline Cinema

Fielding: Focal Point Cinema


Wellington: The Paramount


From 21 March

Nelson: State Cinemas

Dunedin: Metro Cinema


The trailer can be viewed here: and here's what the critics think:


"One of the most contemporary and forward-thinking cinematic achievements yet from a New Zealand filmmaker" - Steve Garden, Lumiere Reader


"The limpid evocation of existential mysteries that director Alyx Duncan achieves is a thing of quiet wonder." - Bill Gosden, NZIFF

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Your short film could win an Academy' Award!

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2013

Entries for the eighth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival opened last week. Winners of the prestigious Best Film award now qualify for consideration in the short film categories at The Oscars�!

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's major short film festival, with films selected to screen from New Zealand and around the world. The festival takes place in 12 locations nationwide every November, screening a stylistically varied selection of the 40 best short films, which are grouped into six themed sessions.

The final entry deadline for Show Me Shorts 2013 is 5pm Friday July 5 2013.

For further information about entering a short film, view the full entry guidelines at, or to enter your short film directly go to

Please contact Heidi North-Bailey, Festival Coordinator Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust  Ph 09 360 6718 or