Posted Wednesday 23 Oct 2013
New Zealand's only Academy Awards� accredited film festival, Show Me Shorts, has unveiled a stellar line-up of top local and international short films.
Show Me Shorts launches with the Rialto Channel Opening Night & Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 6 November at Auckland's Capitol Cinema. The other locations this year include: Waiheke Island, Matakana, Pukekohe, Paramount Wellington, Cinema Gold Palmerston North, Alice Cinematheque Christchurch, Movie Max Timaru, Rialto Dunedin, Downtown Cinemas Paraparaumu, Cinema Gold Havelock North, Limelight Cinema Oamaru, Bay City Cinemas Tauranga, and The Monkey House Cinema in Whitianga.
Show Me Shorts received their largest number of entries ever this year, coming in from over 50 countries. They have also launched several new award categories, and announced cash prizes.
There are 40 shorts in the programme this year, divided into six sessions. "The team and I watched over 800 films this year, so it was incredibly difficult to choose the best," says festival director Gina Dellabarca. "The final selection reflects the premium quality befitting our new Oscar� qualifying status."
Countries represented this year are: New Zealand, France, Germany, Korea, Czech Republic, UK, Iran, Austria, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Australia and Belgium.
Pick up a brochure with the full Show Me Shorts 2013 programme from cinemas, cafes and libraries, or visit www.showmeshorts.co.nz.