Show Me Shorts Hotting Up

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Show Me Shorts Film Festival has announced the line-up for their 10th anniversary event, which takes place across the country from 11 November and, fittingly, includes ten world premieres.

The festival's 40 top local and international shorts will be joined by six New Zealand music videos, to play in 22 cinemas across Aotearoa, from Dargaville to Stewart Island.

Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2015 launches at The Civic in Auckland on 11 November, when the winners of the Show Me Shorts Awards will also be announced. As New Zealand's only Academy Awards� accredited film festival, the recipient of the coveted Lightbox Best Film Award will be eligible to enter the Oscars�.

Here is an announcement of some films that will have their world or NZ premiere in their festival this year.  And here is the  new partnership with Lightbox that allows New Zealanders to view short films from their back catalogue.

SMS also have some rugby-themed short films up in the Screening Room. Just in time for the Rugby World Cup!  And for filmmakers looking to get more bang for their buck, there is a Filmmaker Resources article explaining how to build buzz for your short film.

All dates and the full list of 22 cinema locations across Aotearoa are now available, so check the list and put them in your diary now.

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Screentalk with Kerry Warkia

Posted Friday 23 Oct 2015

Check out the latest NZ on Screen's screen culture showcase featuring a Screentalk with WIFT member Kerry Warkia. Kerry started her career as an actress, but is increasingly making a name for herself as a successful producer in the web world. She is the producer of Auckland Daze, Flat3, and Nia's Extra Ordinary Life. Warkia and her husband Kiel McNaughton run production company Brown Sugar Apple Grunt, and are two of the key creative forces behind hit M?ori Television show Find Me a M?ori Bride.

You can watch her interview about making an impact in online series here: