Entries open for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2016

Posted Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

Show Me Shorts Film Festival is now calling for local and international submissions to the 11th edition of this growing festival,which celebrates short films, music videos and the people who make them.

Show Me Shorts is an Oscar� qualifying festival, meaning the winner of the coveted Lightbox Best Film Award becomes eligible to enter the Academy Awards�.

Last year's top prize went to WIFT member Alyx Duncan for The Tide Keeper. Her film is now eligible to enter the 2017 Oscars�. Duncan also received $2,000 cash, $5,000 worth of gear rental from Rubber Monkey, a membership to StarNow, a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software, a bottle of Opawa pinot noir and flowers from Enchanted Rose. The total prize pool provided by Show Me Shorts and their sponsors across ten award categoriesis valued at more than $25,000.

Short films entered into Show Me Shorts can be from New Zealand or anywhere in the world, but must be between 2-20 minutes long and made within the last two years. New Zealand music videos can also qualify for selection if they are between 1-10 minutes long.

Entry deadlines and fees for 2016 are:

? Earlybird Deadline: 15 April 2016 (shorts US$25 / music videos US$10)

? Regular Deadline: 15 May 2016 (shorts US$30 / music videos US$15)

? Late Deadline: 15 June 2016 (shorts US$35 / music videos US$20)

? Extended Deadline: 1 July 2016 (shorts US$40 / music videos US$25)

Join the short film conversation: www.facebook.com/showmeshorts / www.twitter.com/showmeshorts

One of the most popular shorts from the international selection of Show Me Shorts 2015, Stutterer by Benjamin Cleary, has been shortlisted for the Best Live Action Short Film award at the Oscars�this year.The award was won last year by another film that had previously featured in Show Me Shorts, The Phone Call. The Show Me Shorts community are awaiting the announcement of this year's winners on Monday 29 Feb (NZ time).

Full submission details for Show Me Shorts are available at www.showmeshorts.co.nz