Show Me Shorts Festival entries now open

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

Show Me SHorts 2021

Calling all filmmakers! The sixteenth edition of New Zealand's Show Me Shorts Festival is set to take place at 30 cinemas nationwide (plus online in NZ) during 1-21 October 2021, and your entries are wanted!

Each year SMS programmers curate a selection of the best short films from Aotearoa and around the world, plus some of the top local music videos. They are especially looking for cinematic narrative-style films with strong audience appeal, as well as films yet to have their world or New Zealand premiere.

Show Me Shorts is both a travelling festival that screens at 30 cinema locations, and a hybrid festival, so there will also be screenings of select short films online (geo-blocked to allow only New Zealanders to watch them).

Click here for more information and to enter

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Direct South Short Film Workshops

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn the art of short filmmaking from three award-winning filmmakers: Jackie van Beek, Zia Mandviwalla and Michelle Savill.

Thousands of short films get made every year by filmmakers around the world. One challenge for directors is how to direct a short film that gets noticed by audiences and the industry.

DEGNZ and Direct South bring you three perspectives as each director shares practical insights into their personal directing process for short film. Hear how these filmmakers made their acclaimed shorts and what they learnt doing them. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and discover ways to improve your craft and your projects.

These workshops will be in Christchurch, Blenheim and Dunedin, while participants can also join and interact on Zoom.


Jackie van Beek, Saturday 27 February

Christchurch & Online

Zia Mandviwalla, Saturday 10 April

Blenheim & Online

Michelle Savill, Sunday 30 May

Dunedin & Online



DEGNZ members - Free

Non-members - $75 in-person / $40 online

Click here to register