Friday November 13, 2015
Good times abound for filmies and creatives this month, with the Show Me Shorts Film Festival now in full swing.
The event kicked off in Auckland on November 11 with a glamourous launch party at the Civic, hosted by Te Radar and attended by the industry’s best short filmmakers and biggest enthusiasts. Winners of ten award categories were announced and all the winning films were screened.
Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s only Academy Awards® accredited film festival, so it’s a BIG DEAL. Alyx Duncan took out the coveted Lightbox Best Film Award for The Tide Keeper, which means she’s now eligible to enter the Oscars®!
Make sure you check out this award-winning film for yourself, as well as a few of the others. In total there are 40 short films and six music videos which will be screened all over the country this month – so wherever you are in NZ, there’ll be a short film playing near you! You even get to be a part of the awards process by voting for your favourite film to win the People’s Choice Award.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to make short films, you won’t want to miss the amazing Short Film Talks, which this year are being hosted by ACG Yoobee. Way to go us! These free two-hour sessions will include the screening of a few short films, then talks by the filmmakers who created them – plus there’ll be plenty of time for Q and A.
The Auckland event runs from 7.30 – 9.30pm on November 17 at ACG Yoobee’s Auckland City Campus. Guest speakers will include award-winning director Hamish Bennet, director/writer Hash Perambalam and director/writer Tim Worrall.
The Wellington talks will be held a week later, November 24 from 7.30 – 9.30pm at our Kent Street Campus. There you can glean tips from the very inspiring director/writer Ben Childs, director/writer Jamie Lawrence and producer Mhairead Conner.
To find out more about the work they’ll each be screening check out the following link: http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/events/short-film-talks/
And to find out more about the Show Me Shorts Festival itself head to: http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/