Show Me Shorts

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Oscar-accredited film festival Show Me Shorts, New Zealand’s premier international short film festival, rolls into Gisborne next week. The 13th annual Show Me Shorts brings together the best short films from across the globe. Countries represented in this year’s programme include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Four New Zealand films will make their world premiere during the festival. These are One Day by Nicky Cameron, Twenty One Points by Pete Circuitt, Toilet by Simeon Duncombe and Delivery by Stephen Kang. More than 30 international films in the programme will have their New Zealand debut.

“The 2018 programme is a mix of edgy, entertaining, impressive and charming,” says festival director Gina Dellabarca.

“That’s the beauty of short films — viewers so often learn something new, feel something deeply or are genuinely inspired.”

As an Oscar-accredited film festival, winners of the top two awards — Department of Post Best New Zealand Film and SAE Best International Film — will qualify to enter the Academy Awards.

Show Me Shorts, the 13th annual international short film festival, screens in the Dome Cinema, October 13 at 7pm. Tickets $14.

Oscar-accredited film festival Show Me Shorts, New Zealand’s premier international short film festival, rolls into Gisborne next week. The 13th annual Show Me Shorts brings together the best short films from across the globe. Countries represented in this year’s programme include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Four New Zealand films will make their world premiere during the festival. These are One Day by Nicky Cameron, Twenty One Points by Pete Circuitt, Toilet by Simeon Duncombe and Delivery by Stephen Kang. More than 30 international films in the programme will have their New Zealand debut.

“The 2018 programme is a mix of edgy, entertaining, impressive and charming,” says festival director Gina Dellabarca.

“That’s the beauty of short films — viewers so often learn something new, feel something deeply or are genuinely inspired.”

As an Oscar-accredited film festival, winners of the top two awards — Department of Post Best New Zealand Film and SAE Best International Film — will qualify to enter the Academy Awards.

Show Me Shorts, the 13th annual international short film festival, screens in the Dome Cinema, October 13 at 7pm. Tickets $14.

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