With its largest ever programme, the Show Me Shorts Film Festival opens at cinemas across Aotearoa from the 5th of October.

With sixty short films and three music videos – all chosen from a record 2040 entries – this festival is sure to be one to remember.

Eight Kiwi films will be making their word premiere during this festival, and there are over thirty New Zealand premieres of international films in this year’s programme as well. A total of twenty-two countries will be represented on screen this year, from the local to the widespread, as well as a variety of wide and diverse creators.

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

The opening night of the Festival will be at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington Central on the 11th of October at 8pm. Grab your tickets for $25 from Eventbrite (all tickets come with a glass of wine). This is the only night when all the award-winning films from the Festival will be screened, so be sure to get amongst!

During the Festival, the films will be screening in Wellington at Light House Cuba, and Shoreline Waikanae.

Check out the full programme for the Festival here!