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Short Film Festival

A collection of short films made around the world by a variety of directors. Many short films act as a starting point for new directors and some are regarded as classics in their own right. Many Kiwi shorts are featured here as well as anthology films with multiple directors ("Aria", "Tube Tales", "11'09"01 - September 11"). There are avant-garde films from Kenneth Anger and early works from Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion and Werner Herzog. In all a most interesting assemblage of this cinematic mini art form.

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

6.6/10
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Starring: Glenn Close, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Calista Flockhart, Kathy Baker, Valeria...

An all-star cast shines in this comedy-drama of five vignettes, as modern women deal with a myriad of problems. Glenn Close struggles with loneliness;... Read more

Three Times (2005)

7/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi

Three different time periods, 1966, 1911 and 2005. Three different stories and two amazing performances as Shu Qi and Chang Chen play out three enrap... Read more

Trio (1950)

7.3/10
Director: Harold French, Ken Annakin
Starring: James Hayter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie

This trio of short plays based on the work of W. Somerset Maugham comprises: 'The Verger', the tale of a church verger who is forced to find a new car... Read more

Tube Tales (1999)

6.4/10
Director: Bob Hoskins, Stephen Hopkins, Charles McDougall, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor
Starring: Ray Winstone, Jason Flemyng, Rachel Weisz, Denise Van Outen

'Tube Tales' follows a series of meaningful, mysterious and downright funny encounters based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passen... Read more

Une Partie de Campagne ( A Day in the Country ) (1936)

7.8/10
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Sylvia Bataille, Georges D'Arnoux

A short and semisweet romantic vignette based on a story by Guy de Maupassant. A group of family members spend a day away from the city in the French... Read more

Wake (1996)

6.9/10
Director: Annie Goldson

An examination of NZ as 'The Promised Land' for immigrants. Utilising super-8 footage shot by her father in the 60s, art criticism, and documentary 'i... Read more

Wallace and Gromit: 3 Cracking Adventures! (1995)

7.1/10
Director: Nick Park
Starring: Wallace, Gromit, Feathers McGraw

3 Wallace and Gromit tales collected together on one DVD. They are; 'A Grand Day Out' which involves a trip to the moon in order to stock up on cheese... Read more

Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Nick Park
Starring: Peter Sallis

Wallace and Gromit have started a new bread baking business, 'Top Bun'. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that a dozen loc... Read more

Wallace and Gromit: The Collection (2016)

7.1/10

Academy Award-winning eccentric inventor Wallace, and his faithful, four-legged friend Gromit have specially re-mastered all four of their smashing ha... Read more

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015)

7.7/10

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring Disney's Frozen Fever, sta... Read more