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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.

Albert Lamorisse's Classic Shorts: The Red Balloon / White Mane (1956)

Director: Albert Lamorisse
Starring: Georges Sellier, Pascal Lamorisse, Laurent Roche, Alain Emery

Two acclaimed, classic shorts by Albert Lamorisse. 'The Red Balloon' (1956) - This exquisite short remains one of the most beloved children's films of... Read more

Aria (1987)

5.8/10
Director: Bruce Beresford, Charles Sturridge, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Jean-Luc Godard, Julien Temple, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg, Robert Altman, Bill Bryden
Starring: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris, Bridget...

Ten different directors select a different aria and have free rein to do anything that they want. The world of opera meets the medium of film with a w... Read more

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 30s (2005)

5.7/10

Culled from the collection of noted movie archivist Raymond Rohauer, this two-disc set features more than 20 artistically diverse experimental short f... Read more

Beckett On Film: Volume 1 ( inc. Waiting For Godot ) (2000)

3.6/10
Director: Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh
Starring: Stephen Brennan, Barry McGovern, Julianne Moore, David Kelly, Milo O'Shea, Jerem...

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... Read more

Beckett On Film: Volume 2 (2000)

3.6/10
Director: Atom Egoyan, Karel Reisz, Damien O'Donnell, John Crowley, Walter Asmus
Starring: John Hurt, Sean McGinley, Gary Lewis, Anna Massey, Sian Phillips

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... Read more

Beckett On Film: Volume 3 (2000)

3.6/10
Director: David Mamet, Patricia Rozema, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Charles Garrad
Starring: Richard Johnson, Harold Pinter, Rebecca Pidgeon, John Gielgud, Jim Norton, Timot...

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... Read more

Beckett On Film: Volume 4 (2000)

3.6/10
Director: Anthony Minghella, Richard Eyre, Conor McPherson, Robin Lefevre, Enda Hughes
Starring: Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Jean Anderson, Marcello Magni, Pat Kinevane, Step...

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... Read more

Birthday Boy (2004)

6.6/10
Director: Sejong Park

Sejong Park's Oscar-nominated short from Australia, telling the story of a young boy in the Korean war and the arrival of an unexpected package on his... Read more

Boccaccio 70 (1962)

7.2/10
Director: Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli
Starring: Marisa Solinas, Anita Ekberg, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian,...

This loose modern retelling of Boccaccio's Decameron is essentially four short films from four of Italy's finest directors. Fellini, Visconti, Monicel... Read more

Buster Keaton: 3 Hours of Shorts (1923)

8.9/10
Director: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Starring: Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton's acting trademark was physical comedy with a stoic, deadpan expression on his face, earning him the nickname "The Great Stoneface". His... Read more