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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.

By Brakhage: An Anthology (2003)

Director: Stan Brakhage

Artist and filmmaker Stan Brakhage has made nearly 400 films over the past 50 years, never mainstream and always fascinating. Brakhage turns his camer... Read more

Campfire (2000)

5.8/10
Director: Bavo Defurne

Up and coming European filmmaker Bavo Defurne has brought together this collection of some of his best known short films exploring the themes of gay l... Read more

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan, Alfred Molina, Bill Murray, Iggy...

As hard to resist as its title vices, Jim Jarmusch's deceptively simple film consists of 11, to be fair, hit and miss vignettes, filmed over the cours... Read more

Creepshow (1982)

6.9/10
Director: George A Romero
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, E G Marshall, Fritz Weaver, Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen

George A Romero directs a screenplay by Stephen King that is a ghoulish comic tribute to EC Comics. Five tales of the macabre are offered. E.G. Marsha... Read more

Creepshow 2 (1987)

6/10
Director: Michael Gornick
Starring: Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Tom Savini

George A Romero and Stephen King team once more for a new terrifying trilogy of tales! A wooden Indian out for vengeance, a man-eating slime rising fr... Read more

David Lynch Collection (2008)

Director: David Lynch

'The David Lynch Collection' brings together a pastiche of Lynch's legendary 40 year career, including: 'Eraserhead' - This seminal, surreal classic i... Read more

Dottie Gets Spanked (1994)

7.3/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Evan Bonifant, Robert Pall, Julie Halston, Barbara Garrick

Writer/director Todd Haynes made this stylish, tender-hearted short between his critically acclaimed features 'Poison' and 'Safe', and the deeply pers... Read more

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury / Book of Dragons (2011)

3.7/10
Director: Steve Hickner, Tom Owens
Starring: Craig Ferguson, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, Christopher Mintz-...

The adventures begun in the hit DreamWorks Animation production "How to Train Your Dragon" continue with these two brand-new shorts! First, in "Gift O... Read more

DV8 Physical Theatre: The Cost of Living (2004)

Starring: Eddie Kay, David Toole, Vivien Wood, Tanja Liedtke

Trapped in a faded seaside town, street performers David and Eddie struggle to find work and romance. Their story is told through dance and dialogue.... Read more