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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.

Kenneth Anger Magick Lantern Cycle Vol. 4 (1969)

Director: Kenneth Anger
Starring: Speed Hacker, Miriam Gibril, Donald Cammell

Containing; 'INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER' - A conjuration of pagan forces... 'LUCIFER RISING' - A film about the love generation, the birthday part... Read more

Kitchen Sink / Talkback / Rud's Wife (1989)

Director: Alison Maclean
Starring: Yvonne Lawley, Theresa Healey, Lucy Sheehan

A collection of short films by multi-award winning director Alison MacLean - 'Kitchen Sink' (14 min), 'Talkback' (50 min), 'Rud's Wife' (20 min). Read more

Kiwi Shorts: Volume 1 (1992)

Director: Christine Parker, Nicky Marshall, Scott Reynolds

A clever compilation of some of Godzones finest including 'Snails pace', 'The Minute', 'Mon Desir', 'One Mans Meat', 'The Invisible Hand', 'Piano Less... Read more

Kiwi Shorts: Volume 2 (1993)

Director: Anthony McCarten, Jessica Hobbs, William Toepfer

Four more pairs of short films made in Aotearoa including 'Valley of the Stereos', 'Walkshort' and 'Nocturne in a Room'. Read more

Kwaidan (1964)

8/10
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Starring: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kazuo Nakamura

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Masaki Kobayashi's 'Kwaidan' features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanes... Read more

Lesbian Lykra Shorts (1991)

Director: Clara Van Gool, Joy Chamberlain, Vicki Dunn

A collection of short films made by women for women including 'Domestic Bliss' (UK) 'Can't you take a Joke?' (Australia) 'Reservaat' (Holland) 'She Do... Read more

Loop Select 005 (2003)

Director: Robert Sarkies, Robin Walters, Taika Waititi, Patrick Gillies, Michael Duignan, James Cunningham, Chris Graham, Mike Bridgman, Aaron Beck, Mikee Tucker, Jack Tucker, Ned Wenlock, James Barr, Peter Kostandelos, Edward Davis

This exciting compilation of New Zealand's creative culture, brings a wealth of local talent together to celebrate the amazing artistic endeavours tha... Read more

Loop Select 006 (2004)

Director: Adam Stevens, Brian Challis, Steve Ayson, Simon Otto, Tom Reilly

This compilation contains a visual basket full of creative content from Aotearoa. Showcasing a collection of 6 music videos and 6 NZ short films inclu... Read more

Loop Select 007 (2006)

This compliation features a selection of the most progressive new audio-visual content from New Zealand, and around the world. Featuring 9 acclaimed... Read more

Lost and Found (2008)

8.1/10
Director: Philip Hunt
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Narrated by

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door... he didn't know where it came from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and... Read more