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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.

Mataku: Volume 2 (2002)

8.7/10
Starring: Temuera Morrison

Take a journey into the unique and mysterious world of the supernatural with these 7 short dramas presented by actor Temuera Morrison. Set in New Zeal... Read more

Maya Deren: Experimental Films (1943)

7.4/10
Director: Maya Deren
Starring: Maya Deren

The highly personal, innovatively told works of this seminal American avant-garde filmmaker have never failed to fascinate, and are now collected on o... Read more

Paddle to the Sea (1966)

8/10
Director: Bill Mason

Based on Holling C. Holling's beloved, Caldecott-awarded children's picture book, Bill Mason's stunning short film follows the adventures of a tiny, w... Read more

Paris Vu Par... ( aka Six in Paris ) (1965)

5.7/10
Director: Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch, Jean-Daniel Pollet
Starring: Stephane Audran, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Pierre Andreani, Jean-Francois Chappey, Ba...

Six young guns from the French New Wave combined their talents for this entertaining and evocative anthology of shorts, set of course, in Paris. Jean... Read more

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Alexander Payne, Alfonso Cuaron, Gurinder Chadha, Gus Van Sant, Joel Coen, Oliver Schmitz, Olivier Assayas, Tom Tykwer, Walter Salles, Wes Craven, Sylvain Chomet, etc , Gerard Depardieu
Starring: Leila Bekhti, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Willem Dafoe,...

A grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance from a stunningly varied array of international directors from the Coen Brothers to Alfonso C... Read more

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1 (2007)

8.1/10

This compilation from Disney's popular Pixar Studios showcases a collection of 13 shorts combining comedy, unique characters and outstanding animation... Read more

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 (2012)

8.1/10

Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (Best Short Film, Animated: "Presto... Read more

Quartet (1948)

7.4/10
Director: Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ken Annakin, Ralph Smart
Starring: Basil Radford, James Robertson Justice, Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman, Mervyn Joh...

One of Britian's finest novelists, W. Somerset Maugham, hosts a portmanteau of his own short stories adapted for the screen. The four celebrated tales... Read more

Rampo Noir (2005)

6.4/10
Director: Akio Jissoji, Sato Hisayasu, Takeuchi Suguru, Kaneko Atsushi
Starring: Tadanobu Asano

Sensuality and shock bleed together in these vivid adaptations of the short stories by Taro Hirai - the 'Japanese Edgar Allan Poe'. Four auteur direct... Read more

Short Reels: Ten New Zealand Short Films (2005)

Director: Ellory Elkayem, Damon Fepulea'i, Robin Walters, Reina Webster, Barry Prescott, David Robertson, Annalise Patterson, Sally Rodwell, David Rittey, Taika Waititi

This exciting collection comprises work from some of New Zealand's leading film makers. Each short film reflects a distinctive take on New Zealand cul... Read more