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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.

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

Scorsese x 4 (1974)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Peter Bernuth, Zeph Michelis, Mimi Stark, Ira Rubin

From the director of 'Raging Bull' 'Taxi Driver' and 'Goodfellas', four early shorts which clearly demonstrate his exceptional skill. Includes 'The Bi... 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

Short Takes: Comedy (1996)

Director: George Port, Grant Lahood, William Toepfer
Starring: Peter Tait, Danny Mulheron, Harry Sinclair

This grand compilation includes Grant Lahood's 'Singing Trophy','Lemming Aid', 'Snails Pace', Peter Tait's 'Badman', Christine Jeffs 'Stroke' and Jeff... Read more

Short Takes: Dark Tales (1996)

Director: Gregor Nicholas, Scott Reynolds, Simon Bare
Starring: Marton Csokas, Kirsty Hamilton, Lucy Sheehan

A selection of short and shady New Zealand films. They are; 'A Game With No Rules', 'Eau De La Vie', 'The Lounge Bar', 'Avondale Dogs', 'La Vie En Ros... Read more

Show Me Shorts Film Festival: Volume 2 (2010)

Director: Various, James Cunningham, Sima Urale

Show Me Shorts is an annual national film festival bringing the best Kiwi and Australian short films to New Zealand cinemas. This DVD contains a selec... Read more

Shrek / Shrek 3D (2001)

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, Simon J Smith
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

"Shrek" (2001, 88 mins.) In order to clear his remote swampland home of the exiled storybook characters over-running it, a green-skinned, lacking-in-s... Read more