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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.

Sony Tropfest 2006 (2006)

Founded in 1993 by actor/director John Polson, the world's largest and most competitive short film festival returns for its 14th year. Entrants of thi... Read more

Stanley Kubrick's The Seafarers (1953)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Before he became an Oscar-nominated director, Stanley Kubrick helmed this 1953 documentary that extols the rewards of the Seafarers International Unio... Read more

Subway Stories (1997)

Director: Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Julie Dash, Ted Demme, Patricia Benoit, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Starring: Denis Leary, Anne Heche, Gregory Hines, Rosie Perez, Bonnie Hunt, Bill Irwin, Ch...

Take a dramatic and surprising ride underneath the streets of New York City as 10 top directors (including Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel... Read more

Surviving Desire (1991)

7.5/10
Director: Hal Hartley
Starring: Martin Donovan, Mary Ward, Matt Malloy, Rebecca Nelson

A perfectly formed 60 minute film detailing the relationship between misanthropic college professor Jude (Martin Donovan) and Sofie (Mary Ward), a bea... Read more

The Acid House (1998)

6.3/10
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Martin Clunes

Three short stories. 'The Granton Star Cause' finds a lad living at home with his parents. He has a gorgeous girlfriend and he's the star player in th... Read more

The Bold, The Brave, and the Best of Australian Animated Shorts (2012)

This two disc set, complied by animator Anthony Lucas and presented by the Sydney-based short film festival Flickerfest, compiles twenty-eight Austral... Read more

The Complete Works of Yuri Norstein ( Tale of Tales, Hedgehog in the Fog, Heron and the Crane, Fox and Rabbit ) (1978)

Director: Yuri Norstein

Yuri Norstein is a world renowned Russian animator, whose painstaking attention of detail and craft have become legendary. On this Disc are collected... Read more

The Films of Jean Vigo (1934)

Director: Jean Vigo
Starring: Dita Parlo, Jean Daste, Michel Simon

The life of masterful French auteur Jean Vigo was cut tragically short at the age of 29, leaving him with a filmography of only four films, all of whi... Read more

The Films of Kenneth Anger: Volume 1 (1947)

Director: Kenneth Anger
Starring: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Andre Soubeyran

A pioneer of the American undeground film movement, Anger's films were largely rejected in his home country, finding more of a following across the At... Read more

The Kieslowski Collection: The Scar / Camera Buff / Blind Chance / No End / I'm So So (2006)

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

An outstanding collection of Krzysztof Kieslowski's early works, each a masterpiece in its own right, most dealing with personal and philosophical dil... Read more