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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.

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

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

11'09"01 - September 11 (2002)

Director: Claude Lelouch, Idrissa Ouedrago, Ken Loach, Mira Nair, Samira Makhmalbaf, Sean Penn, Shohei Imamura, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Danis Tanovic, Amos Gitai, Youssef Chahine

This film is a unique and extraordinary response to the catastrophic events in New York City that shook the world on September 11, 2001. Producer Alai... Read more

Erotique (1994)

5.2/10
Director: Clara Law, Lizzie Borden, Monika Treut, Ana Maria Magalhaes
Starring: Kamala Lopez-Dawson, Priscilla Barnes, Marianne Sagebrecht, Camilla Soeberg, Mic...

This erotic film compilation, told from the female perspective, features four separate vignettes by four award-winning international directors. Lizzie... Read more

Tube Tales (1999)

6.4/10
Director: Bob Hoskins, Stephen Hopkins, Charles McDougall, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor
Starring: Ray Winstone, Jason Flemyng, Rachel Weisz, Denise Van Outen

'Tube Tales' follows a series of meaningful, mysterious and downright funny encounters based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passen... Read more

Four Rooms (1995)

6.7/10
Director: Alexandre Rockwell, Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Sammi Davis, Valeria...

Four directors - Quentin Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell, Alison Anders and Robert Rodriguez - direct four short films, set in an LA hotel on New Year's... 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

Beckett On Film: Volume 1 ( inc. Waiting For Godot ) (2000)

3.6/10
Director: Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh
Starring: Stephen Brennan, Barry McGovern, Julianne Moore, David Kelly, Milo O'Shea, Jerem...

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... 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

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005)

7.8/10
Director: Anthony Lucas

Set in a world of iron airships, this stunning silhouette animation tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plag... Read more