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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.

The Lost Thing (2010)

7.4/10
Starring: Narrated by, Tim Minchin

While out collecting bottle tops at the beach, a boy discovers an enormous, bizarre and lonely creature that nobody else appears to notice. Feeling so... Read more

Halo Legends (2010)

6.7/10
Director: Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura

This sweeping science-fiction saga delves into the rich Halo universe with seven exciting stories (told in eight parts) focused on Master Chief's myst... Read more

Halo Legends ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

6.7/10
Director: Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura

This sweeping science-fiction saga delves into the rich Halo universe with seven exciting stories (told in eight parts) focused on Master Chief's myst... Read more

Loop Select 009 (2010)

7.6/10

Another basket full to the megabyte max of conscious content. Music, short films, motion graphics, music videos and live concerts. The package feat... Read more

Lotte Reiniger - The Fairy Tale Films (2009)

Director: Lotte Reiniger

Lotte Reiniger has the distinction of creating the very first feature animation, her enthralling The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), an epic silho... Read more

48 Hours 2009 (2009)

Director: Various

The 48 Hour Film Competition is officially NZ's largest film competition! There is nothing quite like it. It's a serious challenge for both first time... Read more

Genius Party Beyond (2009)

7.2/10
Director: Koji Morimoto, Mahiro Maeda, Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinya Ohira, Tatsuyuki Tanaka

From the cutting edge anime production house STUDIO4ºC ('The Animatrix', 'Tekkonkinkreet') comes this collection of five new films from five anime hea... Read more

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Mike Smith, Daniel DelPurgatorio, Eric Matthies
Starring: Carla Gugino, Jared Harris, Matt Frewer, Gerard Butler, Stephen McHattie, Jeffre...

Two short films taken from excerpts of Alan Moore's 'Watchmen' that didn't make it into the motion picture. Narrated by Gerard Butler, 'Tales of the B... Read more

Noise Control (2008)

7.3/10

Noise Control: Having befriended the local children, a rooster pays the price for keeping the neighbours awake at night. This tragic-comedy, told thr... Read more

Singapore Shorts. Vol. 2 (2008)

7.7/10

Asian Film Archive Collection: Singapore Shorts DVD Compilation Vol. 2. Curated on a theme of the Family, the second anthology of Singapore Shorts... Read more