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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.

48 Hours 2006 (2006)

Director: Various

Officially New Zealand's most successful short film competition. Thousands of kiwis work together and compete to be crowned the Grand National Winner... 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

Three Times (2005)

7/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi

Three different time periods, 1966, 1911 and 2005. Three different stories and two amazing performances as Shu Qi and Chang Chen play out three enrap... Read more

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 30s (2005)

5.7/10

Culled from the collection of noted movie archivist Raymond Rohauer, this two-disc set features more than 20 artistically diverse experimental short f... Read more

The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (2005)

8.1/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer

British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer began his career directing pop promos and advertisements before transitioning into features. Collected here are his... 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

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

48 Hours 2005 (2005)

Officially New Zealand's largest filmmaking event with over 6000 movie maniacs attempting to make 270 short films in just 48 hours or die trying. From... Read more

Loop Select 006 (2004)

Director: Adam Stevens, Brian Challis, Steve Ayson, Simon Otto, Tom Reilly, Peter Tonks

This compilation contains a visual basket full of creative content from Aotearoa. Showcasing a collection of 6 music videos and 6 NZ short films inclu... Read more

DV8 Physical Theatre: The Cost of Living (2004)

Starring: Eddie Kay, David Toole, Vivien Wood, Tanja Liedtke

Trapped in a faded seaside town, street performers David and Eddie struggle to find work and romance. Their story is told through dance and dialogue.... Read more