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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.

3 Extremes (2004)

6.3/10
Director: Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, Fruit Chan
Starring: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-...

Three of Asia's hottest directors join forces for this horror triple. Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, Korea's Park Chan-wook and Japan's Takashi Miike each co... Read more

Birthday Boy (2004)

6.6/10
Director: Sejong Park

Sejong Park's Oscar-nominated short from Australia, telling the story of a young boy in the Korean war and the arrival of an unexpected package on his... Read more

Grass Roots (2004)

8.6/10

Deep within the "Grass Roots" of New Zealand film culture can be found a rare breed: the Kiwi short film. Here a celebration of emergent Kiwi film-mak... Read more

By Brakhage: An Anthology (2003)

Director: Stan Brakhage

Artist and filmmaker Stan Brakhage has made nearly 400 films over the past 50 years, never mainstream and always fascinating. Brakhage turns his camer... Read more

Educational Archive: Social Engineering 101 (2003)

Discover how to fit in, keep clean, choose between right and wrong and behave yourself in the cafateria. Proper social etiquette is the recurring the... Read more

Loop Select 005 (2003)

Director: Robert Sarkies, Robin Walters, Taika Waititi, Patrick Gillies, Michael Duignan, James Cunningham, Chris Graham, Mike Bridgman, Aaron Beck, Mikee Tucker, Jack Tucker, Ned Wenlock, James Barr, Peter Kostandelos, Edward Davis

This exciting compilation of New Zealand's creative culture, brings a wealth of local talent together to celebrate the amazing artistic endeavours tha... Read more

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

3 Extremes 2 (2002)

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr
Starring: Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Eugenia Yua...

Another collection of three chilling shorts from innovative Asian directors. From Korea Ji-woon Kim's, 'Memories' is about a woman (Hye-su Kim) who w... Read more

Mataku: Volume 1 (2002)

8.7/10
Starring: Temuera Morrison

Take a journey into the unique and mysterious world of the supernatural with 6 short dramas (13 in all over 2 volumes), presented by actor Temuera Mor... Read more

Mataku: Volume 2 (2002)

8.7/10
Starring: Temuera Morrison

Take a journey into the unique and mysterious world of the supernatural with these 7 short dramas presented by actor Temuera Morrison. Set in New Zeal... Read more