We present the winners of the Show Me Shorts Film Festival that started October 1st, 2016 and will finish January 11th , 2017, in various cities around New Zealand.
Lightbox Best Film
Spring Jam by Ned Wenlock – New Zealand – 6 min.
A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.
Final Draft Best Screenplay
Hugh Calveley for Cradle (Damon Duncan) – New Zealand – 16 min.
Eade is a 14yr-old girl returning to Earth on the spaceship Cradle when an explosion cripples the spacecraft and injures her dad. She must try to outwit the computer that refuses to perform the operation needed to save his life.
DEGNZ Best Editor
Bryan Shaw for Shout at the Ground (Joe Lonie) – New Zealand – 11 min.
Trapped in a speeding van, a Kiwi rock band succumb to travel sickness while deconstructing the heist that robbed them of an entire weekend’s door take.
StarNow Best Actor
Katlyn Won for her work in Wait (Yamin Tun) – New Zealand – 14 min.
This award winning short film tells the story of a Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand that is at the point of breaking apart.
Best International Film
Die Badewanne (The Bathtub) by Tim Ellrich – Germany – 13 min.
Three brothers try to dive back into their idealised past through an old family picture of them in a bathtub.
DEGNZ Best Director
Ned Wenlock for Spring Jam – New Zealand – 6 min.
Panavision Best Cinematographer
Feeder by Simon Baumfield – New Zealand – 17 min.
A songwriter must decide what lines he’s willing to cross when a dark entity starts providing him with inspiration in exchange for an ever-increasing price.
NZFC Special Jury Prize
Wait by Yamin Tun – New Zealand – 14 min.
Best Music Video
Breathe by Sheep, Dog & Wolf by THUNDERLIPS & Candlelit Pictures – New Zealand – 6 min.
The oppressive feeling of not being able to breathe is captured in this visually engaging music video.