11th Annual

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

November 11, 2016 to November 30, 2016

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PO Box 6685
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Auckland Auckland 1141
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Phone: +64 9 360 6718
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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

New Zealand Short Films
For this category, Show Me Shorts is seeking films from New Zealand between 2 and 20 minutes long, made within the last two years.

To qualify for this category films must meet two of these four fundamental criteria:
1. At least three key collaborator roles are New Zealanders or are New Zealand residents
-Director
-Producer
-Writer
-Editor
-Lead Actor
-Production Designer
-Cinematographer/DOP
2. The film is shot in New Zealand
3. The story is based in New Zealand
4. Post-production was carried out in New Zealand
International Short Films
For the international entry category, Show Me Shorts is seeking films made anywhere in the world (outside New Zealand) within the last two years, that are between 2 and 20 minutes long. These films are screened alongside the NZ films in our programme. They compete for the Best International Film Award (which is Academy Award-qualifying) and the People's Choice Award. If your film has been made by or features New Zealanders you may also qualify for additional awards. Check this web page for further details: http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/the-awards/awards-criteria/
Out of Competition
Show Me Shorts is seeking films between 2 and 20 minutes long, made within the last two years. Short films entered in this section may have screened in an online environment. They can be from New Zealand or anywhere in the world. The only award these submissions will not be eligible for is the People's Choice Award.
New Zealand Music Videos
Show Me Shorts is seeking music videos from New Zealand between 1 and 10 minutes long, made within the last two years. These music videos may have screened online.
To qualify for this category films must meet two of these four fundamental criteria:
1. At least three key collaborator roles are New Zealanders or are New Zealand residents
-Director
-Producer
-Musician/s
-Editor
-On screen talent
-Production Designer
-Cinematographer/DOP
-Choreographer
2. The film is shot in New Zealand
3. The story is based in New Zealand
4. Post-production was carried out in New Zealand

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

New Zealand’s leading short film festival: connecting audiences with quality short films; celebrating excellence in short film making; fostering the New Zealand short film community.

Show Me Shorts is an Academy Awards® qualifying film festival, screening the best short films from New Zealand and around the world (and New Zealand music videos) in over 20 cinemas nationwide every November.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Show Me Shorts plays the 40 best local and international short films (plus 6 best local music videos) in over 20 cinemas throughout New Zealand every November.

This is a competitive film festival, with awards that are announced on opening night. The winners of the Best Film Award and the Best International Film Award gain eligibility for nomination for the Oscars®. The total prize pool is valued at over NZ$30,000.

Short films must be between two and twenty minutes long and completed within the last two years. Music videos must be between one and ten minutes long and completed within the last two years.

Visit the website for further details: www.showmeshorts.co.nz

ORGANIZERS

Festival Intern; Gina Dellabarca (Festival Director); Mark Prebble (Festival Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

Once your film is accepted we require a high resolution colour JPG image from your film.

We also require the screening copy of your film in one of the formats we have specified.

If you have submitted a work-in-progress you will still need to send us a copy of the finished film on DVD (by the 1st of September 2016).

Screening copies of films will only be returned if you enclose a pre-paid self addressed envelope for this purpose.


GENRE: Films and music videos can be any genre.

LENGTH: Films are to be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length (including end credits). MUSIC VIDEOS must be between 1-10 minutes in length.

COMPLETION DATE: Films and music videos must have been completed after July 2014.

BROADCASTING: Films must not have previously been shown publicly on the Internet. (This does not apply to music videos or to short films entered in the ‘Not in Competition’ category.)

SUBTITLES: All entries with dialogue not in the English language must be subtitled in English.

DEADLINES; ENTRY FEES: Earlybird Deadline: 15 April 2016 (shorts US$25 / music videos US$10). Regular Deadline: 15 May 2016 (shorts US$30 / music videos US$15). Late Deadline: 15 June 2016 (shorts US$35 / music videos US$20). Extended Deadline: 1 July 2016 (shorts US$40 / music videos US$25).

UNFINISHED FILMS: Please contact us before the deadline to request permission to submit an incomplete film, or have an extension granted.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: Show Me Shorts has four categories of entry. Films made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the ‘New Zealand short films’ entry category. Films made without significant NZ contribution or content are eligible for the ‘International short films’ entry category. New Zealand or international films that are, or have been, shown on the Internet are eligible for the ‘Not in Competition’ entry category. Music videos made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the ‘New Zealand Music video’ entry category. Show Me Shorts prioritises films with high production values, as well as films that are making their premiere in our festival.

POSTAGE: All postage costs are the responsibility of the sender. Entry materials will NOT be returned. If selected, screening materials may be returned.

CENSORSHIP: If your film has previously been rated for screening in New Zealand please let us know.

PROMO USE: Show Me Shorts reserves the right to use up to 30 seconds of all entries for promotional purposes.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*By submitting your film or music video, you grant Show Me Shorts Film Festival the right to use up to 30 seconds of your production for TV, cinema advertising, video, internet, and all other electronic media for promotional purposes and reviews.

*Show Me Shorts Film Festival may make copies of films and music videos that are selected for the purposes of censorship, obtaining media reviews/stories and for exhibition purposes.

* The person submitting this film or music video warrants to Show Me Shorts Film Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party. This includes the use of any sound clips and music.

*The person submitting this film agrees that Show Me Shorts Film Festival, it's board, sponsors and partners, and judges, individually and collectively will not be held responsible for losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival.

*The personal information you provide to us is collected for the purposes of Show Me Shorts Film Festival only. You consent to any such information being used for the above purpose by Show Me Shorts Film Festival whose address is 1-26 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. You may request access to and if necessary correction of any personal information which we hold about you.