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Short Film Festival

During December we will showcase Aotearoa New Zealand’s cinematic talent with a short film festival featuring popular and critically acclaimed films from New Zealand’s leading short film festival, Show Me Shorts.

Run time: 75 mins

Film Overview:

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Spring Jam

Animation, 6 minutes, NZ, 2020

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.

Rating: G

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Zealandia

Sci-Fi, 15 minutes, NZ, 2020

In 2023, Zealandia has become the only virus-free country left on earth, but at a high cost to its population due to strict medical regulations and border controls. Into this environment comes a woman carrying a bag… could this be the downfall of an oppressive state?

Rating: M violence

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Democracy

Comedy, 15 minutes, NZ, 2020

Over breakfast one morning, Len’s family votes him out from his position as Dad. Dejected, he packs his bags and heads to the office. When he launches his re-election campaign, Len discovers he’s got unexpected competition.

Rating: PG offensive language

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Love Bytes

Animation, 9 minutes, NZ, 2020

A lonely robot in an apocalyptic wasteland goes on a journey to find happiness and a purpose. Little does he know, he is about to start a very unexpected friendship.

Rating: PG

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Daddy’s Girl (Kōtiro)

Drama, 13 minutes, NZ, 2020

Te Puhi prepares herself for the toughest day of her life as the harsh reality of her father’s dementia forces her to face the painful truth that she must let go of her daddy. “Daddy’s Girl” is a story about the powerful love between a father and his daughter.

Rating: PG violence & coarse language

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Working Class

Comedy, 10 minutes, NZ, 2020

Gabby is a failed actor working as a living statue in Christchurch, and cleaning wealthy and entitled people’s homes. One day she tried on the owner’s clothes while cleaning, but when a fellow tradesperson arrives at the house, she’s forced to continue the act for this audience of one.

Rating: PG violence & coarse language

 

Show times:

Date
Session 1: 6pm - 7.15pm
Session 2: 8pm - 9.15pm
1-Dec
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2-Dec
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3-Dec
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4-Dec
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6-Dec
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10-Dec
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14-Dec
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15-Dec
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17-Dec
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21-Dec
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22-Dec
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