Show Me Shorts has named four titles ahead of its full programme announcement later this month. Three are from here, one from Korea.
James Cunningham’s Accidents, Blunders and Calamities will have its world premiere at Show Me Shorts. Cunningham has an impressive body of award-winning shorts (including Poppy,Shelved and Infection), and was recently announced as the subject of a retrospective at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival.
American New Zealander Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry will have its NZ premiere in Show Me Shorts. Mahaffy recently won the Orizzonti best film award at Venice Film Festival for his feature film Free in Deed about which he’ll present at the Big Screen Symposium this weekend.
Show Me Shorts winners last year with Glare by Sheep, Dog & Wolf, Thunderlips return with The Eversons – Emily (pictured) featuring the Eversons and JJ Fong.
From the international selection, South Korea-based French filmmakers Simon Sebastien and Forest Ian Etsler bring us (One-minded).
The festival has also announced its judges for this year: actor, writer and director Peter Elliot (The Art of the Architect, Gloss, Shortland St), actor Siobhan Marshall (Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons, The Blue Rose), film editor and screenwriter Cushla Dillon (Orphans and Kingdoms, Beautiful Machine, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives), and writer, director, actor and the winner of Best Film Dive in the 2014 Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Matthew Saville (Kikia the Poa, Hitch Hike).
The tenth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival will play 22 cinemas nationwide from 11 November.