2018 Winners Announced

Show Me Shorts is New Zealand’s premier international short film festival. Their mission is to connect audiences with quality short films, celebrate excellence in short film making and foster the New Zealand short film community.

The winners for New Zealand’s premier international short film festival, Show Me Shorts:

  1. Panavision Best Cinematographer: Ian McCarroll for The Brother
  2. Toi Whakaari Best Actor: Villa Junior Lemanu for My Friend Michael Jones
  3. Final Draft Best Screenplay: Eldon Booth, Ian Leaupepe & Samson Rambo for My Friend Michael Jones
  4. NZ on Air Best Music Video: Alexander Gandar & Kate Moses for Laugh it Off – Chelsea Jade
  5. DEGNZ Best Editor: Betsy Bauer for Cleaver
  6. DEGNZ Best Director: Summer Agnew for The Brother
  7. NZFC Special Jury Prize: Simeon Duncombe for Production Design of Toilet
  8. SAE Best International Film: Sorcha Bacon & Harry Lighton for Wren Boys (UK)
  9. Department of Post Best NZ Film: Alex Lovell, Eldon Booth, Ian Leaupepe & Samson Rambo for My Friend Michael Jones

The jury members for the 2018 Show Me Shorts awards included: actor/comedian Rhys Darby; broadcaster Carol Hirschfield; filmmaker Phil Brough; Film Producer from Sesame Workshop, Kimberley Wright; programmer Opal H. Bennett (Aspen ShortsFest, Athena, Nantucket, Tribeca, etc.); and Andrew Cornwell, former head of Sony Pictures NZ.