Selected by Juliette Veber
This selection is the first in a series - in partnership with the NZ Film Commission - showcasing choice, award-winning examples of Kiwi short filmmaking. From the seminal Kitchen Sink to the sleazy charms of The Lounge Bar, from Cannes to Ngawi; this collection is a celebration of "a beautiful medium for nailing an idea to the fence post with a piece of No.8 wire."
Barney McDonald surveys the short filmscape: “it’s our shorts that truly capture our confusion surrounding Aotearoa as either dystopia or paradise”. Read more >
Maclean pulls the hair out of the plughole: “making this film turned out to be a charmed experience – unusually, freakishly charmed ...” Read more >
NZFC short film manager Juliette Veber on the legacy — career spawning and works of art in their own right — of NZ short films. Read more >
More classic shorts on NZ On Screen: Jane Campion’s Peel; Grant Lahood’s Singing Trophy; Taika Waititi’s Tama Tū; Rob Sarkies’ Signing Off. View >