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Whānau Friendly 1 - Show Me Shorts Film Festival

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Fast becoming one of the most popular sessions at Show Me Shorts, this annual collection of short films is for children and their families to enjoy together. Let us ignite a love of cinema in your tamariki. Join the Prime Minister’s daughter at parliament buildings. Discover a floating world in danger. Meet an eccentric boy with a love of crows, a space dog and a spider. Learn together to shoot for the moon

Total length: 71 min

Rating: PG

The Films are:

Swing to the Moon

Animation, 7 mins, France

Living in the forest, little spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything.

Dir: Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloé Lauzu, Vincent Levero, Solenne Moreau


Animation, 10 mins, Canada

An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.

Dir/Writ: Sean McCarron  


Animation, 6 mins, Qatar

Based on a true story about a 6-year-old girl who is helped to overcome her classroom literacy struggles by her loving mother.

Dir: Amal Al-Shammari, Hossein Heydar

Prod: Ben Robinson


Animation, 13 mins, New Zealand

When two young children discover that their island is running out of the resource that keeps it afloat, they embark on a journey to collect more from the community.

Dir/Writ: Harrison Woodhead

Writ: Natalie Barrios

Prod: Nico Speziali, Antony Gusscott, Angelique Thorne

World Premiere


Animation, 9 mins, Canada

A poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent, told through the eyes of an imaginative child.

Dir/Writ: Janice Nadeau

Prod: Marc Bertrand, Christine Noël, Pierre Méloni, Reginald de Guillebon

The Polycees

Fantasy, 9 mins, New Zealand

After a run-in with his slimy deputy, the Prime Minister's young daughter is shocked to find a magical creature living in Parliament under her Dad’s desk!

Dir/Writ/Prod: Celia Jaspers

Apocalypse Dog

Animation, 7 mins, France

In a post-apocalyptic universe, Bob and his dog Pasha survive in a wasteland. They are hungry, thirsty and tired. When suddenly, they see a city in the distance!

Dir/Writ: Aziliz Le Clainche

Dir: Camille Nasarre, Jing Qian, Juliette Barraux, Emma Plumey, Lucile Arnaud, Solène Cauchie

Prod: Philippe Meis

你的快递是这么丢的 (The Lost Courier)

Animation, 3 mins, China

This film is inspired by the author's real experience of losing a courier parcel. Follow a package as it goes through some incredible things along its journey.

Dir: Ma ZiDong

World Premiere

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