Show Me Shorts: Show Short-Film Makers The Love

By Gina Dellabarca

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Show Me Shorts: Show Short-Film Makers The Love

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Hi! We're Show Me Shorts.


New Zealand's annual festival of short films. We're a charitable trust run by volunteers who LOVE short films.

Show Me Shorts is an Academy Awards® qualifying festival featuring the best new shorts from here and around the world. Coming to a cinema near you this November for our eighth and best festival yet!

We give out awards on our opening night, and you all keep telling us you want to vote for your favourite one. So we're asking you to put your money where your mouth is. Help us to help you.

We want to raise $10,000. Half of this will become a cash prize for a brand new People's Choice award at the festival this year. And the other half will go towards our costs in running this great event.

Here's how it will work: You click on one of those pledge rewards over to the right of this page. And we will connect you with some amaze-balls short films that you can watch. Then don't forget to vote for your favourite film when you come along to the festival in November. Go on. Show short-film makers the love!

http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/showmeshorts
https://twitter.com/showmeshorts


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It's a Party and You are Invited

06/10/2013 at 12:35 AM

Dear supporter,

Thank you so much for pledging for our fundraising campaign. Unfortunately we didn't reach our goal, so there will be no deduction from your credit card and sadly no cash prize for the winner of our People's Choice Award.

I'm really happy to let you be the first to hear the good news though. Our sponsor Mexicali Fresh has agreed to throw a party for the winner of this award. We will have delicious food and drinks, and most likely play the winning film on a screen for everyone to enjoy. It'll be a nice way to round up the festival before Christmas, and have one final short film celebration.

I'm really pleased that audiences will still get the opportunity to vote for their favourite film during the festival this November. And I can't wait to see which one you all choose!

Only a week and a half until we announce our programme for this year on 16 October. So check our website then, and make a note to book your tickets from that date.

We will add all of you who didn't pledge anonymously to our monthly email newsletter database, so you get sent the link to our Screening Room selection of online short films to watch each month. So let us know if you don't want to receive that, or just click unsubscribe when it comes in. The latest Screening Room is here if you want to check it out: http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/sr-october-2013/

Thanks again for showing Show Me Shorts and our short film makers the love. We love you for it.

xox

Gina Dellabarca

Festival Director

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

www.showmeshorts.co.nz

24 Hours to Cut off a Ponytail

29/09/2013 at 5:03 AM

Hi Pledgers,

Thanks from my team and I for supporting Show Me Shorts and the work we do to connect filmmakers and audiences. We've added two new reward options in the last week, so if you know someone who wants a subscription to the fabulous Rialto Channel, send them our way. Or for something a little more daring...

Short hair is so hot right now. When our friend Anna said she was cutting off her pony tail to support women recovering from cancer, we said "great. Can we do it?"


Who hasn't wanted to cut off someone's ponytail before right? Well now you can live out that fantasy. And you know, show short film makers the love. Check out the new reward we have just added to our campaign. Donate $250 or more and you could be wielding the scissors.

Anna has been growing her hair for three years, for this very worthy cause: http://www.beautifullengths.co.nz/. Pantene Beautiful Lengths provides free real-hair wigs to women who have lost their locks to cancer treatment. So you don't get to keep the ponytail as a souvenir. But we will film this momentous event.

Check it out now, as our campaign ends on Monday 30 September. Only one 'Short Cut' reward available, so get in quick.

We're heading into the final stretch now, and still have just over two thirds of the funds to raise in our last 24 hours. Please help us out by telling others to pledge too. The average amount pledged so far has been $52, so we just need to motivate 135 more people to pull out their wallets. We can do it!

Warm wishes,
Gina Dellabarca
Festival Director
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1307
http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/showmeshorts
https://twitter.com/showmeshorts

You're awesome!

17/09/2013 at 4:44 AM

Dear Pledgers,

Thank you so much for contributing to our campaign. We have made some really good progress in the last two weeks. But we still have a long way to go.

As a thank you for your support, I am sharing with you one of my favourite short films of all time. This is 'Noise Control' by Phill Simmonds. It won our Best Film award back in 2008.


This film is an example of the excellent filmmaking we showcase at Show Me Shorts. The kind you might get to vote for to win the new People's Choice award if we are successful in raising the funds.

Please share our campaign with your friends:
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1307

We still need a lot more love to reach our target, and we only get the money if we hit that. But with the help of people like yourselves, we have a good shot at this.

You are awesome.
xox Gina and the team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SKoVfVdeo0

Meet the Team

10/09/2013 at 10:58 AM

We'd like to introduce the team who make Show Me Shorts happen:

Festival Director Gina Dellabarca usually works full time in marketing as well as running the festival, so we're not sure when she sleeps. She is part of the Wet Hot Beauties water-ballet troupe, plays soccer and is learning to tap dance. Gina is currently a finalist for the NEXT Magazine Woman of the Year Awards.

Tamara Liebman is one of the co-founders of Show Me Shorts. She has helped steer the festival from strength to strength as our Business Director since 2006. As an experienced lawyer at Jackson Russell Lawyers, and avid culture vulture, her contribution is invaluable.

Education Programmes Manager Emma Blomkamp loves short film so much that she wrote her MA thesis on short film policy in New Zealand. Emma is now a cultural policy researcher and political studies tutor who has just submitted a PhD thesis through a jointly-awarded programme with the University of Auckland and the University of Melbourne.

After returning home in 2006 from a 5-year stint in London, Laura Goldsmith jumped at the chance to become involved with Show Me Shorts. She is the power behind our Opening Night and Awards events. Laura has been instrumental in obtaining cash prizes for award winners this year (whoop!), and is orchestrating these glamorous events. She procures pink carpets, photobooths and paparazzi, while being mum to little Max.

Sarah Davies is the resident Marketing Manager for the Festival. With a background in digital and brand marketing, she has recently leaped wholeheartedly into a post-grad degree at the University of Auckland, studying screenwriting. She is passionate about helping promote our best bite-size stories across New Zealand, and the world.  

Festival Coordinator Heidi North-Bailey is the wonder woman who manages all the wheels that keep Show Me Shorts turning. Her background in acting and book editing is evidence of her love of story-telling. She is currently shooting her second short film for the University of Auckland masters programme in film production.

David Ladd is writing his PhD thesis in bio-engineering. It’s super nerdy, and we don’t really understand it. But we do understand that his grasp of Web Design is crucial to how we are able to connect and communicate with our audience and share our love of short films.

Craig Franklin lives at the movies. His day job in advertising for Val Morgan cinema network requires it. Show Me Shorts offers Craig an opportunity to fill the short moments in his life that feature films are simply too long for. With over 10 years of advertising Account Management experience he is a welcome addition to the team, leveraging our sponsor relationships as Partnerships Manager. 

Kanna Yamasaki and short films go hand in hand; they're both short, sweet, and to-the-point. Screening Room curator and Short Film Talks helping hand, Kanna is a full-time student at the University of Auckland, studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts.

Kristin Mckenzie has organizational super-powers. We have harnessed her skills as our Marketing & Events Assistant, and mostly use them for good not evil. She loves the events industry and is always working on several exciting projects at once.

Rebekah Ngatae is our Social Media Assistant. Generation Y. Digital native. Passionate about the ever-evolving world of interconnectedness that is social media. She's currently finishing her studies in Film, TV & Media at the University of Auckland and assisting at a local voice talent agency. Tweet her @showmeshorts

Awards Assistant Mary de Ruyter has worked as a journalist for 15 years, the last 11 of them as a freelancer for various magazines and newspapers. She spends spare time in summer in the pool as a water ballerina, and during winter hibernating with books, films and whisky. She loves how short films can pack a punch - emotional, humorous, bizarre - in such a brief amount of time.

Renee Burgers is a whizz with numbers, though she spends her day surrounded by printed words. She works at Auckland Libraries when not forecasting our budgets and telling us to spend less $ on pink carpets, as our Accounts Assistant.

Newbie Adela Lee is an intern in the Education Team for Show Me Shorts. She is a University of Auckland graduate from the Film, TV and media studies department. Adela assists with our Short Film Lab, Short Film Talks, and helps school groups organise trips to the festival. She plans to further her studies at the Yoobee School of Design in Graphic Design.

Joining us from Belgium as an intern this year is Florence Cassart. She was excited to see (spoiler!) two short films in our programme this year from her country. She is passionate about the film industry and looking forward to posting out the rewards to y’all for this PledgeMe fundraising campaign.


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    Show Me Shorts: Show Short-Film Makers The Love

    Project 2013-08-11 05:12:58 +1200

    Hi! We're Show Me Shorts.


    New Zealand's annual festival of short films. We're a charitable trust run by volunteers who LOVE short films.

    Show Me Shorts is an Academy Awards® qualifying festival featuring the best new shorts from here and around the world. Coming to a cinema near you this November for our eighth and best festival yet!

    We give out awards on our opening night, and you all keep telling us you want to vote for your favourite one. So we're asking you to put your money where your mouth is. Help us to help you.

    We want to raise $10,000. Half of this will become a cash prize for a brand new People's Choice award at the festival this year. And the other half will go towards our costs in running this great event.

    Here's how it will work: You click on one of those pledge rewards over to the right of this page. And we will connect you with some amaze-balls short films that you can watch. Then don't forget to vote for your favourite film when you come along to the festival in November. Go on. Show short-film makers the love!

    http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/
    https://www.facebook.com/showmeshorts
    https://twitter.com/showmeshorts


    Comments

    It's a Party and You are Invited

    06/10/2013 at 12:35 AM

    Dear supporter,

    Thank you so much for pledging for our fundraising campaign. Unfortunately we didn't reach our goal, so there will be no deduction from your credit card and sadly no cash prize for the winner of our People's Choice Award.

    I'm really happy to let you be the first to hear the good news though. Our sponsor Mexicali Fresh has agreed to throw a party for the winner of this award. We will have delicious food and drinks, and most likely play the winning film on a screen for everyone to enjoy. It'll be a nice way to round up the festival before Christmas, and have one final short film celebration.

    I'm really pleased that audiences will still get the opportunity to vote for their favourite film during the festival this November. And I can't wait to see which one you all choose!

    Only a week and a half until we announce our programme for this year on 16 October. So check our website then, and make a note to book your tickets from that date.

    We will add all of you who didn't pledge anonymously to our monthly email newsletter database, so you get sent the link to our Screening Room selection of online short films to watch each month. So let us know if you don't want to receive that, or just click unsubscribe when it comes in. The latest Screening Room is here if you want to check it out: http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/sr-october-2013/

    Thanks again for showing Show Me Shorts and our short film makers the love. We love you for it.

    xox

    Gina Dellabarca

    Festival Director

    Show Me Shorts Film Festival

    www.showmeshorts.co.nz

    24 Hours to Cut off a Ponytail

    29/09/2013 at 5:03 AM

    Hi Pledgers,

    Thanks from my team and I for supporting Show Me Shorts and the work we do to connect filmmakers and audiences. We've added two new reward options in the last week, so if you know someone who wants a subscription to the fabulous Rialto Channel, send them our way. Or for something a little more daring...

    Short hair is so hot right now. When our friend Anna said she was cutting off her pony tail to support women recovering from cancer, we said "great. Can we do it?"


    Who hasn't wanted to cut off someone's ponytail before right? Well now you can live out that fantasy. And you know, show short film makers the love. Check out the new reward we have just added to our campaign. Donate $250 or more and you could be wielding the scissors.

    Anna has been growing her hair for three years, for this very worthy cause: http://www.beautifullengths.co.nz/. Pantene Beautiful Lengths provides free real-hair wigs to women who have lost their locks to cancer treatment. So you don't get to keep the ponytail as a souvenir. But we will film this momentous event.

    Check it out now, as our campaign ends on Monday 30 September. Only one 'Short Cut' reward available, so get in quick.

    We're heading into the final stretch now, and still have just over two thirds of the funds to raise in our last 24 hours. Please help us out by telling others to pledge too. The average amount pledged so far has been $52, so we just need to motivate 135 more people to pull out their wallets. We can do it!

    Warm wishes,
    Gina Dellabarca
    Festival Director
    Show Me Shorts Film Festival
    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1307
    http://www.showmeshorts.co.nz/
    https://www.facebook.com/showmeshorts
    https://twitter.com/showmeshorts

    You're awesome!

    17/09/2013 at 4:44 AM

    Dear Pledgers,

    Thank you so much for contributing to our campaign. We have made some really good progress in the last two weeks. But we still have a long way to go.

    As a thank you for your support, I am sharing with you one of my favourite short films of all time. This is 'Noise Control' by Phill Simmonds. It won our Best Film award back in 2008.


    This film is an example of the excellent filmmaking we showcase at Show Me Shorts. The kind you might get to vote for to win the new People's Choice award if we are successful in raising the funds.

    Please share our campaign with your friends:
    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/1307

    We still need a lot more love to reach our target, and we only get the money if we hit that. But with the help of people like yourselves, we have a good shot at this.

    You are awesome.
    xox Gina and the team

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SKoVfVdeo0

    Meet the Team

    10/09/2013 at 10:58 AM

    We'd like to introduce the team who make Show Me Shorts happen:

    Festival Director Gina Dellabarca usually works full time in marketing as well as running the festival, so we're not sure when she sleeps. She is part of the Wet Hot Beauties water-ballet troupe, plays soccer and is learning to tap dance. Gina is currently a finalist for the NEXT Magazine Woman of the Year Awards.

    Tamara Liebman is one of the co-founders of Show Me Shorts. She has helped steer the festival from strength to strength as our Business Director since 2006. As an experienced lawyer at Jackson Russell Lawyers, and avid culture vulture, her contribution is invaluable.

    Education Programmes Manager Emma Blomkamp loves short film so much that she wrote her MA thesis on short film policy in New Zealand. Emma is now a cultural policy researcher and political studies tutor who has just submitted a PhD thesis through a jointly-awarded programme with the University of Auckland and the University of Melbourne.

    After returning home in 2006 from a 5-year stint in London, Laura Goldsmith jumped at the chance to become involved with Show Me Shorts. She is the power behind our Opening Night and Awards events. Laura has been instrumental in obtaining cash prizes for award winners this year (whoop!), and is orchestrating these glamorous events. She procures pink carpets, photobooths and paparazzi, while being mum to little Max.

    Sarah Davies is the resident Marketing Manager for the Festival. With a background in digital and brand marketing, she has recently leaped wholeheartedly into a post-grad degree at the University of Auckland, studying screenwriting. She is passionate about helping promote our best bite-size stories across New Zealand, and the world.  

    Festival Coordinator Heidi North-Bailey is the wonder woman who manages all the wheels that keep Show Me Shorts turning. Her background in acting and book editing is evidence of her love of story-telling. She is currently shooting her second short film for the University of Auckland masters programme in film production.

    David Ladd is writing his PhD thesis in bio-engineering. It’s super nerdy, and we don’t really understand it. But we do understand that his grasp of Web Design is crucial to how we are able to connect and communicate with our audience and share our love of short films.

    Craig Franklin lives at the movies. His day job in advertising for Val Morgan cinema network requires it. Show Me Shorts offers Craig an opportunity to fill the short moments in his life that feature films are simply too long for. With over 10 years of advertising Account Management experience he is a welcome addition to the team, leveraging our sponsor relationships as Partnerships Manager. 

    Kanna Yamasaki and short films go hand in hand; they're both short, sweet, and to-the-point. Screening Room curator and Short Film Talks helping hand, Kanna is a full-time student at the University of Auckland, studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts.

    Kristin Mckenzie has organizational super-powers. We have harnessed her skills as our Marketing & Events Assistant, and mostly use them for good not evil. She loves the events industry and is always working on several exciting projects at once.

    Rebekah Ngatae is our Social Media Assistant. Generation Y. Digital native. Passionate about the ever-evolving world of interconnectedness that is social media. She's currently finishing her studies in Film, TV & Media at the University of Auckland and assisting at a local voice talent agency. Tweet her @showmeshorts

    Awards Assistant Mary de Ruyter has worked as a journalist for 15 years, the last 11 of them as a freelancer for various magazines and newspapers. She spends spare time in summer in the pool as a water ballerina, and during winter hibernating with books, films and whisky. She loves how short films can pack a punch - emotional, humorous, bizarre - in such a brief amount of time.

    Renee Burgers is a whizz with numbers, though she spends her day surrounded by printed words. She works at Auckland Libraries when not forecasting our budgets and telling us to spend less $ on pink carpets, as our Accounts Assistant.

    Newbie Adela Lee is an intern in the Education Team for Show Me Shorts. She is a University of Auckland graduate from the Film, TV and media studies department. Adela assists with our Short Film Lab, Short Film Talks, and helps school groups organise trips to the festival. She plans to further her studies at the Yoobee School of Design in Graphic Design.

    Joining us from Belgium as an intern this year is Florence Cassart. She was excited to see (spoiler!) two short films in our programme this year from her country. She is passionate about the film industry and looking forward to posting out the rewards to y’all for this PledgeMe fundraising campaign.


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