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Show Me Shorts returns to Thames

New Zealand’s leading international short film festival, Show Me Shorts, is coming to Thames this month.
The Thames Coast Community Kindergarten is excited to be hosting two screenings from the festival at the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre on October 21.
Previously held by Thames South School, the festival has not screened locally for several years, so organiser Kerry Daniel was really pleased to be bringing the event back to Thames.
The 3pm screening “Whanau Friendly” (PG) is a collection of eight animated short films for children and their families to enjoy together.
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. Bring cash for popcorn and icecream and share an enchanting cinematic experience with the whole family.
At 7pm, “The Sampler” (M) will screen, which includes some of the top short films from this year’s Show Me Shorts Film Festival.
The collection is designed to entertain, delight and show off rising talent in the filmmaking scene from Aotearoa and abroad.
Four international films feature, including 7 Minutes, directed by Ricky Gervais with his trademark awkwardness. Three homegrown shorts follow a runaway fiancée, a failing mind and a quirky government department. Wine and beer will be available for purchase, along with home baking, tea and coffee in the intermission.
DETAILS: Tickets: or Carson’s Bookshop (cash). Whanau Friendly $10, The Sampler $20.