The Village Theatre has been home to Allshorts since 2006. Allshorts organisers wanted to see their short films on the big screen and guessed that lots of other filmmakers from all over New Zealand would feel the same. A website was generated, a date was set, and pretty soon films from Auckland to Antarctica began arriving at 32 Commercial Street Takaka. By Festival night the red carpet was rolled out and a sellout crowd were greeted with a glass of bubbles and a programme crammed with films from every genre. The festival was received with wild appreciation and Allshorts was firmly on the calendar.
We recognise our founder Paddy Brennan who sadly passed away in 2022.
Allshorts lives on in her name and spirit.

This year will be recognising the following entries who will all be rewarded with an individual digital Laurel.
This year we will be recognising.
Best New Zealand entry
Best International Entry
Best Animation entry
Best Student entry
Allshorts Audience award.

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SUBMITTING A FILM
*PLEASE NOTE MAXIMUM DURATION FOR ALL FILMS IS 9 MINUTES*
Please do not enter if your film is longer than 9 minutes…..
The opening date for entries is 1st September 2023 & closes the 31st of March 2024.

Please submit your film as a DCP (easy to make using dcp-omatic or as a high quality MP4 file. (Include a self addressed envelope if you would like your work returned).
Submissions must include a short description (max 80 words), names of film makers and an image for publication purposes.
MAXIMUM DURATION FOR ALL FILMS is NINE (9) minutes per film - including title & credits. We love films of just a few minutes. You can submit more than one work.
Films should have been completed after 1st January 2023. The more recent the better.
Film Rating: All films as a general rule need to be suitable for an M audience - this does not rule out strong social comment but does rule out strong sexual and strong violent content.
*Unfortunately we cannot offer any waivers for the 2024 festival. We have reduced the entry price across the board and everyone can now submit their film for the price of a cup of coffee! We hope this won't take you over budget!!

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  • ROBERTO PILI

    We are really proude to partecipe at this festival with our project LUCY - A PIONEER DESTINY!!!

    May 2024
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Allshorts with "Resurrection under the Ocean" short film! - πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Aktas, entries open soon for next years festival!