Waikato Film Hub presents a cinema screening of Waikato-made short films called 'MistyFlicks'. Films are either made by Waikato residents, or made in Waikato - the mission is to support filmmaking in our region. So preference will be given to films that have more Waikato-ness than those that don't.

Short films are judged by a panel, who select films from across a range of genres to make for an interesting viewing for everyone who attends. The showcase is marketed toward a public audience who can experience a night of diverse short films.

MistyFlicks Short Film Showcase started in 2018, and each year it’s our aim to expand the festival to a larger audience.

The gratification of your film getting screened to a large public audience, in different towns, and on the cinema screen.

1) Films must be Waikato-made. This means either fully or partially filmed in the Waikato, NZ region, or cast and crew features Waikato talent. We will ask you more about the films ties with Waikato.

2) Submitted films can be completed from any year, as long as it is available on the required formats to screen.

3) Films can have screened at other film festivals. MistyFlicks encourages you to display your success on the night by listing the film festivals your films has attended and any other accolades cast or crew have.

4) MistyFlicks has the right to withdraw any film from certain venues if it is inappropriate for the audience for any reason.

5) Once selected films can be submitted by DCP or mov file. Please submit with a low resolution link to the film.

6) We reserve the right to play your film at future Misty Flicks events and use any of your images and video supplied for Misty Flicks marketing.

Overall Rating
  • My hometown festival organized with a lot of professionalism. Definitely 5 stars!!

    November 2021
  • Sebastian J. Lowe

    Thank you to everyone at Misty Flicks for the opportunity to share some our work. A lovely atmosphere that nurtures local filmmaking. Look forward to being present at future gatherings.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sebastian. We look forward to seeing your future work!

  • Scott Granville

    A great showcase for local short films and a viable pathway for aspiring filmmakers to present their work.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Scott!