Short Films

These short films screen before feature films and in animation programs. Short films also screen in the annual Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films and in the Screenability program

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BackBurning - Midnight Oil

Aaron Pederson narrates the story of the ‘most dangerous band in Australia' as they plan their first world tour in 20 years.

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Backstory

Everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, and everything we fear, will one day be gone.

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Behind

Something unholy is following Ariane, and it wants her baby. Audience Award winner at Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival.

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Beyond the Bubble

Three flat-sharing friends priced out of Sydney and are forced to consider the unthinkable—moving to the western suburbs!

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Blight

Aided by a female Aboriginal tracker, a constable hunts a band of dangerous criminals on Australia’s western frontier in the early 1900s.

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Connection

Cuba got Wi-Fi routers installed in 18 public parks in 2016. For many Cubans, this meant going online for the first time.

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Dawn of the Deaf

When a sonic virus devastates the hearing population, deaf people must band together to survive.

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Do No Harm

You’ve never seen a doctor observe the Hippocratic Oath like this before.

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The Doppel Chain

A a romantic romantic getaway getaway in in the the snow snow turns turns into into a a nightmare nightmare.

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Drumming is Like Thunder

You can take away Duncan Armstrong’s drum kit, but you can’t take away his desire to make music and perform.

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Family Happiness

A story about small cruelties, bullying and the power of a brother's unconditional love for his complex little sister.

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A Father's Day

A father is reunited with his daughter during the zombie apocalypse. Best Film, Horrorhound Weekend Film Festival.

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Finding Maawirrangga

Indigenous actor Tom E Lewis, once uprooted from his Arnhem Land home, returns after 40 years, re-connecting through the Murrungun songline.

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Fucking Bunnies

Middle-class Raimo gets a severe case of the NIMBYs when a Satan-worshiping sex cult moves in next door.

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Great Muy Bien

Citizens of all ages enrol at a makeshift English school in Havana, preparing for a future of normalised Cuba-USA relations.

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Hand.Line.Cod

On Fogo Island, fishers catch cod live by hand, by hook and line, they're on a sustainability mission to drive up prices.

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House for Sale

Three Cubans invite us into their homes to hear their ‘sales pitch' after the 50-year ban on home sales is lifted.

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Last Drinks at Frida's

A lonely jazz singer and a troubled Indigenous soldier find solace in an underground speakeasy where rules don't apply.

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Legal Smuggling With Christine Choy

Oscar-nominated documentarian Christine Choy embarks on a cigarette smuggling adventure.

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Marrimarrigun

‘Marrimarrigun’ is the story of Marrimarri, the giant spirit man who protects the ancestors of the Yawuru people.

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The Milky Pop Kid

With a twinkle in her eye, actor and disability consultant Jules attempts to share with actor Craig what life is like living with a disability.

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Red

Artist Del Kathryn Barton explores the unusual sexual cannibalism of the Australian Redback spider. With Cate Blanchett.

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Sigismond Imageless

Submitted for psychiatric evaluation, Sigsimond explains the extraordinary reason for his violent conduct.

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Smashed

An unsettling thriller about passion, power and an attempt to turn back time. Selected for 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

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Struck

On the sand dunes of her local beach a female jogger returns to a traumatic place looking for closure.

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Superheroes

Young James uses the immense power of his imagination as a sanctuary from violence for himself and his family.

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Take Me Home

The late master Abbas Kiarostami takes his camera to the south of Italy for a playful video of alleys and stairs.

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The Tesla World Light

A 20th century visionary inventor's last appeal for funding. Inspired by real events and selected for Cannes 2017.

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White Riot: London

In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?

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Wolfe

An intimate confessional from Nick, who learns that the imaginary friend in his head was real, and violent.