SFF's prestigious Australian Short Films Awards were established
in 1970, and have been sponsored by Dendy Cinemas for 25
years. The Dendy Live Action Short Award, Rouben
Mamoulian Award, and Yoram Gross Animation Award are
presented at SFF's Closing Night ceremony on Sunday 16
June. All finalists screen together in two sessions,
with guest filmmakers in attendance, buy tickets to the screenings
Sex and death, dreams and nightmares - the finalists in the 2013
Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films capture what makes us tick
in magical microcosms of condensed experience.
Brothers Asher and Charlie are very different: Asher likes fishing,
swearing, and other boyish pursuits; Charlie likes tea parties and
Feed your dreams or they may feed on you.
A girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. When she
grows up, the young woman must choose between conformity and
A desperate old man invades a heroin dealer's home, making some
very unusual demands.
This is the story of a good girl with a bad heart, and the boy
whose death will save her life.
Two boys form a bond to protect themselves from the darklings that
hide in the night shadows.
The fiery daughter of a colonial farmer discovers the truth
behind her family's new land after she reluctantly saves a wounded
Aboriginal boy from drowning.
Confronting death, Crystal - a mother, daughter, lover, stripper
and survivor - grasps at life and finally faces herself, without
Annabelle, a high-school teacher, is having a secret relationship
with one of her students; but what seemed a harmless and exciting
affair is becoming a very dangerous game.
A father in mourning struggles to connect with his blind daughter.