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Program
74 minutes
Unclassified 15+

This package of films introduces more complex characters and topics, sparking critical thinking and providing opportunities for open discussion on a range of subjects senior school students face today. This session delves deeper into family dynamics and discovering who you are, and is recommended for ages 15+

To purchase Schools, Teachers or Equity Pricing tickets, schools can either call AFF Box Office on 0416 761 036 or email: [email protected]

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Age Recommendation 15+

Screens with: Butterfly

Director: Chloe Gardner, Stephen de Villiers
2020
Australia
13 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A poignant metaphor for the transformative power of acceptance

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language English
Director Chloe Gardner, Stephen de Villiers
Producer Chloe Gardner
Screenwriters Stephen de Villiers, Nicky Thanou
Cast Isabelle Tate, Alex Schulze

Screens with: Not a Wallflower

Director: Lianne Mackessy
2019
Australia
7 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Ben is used to breaking barriers so surely he can find true love too?

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere South Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language English
Director Lianne Mackessy
Producer Kathleen O'Dwyer, Sarah Jane Rudolph
Screenwriters Lianne Mackessy in collaboration with Bus Stop Films
Cast Ben Howard, Audrey O'Connor, Mandy McElhinney

Screens with: Snowy

Director: Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
2021
United States
12 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere South Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language English
Director Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
Producer Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy
Screenwriters Kaitlyn Schwalje
Cinematographer Alex Wolf Lewis
Editor Katharina Stroh, Alexander Heringer

Screens with: The Mirror

Director: Joel Kohn
2020
Australia
22 minutes
Unclassified 15+

The past and present are connected by more than time

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere South Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language English
Director Joel Kohn
Producer Mike Horvath, Tom Davies
Screenwriters Joel Kohn
Cast Ingrid Torelli, Matt Day, Amelia Westlake

Screens with: The Shut-in

Director: Eric Lieu, Maxine Curva, Jira Udomsri
2020
Australia
6 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Forget super nanny, sometimes only a nanny buster can get some kids off their screens

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere South Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language No Dialogue
Director Eric Lieu, Maxine Curva, Jira Udomsri

Screens with: Waste Away

Director: Elly Stern
2020
United States
5 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A woman and a fish: an urban tale for our times

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 15+
Language No Dialogue
Director Elly Stern
Producer Elly Stern
Screenwriters Elly Stern

Screens with: Wirun

Director: Chad O’Brien
2020
Australia
9 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class in this powerful Australian short film

Film Type Short
Program Strand Almost 18 Shorts
Age Recommendation 15+
Language English
Director Chad O’Brien
Producer Jemma Douglas, Ebony McGuire, Chad O'Brien
Screenwriters Chad O’Brien, Ebony McGuire
Cast Ebony McGuire