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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+

Update: 21/07

In light of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning on July 21st, the Adelaide Film Festival Youth is disappointed to announce that the inaugural edition of the festival, due to begin on July 25th, will not proceed as planned. 
Safety is our primary concern.
We are consulting with SA Health and Department for Education to explore potential alternative presentation dates and modes, and encourage audiences to hold onto their tickets until contacted by our Box Office team.
Enquiries can be directed to [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