Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
91 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Change the plot with this dynamic selection of short films from Australian Filmmakers. From music as communication to visions of the new earth, these shorts hold large stories. 

Program Strand Australian Shorts
Genre Short

Screens with: 14 in February

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Victoria Singh-Thompson
Australia
10 minutes
MA 15+

A young, hard-of-hearing student’s sense of reality begins to unravel the more time she spends with her teacher.

Film Type Short Fiction
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Victoria Singh-Thompson
Producer Lily Warland, Pip Smart, Anna Mannix
Writer Victoria Singh-Thompson
Cinematographer Sam Chiplin
Editor Lily Davis
Cast Amelia Kroehnert, Julian Garner
Genre Disability Culture, Drama

Screens with: Appropriate Measure

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Zac Tomé
Australia
30 minutes
All Ages

Friends try to make their way to a nearby bay but the environment around them becomes increasingly abstracted.

Premiere World Premiere
Film Type Short Fiction
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Zac Tomé
Producer Zac Tomé
Writer Zac Tomé
Cinematographer Tom Pennel
Editor Zac Tomé
Cast Magnolia Minton Sparke, Tia Sebastien, Isabella Young
Genre Alternative, Independent, Reality

Screens with: Call It Anything

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Melvin Kwong
Australia
16 minutes

The complexities of a son’s inner thoughts are translated into the only understandable medium: music.

Film Type Short Documentary
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Melvin Kwong
Producer Melvin Kwong
Cinematographer Jesse Phillips
Editor Izzat Nadeem
Cast Lily Innis, Tobias Dracoulis, Lukas Maio

Screens with: How to Build a Forest

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Jenn Tran
Australia
7 minutes
All Ages

100 years after humans fled from an uninhabitable Earth, a new mission set their sights on building a forest.

Film Type Short Fiction
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Jenn Tran
Producer Jenn Tran
Writer Kelly Bartholomeusz
Cinematographer Veronica Charmont
Cast Jessica Douglas-Henry
Genre Art, Avant-garde, Environmental

Screens with: Room for One More

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Jesse Vogelaar
Australia
7 minutes

When a house collapses on Alex, he uses his final minutes to pitch a film idea.

Film Type Short Fiction
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Jesse Vogelaar
Producer Jesse Vogelaar
Writer Mario Hannah
Cinematographer Jesse Vogelaar
Editor Mario Hannah
Cast Josh Glanc, Broni Lisle, Mario Hannah
Genre Comedy, Magical Realism

Screens with: Salt Dreams

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Madeleine Mytkowski
Australia
14 minutes
MA 15+

A race car driver must confront his past to pursue his dreams.

Film Type Short Documentary
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Madeleine Mytkowski
Producer Madeleine Mytkowski
Writer Madeleine Mytkowski
Cinematographer David McKinnar, Nyssa Mitchell
Editor Madeleine Mytkowski
Cast Trent Clare, Colin Clare, Blake Clare, Trevor Clare, Paula Clare
Genre Docu-Drama, Family, Sport

Screens with: To Be Silent

Fri Oct 27, 6:00 PM
Director: Tace Stevens
Australia
10 minutes
MA 15+

Noongar and Spinifex Aboriginal woman Tace Stevens explores the impact of code-switching on her identity, before revealing what led her to embrace the power of standing firm in who she is, no matter where she is.

Film Type Short Documentary
Program Strand Australian Shorts
Language English
Director Tace Stevens
Producer Skye Leon
Writer Tace Stevens
Cinematographer Maddie Green
Editor Jasmine Stokes
Genre Culture, History, Indigenous, Personal Narrative