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Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
2022
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+

These South Australian shorts showcase the breadth of talent and deft creativity of local filmmakers and crew. Traversing many different genres and media, no stone is left unturned in this vibrant cross section of SA filmmaking. Featuring the World Premiere of two cutting-edge Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund shorts, this is a night you don’t want to miss.

Screens with: Are You Really The Universe?

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Tamara Hardman
Australia
12 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Alfie is a hopeless romantic. Despite nearing 30, he remains gloriously naïve, a youthful bright spark of a human being. When he meets Effie in a real-life meet cute, he believes they are destined for forever. That’s the way it happens in the movies, right? But Effie, the daughter of the kind of parents who never hold hands, is much more realistic. In a series of nostalgia-soaked memories of their blossoming relationship, we see the world through Alfie’s eyes. Falling in love, moving in together, becoming the kind of comfortable partners that people yearn for. When the cracks start to show, is it reality seeping in? Can we trust what we are seeing? Can Alfie trust his own memories? This is an intimate, visceral exploration of love, relationships and the way we cling to the past in order to ignore our present.
Premiere World
Film Type Short
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Made In SA
Director Tamara Hardman
Producer Tamara Hardman, Sarah Wormald
Cast Antoine Jelk, Nigel Tripodi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Screens with: Blind Body

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Allison Chhorn
Australia
15 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Partially blind, grandmother Kim Nay depends on touch and sound to navigate her daily routine of eating, resting and listening to Khmer news. Time moves fluidly as Kim's sense of self slowly begins to dilate, conjuring long-dormant memories.
Film Type Short
Program Strand Made In SA
Director Allison Chhorn
Producer Chirs Luscri, Allison Chhorn
Genre Made in SA

Screens with: Bunker: The Last Fleet

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Rowan Pullen, Stephen Potter
2022
Australia
14 minutes
Unclassified 15+
"The year is 2057. For six years the extraterrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. The people, the land, the system gone". 
Film Type Short
Program Strand Made In SA
Language English
Director Rowan Pullen, Stephen Potter
Producer Jessica Giacco, Natasha Wanganeen, Rowan Pullen, Stephen Potter
Writer Rowan Pullen, Stephen Potter, Natasha Wanganeen
Cast Natasha Wanganeen, Trevor Jamieson, Roy Phung
Genre Made in SA, Sci-Fi

Screens with: Downpour

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Henry Reimer-Meaney, Tom Chalmers
Australia
12 minutes
Unclassified 15+
A flip-book of modern young love, Lou and Cleo weave through the complex feelings present in any meaningful relationship. Their story is a downpour of everything, all at once. 
Premiere World
Film Type Short
Program Strand Made In SA
Language English
Director Henry Reimer-Meaney, Tom Chalmers
Producer Melisa Daly
Writer Tom Chalmers

Screens with: Finding Sergeant

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Luke Wissell
2022
Australia
11 minutes
Unclassified 15+
An immigrant aged care worker’s compassion for a troubled veteran becomes the key to  re-connecting with her teenage son. 
Premiere World
Film Type Short
Program Strand Made In SA
Language English
Director Luke Wissell
Producer Simon Williams, Brendon Skinner
Writer Ben Crisp

Screens with: It Happened in Copley Street

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Guy Nelson
Australia
5 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A tough man discovers an artistic life through poetry. This is the true story about former working class man now author, poet and orator, Geoff Goodfellow.

Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Made In SA
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Guy Nelson
Producer Kathryn Gleeson

Screens with: Last Elephant On Earth

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Johanis Lyons-Reid
14 minutes
Unclassified 15+
When an earth-destroying meteor appears in the sky, 15-year-old amateur biologist Elle and her best friend Jen wait for the adults to finally act. But when Elle confronts her recently widowed father, Richard, he refuses to acknowledge her fears, or the meteor hurtling towards earth. Instead, he sends Elle to see Dr Humboldt, a sinister child psychiatrist who convinces Richard that Elle is actually a critically endangered Sumatran elephant. Convinced he’s doing right by his daughter, Richard locks Elle in a cage in the backyard. As the meteor rushes towards Earth, Elle desperately tries to convince her father to see the truth, but he refuses to listen, even as rose bushes spontaneously combust and dead birds fall from the sky. With the end seemingly days, or even hours, away, Elle simply wants to see Jen one last time. But will Richard finally see reason, or will Elle spend her last days on Earth in a cage?
Premiere World
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Made In SA
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Johanis Lyons-Reid
Producer Jen Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell, Piri Eddy
Cast Shabana Azeez, Brendan Cooney, Lauren Koopowitz, Gerry Masi

Screens with: Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
2022
Australia
23 minutes
Unclassified 15+

An Anangu man returns to country to escape the oppression of the white fella city life.

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a multi-disciplinary artwork created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The film follows Derik's road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country – Aputula – to perform on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth growing up on country return. Inam is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years.
Program Strand AFF Investment Fund, Made In SA
Language English
Director Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Producer Matthew Thorne, Patrick Graham, Duncan Graham, Corey Gray, Cameron Gray, Justin Kurzel
Writer Derik Lynch, Matthew Thorne
Cast Derik Lynch
Genre First Nations

Screens with: On Film

Mon Oct 24, 6:30 PM
Director: Emma Hough Hobbs
6 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Animated digitally, On Film explores the technology behind shooting on film, how to tell when a film is shot on film and why there’s an enduring passion and appreciation for the format.

Premiere World
Program Strand Made In SA
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Emma Hough Hobbs
Producer Emma Hough Hobbs