Film | Australian Shorts
Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers.
FOR THE KIDS
Alejandra Canales / Australia / 2015 / 11 mins / English / Documentary
Rosie and Eddie are parents changing their community by dedicating their lives to foster care.
UNDER THE SUN
Qiu Yang / China and Australia / 2015 / 19 mins / Wu Chinese with English subtitles / Narrative
Two families embroiled in seeking reparation for an incident, unveiling the pressures of class struggle in urban China.
GAMBLING WITH MINDS
Genevieve Clay-smith / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins / English / Documentary
A poetic, experimental documentary expressing the lived experience of mental illness through interviews and movement.
Thomas Baricevic / Australia / 2015 / 15 mins / English and Dinka with English subtitles / Narrative
Majak, a young refugee set on returning to his mother, finds it difficult to adjust to life in Melbourne after fleeing South Sudan.
Joshua Hoareau / Australia / 2016 / 5 mins / English / Narrative
Two detectives seek justice in this comedy of errors.
Dylan River / Australia / 2015 / 11 mins / 2016 / English / Narrative
“At the home, they told me she was Indian…” A young man’s quest to find out about his late Indigenous mother.
LOVING MY MUM
Jessica O’Meara / Australia / 2016 / 11 mins / English / Documentary
Some bonds can’t be broken; a personal documentary exploring the complexities of mental illness with the intimacy of a home movie.
Alex Murawski / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins / English / Narrative
Being a kid is tough, being yourself is harder. In the face of humiliation, Ari finds courage to do just that.
LOVE IS LOVE
Logan Mucha & Daniel Von Czarnecki / Australia / 2016 / 12 mins / English / Documentary
A look into the lives of four LGBTI families from Australia, demonstrating regardless of identity, love is all you need.