Film | Australian Shorts
Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers. Session includes post-film Q&A with Australian Shorts Filmmakers and Awards announcement.
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.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.