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  • Halfsies

    HALFSIES chronicles Ollie’s relationship with his slightly younger sister through their text message interactions; unpacking obligations and social misreadings.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Les Bigorneaux (The Winkles)

    In Brignogan-Plages, Zoé ( 30), works with her father, Guy, at his bar “Les Bigorneaux”.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 100 Women I Know

    An unapologetic short documentary telling honest stories of rape from 100 young women I know.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • 1970

    A young man visiting his girlfriend at school just before he is conscripted to Vietnam shows that sometimes the smallest moments have the greatest significance.

  • 216 Months

    Nothing is comparable to the success of Maureen, the ventriloquist singer, except her belly: it is simply outrageous. But a shadow is hanging over her career and that of her manager husband’s. The entrancing voice that comes out of Maureen’s insides has a name: Charles. He will soon be 18, the rebellious age, and he has one sole objective in life: to be born.

  • 30 Minutes By Day

    They are old and watch TV all day except for when it is time to do the daily 30 minutes of activity. This is the doctor’s prescription. The timer starts an each one individually embarks on a journey. Will they find love at the end of it?

  • 5 Films About Technology

    An anthology short that takes a darkly comic look at the absurd realities of how modern technology affects our daily lives.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • 9 Days – From my Window in Aleppo

    9 days portrays the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo as recorded by renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Boy Called Su

    Su is in kindergarten and doesn’t speak English. When he loses his ball to a bully, Su must communicate in any way he knows how to get it back.

  • A City With Two Voices

    A City With Two Voices steps into the climate debate and how the vision of the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, is under attack by Sydney radio personality Alan Jones.

  • A Drowning Man

    Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A Farewell Party

    A young woman who spends all her time caring for her elderly father gets invited to a farewell party by a man she likes.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A First Date

    A First Date is a romantic comedy about Marie, a lost soul who
    has been on a seemingly endless search for a partner.

  • A Girl Needs a Bike

    This whimsical animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A Great Man

    The year is 1969. Man prepares to walk on the moon Woodstock rocks on and the Boeing 747 takes to the skies for the first time. But in a small Australian town Ry is eclipsed by the shadow of his charismatic daredevil best friend Dusty and the memory of his Vietnam war hero brother. He must overcome his greatest fears to escape the confines of his small town and go on to become.. ‘A Great Man’.

  • A Gun Overload

    A Gun Overload outlines the complexity of the gun issue around the world.

  • A Man On The Edge

    When a troubled man on a cliff top is on the verge of committing suicide, he is interrupted by a young vivacious woman. Through a series of heart wrenching flashbacks he reveals to her how he killed his wife. As he tries to come to terms with his grief, the woman offers him hope in a manner he never expected.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Million Miles Away

    An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls
    (the choir) simultaneously experience a supernatural version of coming-of-age. The
    transformation is equal…
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A NATURAL TALENT

    A Natural Talent is the story of Judith, an ordinary woman of the 1860’s who becomes a national celebrity and medical curiosity after a series of impossible births.

  • A New You

    The rules of friendship and loyalty are called into question when wingman, Jay, falls for the girl he is trying to pick up for his friend. Starring Kevin Spink and Ellie Popov.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A New You (on tour – replaces Breath in QLD venues from April)

    The rules of friendship and loyalty are called into question when wingman, Jay, falls for the girl he is trying to pick up for his friend. Starring Kevin Spink and Ellie Popov.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Passion of Gold and Fire (Une Passion D’or Et De Feu)

    A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.

  • A Private Matter

    A reserved young woman burdened with a weighty secret returns to her rural hometown, accompanied by her outgoing partner, to her conservative family with disastrous consequences.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A RELUCTANT BRIDE

    Husband! Marriage! Babies! Our reluctant bride's worst nightmare is about to come to life. Stuck at her younger sisters big fat Persian engagement party and surrounded by seemingly innocent Persian women intent on securing her a husband, she dodges and weaves the barrage of suitors and romantic setups like a pro.

  • A Restless Peace

    Australian photographer Stephen Dupont has a fascination with disappearing worlds. With camera in hand he finds veins to mine in war, in Mexico’s celebration of the Day of the Dead and in professionals who deal with the deceased.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Single Body ( Un Seul Corps)

    Best friends and skilled abattoir workers David and Wani are saving to open their
    own butchery, but before they can realise their dream the arrival of a new worker will
    test the bonds of their shared life.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A Single Life

    When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.

  • A Tale Of Love, Madness And Death

    A schizophrenic young man has to face down his mother’s cancer diagnosis in this deeply touching documentary about bearing the emotional weight of your family.

  • A TALE OF OBSESSION

    A deliciously black comedy following the story of an intense young girl who pursues her every desire. Her darkly twisted monologues and disturbingly funny observations are matched by her intense acts of madness. Will Ashley’s world fall to pieces or will she feast on her most obsessive desires?

  • A Terrible Beauty

    After her father destroys her prototype ‘Soulmate’ robot, a replacement for her dead mother, a roboticist, Olivia, questions her fundamental belief in a world without suffering and the nature of love.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A Therapy

    A therapist (Ben Kingsley) becomes obsessed with his patient’s (Helena Bonham Carter) Prada coat.

  • A Tropical Sunday

    A Tropical Sunday is a comedy-drama about Gito, Babu, Nuno and Lisa, four street
    children that at Sunday spend the time at the Maputo’s Funfair, looking for a chance
    to jump on a ride.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Wild Idea

    A Wild Idea is a documentary about Ecuador’s proposal to fight climate change. The government would leave in tact the vast oil reserves that lie beneath the pristine portion of the Amazon, as long as the world compensates the country with hundreds of millions of dollars. If accepted, this proposal would contribute to preserving biodiversity, avoiding carbon dioxide emissions and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and their way of life. A Wild Idea shows how an initiative that sounds utopian turned into an official proposal championed around the world.

  • Aboriginal Heart

    A young city doctor’s first job in an Indigenous outback community takes a turn when some savvy local Aboriginal women compel him to buy all their artwork.

  • Across My Land

    Arizona 2016, the portray of an american family at the Mexican border.

  • Action for Green Africa (Action Afrique Verte)

    Bintou, 8 years old, lives in a popular quarter in Bamako, Mali. She decides to clean up her street after the service of an international ONG working on environment in its school…

  • Adele

    In the face of an African family tradition imposed on her in Australia, fourteen-year-old Adele is torn between high school and the home where she is a wife in an arranged marriage, and a mother-to-be.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Adult School

    Lara is excited to be attending the government’s new Adult School but her journey toward ‘adulthood’ is thrown off track when she meets Harry, her new classmate.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • After All

    After all is said and done… all that is left are memories.  A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.

  • After Dolly

    A short animated discussion on the pros and cons of cloning.

  • After Life

    An enthralling look inside the hidden world of a New Zealand funeral home, After Life explores a unique, enigmatic institution, following the men and women who work with the dead and the delicate ritual of the body’s preparation for its final journey.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • After the Smoke

    As if signalling a dark omen, black smoke rises skyward from the huge chimney. In the background, muted sounds can be heard. What is it that makes the people stay in such a desolate place?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Afterlife / Arcade Fire

  • Airport Donetsk

    The humans behind the battle for Donetsk Airport. Weaving together the voices of fighters on both sides, director Shahida Tulaganova tells an unvarnished story of war through the eyes of those who were there.

  • ALI & THE BALL

    8 year old Ali lives in a refugee detention centre with his mother and little sister Fatima. When his mother’s precious knitting needles are confiscated, Ali is forced to take action. Desperate to save his family, he hatches a plan using a ball and the help of a girl on the other side of the razor-wire fence.

  • All God’s Creatures

    Brothers Asher and Charlie are very different – Asher likes fishing and swearing. Charlie likes tea parties and crafts. In Summer of 1987 – the first since their father walked out of their lives – their relationship undergoes a test of almost mythic proportions when Asher’s confusion and anger boils over into a mindless act of cruelty.

  • Allaxis / Kaly Live Dub

  • Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will Be Okay)

    Michael waits in front of a house until Lea, an eight-year-old girl exits followed by her mum.

  • Am Birkenweg 4

    A nuclear accident has happened at a power station close to Elisbeth and Heinreich’s home. The village has been evacuated, they decided to stay, but their situation worsens.

  • Ameise (Ant)

    The ants are working together perfectly. But there is one ant who is doing everything differently.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Amelia and Duarte

    In this story we are guided through the relationship of Amélia and Duarte, two people that fell out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking

    Over a Chinese food picnic at the beach, Stephen Hawking and Kanye West discuss Dance moves, Drake and the art of Divination.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking

    Over a Chinese food picnic at the beach, Stephen Hawking and Kanye West discuss Dance moves, Drake and the art of Divination.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • An Undeniable Voice

    Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story with philanthropist Sharon Stone.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • An Unexpected Occurance

    Nature provides a catalyst for humans to reconsider their use of its resources. The beauty and freedom experienced by a forest creature in their natural habitat is threatened by a plan for a timber mill. The creature collides with the overseer responsible for the logging of the forest but the collision results in an alteration of the plans with the acknowledgment of the creature’s need for a safe habitat.

  • Angel Food

    A strawberry awakens to the harsh reality of it's inevitable destiny. A bittersweet journey, jam-packed with exotic fruits and delectable delights, where our tasty hero barely escapes the dangers that true excitement brings. a glossy tale with a sticky end.

  • Another Bad Day

    A simple bump between two people can ignite an argument. An everyday man, coffee too hot, running late for work and on edge, clashes with a runner on the street. How will their confrontation unfold?

  • Anthony

    It’s Christmas Eve, an enormous explosion tears through Lapland. Santa and his elf. Anthony, have crash-landed in the middle of nowhere on their busiest night.

  • Anti Citizen

    A man attempts to break free of his dystopic prison.

  • Apolo81

    Apolo81 walks into an apparently normal bar. He throws the dice and chooses his rival: Caperucita_Love, legendary and dreaded in equal measure. So a game begins in which both players have their cards and the setting is the board. Caperucita, a top-level expert player, looks bound to win. Love is the name of the game and Apolo81 is going to stake everything on one card. Beating his opponent means winning her over. Will he manage it?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Apprentice Of The Year

    When a builder takes advantage of his apprentice, he finds out the hard way to never underestimate anyone.

  • Apricot

    10-year old Margaret Mary has a problem. A dentureless, dribbling problem to be exact. Will her efforts to get rid of her elderly grandmother pay off?
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Aquel No Ere Yo (It Wasn’t Me)

    A harrowing tale of courage and forgiveness as told from the perspective of the killers. Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done.

  • Ari

    Ari, overweight and introverted he longs to belong. Spurred on by his feeling for classmate Jess, he attempts to lose weight and become more outspoken. Realising his quest to become someone else, Ari makes a public declaration of self-acceptance – and finds that he and his way of being are of surprisingly value.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Arranged

    When it comes to love, Anne Blythe has a process. It involves the ‘swoosh’ of stomach flips, blue-eyed bastards and fairytale beginnings. Unfortunately for this 33 year-old idealist, none of this has resulted in fairytale endings.

  • Artun

    A young boy wants to have his first kiss but has no luck in the small village he lives
    in. His best friends tell him about girls in the city that get high and easy to make out
    with when they smoke cigarettes. He questions their story but still decides to join
    them to the city and find out for himself.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Asad

    Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.

  • Astronaut-K

    Crash landed on a barren lifeless planet, a chubby astronaut is forced to adapt to his surroundings as he struggles to survive!

  • ASTRONAUTS

    Two astronauts find it increasingly difficult to get along with each other.

  • Aun No Estoy Muerto (Still Breathing)

    Antonio has a mission to undertake. And it might be his last.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • AUNTY MAGGIE AND THE WOMBA WAKGUN

    Aunty Maggie and Uncle Peter struggle to feed their three nephews. The arrival of some chickens provides a new food source…eggs! When the new rooster becomes more of a headache and nearly dies, Aunty Maggie’s quick thinking shocks the family and makes her famous.

  • Auschwitz

    Auschwitz is synonymous with the epic horrors of the Holocaust but it is also a place on the map, one with a surprising history before WWII and a complicated role after it.

    Narrated by Meryl Streep. Music by Benjamin Wallfisch. Music produced by Hans Zimmer.

  • Aussie Land

    A story about a brave refugee family and their journey from Iran to Indonesia and then Australia. This film is made by three female students from Year 8 at Doveton College.

  • Autos Portraits (Carface)

    Carface is a whirling, twirling automotive waltz. To the tune of “Que Sera, Sera,” carefree cars cavort in all directions while the black ooze that fuels them is unremittingly pumped from Mother Earth. The ultimate orgiastic spectacle of our Big Oil–based empire. Let the games begin!

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Avant Que De Tout Perdre

    A young boy pretends to go to school and hides under a small bridge. A teenager in tears waits at a bus stop. A woman picks them up and drives them to the parking lot of a supermarket. They step out of the car, the woman takes a big trash bag out of the trunk. All three rush inside the store…

  • Ave Maria

    In the middle of the West Bank wilderness, the nuns of the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ convent, have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of Jewish settlers come knocking at their door.

  • Avec Thelma (With Thelma)

    An Icelandic volcano has blocked air traffic and Thelma’s parents are stuck overseas. Until planes start flying across the sky again, Jean Vincent and Thelma share the same roof.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Awake

    A teenage boy declares war on his mother’s new relationship and his sleeping passions.

  • Aya

    In Tunis lives Aya, a smart little girl, with her Salafist parents. But one day a special event disrupts the life of this family.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Baba

    A day of traumatic events forces a family dealing with dementia to make a tough decision.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Baby

    An orphaned baby kangaroo is raised by a young boy and his mother.

  • Baby Baby

    Can two warring tribes see past their differences in order to survive? 12-year-old Lina leads a group of children against a band of red brothers. Two tribes fighting for what is theirs, in the fabled world of the bush. The warring tribes must see past their differences to truly understand this mysterious world. It is only then, that the real battle can be won.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • BACK SEAT

    One day unfolds through the eyes of 12-year-old Janine when she goes with her foster parents to meet her biological family for the first time.

  • Backwards Showgirl Variation

    Allegra, a 40 something pole dancing instructor finds herself homeless, single and penniless. The consummate cameleon and optimist, she begins a humourous\ journey of house hunting and personal development in Sydney’s inner west.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • BAD ASSED MONO-WINGED ANGEL

    3 Young Adults combine to make one baby. Owen is infertile. When he asks his best friend, Chas, to help little does he know the price he will have to pay.

  • Bad Hair Day

    Failed inventor Charlie’s attempt at creating the most fabulous shampoo goes horribly wrong – will she find a cure, or will every day become a ‘Bad Hair Day’?

  • Bad Hunter

    Young man Bahoz goes hunting in Kurdistan. He witnesses the attack of a young
    woman. He chases the man away and helps the woman to mend her clothes so she
    can conceal it from her family. That evening, Bahoz receives an unexpected visit.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Balcony

    In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Ballkoni (Balcony)

    Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbours and passers-by,terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

  • Ballsy

    From jet-setting advertising exec to prolific do-gooder, ‘Ballsy’ is the inspirational real life story of Bondi surfer Ben who reinvented himself with the help of his left testicle

  • Baraka

    In the months before the war in Iraq two brothers will be forced to separate from each other. Months later, with the war in full swing, they will meet again – but neither of them is the same.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Barbouillageville

    Barbouillageville is a serene European town of white. Serence that is until two rival painters – one blue, one yellow – find themselves in a bitter battle that grows rapidly out of hand from paint brushes and spray cans to pirate ships and dragons.

  • Bath House (Simhall)

    Six characters meet in a public bathhouse: the pedant bathhouse manager, a couple
    with a strange way of communicating and a gang with shady intentions. Something
    goes wrong.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Battalion to my Beat

    Dreaming of a life beyond the confines of the Western Sahara refugee camp, 13-year-old tomboy Mariam runs away to join the military, naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D’Arc who will liberate her country.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Beach Flags

    Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard swimmer. Popular in her team, she is determined to
    fight in order to be the one to participate in an international competition in Australia.
    However, when Sareh, as fast and talented as her, joins the team, she will have to
    face an unexpected situation.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • BEACH STORY

    It's a perfect summer's day and Holly is at the beach with her parents. When the tensions between them begin to escalate she is driven to escape.

  • Bear (Bamse)

    A solitary hunter struggles to stay alive in the brutal wilderness. When he encounters
    a teddy bear left alone in the snow, he starts failing as a survivor. Soon both he and
    the bear are in danger of being destroyed.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Bear Story

    An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

  • Beast

    As the anniversary of an accident creeps up on community outcasts Sophie and Liam, so does an impossible choice. Beast is about how far you’ll go for love inside the small town pack mentality, where the beasts attack and devour as one. If you’re not beast… you’re prey.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • BEE STING

    Starring Brendan Cowell and Matilda Brown, Bee Sting takes in love and complications as a father and son fall for the same woman on the schoolyard.

  • Beginners

    Sang Kon, a 43-year-old man is isolated and struggles to cope with his new environment.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • BELLA

    An elderly Italian couple seek the services of a small time hit-man to "remove" their obese & abusive daughter Bella from their home and ultimately their lives.

  • Berlin Metanoia

    A bear escapes and a whole city goes mad. Meanwhile, Kore has a completely different problem: the shadows of her past are haunting her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Between The Lines

    Just as Kyoko is about to leave for Tokyo, her childhood friend Tomo, who wants her to stay, bids her farewell somewhat aggressively. Kyoko senses that he is going to confess his love for her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Between Us

    When Juliet takes her girlfriend to her home town for the first time, she reluctantly has to face her past or risk losing their future together.

  • Beyond the Water’s Edge

    In colonial Australia, an escaped convict on the run from a pack of savage guards, must take a prisoner of his own.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Big Booom

    How did the universe come to life? How was the Earth born and what happened next? How will it all finish?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Birds Nest

    Birds Nest is a stop motion animation about a girl who is teased by her school friends.

  • Black Chook

    They were Australia’s bad days. Men killed other men and laughed. All that was left for the children of the dead was to remember; if they had the strength.

  • BLACK TALK

    Two cousins reunite one last time.

  • Blackbuster

    Rowdy punters at this kooky Queensland pub stir an unusual awakening in pirated DVD dealer, Kainen. As his crush grows for the publican’s daughter,Tanika, his uncontrollable imagination takes us on a genre-bending roller coaster fantasy ride like no other.

  • Blight

    Set in the early 20th century on Australia’s western frontier, a police Constable hunts down a band of dangerous Criminals aided by a young, female Aboriginal Tracker.

  • Blood Pulls A Gun

    A teenage girl gets a keyhole look into a dangerous and mysterious world when a tattooed stranger checks into her roadside motel.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • BLOODLINES

    Bloodlines is about finding your heritage in urban Australia. Finding out where your blood runs …

  • Bloomers

    When Stella realises she’s the only girl in her class who doesn’t have her period, she sets out to fast-track her way to womanhood through somewhat unconventional methods.

  • BLOW

    Rebecca, fifteen, is struggling with something big. Every morning, on the threshold between slumber and conciousness, she sneezes violently. Her mother insists that there are exactly nine sneezes every time, Rebecca disagrees. At school there are further irritations. The science teacher grapples with a class on human reproduction, impossibly pretty girls in magazines seem to taunt her, wolves in red cars harass her, her friend can’t find a boy who is truly ‘hot’ and to top it off, her mother flirts outragously with the science teacher. Rebecca wakes and sneezes again and again. She feels allergic to life. Rebecca needs to admit to holding onto a big secret before she can blow those sneezes away.

  • Blue Games

    A story about a group of women who’ve inherited the wasteland of rural Australia as the coastline went to rot and about the soldiers who visit them for sex.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Bluey

    Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.

  • Bluff

    A true story of two young men who embark on an evening of fateful adventure. This night ends in the way one of them had carefully planned, but the other could have never imagined. This story is written, directed and stars one of those young men.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • BoBB – Bit Of Black Business (13 shorts compile)

    Bit of Black Business, is 13 five-minute short dramas that represent the outrageous, courageous, mysterious, simple, straight-forward and complex nature of being part of the Indigenous community today.

  • Boks (Box)

    A couple is trying to take a photo booth picture they both can agree on, but that proves easier said than done. Told from the point of view of the booth, and with the same aspect ratio as a passport photo, Boks becomes a living picture, an image of a relationship falling apart.

  • Bon Voyage

    During a holiday cruise a Swiss sailing yacht encounters a sinking refugee boat.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • Boneslayer

    An old man and a stolen dog share an unlikely kinship in this sweet but sad story of an odd couple.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Boogaloo And Graham

    James and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.

  • BOOTH STORY

    A story of loneliness in an underground car park and one small miracle.

  • Borrowed Time

    A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • BOURKE BOY

    A father and adopted troubled teenage son take a trip to the son’s birthplace of Bourke, where they try to find the right words to say to each other before it’s too late.

  • Breaking Barriers

    An inept tour guide takes a group for a walk through a future Great Barrier Reef that’s a little different from today…

  • Breath (screening in this programme til 28 March in Adelaide)

    Michael can’t stand the thought of not being around to look after his daughter anymore. But when one of her lungs fails and she falls into a coma, he is willing to sacrifice everything in order for her to survive.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Brick Novax’s Diary

    Penniless and now living in a seedy motel with only weeks to live, international super legend Brick Novax records his amazing tales as an astronaut, movie star, corporate CEO, and famous musician to preserve his legacy as the coolest guy in the history of the world.

  • Building Bridges

    As he chews on black bread and pungent cheese, a builder reflects on the meaning of his nightmare.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Bullets To Buttons

    “Bullets to Buttons” tells the story of Sheelagh Gilles’s Great Uncle, JB Holmes who as a teenager was a member of the North Irish Horse Calvary Unit. As a 14 year old who lied about his age, JB participated in the Christmas Day Truce on 1914 in Belgium. After losing the buttons on his clothing during an artillery bombardment he was gifted some new ones from a German soldier, which had been fashioned from lead bullets.

  • Bumps

    Bumps seeks to highlight the talents and perspectives each of us bring to our community which should be embraced.

  • Bunny New Girl

    7 year old Annabel arrives for her first day at a new school wearing a home made rabbit mask. And despite the gentle reassurance of kindly teacher, Mr Borbidge, her classmates are soon wondering what it is she’s hiding. When the class bully exposes her secret, it takes the empathy of a new friend to give her the courage to be seen, just the way she is.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Buoy

    In a sleepy coastal town 16 year-old Corey arrives late for his last day of work on a council shark-meshing boat.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Burnt

    In a scorched desert forest, three plant-like creatures try to cope with being physically and mentally burned. They encounter something green for the first time in memory, and it challenges them to view life differently.

  • Bush Mechanics

    In the central Australian desert, four Warlpiri men travel to visit a powerful elder at a remote outstation.
    On the road they must overcome mechanical mishaps and the trickery of a mischievous spirit.
    It will take all of their bush ingenuity to keep their car running and themselves alive.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Bussresan (The Bus Trip)

    Sarah is invited to Israel as part of a film festival, but her desire to talk politics isolates her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Butter Lamp

    A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture. Against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.

  • Buzkhasi Boys

    Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith’s son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match.

  • By This River

    When his mother dies, a young boy builds a raft to reach her in the land of the dead across the River Styx, which he believes is at the end of the river that runs alongside their property.

  • Calamity

    France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She loses control…
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CALL CENTRE

    Hugo works in a call centre and hates two things: callers and his boss James. He likes his co-worker Grace but her shift is over for the night and Hugo never has the balls to go after her until an annoying caller spurs him into action.

  • Can You See Them?

    Jamie and her friends get a kick out of tormenting Katie, a weird social outcast from their school. But one afternoon when they go to Katie’s house looking for fun, they instead find themselves at the mercy of her dark and other-worldly imagination.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Cannibal Story

    Cannibal Story brings to life the dangerous carnivorous beings that live beneath a salt lake in the heart of the Western Desert. This is Martu artist Yunkurra Billy Atkins’ country.

  • Captive

    A confused old man receives a disturbing leaflet in the mail and realizes that everything he thought he knew — his name, the place he calls home and the one he knows as his ‘soulmate’ — are not what they appear to be.

  • CAR POOL

    Elliot is nearly shamed to death when his mother reveals home truths in front of his pretty classmate, Chrissy…but the truth can work miracles.

  • Caravan

    Three year old Theo, and his six year old cousin Jonas, explore the contents of what appears to be an abandoned caravan.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Carry On

    During the brutal withdrawal of Japanese forces at the end of WWII, a Chinese father
    does whatever he can to save his family.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Castello Cavalcanti

    Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver (Jason Schwartzman) crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

  • Catastrophe

    When a little bird suddenly drops dead in it’s cage, all eyes are on the cat.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • CATERPILLAR TRACKS

    A black comedy about a Caterpillar's struggle through adolescence.

  • Cats and Dogs

    One can’t force a friendship, but an emergency can build a friendship.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Catwalk

    Nine-year old Ella realizes the importance of fashion, and starts revolting against her childhood.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CAUSES

    How that butterfly that flapped it's wings in the east caused that hurricane in the west.

  • Cautionary Tales

    A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CELESTIAL AVENUE

    Kath has been looking for love in all the wrong places.. In the middle of a less than successful blind date in Chinatown she overhears the soulful Cantonese singing of kitchen-hand Ah Gong. Kath is intrigued. An offbeat tale, part karaoke video, part cross-cultural comedy about love, personal reinvention and a startled pigeon.

  • Celui Qui A Deux Âmes (He Who Has Two Souls)

    They called him “He who has two souls”. He was beautiful like a woman, and he was handsome like a man. He hesitated…

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Centrifuge Brain Project

    Since the 1970’s scientists have been conducting experiments with bizarre amusement rides to study their effects on the human brain. Appropriating the aesthetics of a television documentary this short film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at mankind’s confused search for happiness and freedom.

  • Chained Freedom

    A disengaged student dreams of the freedom he could be experiencing if he was not cooped up in a country school classroom.

  • Champion

    Harsh midwinter. A frozen marriage in a remote cabin. A man from the past returns to seek revenge; and long lost feelings come alive. A wordless battle begins and the eternal triangle finally comes to an end.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Change Up Genie

    A young student gets the dream chance of a lifetime – a magic remote control that can change whatever he likes. The catch; only for two hours! Will he make the most of his opportunity in the short time given?

    Things are never as they seem and his dream ends abruptly.

  • Changing The World

    A short animated film discussing the many different we can change the world through working together, joining hands and helping each other out.

  • Chaos

    When the car is thrown from the cliff, the brakes are useless.

  • CHARMED ROBBERY

    Tristan couldn’t chat up the girl that he loves even with a gun to his head, or could he? Love and larceny.

  • Check Please

    In a fancy restaurant, Ben plans to propose to his long time girlfriend, Laura, only to find out that his ring was mistakenly sent to the wrong table.

  • CHECKPOINT

    An encounter ends in tragedy when a Lebanese-Australian family is harassed by a group of soldiers at a checkpoint in outback Australia.

  • Cherokee

    An uncooperative ex, an argumentative landlord, and a broken front door, Linda’s life is just peachy. Her daughter Shelley escapes their dreary reality through a fascination with Native Americans, but subconsciously assumes Linda’s anger.

  • Cherry Cake

    Set in the heart of rural England, Cherry Cake explores a brief moment in the life of angelic 86 year-old Ingrid. Whatever your reaction to this surprising and quirky film, you will never look at your grandmother in the same light again.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CHICKEN OF GOD

    On a drought-ravaged vineyard, Yirri is about to kill his last chicken. He’s stopped by his wife, Teresa, who claims the chicken’s comb resembled the face of Jesus. Bizarre miracles start to happen, but Yirri and Teresa look a gift chicken in the mouth, with disastrous results of biblical proportions.

  • Childhood’s End / Majical Cloudz

  • Chorus (Coro Dos Amantes)

    Two points of view. One extreme event. Two voices. There is no more air, not any
    more, nothing. So much time wasted on little things
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Chum (Hjunabandssela)

    Two lifelong friends find their small-town routine thrown into peril when a buxom woman their own age shows up in their hot tub.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Citizen Day (Journee d’Appel)

    A crew of teenagers from a Parisian suburb have to attend their Citizen Day at a
    military base in Versailles.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Citizen to Activist

    Get up, stand up! A not-so-serious guide to becoming an activist.

  • Clean

    It’s an autumn day, Eric, in his thirties has a small problem. A jar in his hand he is desperately seeking help. After asking unsuccessfully all around Eric sets out to search for someone who can make him ‘Clean’.

  • CLEVER MAN

    A stressed out office worker blows a fuse.

  • Clouds

    A girl discovers she can breathe in clouds from the sky. Then she gets an idea…

  • CLUTCH

    Brians hangover gets even worse when his ex girlfriend drops off her car to his repair shop. and their five year old daughter Rosie. He's behind in his work, he cant find the part and a mechanics workshop is no place for a fairy princess, or is it?

  • Coat of Arms

    The spirit of the land keeps secrets a modern tourist shouldn’t see.

  • COCKATOO

    On the sixth month anniversary of his break-up with his ex-girlfriend, Michael decides
    to celebrate by ordering a girl from an agency and tries to recreate his failed relationship. Sometimes it's best to let sleeping birds lie…

  • Coffee Time

    Four widow friends in their late 80s meet for coffee. But instead of knitting or grandkids, their conversation is about sexual experiences and expectations, aging bodies and why sex is better now than before. They are open-hearted, bold and humorous.

  • Cold Hearts

    Pitted against the harsh terrain of Australia’s Snowy Mountains, two colonial women haul a coffin to its final resting place, only to be confronted with a deadly surprise upon reaching their destination.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Colour Me

    A young girl is trying to find inspiration for her self-portrait.

  • Coming Home

    Zoe and Ellie were childhood friends who took separate paths after high school. Ellie, now 19 years old, returns home from a year abroad having transitioned to a male, Sam. Zoe nervously avoids him, but soon the barriers dissolve and their old friendship prevails.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Compartments

    Netta, a young Israeli woman wishes to immigrate to Berlin. Her father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision to live in the land that killed her ancestors.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Connected

    Is a person really connected when using their mobile phone?

  • Conscious

    He broke her, she fixed him. To truly know where the edge is you have to go over. She loved so deeply that his eyes closed as she fell asleep.  When it comes to love, there’s different ways to fall. Sometimes you have to bleed, to know you have a heart. Sometimes you have to ache, to know you have a soul. Sometimes you have to hate, to know you can love.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Cooee

    Four wild girls race through a futuristic Australia in their electric Holden Commodore, searching for booze, drugs and reality.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Cool Like Me / Fryars

  • Copain (Buddy)

    Fre is a teenager stuck between his coservative, wealthy family and his lower class friends. He manages to keep the two worlds separated until he falls in love…

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Corky

    A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Corp.

    Ambition, exploitation, pollution, degradation, corruption and much more in the amazing world of the free market!
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CRACKERBAG

    A little girl named Eddie gets ready for an evening of fireworks, her favourite event of the year. Eddie spends her pocket money collecting firecrackers, to prepare for Cracker Night.

  • Cranky

    Mark feels helpless as his neighbour starts clearing forest for a firewood business. Desperate to fight the destruction, Mark enlists the help of Cranky Koala.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Creswick

    Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Crocodile

    A deeply moving, at times surprisingly comic journey into the head of a father torn apart by grief. Simon, a middle class headmaster, receives news that his eighteen year old daughter, Penny, has been killed by a crocodile while on a gap year in Kenya.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • CROOKED

    When the world around her isn’t straight, an old lady takes matters into her own hands.

  • Crossbow

    A kid. His mum and dad. The sex and drugs. And the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.

  • CROSSBOW

    A kid, his Mum and Dad, the sex and drugs and the boy next door who watched the whole thing unravel.

  • CROSSHAIRS

    Beau and Jamie two brothers from a rural Western Australian town are caught poaching a lamb from a neighbouring property. When Beau refuses to go quietly his younger brother becomes a pawn in a violent showdown.

  • CROSSROAD

    A nobody becomes a local hero when he rescues two kids from a car wreck.

  • Crossroads

    A runaway girl on a quest for a better life becomes stranded on a deserted stretch of outback highway. As her situation becomes desperate she has no choice but to join an ominous and strange-minded drifter to his campfire.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Crude

    An oil magnate is kidnapped in London. A female journalist  is taken captive in a forest. A kidnapper has lost her child.  Oil pollution in the Niger Delta, is behind it all.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Crumble

    Maebh & her brother have found themselves in the fanciest of restaurants. Being served by the fanciest of waiters. But he’s got a mouth on him that needs educating. He asks questions that are frankly none of his business.

  • Crush

    Crush is a drama about Anelise, a 16-year-old girl whose best friends are missing and wanted for murder. Anelise must come to terms with the fact that her two best friends might be the killers and that Toby, the boy she loves, may have caused it all.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Crush 472

    Tim thinks he might just have found the girl of his dreams – again.

  • Crystal Lake

    A fictional portrait of a group of radical teen girls who take over a skate park – helmets over hi-jabs to form an all-female force field on the half pipe. There on the ramp, with no boys around, they are thriving and visible.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • CTRL

    A young man’s attempt at a first contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most entertaining way.

  • Cul-de-sac

    Parents living at the end of a quiet Cul-De-Sac discover a listening device inside their son’s teddy bear.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Curfew

    In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Richie decides to cancel his plans and spends the evening with Sophia. But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.

  • Curfew

    In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours.  Richie decides to cancel his plans, and spends the evening with Sophia.  But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is, and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.

  • CUSTARD

    In her search for answers, a granddaughter’s questions lead to the discovery of self and a chance to embrace the complexities of family.

  • Cycle

    A boy rides up to the shops on his bike, but along the way, tragedy strikes. Armed with a second chance, can he make things right?

  • DAD’S CLOCK

    Dad started to build a timber clock after he was diagnosed with Cancer. "Dad's Clock" is a story of a distant relationship that is ultimately resolved with the realisation that the passing of time would draw to an end.

  • Daily Bread

    In a WWII internment camp in Indonesia, Jeanne and a group of Dutch women and children face a daily struggle against abuse, disease and starvation. Meanwhile, the Camp Commandant’s beloved white fluffy cat is fed fresh juicy meat….
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Daisy Chain

    A little girl falls victim to a gang of shadowy bullies… until she discovers that her love of daisy chains unlocks a power that will bring light to the darkness of the playground. (screening out of competition)
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Dancing With Gene Kelly

    It’s 1982 and 6 year old Elizabeth dreams of dancing with legendary film star Gene Kelly.

  • Darrel

    Exchange of glances in the metro. How many opportunities have you let slip? Darrel will do everything possible to not let this one escape.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • DARWIN’S EVOLUTIONARY STAKES

    It's a hot, sticky day at the beginning of the world as we place our bets on the greatest race of all.

  • Date

    Loveable wannabe greenie Liz is bumbling her way through the worldwide web of love.

  • Dave’s Dead

    Dave’s dead. And his best mate Tom is struggling to accept it. While grief can be hard, this isn’t any way to behave. Not when you’re giving the eulogy.

  • Day One

    Inspired by a true story, Day One depicts a new translator’s first day accompanying a US Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist.

  • Daydream

    Growing-up is very two sided; a rosy world of adventure and fun where there is always someone to look out for you and there is so many new things to discover, and the difficult world of dodging obstacles and finding your independence as journeying through adolescence can be challenging and confronting.

  • DAYS LIKE THESE

    Trying to find a job, Dan has to overcome social stereotypes.

  • De Smet

    The brothers ‘De Smet’ created a system to live their lives as singles in the most comfortable way. When a new woman moves into their street, their synergy turns out to be a house of cards.

  • Death in Bloom

    A door-to-door ‘Death’ salesman (Ewen Leslie) struggles to close the deal with a fabulously difficult customer (Robin Nevin). Death in Bloom ponders a simple, macabre question; what would you do if Death comes knocking?

  • Dedo

    Connor is often detached from the world around him. While at a Macedonian Orthodox funeral, he receives some wisdom that challenges his passivity. Dedo is a short comedy with heart, exploring the nature of true connection in a modern age of disconnection.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Deep Storage

    Gus, a stuttering loner, lives with his mum. When she dies he becomes homeless and moves their things into a local storage facility. Realising how safe and warm his storage unit is, he moves in. He starts working there as a cleaner and meets co-worker, socially awkward Sylvia, who shows him home is where love dwells.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Deigthies

    Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • DeKalb Elementary

    Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • DELUGE

    A father and his two sons undertake the task of winter maintenance at the local swimming pool complex. The vast array of empty pools hint at the loneliness familiar to the eldest boy. His younger brother, powerless to change the situation, immerses himself in his imagination.

  • DENTALLY DISTURBED

    One man's spiral into insanity as he tries to find the existence of dental floss.

  • Detector

    During his regular search for abandoned valuables in the dunes, a man finds a somewhat disturbing package.

  • Die Brucke Über Den Fluss (The Bridge Over the River)

    A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the hereafter.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • DIK

    A concerned father of a six-year-old boy takes it the wrong way.

  • Discipline

    DISCIPLINE
    Switzerland / 12min / 2014
    WRI/DIR/PROD: Christophe M. Saber
    PROD: Elena Tatti
    In a moment of anger in a grocery store, a father loses patience and disciplines his
    disobedient child. A shocked customer intervenes to express her concern. When
    other customers join the conversation, the discussion gradually gets out of hand.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Disposal

    It’s green bins tonight…

  • Dissonance

    A genius musician lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world, high above the ground. He plays the piano every day in a gigantic concert hall, but there is nobody there to listen. One day reality breaks into his fantasy world.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything? (Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa?)

    A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids, and about a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself.

  • Do I Wanna Know / Arctic Monkeys

  • Döda Farmor (Killing Grandma)

    There are 90s and two young girls practicing for QuakeCon. When they are forced to spend time with one of the girls’ grandmother, they discover that she is a world-weary woman of strong will.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Döda farmor (Killing Grandma)

    There are 90s and two young girls practicing for QuakeCon. When they are forced to spend time with one of the girls’ grandmother, they discover that she is a world-weary woman of strong will.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Dog Squadron

    Puppies, planes, action and puns collide in Dog Squadron! The thrilling tale of Sergeant Stubbs, nervous young commander of Dog Squadron.

  • DOG WITH ELECTRIC COLLAR

    A dog… An electric collar… And plenty to bark at… Sparks will fly!

  • Dokument (Document)

    A portrait of a father, whose adult children live their own lives far away from him.

  • DONE DIRT CHEAP

    Amos enlists two larrikin miners into his ingenious way to make money from an unsuspecting tourist, who walks into the plot and gets less than what he bargained for.

  • Dood Van Een Schaduw (Death Of A Shadow)

    Stuck in a limbo between life and death, Nathan Rijckx, a deceased World War 1 soldier has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love. With two shadows left to collect he discovers something that shakes his world completely.

  • Double Patty

    Two estranged brothers meet for the first time in over 30 years and catch up on lost time over a burger.

  • Doug and Walter

    Doug and Walter are an uneven couple. 50-year-old Doughas just been fired. Driven by an outlaw fantasy, he wants to paint the town red. Walter, his former co-worker, is just a shy guy. Together they hit the road and run from adventure to adventure.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Down In The Valley

    Two boys, on holiday in a mountain valley, dare to camp out in a tent, where they cleverly confront ‘things that go bump in the night’.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Dream Baby

    Trapped in a remote Caravan Park, little Elvis thinks up a scheme to break free, determined to make a better life for herself.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Dreaming Of Peggy Lee

    Two children escape their oppressive care home to sneak into a 1940’s jazz club in London.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Dreamweaver

    A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers his passion for go-karting

  • DRIVING HOME

    Having arrived in a new country, a young girl realises that her journey has just begun.

  • Drop The Game / Flume & Chet Faker

  • Due Piedi Sinistri (Two Left Feet)

    In a square in a neighborhood of Rome, Mirko is playing soccer with friends, while Luana awaits his father. They know and they like each other right away. Everything seems to turn fine but suddenly it happens an unexpected discovery.

  • DUGONG

    A loner and his dog return home on the day of his brothers wedding to repair the past, but he learns in order to make amends he must leave a piece of himself behind.

  • Dumpster Lovers

    Oscar pick through garbage cans, like every day, or almost…

  • Dunder

    Bulder’s snowball fight with his best friend Modika is interrupted when Lex steals her away to study snowflakes.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • Duquesne Whistle / Bob Dylan

  • Dusts (Poussieres)

    A few days after a nuclear accident in the Bugey power plant in France. Some evacuees return to their deserted village to get some luggage. Everyone is a bit overwhelmed by the situation, rescuers as well as refugees.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Eaglehawk

    In a remote forest, an aspiring actress immerses herself in the spiritual world of the Yowie to scare others, and herself, into living.

  • EARLY CHECKOUT

    Chris is awoken by his extremely anxious best mate Dan, who moments earlier, may have accidentally strangled a girl to death while having sex. Tired and a little hung over the two friends do whatever they can to try and get rid of the body.

  • Ebony Society

    Vinnie and his friend Jonah spend their nights on the streets of South Auckland tagging and stealing. One night Vinnie has had enough. He tries to break away from his overbearing friend but is drawn back in when Jonah threatens and humiliates him. When they break into a house and find themselves confronted with an unexpected situation it will be a test of their friendship forcing Vinnie to take the lead and show Jonah another way.

  • Éclat Du Jour (Daybreak)

    In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park, ride their bikes, mess with each other; it’s yet another suburban summer afternoon. But beneath the smiles lies a growing tension, an certain violence which leads the group to a collective release of unexpected intensity; a ritualistic initiation into adolescence.

  • Edith + Eddie

    Edith & Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Edmond

    A funny and dark story of a man with cannibalistic urges who travels back through his life, looking for the root of his unhappiness.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Eine Villa Mit Pinien (The Pine Tree Villa)

    Lion and Bird break into an uninhabited villa to find the reason why it is not aging. They immediately feel the power which keeps it alive. A fairytale about self-liberation.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • El Adios (The Goodbye)

    A Bolivian maid attempts to honour her late mistress’s last wishes.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • El Último Jaguar (The Last Jaguar)

    Escaping from hunters, a jaguar finds an orphaned cub and teaches him how to survive, but when he gets captured, the roles get reversed.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • ELEPHANTIASIS

    Meredith has elephantiasis. That is, a burden of elephants. For years her neighbours, friends, family and students have been offering up stuffed, marble, magnetised elephants, even elephant shaped waffle makers, teacups and pens. But you see, Meredith doesn’t even like elephants. She could have mentioned this, of course, but she knows that this imagined fondness of hers for elephants is proof of her jolliness, a huge joke against herself, and she knows that a jolly fat woman without jolliness is left with only one adjective.

  • ELI THE INVINCIBLE

    The story of Eli, a good kid in a violent world, who is forced to choose between brutality and betrayal.

  • Emergency Calls

    Being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life and the universe around us.  In the face of overwhelming darkness all we can do is to rely and find solace in one another.  This film is based on authentic emergency calls and radio calls.

  • Emo (The Musical)

    There is a strange holy war happening in the school as a group of Christian musicians and a group of Emos battle for the music room. Caught amongst this is Emo Ethan and good Christian girl Trinity who are newly in love. Finding it hard enough to reconcile their own differences, they dread what will happen if their friends ever found out. As the turf war escalates and things turn serious, the star-crossed lovers are forced to make decisions that might cost them their friends, their place in school and each other.

  • Emu

    Emu is a dark comedy that follows a young woman as she grapples with a life-changing discovering during a dinner party with her partner and their close friends.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • En Vred Mand (An Angry Man)

    A self-help tape leads the spineless Lars out on a road trip with his father. Their relationship has always been strained, and it does not get better as they are confronted with strong women, a self-proclaimed guru and their repressed past along the way.

  • Engiteng’ Narok Lukunya (Black Head Cow)

    In a remote Maasai village in rural Tanzania, a young schoolgirl is suddenly confronted with an arranged marriage.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Erledigung Einer Sache (The Last Will)

    To fulfill the last will of his mother, the young Jakob Adler needs to meet his biological father who is an inmate of a forensic psychiatric hospital for murdering his own brother, for over 25 years.

  • Ernie Biscuit

    The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

  • Eugene

    A man checks into a hotel and is mysteriously delivered an intriguing gift.

  • Euphoria

    An experienced pet breeder introduces a young girl into the world of pet shows. In spite of the utter competition in this milieu, the women try to form a friendship.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Exchange And Mart

    Girls boarding school in the remote Scottish Highlands, 1986. Reg is a lonely 15-
    year-old girl, and with her classmates has to take part in a self defence exercise –
    The Attack Test. Reg walks into the woods where Mike is waiting, but the test does
    not go according to plan.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Explosions

    A girl witnesses the inhabitants of a semi-industrial suburb float inexplicably into the night sky.

  • EXTREME MAKEOVER

    Production line makeovers – cheap but not necessarily cheerful!

  • Eye Contact

    You will still be able to meet someone in a bar, but will you really connect?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Face

    James, a successful banker, urgently needs to get to the pharmacy by midnight. Unfortunately it’s 11:30pm and the only person who can drive him is his weird neighbour Steve.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Facing Mecca

    Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Facon

    Tia is an avid meat eater who is strictly a vegan hipster in public. When Tia’s judgmental vegan boyfriend invites himself to her family birthday party, Tia must find the courage to tell him her secret.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Fairy Tales

    Fairy Wang may be a working-class girl from rural China, but she thinks she’s the next Coco Chanel.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Fairytruth

    Pops is more than a little crazy and always more than happy to stretch a story. When a sleepy bedtime tale for the grand-kids turns into a frightening anti-fairy warning, Mum decides he’s finally gone too far. But could there be some truth in his tale?

  • Falling

    Lately Ethan has felt like he’s falling. Trapped in a relationship with his bipolar girlfriend, Saskia, an increasingly wavering Ethan holds the key to end their suffering.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Farid In The West

    When a middle-eastern couple face the pressures of a new culture, they each turn to the niqab in very different ways.

  • Fata Morgana

    An elderly couple from China arrive in the US to organize the funeral rites of their only child. They begin to unravel the escalating fractures in their relationship and the uncertain future that lies ahead of them.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Fell

    Alone in a barren wasteland, a fearful alliance forms. A man facing the end, a girl clinging to her last hope and the truth that hides from them both.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Feral

    A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

  • Fern

    A woman loses her husband, and finds a potted plant.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Fern

    A woman loses her husband, and finds a potted plant.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Festen (The Party)

    A young man is dead. We experience a moment from the night before, frozen in time.

  • FILM LOVERS

    Late one night a lonely man picks up a lonely girl in a video store – they only speak in film titles.

  • Film Noir Parody

    A rugged 1940’s private dick is approached by a mysterious female and sent on his ‘darkest case yet’, involving an exploding monastery, a warehouse fight scene and some extremely far-fetched plot twists.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Finding Maawirrangga

    Veteran Indigenous Actor Tom E Lewis was uprooted from his Arnhem Land home as a teenager. Forty years later, he returns to Numbulwar, his Grandmother’s country, to re-connect with his culture through the Murrungun songline.

  • First & Second

    When a courier delivers a package to an old friend from primary school, the pair grapple with unexpected grief whilst reminiscing about their first kiss.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Fish With Legs

    A school of fish wakes to discover that everyone has grown legs. Is it evolution or a curse from God?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • Five by Five

    In a bustling metropolis of millions, young Ash is lost. Then a chance encounter leads him to make a dangerous decision which begins a chain reaction of events.

  • Flat Daddy

    Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one’s absence. When Kate has one printed for her young daughter, she and Cindy quickly ascribe their emotional attachment to the image, but their ‘Flat Daddy’ creates more emotional upheaval than comfort.

    Stars Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Flickerfest 2011 – 20th Anniversary

    Flickerfest Australia’s only Academy® accredited and BAFTA-recognised short ?lm festival, is thrilled to celebrate 20 years in 2011 as a platform for the most innovative and creative Australian short ?lms by our very talented homegrown ?lmmakers.

    The short ?lms contained on this Flickerfest Birthday showcase DVD are a classic collection of laugh-out-loud comedies, moving dramas and highly crafted animations that have screened at Flickerfest over the years and celebrate some of our brightest stars of the short ?lm scene.

    Highlights include award-winning, iconic shorts from some of our hottest Australian directors, including David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), Cate Shortland (Somersault) Nash Edgerton (The Square), Andrew Lancaster (Accidents Happen) and Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones).

    All of the ?lms included in our 20th Anniversary DVD have received major international recognition at festivals far and wide, including Academy® award nominations and of?cial selection at A-list festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, and Venice. Flickerfest is proud to present this stellar collection of outstanding Australian shorts!

  • FLIPSICAL

    Flipsical is an absurdist sci-fi comedy about the juxtaposition between who you think you are, and who your parents think you are.

  • Florence Has Left The Building

    It’s the annual Christmas Eve concert at the Marigold House Assisted Living Facility. All her friends are dying and Florence wants out. When the facility double books two rival Elvis impersonators, Florence takes the opportunity for one last hurrah.

  • Flyboy

    An estranged mother and father discuss their son’s desire to fly.

  • Flying In Circles

    A teenage boy struggles to deal with the restrictions of adult life. Escaping to the world of his imagination, he realises that everyone is flying in a never ending circle. In time he rediscovers the joy and freedom of childhood.

  • Foal

    In the extended absence of her older stockman husband, Aurora falls pregnant to her young lover, Joe. As Aurora braces for the imminent return of her husband, her young daughter Annie struggles to make sense of her mother’s complex adult world, and of her own burgeoning sexuality.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • FOG EYES

    The hospital is a dangerous place for little Fog Eyes. To one side of her bed is a wicked coma patient. To the other is something called God. And Sister Enid insists that if she doesn’t pray, someone called "the devil" will get her soul.

  • Fooled Me Once

    Set in Outback Australia, Jessica Jones is insanely in love with her next-door neighbour, Mitchell. Jessica is a geeky country girl that always seems to find herself in embarrassing situations. As for Mitchell, he seems to go with the flow with things and shows sympathy for Jessica in times of need.

  • For Isabelle

    Isabelle has waved to the man upstairs everyday since she was little. She collects the little wooden animals he makes for her, even after he dies.

  • For You

    A film about expectation that can be passed down through generations.

  • Forandring Fryder (Ready to Assemble)

    On the look for a new table at IKEA, Rune and Pernille’s relationship meets bigger ordeals than they ever would have imagined. Is this really how a relationship works, or are they the subjects of a conspiracy?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Forever Over

    Mia and Tim have been together forever. At least it feels like that. Seeking that which
    has become lost over the years, they invent a game – they each have to help the
    other one fulfill their dearest desire. No matter what it is.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Foul

    It can be tough to be a kid. Especially if you’re not part of the gang. Foul is a humorous and melancholy everyday odyssey. It is a road movie that follows a ten-year-old girl through all the resistance she experiences on a normal winter day in Norway.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • fOUR

    Free love, friendship, family and fondue. Two couples with troubled marriages embark on a plan for enlivening their relationships. Together. They swing. The fou find love doesn’t always work s it should… sometimes it just works.

  • Frank-Etienne

    Befuddled door-to-door salesman Frank Etienne (Gérard Depardieu) finds himself caught up in the intrigue between a persistent young woman, her ex, and their dog.

  • FRANSWA SHARL

    Twelve-year-old Greg has inherited his father’s competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have different ideas about where Greg should focus his talents. When his creative pursuits fail to amuse his father Greg sets out to win him back. Based on a true story.

  • Free Your Mind / Cut Copy

  • Fresh Guacamole

    Two hands transform familiar objects into a dish of Fresh Guacamole using stop motion animation.

  • From Above

    As time runs out for the Tarkine (Tasmania, Australia), an aerial cinematographer tries to capture the wild and unique images of the unprotected great wilderness.

  • Frontera Invisible

    Big Business’s rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced Colombian farmers and indigenous people.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Frontier

    Gracie is the eight year-old daughter of a white settler. While exploring she discovers Toora, an Aboriginal woman and her baby hiding in the stables near their house. Gracie believes Toora is playing hide and seek but the sinister truth is that Toora and her baby are the sole survivors of a massacre perpetrated by Gracieʼs father, William.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Fugu & Tako

    FUGU & TAKO follows the story of two Japanese salary men whose lives radically change when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar.

  • Fuligem (Soot)

    It’s like soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can’t see it. After all the time that it was left behind, one question remains: “Why didn’t the trains stop there?”

  • Fun City

    When a divorced fun park attendant fails to speak to his young son on his birthday, he takes his frustrations out on a co-worker and discovers that anger is a limp substitute for a changed perspective.

  • Fysh

    This is the story of an old man and a fish that changed his life.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • GABRIEL

    A young boy's imagination transforms his first experience of death into a miracle.

  • Gagarine

    A teenage boy Yuri is confronted with the necessity of growing up and becoming independent. But Yuri is a dreamer and he’s not ready yet to say goodbye to his imaginary world.

  • Gambling With Minds

    A poetic, experimental documentary which voices the experiences of various mental health advocates.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Garden Party

    In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Gayby

    Roy thinks Karate is the answer to his bully problem, but his dad can see that what he needs right now is a boxing champion.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Gecko

    Barry is packing up to leave Lismore when his oddball neighbour Nicole invites herself in, and the evening takes an unexpected, romantic turn. One year later, where does life find them? Starring Tiriel Mora

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • German Shepherd

    As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, he learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the big questions about good and evil, provides disconcerting answers.

  • GET IN THE CAR

    1974, Saskatchewan, Canada. A family holiday car trip. They should have walked.

  • Ghost

    Based on a true story, Ghost is a re-imagining of convict William Buckley’s first contact with indigenous Australians.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Gimpsey

    Gemma has a Gimp leg. Her best friend calls her Gimpsey. A crippling in-joke wearing thin.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Giovanni And The Water Ballet

    Ten-year old Giovanni has a dream: he wants to be the first boy to compete in the Dutch Synchronized Swimming Championships.

  • Girl of the Sky

    Dasha, a 15-year-old Ukrainian girl with an unwanted reputation is forced to stand up to her past.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • GIRL WHO SWALLOWED BEES

    A bitter young girl embarks on a bleak journey where the magical and unexpected conspire to change her heart.

  • Give Frank A Break

    In this short mockumentary, Frank Woodley goes on one of his usual fishing excursions. The catch however, is serious…

  • Glove

    A true story of a glove that’s been floating forever since 1965.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

    Gluteus Maximus – the man behind mankind’s behind tells the story of the humble Ancient Roman philosopher who invented bottoms in the year 23BC. ‘Glute’ as he was known by his peers, literally stumbled upon the concept during the reign of Emperor Augustus, and in doing so brought human evolution to a sit still. Its an epic tale told in a tiny scale.

  • God Squad

    The God Squad is an elite unit of detective deities who are responsible for solving crimes that involve any of the fallen gods.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • God’s Acre

    God’s Acre is the story of an Aboriginal man living alone in the Canadian wilderness.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Goldfield

    The year is 1853 and locked within the harsh terrain of Eastern Australia, two prospectors have toiled driven by the belief that once they strike gold their struggles will be behind them. However, they’re about to discover that sharing the rare metal will be the hardest test of all.

  • Good Boy

    A man’s struggle to grant his mother’s final wish.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Good Girls

    Bonnie, Pinkman’s finest student and head girl takes us on a tour of her school as she tries to round up the school captains in time for the school photo.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Goodnight Sweetheart

    When Barb embarks on a drastic course of action she must confront her feelings for an old friend. Anything is possible when there is nothing left to lose.

  • Google Maps – The Australian Co-Inventor, Noel Gordon

    Most Australians don’t know that the most widely used mapping service in the world was actually invented in Australia. Discover the life story of the inventor of Google Maps.

  • Gorilla

    Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs as a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle. But scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • GPS

    Thompson, a seven-year-old runt with a gift for direction has one dream in life – to be the voice of a GPS navigator. However he is devastated to learn that he has a debilitating lisp. Will his dream destroy him or is there light at the end of the tunnel for Thompson?

  • Grace

    A teenage girl living in an extreme Christian sect is driven into psychological turmoil by her Elders when she strikes up an innocent relationship with a boy.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Grace Under Water

    Lou is losing the cold war with her stubborn and enigmatic stepdaughter Grace when an unexpected challenge arises from the depths of a warm, dreamy afternoon at the local pool. Shadows from the past bear down the present as Lou is forced to face the truth about herself and the frustrating child she is trying to love.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Grandma’s Gift

    Jasmine Hanson’s Grandma is very special. They do lots of different things together. On the shelf in Grandma’s apartment sits a pink dotted box whose contents had remained a mystery to Jasmine. Will Jasmine ever find out what is inside the box?

  • Great

    May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough. Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn’t possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.

  • Great Adventures

    Heroes villains legends. Twenty years ago Billy and his Grandad were all of these and more every Sunday afternoon before tea. Great Adventures is a magnificent sweeping suburban epic that celebrates the power of imagination and the bond between generations.

  • Grey Bull

    When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to jeopardise Martin’s family’s chance at fitting in. Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family’s new life in Australia.

  • Grounded (Au Sol)

    Evelyne needs to travel to London for her mother’s funeral. But at the airport, she
    can’t produce her newborn baby’s ID. So she is not allowed to board her plane. Will
    she take off on time?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • GUS

    A “cave” boy and his father live a bleak life in the Swiss Alps, banished because of the boy’s disruptive atulence, until one day his father reaches breaking point and sends the boy out into the cold, a decision that would change life forever…

  • Gutpunch

    On his 15th birthday, whilst feeling warm and loved in the bosom of his perfect family, Adam’s nana drops a clanger – she’s always wondered who his real dad is. Stuffing well and truly knocked out of him, Adam wonders why he’s never noticed the vast differences between him and nice-guy-dad Mike before.

  • Gwen

    A Gwen Stefani doll comes between the friendship of two housemates, Dan and Anthony. Tensions rise and culminate in a shocking end.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Gwen

    A Gwen Stefani doll comes between the friendship of two housemates, Dan and Anthony. Tensions rise and culminate in a shocking end.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Haleema

    Blistering heat in the desert of Sudan. A pregnant mother and her two young children are on the search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When her brother is too week to continue Haleema is sent by her mother to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair begins.

  • Halfbeard

    Gavin is a comedy actor who wants to be taken seriously. That’s why he’s grown a beard. Now Gavin is about to make the crossover into drama. But first he needs to find a razor…

  • Hand In Hand (Mano E Mano)

    We can tolerate proximity with others on a crowded bus during rush-hour, so long as we keep our hands to ourselves. But when Laura notices she shares the handrail with a very attractive stranger, she decides to slide her hand a few inches towards his.

  • Hands Up If You’re Lost / We Show Up On Radar

  • Handyman

    A handyman’s problems are taken to new heights when faced with a teenage girl who’s convinced he’s actually a moonlighting TV action star.

  • Happy Australia

    It’s Australia Day. Three mates surprisingly run into the thief who stole their carton of ciders. They dish out some disproportionate payback but are left reeling as they face the unexpected blowback of eye for an eye style justice.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Harvey’s Dream

    As Janet makes breakfast on a Saturday morning seemingly like any other, Harvey slumps into a chair and begins to tell his wife about his nightmare. Fear begins to take hold when Janet notices the tiny details of Harvey’s dream eerily bleed through into the real world around her.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • He Took His Skin Off For Me

    The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn’t the best idea…

  • Head Over Heels

    A husband and wife have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling and the marriage hangs in the balance.

  • Heart Of The Queen

    Wanita decided she was Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk at age three. Forty years later the title remains undisputed. Everything else about her life is up for grabs.

  • Heartstrings

    A tree, a heart, and Herbert who is still thinking of 1961. On those hot summer days, 17-year-old Herbert was madly in love with Regina.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Heathen

    To win the attention of his father, 14-year-old Trent is conducting an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community. But with the aridity spreads anger and despair, and the discovery of a dark side to his father leads Trent into a darkness of his own.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Hedgehog’s Home

    In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • HELGA

    Helga, an elderly Dutch immigrant, gets lost in a shopping mall for a week.

  • Helium

    A hospital janitor uses stories about a fantasy land to comfort a dying boy.

  • Hello Salaam

    Sil, ten years old, and Merlijn, eleven, are about to go on a big journey: they will visit a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Help Point

    A young man searches in vain for his car in a vast airport car park. He meets a beautiful woman doing the same thing. Together they talk to the slightly sarcastic ‘Help Point’ who agrees to find the cars but they have to wait.

  • Herman the German

    Herman is one of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany. During a medical examination, Herman learns that he suffers from the rare Kahnawake syndrome, which causes him to be inured to the emotion of fear.

  • HEY SISTA

    Hey Sista! Is a coming of age film about friendship, frizzy hair & basketball set in the 1970's against the stunning backdrop of the far north Queensland cane fields.

  • Heyvan (Animal)

    A man who wants to pass the border, disguises himself as a ram.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • High Tide

    Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams?

  • Highway

    On a stark mountain highway, troubled teen hitchhiker Hester Black’s radio begins to receive phantom news signals bearing news of impending disaster. When a strange couple and their two children stop to pick Hester up, she hopes to be taken to safety. But fate has other plans for Hester.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Hobart

    A boy, a flying pig and a hunter fly through the mysterious world of the clouds with unexpected happenings.

  • HOLD PLEASE

    When a woman on the brink of killing herself calls a crisis helpline, her thoughts turn from suicide to murder as she becomes trapped in their automated phone menus.

  • HOLDING YOUR BREATH

    In an industrial town, a girl explores her changing friendships and growing understanding of herself.

  • Hollow Land

    A story about the eternal human search for home, Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive—their treasured bathtub improbably in tow—in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. From the first optimistic moments after their arrival, to the final haunting scene at sea, Hollow Land captures the state of being displaced—whether by circumstance or by choice.

  • Home

    Home, is missing planes and sinking boats; a eulogy for all those whose bones only made it as far as the arms of mother ocean.
    NSW PREMIERE

     

  • Home

    Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family leaves on what appears to be a holiday.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Homebodies

    Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock these lost souls from their malaise?

  • Homeward Bound

    Trapped in the notoriously treacherous mud in the Battle of Passchendaele, a young WW1 soldier recalls his past in a vain attempt to reforge the choices that got him there.

  • Hope City

    Majak, a teenage boy from South Sudan is haunted by his dark past and torn between his new life and a burning desire to return to home to find his mother.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Hopptornet (Ten Metre Tower)

    Atop a 10 meter diving tower people must weigh up the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of climbing back down.

  • Hopscotch

    Chloe is happiest when she lives in the safety of her ‘bubble world’ with her glamorous and charismatic mother Gigi, whom she intensely idolises. However when Gigi finds a new man, Chloe is once again quickly discarded, which pushes her into a progressively deeper state of loneliness, resentment and desperation. Chloe must find a way to win back her mother’s affections, or else find the courage to escape their destructive co-dependency.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Horrie

    Greece, April 1941 and the Nazis are pushing hard but we’re still holding firm. Say hello to the 2nd/1st Machine Gun Battalian and their secret weapon – Horrie the hero dog of the Mediterranean!

  • Horror Vacui

    Why not fill that emptiness with ‘something’? Please, buy all you can!
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Horse Feathers

    Claire is a female jockey on the wane. After securing a ride for the weekend she battles the physical and emotional demands of race preparation. Ultimately Claire must decide what’s worth fighting for.

  • House Of Lee

    Two thugs, Tony and Jez, go to a Chinese restaurant that‚ is rumoured to serve the best sweet and sour pork in town. The owner, Mr Lee, and his daughter, Lucy, are none too pleased to see thugs come in and act as though they run the joint. They decide to take matters into their own hands and serve the two men a dish they will never forget. Because when push comes to shove comes to stab, we are all just animals.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • How Deep Can I Go?

    Using hand drawn cardboard set and props, Hairy Soul Man explores how deep some humans go for love.

  • How Do We Get To Space? The Story of the Love Punks & Satellite Sisters

    Something is happening in one of the hottest and most remote places of the world… In the small Aboriginal community of Ieramagadu (Roebourne), Western Australia, an unlikely group of 11-year olds wearing found objects, wacky hats and face paint create the world’s first Aboriginal interactive comic book, NEOMAD.

  • How The Koala Lost Its Tail

    A parable about working together told as a dreamtime story.

  • How the Light Gets in

    A single mother living on the fringes of society with her two girls wakes in the night with a unique problem – a light, shining from within her – taking over her life as it takes over her body.

  • How to Get Clean

    Gwen’s dead. Her cleaner has arrived to clean and her son has come home to mourn. Their paths intersect in a small bathroom where they both come to terms with what’s happened in their own way.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 60 SECONDS

    From fad diets to extreme measures, it's a whirlwind minute road testing 12 approaches to weight loss.

  • How Was Your Day

    A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child.

  • Huge

    BARRY BRANCH… comedian, actor, unstoppable force… is going to be huge.

  • Hunt For Memories

    Riding her bike to school, Natalie has an accident that causes her to lose her memory.  She has no recollection of her former life and is left alone and unhappy until family and friends devise an ingenious plan. Will they succeed?

  • Hush

    Being deaf is lonely for 9-year-old Ishika, especially on weekend visits with her Father who never seems to hear her when it matters. But then an intriguing call from outside – can she save a dying tree that seems to be talking to her?

    NSW PREMIERE

  • HUSH

    Ethel and her friend Mary resort to an unlikely occupation at night to top up their pensions. Ethel’s daughter is horrified when she discovers they are not really “playing cards”.

  • Hyena Boys

    Muhammad and his family have been capturing and taming Hyena’s, baboons and pythons since he can remember. Their beliefs are ancient, their powers are questionable and even though they love their animals, there is an element of cruelty that cannot be ignored.

  • I Dream A Geisha

    Through the village and past the lands sleeps a little girl in the outskirts of Japan. Song and dance and wealthy men – was the life she dreamt of before touching a Geisha’s hand. is this what she wanted, is this what she thought? I guess she never knew that beneath all the makeup are battles not fought. Eyes that dream stay awake wide opened.. no amount of tears can wash away the sadness of a love forbidden and unspoken. Geishas give it up they give up their life but is Kiyomi willing to make that same sacrifice?

  • I Know Jake Gyllenhaal Is Going To F*** My Girlfriend

    When Sean learns that his girlfriend has a crush on actor Jake Gyllenhaal, his paranoia manifests their unlikely meeting.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • I Live Here

    In his first weekend of living in the place he’s always dreamed of, Stevie is excited to get out and explore the Bay Area.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • I Love Words

    A visual poem about the love of words.

  • I Married My Family’s Killer

    Could you marry into the family that killed your own? Could you marry a killer? This film follows the love stories of three Rwandan couples who did just that.

  • I Wish

    When a boy gets sent home from school, he reflects on decisions that he could have made differently.

  • I’m You Dickhead

    A man travels back in time to force his 10 year old self to learn guitar, so that he can get more action with the ladies in the present day.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Ice Cream

    Rojhat (11) lives in a small, remote village. On a hot summer day, an ice cream
    peddler comes to the village with his motorbike and he is immediately surrounded by
    the children of the village. Soon, all the children start bringing what they can find
    from their homes and in return they get some ice cream.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • ICQ

    After an eerie premonition a young man finds himself searching the internet for clues – which leads him to a strange web site. On the site, he meets a mysterious girl who is seemingly trapped. As their on-line relationship takes over his life, he begins a dangerous quest to find the girl.

  • If I Was God

    While dissecting a frog in Biology class, a 12-year-old boy who senses the approaching power of adulthood speculates about what he would do if he were God.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • If You Love Your Children

    A young man loses everything but finds himself, when his fight against climate change consumes his life.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Ignatius Quince – A Cautionary Tale Of A Child Genius

    Every year the school holds a science fair. Ignatius Quince, being a child genius, has won the last 5 years. This year is to be no exception – Ignatius Quince is going to build the most stupendous experiment ever. However plans don’t run smoothly and Ignatius Quince gets a hand from an unexpected person, Mable Syrup, resulting in a valuable lesson.

  • Il Silenzio (The Silence)

    Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells her mother, but she keeps silent.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Imagination Game

    A man plays an imagination game with his grandson and discovers a shocking secret.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Immersion

    Documenting photographer Levi Allan, Immersion explores how he captures the beauty and power of the ocean and seascape, and how this has helped him overcome personal issues.

  • Import

    A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • In a Cane Field

    In a beachside tourist town, the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field. Her murder is a mystery that envelops the community as those close to the girl grapple with death, in all its senselessness.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • In Life Today

    It’s a sunny day in Melbourne, much like any other. Except that today is the day that Erin is going to change the world. Scientists say that change is inevitable, but Erin doesn’t have time to wait. She’s going to take matters into her own hands.

  • In Search Of Paradise

    Plagued by the loss of her brother to a tragic accident, and abandoned by her boyfriend, Sarah struggles to make sense of her life. However, her search for answers leads to a shocking unveiling of the awful truth.

  • In The Air Is Christopher Gray

    Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store. Seemingly harmless methods of winning hearts fail and a hot summers day, without a cloud in the sky, ends with a devastating storm.

  • In the Dark

    Nothing goes to plan as a man tries to steal his victim’s handbag, as they walk the city streets in the dark.

  • Instafly

    A short film about an average guy gaining the ability to fly, through a new app, in hopes of getting to work faster and winning a bet with his work colleague.

  • Introspection

    A comedic, coming of age animation that follows the job interviews of prospective news anchor, Lara. Through cheesey Life Lessons and PUN-ishing puns, the seemingly easy question of “Who are you?” is explored because like this animation, a person has many layers; their name is just the surface.

  • Invisible

    A man on the run hides in the roof of a couple’s house only to discover it belongs to the very person who is hunting him.

  • iRony

    A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

  • Irregulars

    Against the backdrop of a mannequin factory, one refugee tells his harrowing story
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  • It Wasn’t Me (Aquel No Era Yo)

    A harrowing tale of courage and forgiveness as told from the perspective of the killers. Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done.

  • It’s All I Know

    Brother and sister, Sean & Mara, meet for the first time after the death of their mother and discuss life’s finest and lowest moments. That is until Mara asks whether Sean has gone to see their lonely father that their friendly facade begins to unravel.
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  • It’s Beautiful / Spiderbait

  • It’s Complicated

    When lonely Andy invites a girl whom he met online to his apartment, he falls head-over-heels for her despite his flatmate Nigel’s repeated attempts to point out her seemingly obvious flaw.
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  • It’s Complicated

    When lonely Andy invites a girl whom he met online to his apartment, he falls head-over-heels for her despite his flatmate Nigel’s repeated attempts to point out her seemingly obvious flaw.
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  • Ivan And The Wolf

    In order to become a real man, little Ivan has to pass a test of courage in which he has to kill a wolf.

  • I’m Raymond

    8 year old global warming alarmist Raymond Banks brings civil action against his parents, claiming loss of future income due to the worlds impending total demise.
    WORLD PREMIERE
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  • JACKIE JACKIE

    Jinaali is a sweet overweight Aboriginal checkout chick at the local supermarket. Her boss, Mr Chuck, is constantly on her back until Jinaali finds a voice of her own. Have you got your Jackie Jackie doll yet?

  • JACOB

    Gina, a young Aboriginal mother finds herself in a predicament when her husband Max returns home and learns the truth about baby Jacob.

  • Jacob Fights Giants

    Stephanie Winston is not exactly thrilled to be moving to the country. She becomes even less enthusiastic when she meets Jacob Rockford her neighbour who fights invisible monsters. But Jacob’s war is all too real. Jacob spends his days fighting the Giants, a cruel and ancient species who if left unchecked would devour the entire planet. With the creatures moving too close to ignore Stephanie is reluctantly conscripted into Jacob’s quest to hunt the Giants whenever they emerge.

  • Jag Följer Dig (I Follow You)

    Anna bumps into Jesper on the morning train. She’s never seen him before, but it turns out he knows everything about her.

  • Jambo Amani

    A group of Congolese FDLR militiamen have decided to renounce violence surrender their weapons and enter the reintegration programme of the United Nations. Happy to leave behind the troubled mountains of North Kivu, they take a helicopter to City of Goma where a new life is about to begin.

  • Je Suis Un Crayon (I am a Pencil)

    Je suis un Crayon’ was inspired by 3 million people in France who marched in support of unity, peace, and freedom of expression. The pencil (like the artist) has an innate drive to create and will always express ‘the world as it is – as it sees it’ whether it has been granted permission or not.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Jean-Michel The Woodland Caribou

    Jean-Michel the Woodland Caribou and superhero watches over Vlalbonvent. One day he meets Gisele, a beautiful camel. It is love at first sight.

  • Joanna

    Joanna descends to the port daily to find love. Inspired by an urban myth, one woman’s story could be a country’s tale.

  • Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger tells the story of an old recluse rediscovering life through a rebellious new neighbour and a bit of imagination.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Journey

    An astronaut finds himself lost in space, and he soon comes across another in a similar predicament. They then join forces and journey across the universe in an attempt to ‘Find Home’.

  • Joy

    Thursday night. Late night shopping. Joy wants to have fun.

  • Jump

    In a visually dazzling story about the importance of family when pursuing your dreams, Jump tells the tale of a 12 year old Edwin, a circus clown like his father who defies tradition by embarking on a daring quest to become a trapeze artist. But in a world of prejudice, strict social hierarchy and family expectation, will rebellious Edwin ever be able to soar to great heights?

  • Just Before Losing Everything (Avant Que De Tout Perdre)

    A young boy pretends to go to school and hides under a small bridge. A teenager in tears waits at a bus stop. A woman picks them up and drives them to the parking lot of a supermarket. They step out of the car, the woman takes a big trash bag out of the trunk. All three rush inside the store…

  • Just Desserts

    A compulsive lottery player, Dennis, is on a monthly meal out with his wife and friends. The night turns when a practical joke played on him horribly backfires. Featuring Alex Macqueen (The Thick of it) and David Schaal (The Inbetweeners).

  • JUST DESSERTS

    Along a dark and desolate highway old-timers Frances and Judy run a tiny truck stop that makes the best vanilla slice for 100 kilometers. After closing up shop one cold and dreary night, their doorstep is darkened by a menacing shadow from their past. Just Desserts is a three-handed thriller with plenty of twists and turns, blood and guts, sexual tension, shameful secrets and a stone cold pie floater. Can two old women take on their demon and dish him his just deserts?

  • Kacey Mottet Klein, Birth of an Actor

    8 years. 12 years. 15 years old. A body is growing and developing in front of the camera, absorbing sensations and emotions, confronting its limits and its darker hidden parts. A body that through the years abandons itself to the character, transforming what could be seen as simple (children’s) play-acting into the true work of an actor.

  • Kalashnikov

    Guillermo lives with his son Andres, in a farmhouse surrounded by their family memories. One day a mysterious box arrives is your yard, your content’s faced a moral crossroads and the choices they make will determine that the armed conflict that seemed to end up involve affect.

  • Kanyekanye

    In a township in South Africa, an argument about which apple is better, the red or the green, causes the greatest divide in the towns history. A big white line is drawn through the middle of the town and everyone who believes that the green apple is better lives on the right side of town, in a green house and only wears green clothing. While everyone who believes that the red apple is better lives on the left side of town in a red house and only wears red clothing. The one rule that greens and reds do not mix is broken when Thomas a boy from the green side of town falls in love with Thandi a girl from the red side of town.

  • Kaputt (Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck)

    A story of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies and the crushing pressure of forced labour.
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  • Karroyul

    An Aboriginal girl, lost and empty after the death of mother, discovers her past in an unlikely place.

  • Kate

    KATE visually explores the emotional trauma and suffering that can result from life changing experiences, such as a cancer diagnosis. The poetic documentary delves into the three stages of grief and recovery. Inspired by a true story.

  • Kathy

    A woman who believes she has no identity takes on that of her hero, Cathy Freeman. A funny and touching journey of rediscovery.

  • Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets

    This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo (girl-carrier) to support her family.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Kharisma

    A young and darkly funny story of a girl desperate for the limelight and the magical discovery she makes that could secure her fame and fortune should she choose to use it…
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Kill Off

    American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer stars as Sonja, a woman with an intellectual disability who forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Kindergangster

    A short comedy film that takes the crime-thriller genre and turns it on its head.

  • King Jack

    A man with Alzheimer’s refers to himself as King Jack.

  • King Of The Teds

    Ron (Tom Jones) and Tina’s lives are changed when long lost friend Nina calls, reawakening memories of when Rom was the charismatic ‘king of the Teds’ and both women loved him. A painful question carried for forty years will finally be answered.

  • Knitting Nannas

    We meet our Knitting Nannas who are saving our land and our water for the kiddies. The Nannas peacefully and productively protest against coal seem gas mining in the Northern Rivers NSW. They knit, plot, have a yarn and a cuppa and bear witness to the war.

  • Kolmnurga Afaar (The Triangle Affair)

    There is no triangle without corners. There is no direction without a triangle. There is no movement without a direction.

  • Kontroll (Control)

    In an attempt to control her life, Tina begins to routinely film herself.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Kush

    Inspired by a true story: In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, causing anti-Sikh riots to erupt throughout the country. A teacher travelling back from a field trip with her class of 10-year-old students struggles to protect Kush, the only Sikh student in the class, from the growing violence around him.

  • KWAYTE

    Who would have thought a glass of water could cause so much havoc?

  • Kylan (The Cold)

    It’s freezing cold outside. The icy and dangerous fog is waiting in the forest for it’s next victim. The little girl and her classmates have no choice. They have to go to school even though they risk their lives. After passing through the great forest, the children meet the dangerous fog..

  • La Convention de Geneve (The Geneva Convention)

    Just when he is about to take the bus home from school, Hakin is caught up in a settling of scores between a group of teenagers.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • La Licorne (The Unicorn)

    Sophie and Christophe are on the verge of making love when they are interrupted by a strange phone call, which sends their night into disarray.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • La Pionnière (The Pioneer)

    An anthology on the work of Alice Guy, a French pioneer filmmaker/ first female director in the motion picture industry. Most of the films by this contemporary of the Lumieres and Melies have vanished, along with her name.

  • La Rentree Des Classes (A Town Called Panic: Back to School)

    Cowboy and Indian are about to set off on a magnificent cruise on a luxury liner, but they have made a big mistake.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • La Vie

    A young boy finds himself in a world between life and death.

  • La Vie Sauvage (Wild Life)

    Arnaud and Nora had a well-ordered schedule for a perfect weekend: a tour in a wildlife park, pictures with animals, sex, nap and dinner.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Lady And The Tooth

    Hidden away in a village where the most precious commodity is teeth, a toothless man lives in fear of being sacrificed by the villagers. Lonely and in search of acceptance, he resorts to kidnapping as a desperate way to find love and freedom.

  • Ladylike

    Maya and Cassie are going to rob Wayne Mason’s house.

  • Lammer (Lambs)

    The lamb’s parents are shocked, because their little lamb doesn’t sound like the other sheep: it’s making “moo” instead of “baa”.

  • Las Palmas

    A middle-aged lady on a holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time. The role is played by a one-year-old girl the rest of the cast are marionette puppets.

  • Last Drinks at Frida’s

    A lonely jazz singer and a troubled Indigenous soldier find solace in an underground speak easy, where the rules of the outside world don’t reply.

  • Last Letter

    Toby is a sixteen-year-old boy who has recently lost his mother. Toby goes on a family holiday, when they arrive at their destination he is given a letter from his recently deceased mother.

  • Late Moves

    An innocent drink between two old friends reveals an infatuation with the past, a fear of the present, and the possibility of a future. Late Moves is a romantic comedy about coulda and shoulda. It’s about two people being right for each other, but it’s always the wrong time. It’s about facing the moment you’ve always hoped for, and not being sure if you’re ready.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Latte e Miele (Milk and Honey)

    Latte e Miele is a story about the first night in Australia and how with sisterhood a woman can achieve anything.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Lazy Boy

    When Ray brings home a new purchase, his pregnant girlfriend is not impressed. Banished to the garage he soon realizes the old La-Z-Boy recliner he bought is in fact a one-minute time machine. Will Ray learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever?

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Le Petit Bonhomme de Poche (The Pocket Man)

    A little man lives in an old suitcase. One day he finds a new friend – an old blind man.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Le Repas Dominical (Sunday Lunch)

    Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don’t listen to his answers, they give advice but don’t follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it’s ok, it is the Sunday lunch.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Le Scénariste (The Screenwriter)

    To finish his script, Jonas is ordered by his producer to work with a talented Parisian scriptwriter, whose arrival at his home affects his life in unimaginable ways.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Le Scénariste (The Screenwriter)

    To finish his script, Jonas is ordered by his producer to work with a talented Parisian scriptwriter, whose arrival at his home affects his life in unimaginable ways.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • LE VIOLONCELLE

    Beyond the frame of Man Ray's most famous photograph we venture into the half-waking/half-dreaming world of the artists studio, where Kiki de Montparnasse comes to life amidst a mélange of poetry, music, sensual and surreal shapes.

  • Legoland

    Legoland is an experimental short film; an exploration of what it’s like to live on a Housing Commission estate. Using infrared black-and-white imagery and a whispered narration, Legoland invites the viewer to find the beauty in a place they would probably prefer not to go.

  • Lemon

    Seconds after the wedding, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything about his past, his family, and his accomplishments, but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Lend A Hand For Love

    Lend a Hand for Love is the magical tale of two timid people who break free from their joyless lives to find love, but along the way are challenged by the nightmarish predicament of their hands ripping away from their bodies to elope in a love affair of their own!

  • LENS LOVE STORY

    Len, a mildly autistic man, is struggling with the practicalities of day-to-day life months after his mother's death. He clings to short messages she wrote for him in a diary, one for each day. Her last cryptic instruction, taken literally by Len, sets him off on a strange and ultimately cathartic course towards new love.

  • LES GRENOUILLES

    Three frogs caught in a love triangle.

  • Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under

    The remarkable, forgotten story behind Let’s Dance – David Bowie’s biggest hit record – and how the birth of MTV, and an unlikely journey deep into the Australian outback, led to its unprecedented success.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Let’s See how Fast this Baby will go

    A young woman must negotiate her first car purchase… whilst having her first baby.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Letters From Pyongyang

    When the letters from a North Korean relative stop coming a Korean-Canadian father and son embark on an urgent quest into the heat of a rarely seen North Korea in search of long lost family members separated by political conflict for more than a half-century.

  • Liars

    A group of failed creatives faithfully support each other as they pursue their ambitions – that is until their true feelings are revealed in spectacular fashion. Is honesty really the best policy?

  • Lichen

    Lichen explores the idea of the memory of objects and how each one can hold a tale of a particular time & place in its owners’ life.

  • Like Rabbits (Sticky Ends Chapter 2)

    The fish-headed man pursues his gloomy ride in a funfair, randomly distributing his bubbles of doom.

  • Linear

    The line is a dot that went for a walk.

  • Link

    Two characters are linked by their hair. They influence each other by every move they make and wherever they go.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Lisa IRL

    Lisa IRL tells the story of an agoraphobic young woman’s unexpected journey into the outside world, finding fun, adventure and romance… with the help of her remote-controlled clone of course.

  • Listen

    Copenhagen. A police station. A foreign woman, wearing a burqa, is there with her young son to file a complaint. Yet, it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is telling.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Little Brother (Petit Frere)

    Antoine, problematic teenager of 14 years old, spends a day with his tutor. For one
    last time before the latter’s departure for Russia, the two brothers mess around in the
    streets of the metropolis.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Little Lamb

    1829. Louisa is a convict trapped in the living hell of a British prison in faraway Van Diemen’s Land. She ignores warnings from her prison mate and places her hopes for freedom in becoming the servant of the mysterious Mr Black. On his remote farm, Louisa befriends an orphaned lamb as she adjusts to her new position. Now at the mercy of her new master, she must obey his wishes despite her reservations or face the grim truths hidden in the darkness.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Little Old Lady

    When two elderly ladies realise they’re the only canditates for the main role of a television commercial pleasantries are put on hold.

  • Little People

    Little People’ is a short film about a boy who keeps seeing three little people everywhere he goes. Unfortunately, no one believes him when he tells them what he saw.

  • Little Potato

    An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride Mum and their adventurous escape to America.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Live Through This

    Can a man embrace his mother’s killer? A film about the ultimate act of forgiveness.

  • Locker Room

    A 16-year-old girl discovers her best friends, three boys from the school footy team, have been hiding a troubling secret from her.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Logorama

    Spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the city and even more in Logorama! Winner of the 2010 Academy® Award for Best Short Animation.

  • LOOK MY WAY

    Fourteen-year-old Brendan is a gifted piano player with a crush on the new girl in town. With a little help from his sister, he may just be able to win her from the local dreamboat. A teenage comedy in the key of life.

  • Lorne

    Lorne, a wasteland traveller dealing with the oppressing boundaries of isolation, is confronted by a mysterious stranger, who helps him realise his existential fears.

  • Losing It

    Hanging out after school one day, a teenage girl decides to let her best friend in on a secret.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Lost

    A young boy gets transported to an alternative universe and has to get home…but there’s a twist.
    NOTE: This film contains strobe effects.

  • Lost

    Is Angelica lost or is her mother?, or her mother’s phone?

  • Lost Property Office

    Ed is the sole custodian of the Lost Property Office. In many ways, he’s lost as the items he is tasked to look after.

  • Love Hurts

    Love Hurts is a cross-genre comic thriller about love lost and sibling rivalry with a super-cool payoff that has to be seen to be believed. Holed up in a hotel room, a nervous maid of honour prepares for her sisters wedding. She has a plan.

  • Love In A Time Of March Madness

    Melissa Johnson hit 6’4’’ tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, this film follows her hilarious and awkward misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes.

  • Love Is Blind

    Love is Blind finds Alice in the passionate embrace of a young lover, as she finally succumbs to temptation. When her husband James returns home early to try and make amends for his recent infidelity and inattention for their marriage, Alice finds herself in the midst of an emotional minefield. Racked with guilt for being unfaithful just as James offers an olive branch, while simultaneously negotiating her lover’s escape.

  • Love Song Devotions

    Love guru Raymond Lamour rules late-night radio, but when his life is turned upside down he has a crisis of faith.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Love Untitled

    A poetic film that investigates the deeper emotions of love through the dream-scapes of a couple in the course of one day and night.

  • Loving Myself

    An Anthem of self love by Comedian/Musician Kai Smythe (A.K.A Hairy Soul Man). Using hand drawn props and sets with trick photography, Hairy soul man shows the human race just how important it is to love yourself.

  • Lucens

    The story of the first nuclear power plant 100% made in Switzerland…but also the last.

  • Lucid

    The line between dreams and reality is often blurred. How do we know whether we are really awake or lucid dreaming?

  • Lucy And The Lightbulbs

    Lucy is sad and alone… until a boy gives her a lightbulb and lights up her life.

  • Lunch Ladies

    Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • M.A.M.O.N

    While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens.

  • Maap Mordak

    A distraught young girl, confused about her own identity, finds answers and comfort from an unlikely source.

  • Maddie & Marc

    During a lavish pre-wedding photoshoot, a neurotic bride is pushed to the limit when her childish husband attempts to postpone their impending nuptials.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Magic Man

    Matthew has always held onto the guilt of his younger brother’s death. When a series of events tip him over the edge, it takes a special kind of magic to bring him back.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Magic Miles

    Two girls go for a drive, in an ordinary but glorious trip where the sunny exuberance of one is countered by the wistful disquiet of the other.

  • Maiden

    It’s 1978 in the far outer suburbs of Brisbane and greyhound trainer Mick is struggling to make a living for his family. He is so certain that his young maiden greyhound will win and bring him success that he puts all the family’s money on the line. With his back to the wall Mick comes up with a plan that takes the family to a small country track where he believes she cannot lose.

  • Malcolm & John

    In 1960 Malcolm Gregory drowned in the Parramatta River. There were three possible and plausible motives for his death. ‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’ – Oscar Wilde

  • Maly Cousteau (My Little Cousteau)

    This short animated film about a little boy who longs for deep-sea adventures in a snow-covered city is a homage to Jacques Cousteau. 

  • Man

    A worn-out aging shearer who once rained king of the high country gets on the gear to keep up his numbers. But when the drugs take over he must learn what it really means to be a man before he loses so much more than his country pride – MAN

  • MAN’S BEST FRIEND

    Man’s Best Friend a man forced to choose between his love for his wife and his love for his dog. His decision has hilarious consequences.

  • Manny Gets Censored

    Manny wakes up to find his life has been censored by the film classification board. Angry, bemused and now rated G, Manny tries to adjust to his confusing new life while to trying to fix his broken heart.

  • Markers

    In a small rural town, a young boy tries to create something special for his father.

  • Mars IV

    2053: Four astronauts, assisted by a robot, are stationed on Mars in an underground base for a two-year mission. As they make an unexpected discovery, they fall victim to violent hallucinations.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Martha the Monster

    In an upside-down world where humans live alongside monsters, Martha, a 20-something furry, is having a major crisis.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Martistley’s Story

    When people grow up in the favelas of Sao Paulo, life can be hopeless. Out of this rubbish pile of dashed hopes comes a young girl, Martistley, who has dreams of something better for her people.

  • Me And My Moulton

    In this witty animated short set in 1960’s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly out-of-touch parents for a bicycle, but the unconventional ways of these modernist architects soon prove to be a source of quiet embarrassment and anxiety.

  • Measuring the Jump

    Returning to his hometown to claim his inheritance, a young man is caught between picking up where he left off, or cutting ties altogether.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Meat

    Behind the closed doors of an elite boarding school, Matthews and his friends are cruising through life ‚ but when a weekend joyride ends in disaster, he has to deal with the guilt that consumes him.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • MEDITATIONS ON A NAME

    Wattle hates her name – she’s suffered through it her whole life. A long hot day on the road sees Wattle and her hippy father Rajen have it out, once and for all.

  • MEDUSA FIRST DATE

    Things aren't looking too promising when Medusa goes out on a first date with mild mannered accountant Eric. Everyone's naturally a little nervous (what with having snakes for hair) and its only when Medusa is invited up for coffee that things take a turn for the better, that is until she introduces herself to his parrot…

  • Melon Grab

    Dysfunctional truth, rap and suspended youth – the final skate between two best friends.

  • Messiah

    In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness.
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  • Michelle’s Story

    Meryl Tankard’s intimate portrait of dancer Michelle Ryan. An uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

  • Midnight Man

    A mysterious tale of unrequited love & longing.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Miles

    Three lifelong friends involved in a love triangle embark on a road trip that will change their lives forever.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Miles of Sand

    A single mother in rural India has to pay a heavy price to repay her debts.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Milkmaid

    A tale of a Milkmaid who becomes a medium for the forces of nature, forging a connection with the forest, she seeks out revenge for a crime committed against it. “The axe forgets; the tree remembers”.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Mindenki (Sing)

    Zsófi is admitted to a famous choir but soon learns of the cruel ways of her choir director. It will take Zsófi and a new friend to teach their teacher a lesson.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • Miniyamba

    Like thousands of people around the world who everyday leave their homeland, Abdu, a young Malian, has decided to reach Europe. A trip to the Niger River to the barbed wire of the Ceuta, where dreams are confronted with the harsh reality, the distant lights of the West…

  • Miro – an Australian WWII First

    When Miro returns home at the end of WWII, he finds his land taken, his daughter stolen, his people relocated and his service record treated with contempt.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Mirror Image

    Jewish Israeli grandparents are challenged by their grandchild to compose an agreed-upon version of the untold story of a large crystal mirror, taken from the Palestinian village of Zarnuqa during the Nakba – the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians by the new Israeli state in the 1948 war.

  • Misconceptions

    A reclusive man with psychological issues has a hidden passion that he is reluctant to share. If you look at something in a particular way, it will appear in a particular way to you, but if you change the way you look at it, what you are looking at will also change.

  • MOCKINGBIRD

    When Emily is dragged to the country so her mother can pursue a new relationship, she seeks refuge in a neighbouring farm-boy. At first this is a ploy to regain her mothers attention, but Emily begins to fall for him & urges him to escape his violent brother.

  • Monday

    A robot chases his work to the end of the earth in an attempt to hand it in on time.

  • Mondo Taurobolium / Devendra Banhart

  • Monkey Business

    When Frank, a loyal zoo car park attendant of 23 years learns that he’s going to be replaced by baboons, his life is changed forever.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Monster

    A mother battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the closet, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

  • MONSTER

    A mother battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the closet, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

  • More Than Two Hours

    It’s 3am, a boy and a girl are wandering in the city.they are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it is much harder than they thought.

  • MORNING STAR

    Ida Edminson finds her faith restored when a mysterious stranger, with the wings of an angel, wanders into her world. With his presence comes hope for change and resurgence, which Ida so desperately desires. Though desperation can sometimes make us blind.

  • Morningbird And Murmelton On Winter Holiday

    Mathilde wants to go on winter holiday right away. Morningbird and Murmelton are tiny enough to go on winter holiday in the freezer. It becomes quite the adventure.

  • Mother

    A mother enlists her 13 year-old daughter to help murder her abusive husband. Based on a true story.
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  • MOTHER OF AN ATTITUDE

    Fouteen-year-old, Steven, has the build of a man, the heart of a child and a mother of an attitude. Rejected by his father, he finds himself in constant conflict with the local small town bullies and his pint-sized, warrior mother over a pair of coveted running shoes.

  • MOTHER TONGUE

    A man receives an audio cassette from his family overseas. Their voices measure the real and imaginary distance between them.

  • Mother, Child

    Having suffered a recent stroke, a mother and her adult son are reacquainted and forced to live together.
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  • Mr Hublot

    Mr Hublot lives in a world where characters made partially of mechanical parts, driving huge vehicles, rub shoulders with each other. A world where the giant scale of machines and the relentless use of salvaged materials, reigns supreme. A withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, Mr Hublot is scared of change and the outside world. His solution, he doesn’t step foot outside his apartment! The arrival of the dog Robot Pet will turn his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion…

  • Mr Hublot

    Mr Hublot lives in a world where characters made partially of mechanical parts, driving huge vehicles, rub shoulders with each other. A world where the giant scale of machines and the relentless use of salvaged materials reign supreme. A withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, Mr Hublot is scared of change and the outside world. His solution: he doesn’t step foot outside his apartment! The arrival of the dog Robot Pet will turn his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion…

  • Mr Invisible

    An old man seems invisible to the world around him, until a journey to London proves his invisibility is actually his greatest strength.

  • Mr. Madila

    Mr. Madila documents a series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the universe, and the nature of reality itself.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • MR. WASINSKI’S SONG

    After 60 years of silence a Polish immigrant's hearing is suddenly restored. The deafness that has kept away the fears of the past can protect him no longer.

  • Mrs McCutcheon

    Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth.

  • Mushroom Monster

    If you were a little hairy Mushroom Monster, how far would you go to get your paws on the biggest mushroom ever?

  • Mutants

    In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball in the face of Keven Guénette. And it strikes.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • MUTT

    All work and no play leads to imminent disaster for a disgruntled farmer, his cow and a hardworking dog.

  • My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling

    Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present, something that’s sure to knock her off her feet. But, when things take a sharply peculiar turn, Connor begins to wonder whether he would have been better off just getting a gift voucher.
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  • My Future

    My Future is a poetic documentary that explores the anxieties surrounding the future that lies ahead for young people in today’s society and the ambiguity of leaving the school system and entering the real world.

  • My House Without Me

    Two women, one house. An intimate story about a Pole and a German placed by war on enemy sides and their parallel lives accidentally brought together.

  • My Life I Don’t Want

    A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by the true stories in Myanmar.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • My Little Sumo

    Little Australian girl Daisy with the help of her super smart cat Charlie and beloved granny, sets out to become a sumo champ.

  • My Mother’s Letter

    When Emma receives a letter from ‘Frances’, the heartfelt revelations within are too adult for her to properly understand. Especially when Teddy needs medical attention.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • My Only Enemy Is Time

    An aging grandfather loses his vision. An octogenarian, he comes to terms with his mortality and impending blindness.

  • My Parents!

    Britannia Butwell believes her parents are embarrassing, have their heads in the clouds and wishes for an exchange. That is, until she meets Sandra Sandman. Could Sandra change Britannia’s mind?

  • Nan and a Whole Lot of Trouble

    Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • NANA

    Nana’s granddaughter thinks Nana’s pretty special. She loves her Nana because she helps the old people, she’s a good painter and other people love her too. Nana’s got everyone under control.

  • Nathan Loves Ricky Martin

    Pauline is the full-time mother and carer for her mentally and developmentally disabled adult son Nathan. After years of isolation and anhedonia Pauline orchestrates a ruse to form a meaningful connection with the man next door.

  • Nehány Szó (Just a Few Words)

    “… it might not have been a question of right and wrong. Which is to say that wrong choices can produce right results, and vice versa.” –Murakami Haruki
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Nelly

    A car drives through the snow. Behind the wheel is Nelly. She is thirteen years old. Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Nerds In Love

    Emilio works graveyard shift as a cleaner with his mate Fergus in a suburban shopping centre but he yearns for something more in life until one day he sees the girl of his dreams working in the local supermarket. She’s cute she’s funny she’s everything he could ever want in a girl…minus the princess Leia costume. A quirky origin story of boy meets girl and the stupid things we do for love.

  • Newborns

    Newborns attempts to provide a lens to the survivors of acid violence, to look forward and gaze back. They take us through the ennui of their domestic and public spaces in a nameless dystopian city, its factories, houses and motels, and its promises, never honoured.

  • Ngarritj

    Ngarritj is a little white corella with a big attitude who flies freely around the Yolngu community of Galiwin’ku visiting everyone and speaking the local language.

  • Ngurrumbang

    A colonial girl’s loyalty to her protective father is put to the test when she finds a gravely injured Aboriginal man by the river.

  • NIA’S MELANCHOLY

    A young Yalanji girl tragically loses her sister. This is the tale of her descent into melancholy and her journey of redemption.

  • Nkosi Coiffure

    A fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, sees Eva escape into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…

  • No Budget

    Hugo Weaving and David Wenham try to muscle in as two cineastes debate the best way to take on the world of low budget film making.

  • NO MAIL

    Small minds in a small town attempt to ostracize the local Muslim postman and their actions divide the town. When the postman’s co-workers rally behind him the residents are forced to face the same exclusion they imposed on him.

  • Nocturne in Black

    In a war-ravaged Middle Eastern neighbourhood, a musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by Jihadists.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • Noddy

    The Prime Minister’s personal Noddy becomes so good at blending into the background he finds himself disappearing from everyday life.

  • Not Anymore: A Story Of Revolution

    The story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander Mowya and a 24 year old female journalist Nour in Aleppo Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom told through the emotional words of to powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.

  • NOT EVEN A MOUSE

    Carol and Kev turn a forgiving eye on their son Gary's directionless life. The one good thing he's given them is their 15 year-old granddaughter Ellie. Thank God for Ellie, and for Brad their favoured son who's coming home for Christmas after three years in America. They'll all be together again. Well, all except one – but they don't like to talk about Ellie's mum Jasmine. However when Jasmine unexpectedly arrives things change. Forever.

  • NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

    The techniques of yesteryear for training dumb animals are still in use today…just not on animals.

  • Nowhere Line – Voices from Manus Island

    A short animated documentary narrated by two men, currently detained in the Manus Island Offshore Processing centre.

  • Nulla Nulla

    Fresh out of the academy, White Cop experiences his first taste of Aboriginal community life, as Black Cop puts him to the test.

  • NUMURKAH

    While attempting to destroy their car and cash in on the insurance money, Jim and Steve find themselves in a whole lot more trouble than they bargained for.

  • Oasis

    It is the summer of ’93 and awkward teenager Dale has been dragged along by his parents to a caravan park. One night as he finishes up in the shower block Dale’s secret crush, the hot older backpacker Jake arrives and strips off for a shower. Remembering the disposable camera in his bum bag and driven by his secret desire, Dale makes the dubious decision to try and take an opportunistic snap.

  • Obsession / The Cairos

  • Oddlands

    ODDLANDS is a story about two unlikely heroes who manage to find a little hope in the strangest of places. The question is; what will they do when they find it?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Off Course

    Two friends Chaz and Henry come across Ben an injured university student who has just been mugged. Chaz and Henry begin to interrogate Ben towards a life changing conversation, which pushes him to reconsider the big decisions in his life.

  • Oh Be Joyful

    Rita is about to kick the bucket, but before she does she’s got one final job to do: drag her granddaughter out of the closet.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Oh Lucy

    Setsuko, a 55-year-old single ‘office lady’ in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Old Mate

    Desperate to impress the boys he idolizes fifteen year old Casey agrees to steal a hunting rifle from a crippled old man’s cabin in the hills. But when the job goes horribly wrong Casey must face up to the consequences of his reckless and misguided undertaking.

  • Older Times Different Ways

    A year four class looks at the traditional lifestyle of Australia’s First People.

  • Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary

    A glimpse into the iconic Olympic Doughnuts, which has captured the heart of Footscray train station since 1979
    NSW PREMIERE

  • On Hold

    A short film-musical about the choice between following your dreams, and making next week’s rent.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • On The Bright Side

    The Grizzleguts, with their glass-half-empty attitude, see the world around them as grey and silent. When they get a visit from Mr Arthur Glass-half-full, they learn to see the world’s colours and hear its music.

  • On Track: Scott Reardon

    On Track is a compelling documentary exploring the career of Australian paralympian Scott Reardon.

  • One Fine Day

    Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • One Night In Hell

    A ground-breaking stereoscopic animation short that tells the story of a skeleton’s
    journey into Hell and the chaos he finds there.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • One Shot

    One Shot is about Muhumuza whose family travelled from Uganda to Australia as refugees. It tells the story of how this humble young man became the 10 Years National Shot-Put Champion with the support of his local community.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • ONO

    Through the course of a night, Oscar and Olivia realise that validation and love in your 30’s aren’t as simple as leaning on the nearest available option.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Önskedrömmar (Make A Wish)

    Anita and Gunnar live a slow and steady retired life.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Oracle

    A young girl enters a world of pagan magic tales where she must master her own volition to find her way home.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Orbit Ever After

    Life in space isn’t easy. And living in orbit indefinitely with only your close family for company is even worse. A science fiction romance where two star – crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice all they have in order to spend one perfect moment together.

  • OS Love

    A young woman dives into the absurd realm of screensavers and desktop backgrounds until merging with the uncanny operating system named “OS Love”.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Oscar Wilde’s the Nightingale and the Rose

    A Nightingale embarks on a perilous quest to find a single red rose for her beloved so that he may win the heart of the Professor’s Daughter. But such a gift comes at a chilling price. Based on the classic fairytale by Oscar Wilde.

  • Oslo’s Rose

    Nader is too busy fulfilling his own expectations in life and it holds him back. He has been head over heels in love with Janne for two years and it affects both his creativity and work. But now, suddenly he sees a possibility to move on. Nader dives into the assignment with his heart first.

  • OTHER PEOPLE

    A film about people who don't see. A story about a girl who doesn't speak. A woman who doesn't listen. A boy who knows how to make money and the man that will change their lives forever.

  • Otto

    A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband.

  • Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon

    The feeding habits of the common cameleon as never seen before.

  • Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon

    The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

  • Ouroboros

    Australia, 2028. A weary but determined man obtains an illegal time-travel device and travels back in time, attempting to stop the hit-and-run accident that paralysed his wife 15 years ago.

  • Out of the Village

    If it takes a village to raise a child, what happens when the village is gone?

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Outbreak Generation

    In the midst of a global epidemic, Annie finds herself the sole carer of her eight-year-old nephew, but he has questions only a mother can answer.

  • Over

    What has happened in this quiet, suburban neighborhood? Has there been a murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound and deeply unexpected, and unfolds in reverse in this quiet mystery that rewards the patient viewer.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Overtime

    Smothered in extra work on a Friday Ralph urgently needs to get home – before the full moon rises. Scrambling to keep his secret, his job and his colleagues out of danger, our hero finds himself in a series of hairy predicaments.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • PA

    Pa loved his chooks but chopped off their heads. He caught snakes for a living, fancies canaries, but poisoned humans. He blew up football grounds and entered flower competitions.

  • Pale Blue Eyes

    A lonely roadside diner. The patrons seated within lazily go about their business, oblivious to the startling events that are about to take place. A mysterious figure slowly approaches. But nothing here is what it seems.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Palindromes

    Otto lives every day roughly the same. That is until he meets Anna, the new barrista at his local coffee shop who sends his perfectly balanced world spiralling out of control.

  • Pandy (Pandas)

    After millions of generations they have a good chance of becoming another extinct species. But one day an all too active primate called the human being found them and they became a pond in man’s game.

  • Paniek! (Panic!)

    In the car on her day off, Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? Did she leave the water running? And lock the window? In her mind her imaginary mistakes grow to absurd proportions.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Pants on Fire

    A documentary exploring the sociology and psychology of lying, as well as the tips and tricks to spotting a liar in the act.

  • PAPER CITY ARCHITECTS

    In a sea of people rushing within the confines of an industrial age, one man feels sometimes a little out of place, but it's not until dealing with the architects of this fabricated world that he feels really hopeless.

  • Paper Dreams

    In order to redeem himself from a deeply humiliating event, George must do the unthinkable – get really good at throwing paper balls into a bin.

  • Parallel

    A boy on his way to school finds a parallel version of his day.

  • PARIS LAKES

    The new suburb of Paris Lakes has all the conveniences desired for modern living. It’s an oasis in the endless sprawl between city and country. Put your roots down there & you’ll stay forever.

  • Paris Syndrome

    Two Australians spend a day in Paris together, discussing life, politics and the universe. You couldn’t do that in Australia – people would just think you’re a wanker.

  • Partouze

    To make their lives more exciting, Brigitte and Christine organize a very special party for their husbands…But, is it what they really need?

  • Passengers

    Passengers is a short drama about a divorced father’s strained relationship with his six-year-old son. Frustrated by their lack of connection, Patrick resorts to desperate measures to spend more time with Sam.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Patio

    At the yard they play football dance “Caopeira” and talk about freedom.

  • Patriot

    Hannah’s life changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Patty Lovesick

    His mind’s telling him yes, but his body is telling him no. A film about a guy who is allergic to his girlfriend.

  • Paupiere Mauve (Iris)

    Emanuelle is training on her stationary bike but she can’t get her mind off the image of Laura.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Pedal

    Led by Cannon (Simon Lyndon), a motley band of drug and alcohol patients await discharge from rehab. When Miles (Matt Callan), the youngest, hatches an elaborate plan to ride a bicycle home to Perth, the others decide to help, enlisting the irascible Cannon. In the aftermath of Miles’ quest, Cannon is forced face his own demons.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Pépé le Morse (Grandpa Walrus)

    On the windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he’s dead.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Perception

    Perception is the story of Crysal – mother, daughter, lover, stripper, survivor. Confronting death, Crystal grasps at life and finally faces herself without deception.

  • Perched

    A crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visitor rocks his world.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Perfect Pair

    On a city park bench, a lonely office worker is drawn into the world of a mysterious illustrator.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Permission To Love / Hayden James

  • Perry

    New parents Ben and Saskia decide to let loose for one night, but when their dealer outstays his welcome things begin to unravel fast. A dark comedy about real-estate, drugs and parenting.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Phenomenality

    This is the story of a man who drowned… and came back from the dead to sleep with the world’s most iconic supermodel, Twiggy.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Piano

    Marta hauls a piano home from a shop that sells used musical instruments. She almost succeeds.

  • Piknik (Picnic)

    Sarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15), accompanied by a Social Workr, is on his way to meet his father Safet for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late…

  • Pile (Little Bird)

    PILÈ (‘Little Bird’) is a short drama that captures a moment in a boy’s life where his masculinity and morality are in opposition, and the life or death of a lizard is in his hands.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Pillars

    When a tragic incident occurs at the local jumping rocks in a small coastal town, Kieran, a naive 22-year-old supermarket worker questions what future he has in the community and what it means to leave it all behind.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?)

    A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids, and about a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself.

  • PLAINS EMPTY

    Sam has recently moved to an isolated mining town with her man. While he works in a far-off mining site, Sam is forced to spend more time alone while the history of the shack she calls home begins to come alive.

  • Plantasia

    Would learning that plants possess consciousness, sentience, and memory change the way we interact with the world around us?
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • PLASTIC

    Whilst Anna is preparing for a first date with Henry, a man she has secretly loved for years, Anna finds a pimple! Argh! Why today?! Thus begins Anna’s downward spiral of self criticism. If only she could just change a few things- but how far is too far?

  • Pocket Money

    Pocket Money is about two schoolboys, Charlie and Izzy, who wander home from school when a shooting occurs in the street and they are confronted with the gunman.

  • Poles Apart

    In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.

  • Pony Place

    Grandmother Koba has to take care of her grandchild Emma’s digital horse farm.

  • Pop Rox

    Jesse, an Iranian-American teenage girl, finally decides to tell her best friend, Roxanne, that she’s in love with her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Post Apocalyptic Arcadia

    The animation follows a lone wolf trying to find a new and safe home, free of human threats.

  • Pre-Drink

    Alexe is a young trans woman, and CARL a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes ALEXE, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • PRIMARY

    Desert, art , Australia. Is art a primary thing?

  • PROFESSOR PEBBLES

    Tired of being taunted as a goody two-shoes, Professor Pebbles ascends to the earth’s surface, determined to unleash some serious wrong-doing on those annoyingly innocent humans, now nobody will ever laugh at him again.

  • Prologue

    A writer struggles to pin down his narrative and so his fledgling characters struggle to cross the threshold between imagination and the solid world of the story.

  • Pupils

    A troubled boy goes to school, surrounded by the blinded, and must decide whether to be a victim or a hero.

  • PUSH BIKE

    Michelle swims lap after lap after lap at the local pool, trying to escape the humdrum of her domestic life and passionless marriage. When her clothes are stolen from the change room she must brave a nude ride on her old push bike where something even more thrilling and illicit awaits her in the dark.

  • Rabbit

    Abandoned by his parents and harboring a grim family secret a damaged young teen is faced with a difficult choice when he brings his foreign girlfriend into the family home.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • RALPH

    For ten year old Madeline, it takes more than just dreaming to survive, it takes a friend.

  • Rangers Of The Reef

    A group of dedicated local rangers in Indonesia work to protect the world’s most diverse marine ecosystem from the threats of illegal and destructive fishing.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • RAY

    A little kid stranded growing up in a country town he hates. The locals reckon it's paradise, but as far as he can see, the only interesting stuff happens to the local loser – Ray.

  • Ray’s Big Idea

    Meet Ray, a prehistoric fish with a plan to improve his life
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • RECALL

    A product has a potentially fatal flaw and must be recalled. Neither vehicle malfunction nor a geriatric donkey can stop the store manager from getting to his customer on time!

  • Recently In My Apartment

    One early. One late. One too many. And a girl in trouble.

  • Record

    A father in mourning struggles to connect with his blind daughter. Amidst her collection of memories he soon learns that the colours of grielf and understanding are more vivid when glimpsed through the eyes of the blind.

  • RED

    Female power and complexity collides with the innocence of the child, and primal nature of the spider in a surrealist celebration of sex, birth, death and cannibalism.

  • Red Ink

    Fearing the wrath of Stalin if he fails, a man tries to purchase a packet of SAOs for the dictator at his local supermarket but other shopper’s frustrations set in motion an unexpected disaster.

  • Red Rover

    Two teenagers from a remote religious community travel to town in search of shelter, after being told by their Evangelical parents that an asteroid will soon destroy the earth.

  • Reflection To Find Perfection

    Cool kids rule! Trevor and Emily want to be part of that scene. They ditch their old friends and change their appearance and attitude to fit in with the ‘Cool kids.’ Things didn’t quite turn out as they expected!
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Reg Makes Contact

    On the eve of being admitted to a nursing home, a space-obsessed elderly man unearths a mysterious object from the sky.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • REMAKE

    A quick smash and grab. A haul too big to carry. The full Star Wars box set (including those prequels that nobody really liked). What goes in the sack?

  • Remembering Agatha

    The hardest thing about being magical is pretending to be ordinary.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Reset

    Sophie lives alone with her mother on a desolate farm in the middle of nowhere. A place that hides a secret far worse than she could have imagined.

  • Retard

    Focusing on ability rather than disability, the documentary tells a personal story of a family and community that care for a teenage boy with cerebral palsy.

  • Revere

    Revere investigates the idea that before we die, our lives might be comprehended in a series of moments. These moments are captured throughout the eyes of Tom, capturing his most banal and precious memories from childhood friends to his son’s wedding day.

  • Rewarding Recycling

    Australians Who Are Trying To Keep Our Environment Clean
    I found out that there are lots of kindhearted people who spend a lot of time and effort to keep our environment clean.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Rewind

    A young man signs up for a trial drug test, a drug that allows you to go back in time.

  • Rhino Full Throttle

    Bruno roams the streets of Berlin with his head full of questions, gazing behind the many facades and surfaces. He is seeking the soul of the city, that certain something that others might never notice. He unexpectedly meets an ally who immediately understands his way of thinking. Bruno falls in love. Everything would be fine if only his newly found soul mate did not have to move on so soon. Bruno does not have much time to express his feelings.

  • Rhododendron

    In the early hours of the morning a middle-aged man works himself into a violent rage and confronts his noisy neighbours.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • RICHARD

    Meet Richard, an ordinary man striving to keep his head up in the face of adversity.

  • Ricochet

    On an isolated country farm Peter has spent years protecting his only daughter Ginny from the painful truth of their past. But when his estranged brother unexpectedly arrives the day that follows will unearth a secret long kept hidden with tragic results.

  • Ringbalin Breaking The Drought

    In 2010 Australia was facing the worst drought in recorded history. At the end of the river in the Coorong Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy grew tired of watching his ancestral home die and so united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. By the time they had finished the drought had broken and what followed was the wettest wet season in living memory with floods throughout the basin.

  • Rise Of A Star

    Emma is about to be the new Ballerina. But something upsets her. A secret. A secret liable to undermine what she has spent a whole life on.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Roadkill

    The story of a young girl hitchhiking on an isolated road who gets picked up by a suspicious looking driver – will she end up as Roadkill on a country road?

  • Rocketman

    Inspired by his favourite television series, a young boy sets about building a Rocket to save his mum from his father.

  • Ross And Beth

    The story of a humble farming couple, a sudden upheaval and an unlikely saviour.
    NSW Premiere

  • ROUNDABOUT

    One morning an ordinary man heads for work and never makes it. A sudden event triggers a fragility not yet revealed and he collapses & spirals out of control. Endlessly circling, he is lost to the world and to himself.

  • Ruhe. Zumdonnerwetternocheinmal! (Silence! For Pete’s Sake!)

    Mr. Bumble is tired and would like to take a midday nap. It comes to nothing, his friends keep on and on. So he retires to a lonely and quiet place.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Sali (Tuesday)

    An ordinary school day for a teenage girl in Istanbul and her encounters with three different men as she goes to school, plays basketball and takes a bus on the way home.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Sarauj, Just! (Just go!)

    Inspired by the incredible true story about a young man JUST (24), who lost both of his legs in a childhood accident and who is in love with the girl next door – IEVA (23).

  • Satan Has a Bushy Tail

    Satan Has a Bushy Tail is a wickedly fun, charming buddy comedy about grandparents, bereavement & a demonic squirrel.

  • SATURN’S RETURN

    Barney & Dimi have all the time in the world, but to find what they want, they must first find their fathers – before time runs out.

  • Sausage

    Topical issues of food ethics are played out in the simple but compelling tale of two artisan stall holders. Their idyllic market square is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor set to steal all their customers. What new methods must these traditional providores invent to battle for their livelihoods? The turf war brings these two kindred spirits together providing the inspiration for a truly original idea.

  • SCARY THERAPY

    Scary Therapy is a short animation about monsters visiting a life-coach. During the film we meet a vampire with first date nerves a zombie battling an addiction and a sexually confused swamp monster.

  • Scheideweg (Teenage Threesome)

    One Boy, One Girl and her Stepbrother. A date goes wrong.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • School But With A Ghoul

    A dark, surrealistic, non-linear animation with a humorous undertone.

  • School Friends

    Jed, Kevin and Craig are the reject kids at school. They sit next to each other in class and spend lunchtime together in a quiet corner of the playground next to the rubbish bin.

  • SCOFF

    A sexy short film to whet your appetite. A young station cook with a penchant for sweet things quells one appetite by discovering another.

  • Scratch

    As life threatening allergies throw his family into crisis, 13 year-old Henry must make a heart-wrenching decision. Starring Claudia Karvan.

  • SEARCH

    A 15 year old stalks a man old enough to be her father.

  • Second Best

    ‘Second Best’ is a dark comedy about the power of identical twin sisters and the invisible, unbreakable bond that binds them, no matter what might try and break them.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Second to None

    Frederick has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be in first place.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Selling Rosario

    A family of migrant workers send their 12-year-old daughter and her outlaw cousin into the night on the promise of a stranger.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Sengatan

    An Australian traveller is faced with a perilous choice on the island of Bali. Is he playing or getting played?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Sequence

    What if you wake up one day and realise the entire world has dreamed about you?

  • Setting Them Straight

    Joshua has arrived at his parent’s house with some delicate news. It’s not as if they weren’t loving and accepting parents, it’s just that they’ve been a little too understanding of Joshua’s homosexuality, and now they might actually like him better because of it. The problem: Joshua isn’t actually gay.

  • SEX WITH THE EX

    Vincent and Alessandra have fallen out of love. Vincent wants Alessandra out of his life, but Alessandra wants a child. With time running out, Alessandra will not leave until she gets what she wants, at any cost.

  • Sexy Laundry

    Sexy Laundry, an erotic comedy made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the private lives of Alice and Henry, a couple in their fifties numbed by routine.

  • SHADOWPLAY

    In a world of claustophobic interiors, lonelimess causes us to imagine other realities. It is the collusion of our imagined and natural worlds that leads us to the surface of things.

  • Shadows – Saving The Rainforest

    An animated fantasy tale keeping our forests alive.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Shan and Kate

    Shan and Kate are the youth of Australia circa 1996, the MTV generation. Shan and Kate is the common but often misrepresented tale of two young girls and their life affirming friendship. Growing up is hard. You need your best mate.

  • Shanghai Love Market

    Every weekend in a Shanghai Park, an overly-ambitious mother puts up a poster advertising her unwed son to potential brides. But, when true love is at stake, sometimes even the best-laid plans have a quirky way of coming undone.

  • SHARPEYE

    When 11 year old Whalen spies a Special Forces dinghy off the jetty, the whole town gets in on the action to outdo the professionals at their own game. Set in the Torres Strait Island communities of Bamaga and Seisia, Sharpeye tells the story of the Charlie Company.

  • She Sells

    An epic sales negotiation between a cutthroat business executive and a surly little girl.

  • She Was She

    Armed with oranges and good intentions, Emily thinks she has all she needs to save her estranged sister, Mina, from a terminal illness. But to be ‘saved’ is the last thing Mina wants.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Shelter

    When a lonely man stumbles across a young woman in search of sanctuary they must come together and seek a way out – in a world where salvation comes at a high price. Starring award-winning Australian actor Geoff Morrell.

  • SHH……

    Ever feel like somebody's tampering with your deepest convictions?

  • Shipwreck

    On three October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience.

  • Shok

    Based on true events, ‘Shok’ is set during the escalation of the Kosovo War when the country was occupied by Serbia.

  • Showtime

    When two street magicians turn up to perform at the same park, they must use their magical abilities to win over the audience.

  • Silent Nights

    While volunteering at a shelter in Copenhagen, Inger falls in love with illegal immigrant Kwame. Inger and Kwame are happy for a while, until Kwame’s phone reveals a hidden secret about his life.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Simgyeong (Mirror In Mind)

    A woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Sina and the Eel

    Sina and the Eel is a paper cut animated film which explains the origins of the first coconut tree in Samoan mythology.

  • Skin

    A frustrated fifteen-year-old girl, Selma, embarks on a camping trip with her father, Dave, and his provocative new girlfriend, Carol. Struggling to accept her dad’s new girlfriend, Selma runs away to a waterhole where she meets local boy, Luke, who challenges her to face her own burgeoning womanhood.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Sleepless

    The music video exposes the transitional stage between dreams and reality, disorientating the protagonist in a way that renders him unable to comprehend what is real anymore.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • SLIM PICKING’S

    On a hungry planet a friendship is tested.

  • Slingshot

    Frankie is a 10 year-old kid on summer vacation at a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10 year-old girl, shows a romantic interest, Frankie’s holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. Slingshot is an amusing analogy on modern love told through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

  • Slomo

    Depressed and frustrated with his life Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

  • SMALL CHANGE

    A man struggles without his wife, a little girl loses her tooth and a boy reacts the only way he knows how…small change can make all the difference.

  • Smashed

    Fuelled by jealousy, Dean, Ray and Paul kidnap golden boy Christian so Dean can gain the attention of Christian’s girlfriend Jess. The prank soon swerves out of control trapping the youths in a recurring nightmare.

  • Smear

    Chloe thinks she’s just going in for a routine pap-smear. Things do not go as planned.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • SNIFFER

    An Adventurous Young Boy Thomas, doesnt want to stay with his mean old cat loving Aunt Magda, whilst his parents are exploring the Amazon. After his beloved bloodhound Sniffer, goes missing and when Thomas discovers the truth, he must take matters into his own hands.

  • Snow

    11-year-old Sam leaves an injured girl in barren snowy farmland. The weight of his departure presses upon him and he sets back out to find her before it’s too late.

  • Snowblind

    Set in small town Australia in the late 1970s, 16-year-old Jack has dreams of emulating his idol, Ace Frehley, and winning the affection of his teenage neighbour, Paige. Over the course of a weekend Jack negotiates love, his family and the slippery slope of adolescence.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • SOAR

    Soar is a wry comedy about everyone’s worst travel nightmare – being stuck next to an obnoxious dork on a plane where there are no spare seats. Simon, a professional actor, is on his way to Melbourne for an audition and finds himself sitting next to Jack, who seems to be the world’s most irritating amateur.

  • Sog

    After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying-out they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don’t feel happy about the unintended gathering.

  • Sol Bunker

    Sol Bunker is a successful yet eccentric sound designer who searches for the elusive ‘frequency of life’ to help save his dying wife. Whilst Sol progressively falls deeper into obsession, it is up to his son Addie Bunker to take on the role of parent and to help Sol understand reality.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Somersault Pike

    A competitive diver faces her fears while taking on new heights.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Source: Our Co-operative

    Source is a cooperative business run by volunteers creating a sustainable system of food production.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Speechless

    A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange an incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Spice Sisters

    Rohini, a former Bollywood actress, is bored and restless with her life. When a popular reality cooking competition issues a call for entries, Rohini decides it’s now or never to make a change. (screening out of competition)

  • Spider

    It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

  • SPIDERS

    Just like humans often do, the male spider places a great importance on sexuat gratificaton than personal safety.

  • Spill

    Plugga the school bully has crushed Maxy’s dream of having the largest marble collection. Everyone loses their marbles sometimes, what matters is how you get them back!

  • Split Me

    When 17 year old aspiring bowler Joey discovers she can’t join the local women’s troupe, will the friendship of oddball and lactose intolerant Scooter be enough to brave this dip-shit town?
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • SPOONMAN

    Exploiting the niche market for a post-coital tenderness Jerry cozies up close to women when their husbands can’t or won’t. Now if only he could understand the irony of his own situation.

  • Spring Jam

    A young stag knows he needs to improvise if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • St Bernie

    When fourteen-year old Bernie is caught attempting to pleasure herself whilst holding her meticulously compiled “sex bible”, she must convince her religious mother Frances that she is not a depraved sex addict, but just a teenage girl exploring her sexuality.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Stationery

    Penny dreams about the old days. Bernard dreams about Penny. When Penny falls foul of the cruel new boss, it’s Bernard’s chance to step up and save her. But will his old-school ingenuity and her drawer full of stationery be enough to save the day?
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Stems

    A rapturous eulogy to the short life span of stop-motion animation puppets.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Stranger Danger

    Beware the stranger.

  • Stuffed

    Taxidermist Peter Murphy loves his mother, so when she dies he can’t bear to live without her and does all that he can to keep her with him.

  • Stuffed (on tour – replaces Breath in NSW venues from April)

    Taxidermist Peter Murphy loves his mother, so when she dies he can’t bear to live without her and does all that he can to keep her with him.

  • STUMP

    A feisty couple lose their heads in an attempt to sever their relationship and satisfy a strong appetite for revenge.

  • Stutterer

    A man with a cruel speech impediment must face his ultimate fear.

  • Stye

    BJ is a twelve year-old boy desperate to win the attention of his father. Tacco is the father desperate to win the admiration of his son. Together, their attempts over the course of a weekend visitation will send them further into a world of crime that will ultimately bring devastating consequences.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Submerged

    Awakening from an unnervingly visceral dream, Claire climbs out of bed in an attempt to shake the suffocating sensation. But when her apartment hallway leads her directly onto a beach, the line between dream and reality blurs. Her concerned husband tries to focus her attention, but her mind keeps traveling back to the beach. To the girl she sees marching out into the ocean in her sparkly dress. Is this Claire’s subconscious misleading her, or something more?

  • Subotika – Land Of Wonders

    Subotika, a little-known island on the other side of the globe. An enchanting country with extraordinary sights, grand visions and a couple of minor problems. Book right now! Subotika, the holiday destination that lives up to its promises.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Summer Camp Island

    Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog just got dropped off at Summer Camp. Once all the parents leave the island, all of the strangeness lurking beneath the surface starts to come out.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Summer Vacation

    Sea, sun, island, a family on vacation and all Yuval wants is to get the heck out of there.

  • Super Nice

    In the very nice town of Berrifield, only one person can be the nicest.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Super Nice

    In the very nice town of Berrifield, only one person can be the nicest.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Super Sounds

    In a quiet coastal town, a young, disabled boy with superhero aspirations meets a curious young girl. Afraid she’ll see him for who he is, the boy does his best to avoid her at all costs, escaping to the word of his imagination.

  • Supernaturally

    Actor Ryan Corr depicts the paralysing heartbreak of a great love lost. Words by Nick Cave.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Surface Tension

    The journey of a eleven-year old Aboriginal girl as she drifts through a backwater town on the mid-north coast, her future fate unknown.

  • Survival Of The Fittest

    Young girl discovers why genetics should not be altered.

  • Sweat

    A farmer in rural Australia faces obsolescence as he shuns increased mechanisation in favour of a closer relationship with the land.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • Sweet Maddie Stone

    15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Swiss Made

    A satirical portrait of Switzerland, which makes use of aesthetic codes inspired by touristic language.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Symphony 42

    The small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our
    surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions between humans
    and nature.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Tango Underpants

    Carolyn, a young Australian backpacker, travels to Buenos Aries where she discovers not only the wonders of the Tango but also the vital importance of the right underwear! Starring Emma Booth.

  • TASTE

    Danny offers Suz something sweet & a little spicy. Whether Suz is game for Danny's offer is all a matter of taste in this delicious gender-bending comedy drama.

  • Tattoo: The Life and Times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist

    Dave Payne has a passion – he is a Temporary Tattoo Artist. When he becomes aware of a temporary tattoo competition, he and his assistant Lenny practise their skills on some interesting clients before the big day. When that day comes, however, all does not go according to plan…

  • Tatuape Mahal Tower (Edificio Tatuape Mahal)

    Tatuape Mahal Tower is an animation short film about the life story of Javier Juarez Garcia, an Argentinean scale model figure who decided to live in Sao Paulo to work in the city’s many real state scale models.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Tau Seru

    In the vastness of the Himalayas, a young nomad’s curiosity lies beyond the horizon.

  • Teacher’s Pet

    An eagle enlists the help of a group of primary school students to return a lost baby echidna home. This film was a collaboration between Delkaia Aboriginal Best Start and thirteen Koorie students from Dimboola Primary School from Prep to Grade 6.

  • TEDDY

    Sarah can't work out why she can't keep a man, but when her new boyfriend is left alone in her apartment, he discovers that the problem isn't Sarah – it's her insanely jealous, devious, conniving and slightly homicidal… childhood teddy bear.

  • Témoins (Witnesses)

    Stéphane, a freelance war photographer, is covering the Syrian conflict. She follows the daily existence of a young couple: Farah, a schoolteacher, and Omar, a doctor.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • TGIF

    The story of Claire, a girl in love, lost amidst the uncertainties of modern communication.

  • Thanks a lot Duchamp

    Thanks A Lot Duchamp is an art lover’s lament about how art once
    required skills and vision but now any found object can be placed in a gallery and given the same respect and value.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Thanks For The Ride

    An apathetic hearse driver unwillingly embarks on a journey to the coast with a troubled stranger.

  • The 8 Inch Pinch

    A young police officer lands a cushy assignment to deliver an illegal ferret to a wildlife shelter unharmed but an incident whilst he is driving turns his mission into the most unexpected siege of his career.

  • The Amber Amulet

    The Masked Avenger can make things happen. Though at 10 he is considered young for a justice fighter he has already proved himself highly effective in the pursuit of peace.

    He has discovered powers that are locked inside gems and minerals and uses them to keep Franklin Street safe. But something is wrong in the house at the end of the street. There is a woman in trouble. When The Masked Avenger leaves a ‘happiness questionnaire’ in her letterbox a series of events are set in motion that no one could predict. This is the story of a superhero, a beagle, an amulet made of amber, and the potential that is locked inside all of us.

  • The Atom Station

    A film centred upon both the industrial and natural landscape of Iceland; interfusing the cultural, economic and ecological forces that shape the island. From vaporous hot springs and lava fields to the peculiar structures of geothermal power stations.

  • The Baby Whisperer

    Ten-year-old Ruby’s relationship with her beloved antique witch doll takes on a sinister dimension when she comes to believe she can be reunited with her dead mother.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Battle

    Kayah Guenther is a young artist struggling to find his place in the world. Born with trisomy 21, he narrates his story through dance. A highly stylised and darkly evocative portrait, set to an original score, ‘The Battle’ explores themes of identity, power, passion and despair.

  • The Big Game

    Felix and his dad love footy and tonight they might actually be going. As the Big Game approaches, however, Felix begins to realise that it’s hard being tough all the time.

  • The Bigger Picture

    Using seven-foot-tall characters in life-size sets, The Bigger Picture tells the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent. Innovative animated short.

  • THE BLOODY SWEET HIT

    Winter and a bitter cold wind tears at the ice blue surface of a barren public swimming pool somewhere in suburban Melbourne. Lifeguards Dylan and Jason endure yet another slow, boring day on duty and if not for the annoying presence of Lindsay, a solitary lap swimmer, they could return inside to their hot coffees and game of chess. Suddenly the tedium is broken by a scream.

  • The Boggabilla Bus

    Words have never come easy to eight-year-old Oscar, so saying goodbye to his best friend Ashley before her big move was always going to be tough. When Oscar realises he might have missed his final chance to say goodbye, he decides to do what any best friend would do, hijack the dusty old country school bus and go after her.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Boyfriend Game

    In the privacy of the Australian bush two best friends play “The Boyfriend Game” where they each invent their ideal imaginary males. Unfortunately, one of the girls seems to want the other girl’s fantasy more than her own.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • THE BRAVE, THE BOLD, THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMATED SHORTS

    For the first time in Australia, Flickerfest presents an outstanding showcase of the best of homegrown animation that has seen our animators win awards and much acclaim around the world. In addition to the outstanding live action shorts in International Programs; THE BOLD, THE BRAVE, THE BEST will tour the nation for Flickerfest 2008, rolling into Canberra at the end of the month screening at the Dendy Canberra Centre on 22nd and 23rd of March

    Curator Anthony Lucas (Academy Award® nominated animator), showcases the animations that have inspired his career. Highlights include award winning iconic television commercials, Louie the Fly, Life Be In It and Aeroplane Jelly alongside highly acclaimed shorts by famous Australian Animators including Sarah Watt, Adam Elliot, Wendy Chandler and Bruce Petty.

  • THE BRAVE, THE BOLD, THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMATED SHORTS

    For the first time in Australia, Flickerfest presents an outstanding showcase of the best of homegrown animation that has seen our animators win awards and much acclaim around the world. In addition to the outstanding live action shorts in International Programs; THE BOLD, THE BRAVE, THE BEST will tour the nation for Flickerfest 2008, rolling into Canberra at the end of the month screening at the Dendy Canberra Centre on 22nd and 23rd of March

    Curator Anthony Lucas (Academy Award® nominated animator), showcases the animations that have inspired his career. Highlights include award winning iconic television commercials, Louie the Fly, Life Be In It and Aeroplane Jelly alongside highly acclaimed shorts by famous Australian Animators including Sarah Watt, Adam Elliot, Wendy Chandler and Bruce Petty.

  • The Bushrangers

    Sheriff Cecil Spittoon is raging. Once again he has failed to nab Ned Smelly, the last of the famous Smelly clan, but he did get Ned’s sister, Kelly.

  • The Butcher’s Son

    The Butcher’s Son is a story of the aspirations of proud parents at odds with their son’s ambitions. The resulting conflict threatens to tear them apart. How do you tell your family that you are not who they want you to be? How does a young man fulfil his parents’ expectations but still stay truthful to himself?

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Cannonball Woman

    Madeleine the Human Cannonball and her husband are carnies. Their lives, like their show, seem to be perfectly under control.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • THE CARTOGRAPHER

    Polly has mapped the entire world. Almost. There is one last, lost city to go. But to know this place is to destroy it and this city's residents have other plans. Polly has to decide what's where, what's right and how to get out.

  • The Chicken

    Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed
    the family, she decides to save it.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Chop

    In this “kosher comedy,” a skilled and charming Jewish butcher must expand his horizons after he loses his job.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Christmas Log (La Buche De Noel)

    Christmas Eve approaches and Indian & Cowboy are eagerly awaiting their gifts. Excited by the preparations for the feast they argue and accidentally destroy the log that Horse had just put the finishing touches on. Will Cowboy & Indian be able to regain Horse’s favor?

  • The Chuck In

    24 Beers, 3 Boys and 1 Flawless Plan. Three sixteen year old boys concoct an elaborate plan to purchase a carton of liquid gold.

  • The Comedian

    Brett is a stand up comedian struggling to deal with his marriage, the absence of his daughter, and way, way too many beers. Starring Brett Nichols.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Crossing

    A stop-motion animation created using salt and sand grains. A sea captain risks the lives of his men when he decides to change course, taking his ship through a violent storm. In the aftermath, he finds that he is the sole survivor, and fights to survive both body and mind.

  • The Dam

    When two lifelong mates revisit the monolithic dam that defined their young lives, an admission from one of the men cracks open a reservoir of silence, loss and regret between two mature Australian men with hearts under siege; by feelings that were impounded long ago but cannot be contained any longer.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Dam Keeper

    Short animation The Dam Keeper tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.

  • The Date

    Tino’s (16) manhood is put to test in front of two women, Mirka, (25) and Lissu, (54), when he has to host a date for Diablo, family’s stud cat.

  • The Day They Met Clive

    A group of four friends discover something… or rather someone… that clay kind has not yet encountered before.

  • THE DEAL

    When Dan takes a prospective buyer Mike for a test drive in his prized Mustang, little does he suspect that there will be no turning back.

  • The Detectives of Noir Town

    In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Town’s top detective. Starring David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters), Zoe Carides

    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Disinherited

    Pere Ferrés is 53 years old and owns a small bus company. Lack of money forces him to drive clients who destroy his vehicle to bachelor parties, but he is not prepared to lose his dignity.

  • THE DJARN, DJARNS

    The DJARN DJARNS is the story of a friendship between four young boys, the responsibility they feel for their culture and the love a young boy has for his father.

  • The Driver

    A lonely train driver must confront his traumatic past on his first day back on the job.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Driver is Red

    The Driver is Red tells the captivating true story of Zvi Aharoni and the Israeli secret service team that brought down one of the most powerful Nazis on the run.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Duck

    A duck hopelessly in love with a rock that can never love him back must take action before his heart breaks.

  • The Eleven O’Clock

    The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets increasingly out of control.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The End

    A hallucinating man undergoes a confusing experience involving multiple unsettling flashbacks. He is unaware he may have murdered his estranged wife while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

  • The Era Of Change

    An optimistic journey through a succinct hit of inspiration and information that ignites a passion within viewers to join the global movement fighting for a more just, sustainable and ethical world.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out of Her Head

    One cold winters’ evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Fabric

    Katrina, a teenager whose family have taken refuge in the country town of Shepparton from war torn Sudan, is seeking a way out and a desire for the big city. A chance meeting with local teenage boy Charlie, who shows her the town in a new light.

  • The Fan

    Daniel leads a lonely, mundane life. After the death of his mother he discovers an unlikely new friend in the form of a pedestal fan that appears to come to life.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Fan (on tour – replaces Breath in WA venues from April)

    Daniel leads a lonely, mundane life. After the death of his mother he discovers an unlikely new friend in the form of a pedestal fan that appears to come to life.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • THE FARM

    A young girl named Olivia longs to know the people who came before her, prompting landscape imbued with mystery and treasure, urging her mother Lauren to confront her own beliefs when faced with living histories woven throughout the countryside.

  • The Fence

    It’s 1992 and Cambodian refugee Virak is living at the Villawood Refugee Hostel with his daughter waiting for his application for asylum to be processed. He is working and saving so that he can bring his wife over to Australia too. He’s just been promoted at work and he’s nearly got enough money but then they start to build a fence..

  • The Firebird

    As a child Omid is forced to flee his homeland due to political unrest and his father’s revolutionary poetry for freedom. To survive and endure the consequences of mandatory detention and deportation from Australia Omid trusts in the wisdom of the great poets and his father’s words to avoid internal surrender. From the depths of political exclusion an artist is born.

  • The French Revolution

    A noisy disturbance from some youths on the street erupts into Noni and Tamarís home, shattering their evening. The violence that ensues raises questions for both of them about fear and ethics, testing the relationship between them to the limit.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Fruity

    The Fruity is an ageing gay pub, fraying around its fabulous edges. Lindsey is at his usual barstool and doesn’t plan on moving. But a proposition from the spunky new bartender, Jorge, tempts him to take to the stage.

  • THE FUTURE

    When you're young and in love, the future seems bright… but then what?

  • The Gadget

    A teenager walking home from school finds a wrist teleportatron gadget. He starts to experiment with the gadget until it malfunctions.

  • The Gallant Captain

    When Will discovers a box of memories in his father’s wardrobe, he embarks on a fantastic seafaring voyage. With his trusty first mate Cat in two Will’s vivid imagination begins to unravel. Faced with certain peril, Will must learn to become the Gallant Captain.

  • The Genie

    When a boy learns how to become a genie – he makes sure to get everyone’s wishes wrong!

  • The Gift

    Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie who has Cerebral Palsy asks to lose his virginity for his birthday. We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares the gift to arrive. Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds? Either way the gift is on her way.

  • The Gift

    Louis is a disarmingly quiet 7-year-old boy who lives with his father in a glass house in the Australian Bush. Louis’ Father is busy and preoccupied by everyday things but is forced to stop and take notice of his son when he sees strange markings on the young boy’s hands. Louis whispers that he cannot tell his father what made the marks, only show him. Thus father and son begin a journey through the bush that will change them forever. THE GIFT evokes the mystery and menace of the Australian landscape while at the same time exploring the transformative power of familial love.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Goal

    Bella eats, breathes and dreams soccer. There’s just one problem. She would rather eat junk food while watching a match on TV than actually play the game herself. When a freak accident occurs, everyone mistakes her for a soccer superstar. Will she rise to the challenge?

  • THE GOAT THAT ATE TIME

    A goat with an appetite for life realizes that time is dangerously delicious.

  • The Golden Ticket

    Bradley Moore is having a BAD day. He gets dumped evicted and fired all before lunch. But when a stranger offers Brad a Golden Ticket allowing him act without consequence for the remainder of the day things take a turn..

  • The Hatinator

    Alex is anxious in the lead up to his nightmare boss’ 50th birthday party, however he’s confident that with a lovely new girlfriend on his arm he will impress his boss and the rest of the office. A domestic comedy of errors that shows how living to please others can backfire most spectacularly.

  • The Haven

    Set in Europe during WWII, Emilie must decide whether to remain with her family risking the threat of war, to flee completely on a boat or to escape with Jean, the boy from town.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Hunter

    Jarlo a young Aboriginal hunter reunites with his true love Miboo to begin a journey on a fateful quest. As they walk through ancient lands they come upon an ominous sign. When Jarlo decides to ignore the sign and continue alone into a sacred area, he soon realizes that the law of the land makes no exceptions, not even for love.

  • The Hunter

    A lone hunter undertakes a search for a missing boy deep in the snow covered mountains. On the journey he is forced to make decisions that will forever change his relationship with the wilderness he has feared.

  • The Immaculates (Gli Immacolati)

    December 2011, in a town in northern Italy, a young man returns home as he does every evening. He parks his car and discovers his 16-year-old sister in tears in front of their house. She tells him that two young Romani guys have attacked her. The young man immediately goes in search of the attackers but cannot find them. The neighbourhood organizes a solidarity march in view of the event. The tension begins to rise…

  • The iMom

    The iMom is a wildly successful product that’s guaranteed to raise your kids for you. When a preoccupied mother leaves her 8 year old son and baby daughter under the care of the family’s iMom, an irreversible connection is formed.

  • The Inspector And The Umbrella

    New York 1952. The day promises to be rainy, but nothing can affect our Inspector Frigg… nothing?
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
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  • The Intentions of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Intentions of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a dark existentialist comedy that follows two Australian hitmen on a routine ‘clean up’ job.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Kangaroo Guy

    Keith Donavon, a regional MP struggling to be taken more seriously is accidentally drawn into telling a lie during a live television interview. Now he must choose to either face the consequences from his comments, or do whatever it takes to avoid being branded as Australia’s newest political scandal.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Karman Line

    When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Kindness Of Strangers

    Stranded alone in the middle of the night, a young woman is approached by a man offering to help her. Can she trust the stranger in front of her, or should she take her chances with whatever might be lurking out in the darkness?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Kingdom of Doug

    Josie and her fellow cult members have gathered in an ice skating rink to commit mass suicide. When Josie loses faith in Doug, her charismatic cult leader, she starts questioning their choice to die.

  • The Lake

    A twisted fisherman hunts on dry land and snags his deadliest catch.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Landing

    A man returns to the Mid-Western farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the Summer of 1960.

  • The Last Artist

    The last man on Earth, William, an artist, must come to terms with his existence and artistic practice away from the eyes of society. William must forge his own truly independent artistic identity away from an audience and become at peace with his solitary experience.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Last Time I Saw Richard

    Two boys form a bond to protect themselves from the darklings that hide in the night shadows.

  • THE LAUNDROMAT

    Could such a strange encounter lead to romance?

  • The Letter

    The film follows the story of Leila Ahmed, a British anti-war activist, and how she copes with being separated from a lover. As her relationships with those around her start to isolate Leila from the world, Leila resorts to writing personal letters to her estranged partner to deal with her grief. The Letter follows Leila’s story as she finds herself a part of one of the most unlikely love stories of the modern era – inspired by real life events.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Lion’s Mouth Opens

    A courageous young Scottish actress takes the boldest step imaginable to confront her risk of having inherited the fatal, incurable Huntington’s Disease.

  • The Magnificent Lion Boy

    Whilst leading an expedition to Africa, anthropologist Leonard Orlov discovers a feral child living a brutal and primitive existence. Horrified, he brings the creature back to Victoria London, intent on civilizing the child. Voiced by Andy Serkis and Hugh Bonneville.

  • The Many Sad Fates Of Mr Toledano

    Phil is obsessed with his demise. He photographs himself in every dark depiction of his future. Meanwhile, his family worries this project will void Phil of a positive future. Through this journey, Phil’s obsession changes him and his family forever.

  • The Master’s Voice: Caveirao

    Every night at 3:33 all clocks stop and time is frozen for a moment. During what is a fraction of second to mortal eyes there is a second night, a magical one where the spirits of the cit come out to play. That is the story of the eternal battle for the soul of Sao Paulo, the clash between bohemia and authoritarianism, between comedy and horror.

    The Master’s Voice: Caveirao will also be considered for the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film (Academy® Accredited) selected by our prestigious International Jury.

  • THE MECHANICALS

    Ever felt there’s more going on than you can see? Ever wondered why your walls are thicker than they have to be? In the unseen spaces live ….. The Mechanicals.

  • The Medicine of Salt

    A filmmaker/surfer’s connection to the Aboriginal community of Wreck Bay.

  • The Meek

    The Meek follows the story of a very small person trying to quit a very big bad habit.

  • The Missing Scarf

    On a quest to find his missing scarf, Albert the squirrel unearths problems far beyond his own. Voiced by George Takei. Albert the Squirrel makes a startling discovery … an empty space where once his favourite scarf lay. He heads off into the forest only to find everyone else is preoccupied with worries of their own. He helps who he can before moving on but never seems to get any closer to his goal. Ultimately,Albert’s problem is put in perspective by the friends he helped and the problems they faced and overcame together.

  • The Mute Button

    A student receives a remote control that allows her to make everyone she meets disappear.

  • The Mute’s House

    A family’s unique story unfolds against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Hebron, a city torn apart by hatred and violence.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Naturals

    Monika and Piotr have been married for many years. Mutual desire and passion died in their relationship a long time ago – only jealousy remained. They are pragmatic, so instead of a divorce they choose therapy. By mistake, they meet an evolutionary psychologist.

    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The New Black (7 shorts compile)

    The New Black is a series of seven new short films, each around 10 minutes long, made by Indigenous writers, directors and producers. The series features the directorial debuts of Deborah Mailman (Ralph) and Leah Purcell (Aunty Maggie & The Womba Wakgun).

  • THE NOT-SO-GREAT EUGENE GREEN

    Eugene Green is a strange elderly man with a simple dream: to entertain his world through the art of vocal sound effects. Unfortunately he has an annoyingly small repertoire.

  • THE ONLY BOY IN THE WORLD

    The first cut is the deepest. Sarah learnt to have an open mind. Her father learnt about her and Damien. Damien's going to have to learn to cope.

  • THE OP SHOP

    It came in a box. No name. No job description. Just a strange donation that three women at an op shop were determined to sell for $3.50. But then…and then again…and once more…they unlock the mystery.

  • The Orchestra

    In a world filled with beautiful harmonious music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

  • The Origin of Trouble

    A curious daughter questions her father about his absence as she tries to create a new understanding.
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

  • The Oysterman

    Charlie a young Indigenous oyster farmer is frustrated with life in a small town community working with his father on their family’s oyster farm and the peer pressure from his reckless cousins. When the circus comes to town he is captured by the aerial performance of Rose. His grandfather Leo witnesses the blossoming young love and offers Charlie some advice as he tries to choose between staying on to inherit the family business or following his heart.

  • The Parisian

    Love, responsibility, and the need for independence come to a head when a young Lebanese Australian Muslim woman decides to embark on a life very different to the one imagined for her by her family.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • THE PARTY SHOES

    When Patsy is confronted by her 10 year old daughter’s fascination with letters, she is forced to deal with her own obsession.

  • The Phone Call

    Heather is a shy lady (Sally Hawkins) who works at a helpline call centre. When Heather receives a phone call from a mystery man (Jim Broadbent) she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

  • The Pick Up

    A guy on the make hits on the wrong woman when he tries a novel approach to picking up a girl in a Laundromat one afternoon, but the result may be a hot new bro-mance.

  • The Polygamist

    Relationships are complicated but when you’ve got three husbands it’s triple the trouble.

  • The Present

    Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.