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Best Of Australian 1

The first of seven programmes featuring the best of Australian short films in competition.

Screening: Sat 10 Jan, 6.30pm | Duration: 100 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Building Bridges

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Double Patty

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

  • 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.

  • 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