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Best Of Australian 2

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

Screening: Sat 10 Jan, 8.45pm | Duration: 114 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • 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

  • 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

  • White Elephants

    A surrealist allegorical exploration of the Australian-Timor dynamic played as a tense relationship between a young woman, Bebe and her intimidating foreign lover, Jack.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This Feral Life

    An abandoned teenage girl dreams of escaping her dead-end town and making something of her life.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • 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.