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Best Of Australian 3

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

Screening: Sun 11 Jan, 6.30pm | Duration: 102 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whispers Among Wolves

    Every Wednesday, alcoholic CEO Shilo and her long suffering PA, Teddy sit down to conduct matters of business. But on this particular evening secrets will be uncovered, old wounds will be reported and their unique co-dependency will come under scrutiny.

    WORLD PREMIERE

  • You Cut I Choose

    An honest, humorous and painful study of the unique relationship between a sister and brother, spanning four decades.

    NSW PREMIERE

  • 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