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Best Of Australian 4

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

Screening: Mon 12 Jan, 8.45pm | Duration: 98 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Tender Dark

    The Tender Dark is a coming of age story that explores a sexual awakening through a young girl’s innocent first encounter with homosexuality.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • 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 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.