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Best Of Australian 1 – 2016

The 1st of six programmes featuring the best of Australian short films in competition.

Our home-grown talent battle it out for the prestigious Academy® accredited award for Best Australian Short Film.

Screening: Sat 9 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 106 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Meek

    The Meek follows the story of a very small person trying to quit a very big bad habit.

  • 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

  • True Colours

    An increasingly desolate teenage schoolboy creates a coded language using paint colour sample cards to express his secret desires and feelings for the object of his affection.

    NSW 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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