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Best Of Australian 1 – 2019

The 1st of seven 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 12 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 110 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • A Low Hum

    Girl meets boy meets autonomous drone. A love story for the digital age that asks if technology brings us together or pushes us apart.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • An Act of Love

    The intimate connection between identical twins May and June is tested when one attempts to step beyond their shared identity.

  • Shiloh

    In a moment of desperation and despair, Shiloh travels back in time to save her mother’s life. What will changing the course of history for her mother do to her own future?
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  • All These Creatures

    An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Peepin

    Dorian is on her own playing wall ball when she discovers a hole in the wall that reveals a public hook up spot. She runs to show the school’s popular girls Kimmy K and Jae Lee her new discovery to potentially make a friend.

  • Perisher

    A teenage girl, a middle aged man and a retired racehorse confront their uncertain futures in a forgotten town.
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  • Ritual

    For the Devlin family God is everything. When their eldest daughter disappears from their remote farm, the local cop sent to investigate is disturbed by what he uncovers.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Yulubidyi – Until the End

    A young Aboriginal man, Jarman, is tasked with protecting his younger disabled brother from life in a harsh remote community. His father, Thunder, wants him to become the leader of the tribe and mocks any weakness in him.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • 6ATE7

    Tim, putting the final touches on his ‘Vol 7 – Songs for and about Em’ CD mix (his annual anniversary gift to the love of his life), joyfully discovers a letter from Emma’s gynaecologist. It can only mean the good news that she is pregnant – something they have been trying to do for a long time. Playful banter quickly descends into harsh accusations as they dance around each other, searching for the truth, seemingly too ugly to bear. Alone, Tim comes upon a mother and son and in their interaction, realises what Emma had really done. What appeared to be betrayal was, in truth, the highest love and greatest sacrifice.

  • Commander Sam

    Sam and Neil are astronauts, and their world is surrounded by space inspired creations. Sam spends her night in a spaceship forged from her father’s work van who works night construction, but after a dangerous close encounter, their relationship is challenged.