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Best Of Australian 2 – 2017

The 2nd 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 7 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 111 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Face

    James, a successful banker, urgently needs to get to the pharmacy by midnight. Unfortunately it’s 11:30pm and the only person who can drive him is his weird neighbour Steve.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Eaglehawk

    In a remote forest, an aspiring actress immerses herself in the spiritual world of the Yowie to scare others, and herself, into living.

  • Beast

    As the anniversary of an accident creeps up on community outcasts Sophie and Liam, so does an impossible choice. Beast is about how far you’ll go for love inside the small town pack mentality, where the beasts attack and devour as one. If you’re not beast… you’re prey.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Trespass

    A woman walking her dog alone in the bush has a strange encounter.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • A Terrible Beauty

    After her father destroys her prototype ‘Soulmate’ robot, a replacement for her dead mother, a roboticist, Olivia, questions her fundamental belief in a world without suffering and the nature of love.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Creswick

    Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Coming Home

    Zoe and Ellie were childhood friends who took separate paths after high school. Ellie, now 19 years old, returns home from a year abroad having transitioned to a male, Sam. Zoe nervously avoids him, but soon the barriers dissolve and their old friendship prevails.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Messiah

    In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness.