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Best Of Australian 3 – 2017

The 3rd 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: Sun 8 Jan, 4.30pm | Runtime: 108 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Adult School

    Lara is excited to be attending the government’s new Adult School but her journey toward ‘adulthood’ is thrown off track when she meets Harry, her new classmate.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Dream Baby

    Trapped in a remote Caravan Park, little Elvis thinks up a scheme to break free, determined to make a better life for herself.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Kindness Of Strangers

    Stranded alone in the middle of the night, a young woman is approached by a man offering to help her. Can she trust the stranger in front of her, or should she take her chances with whatever might be lurking out in the darkness?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • In a Cane Field

    In a beachside tourist town, the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field. Her murder is a mystery that envelops the community as those close to the girl grapple with death, in all its senselessness.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Homebodies

    Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock these lost souls from their malaise?

  • The Ravens

    When young Ruby’s father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby’s anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens who become a catalyst for the troubled family’s journey from crisis to healing.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • My Best Friend Is Stuck On The Ceiling

    Connor, secretly in love with his best friend Rach, has gotten her an amazing birthday present, something that’s sure to knock her off her feet. But, when things take a sharply peculiar turn, Connor begins to wonder whether he would have been better off just getting a gift voucher.