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Best of Australian 3

The third of seven programmes featuring the best Australian shorts films in competition.

Screening: Sun 12 Jan, 6.30pm | Running Time: 117 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be w/adult

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  • Fairytruth

    Pops is more than a little crazy and always more than happy to stretch a story. When a sleepy bedtime tale for the grand-kids turns into a frightening anti-fairy warning, Mum decides he’s finally gone too far. But could there be some truth in his tale?

  • By This River

    When his mother dies, a young boy builds a raft to reach her in the land of the dead across the River Styx, which he believes is at the end of the river that runs alongside their property.

  • Farid In The West

    When a middle-eastern couple face the pressures of a new culture, they each turn to the niqab in very different ways.

  • The Last Time I Saw Richard

    Two boys form a bond to protect themselves from the darklings that hide in the night shadows.

  • Won-Bung Lung

    Charlie Orten is winning at life. He’s got the lavish dinner lifestyle, the beautiful girl hanging off his every word, Japanese waiter practically kissing his feet and most importantly – his pride. Or so he thinks.

  • The Firebird

    As a child Omid is forced to flee his homeland due to political unrest and his father’s revolutionary poetry for freedom. To survive and endure the consequences of mandatory detention and deportation from Australia Omid trusts in the wisdom of the great poets and his father’s words to avoid internal surrender. From the depths of political exclusion an artist is born.

  • Welcome To Iron Knob

    After a young boy accidently shoots a stranger with his father’s gun, it is left to the nonchalant townsfolk to cover it up as quickly as possible so they can get back to whatever it was that they were doing before..

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