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Best Of Australian 5 – 2017

The 5th 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: Mon 9 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 117 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Welcome To Country

    When a hotshot public servant is sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit, he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Eleven O’Clock

    The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets increasingly out of control.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Highway

    On a stark mountain highway, troubled teen hitchhiker Hester Black’s radio begins to receive phantom news signals bearing news of impending disaster. When a strange couple and their two children stop to pick Hester up, she hopes to be taken to safety. But fate has other plans for Hester.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • I’m Raymond

    8 year old global warming alarmist Raymond Banks brings civil action against his parents, claiming loss of future income due to the worlds impending total demise.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Split Me

    When 17 year old aspiring bowler Joey discovers she can’t join the local women’s troupe, will the friendship of oddball and lactose intolerant Scooter be enough to brave this dip-shit town?
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Dam

    When two lifelong mates revisit the monolithic dam that defined their young lives, an admission from one of the men cracks open a reservoir of silence, loss and regret between two mature Australian men with hearts under siege; by feelings that were impounded long ago but cannot be contained any longer.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger tells the story of an old recluse rediscovering life through a rebellious new neighbour and a bit of imagination.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Adele

    In the face of an African family tradition imposed on her in Australia, fourteen-year-old Adele is torn between high school and the home where she is a wife in an arranged marriage, and a mother-to-be.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Dedo

    Connor is often detached from the world around him. While at a Macedonian Orthodox funeral, he receives some wisdom that challenges his passivity. Dedo is a short comedy with heart, exploring the nature of true connection in a modern age of disconnection.
    WORLD PREMIERE