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Best Of Australian 5 – 2018

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 15 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 112 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • Gwen

    A Gwen Stefani doll comes between the friendship of two housemates, Dan and Anthony. Tensions rise and culminate in a shocking end.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Cooee

    Four wild girls race through a futuristic Australia in their electric Holden Commodore, searching for booze, drugs and reality.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Baby Whisperer

    Ten-year-old Ruby’s relationship with her beloved antique witch doll takes on a sinister dimension when she comes to believe she can be reunited with her dead mother.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • On Hold

    A short film-musical about the choice between following your dreams, and making next week’s rent.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Coat of Arms

    The spirit of the land keeps secrets a modern tourist shouldn’t see.

  • Mother, Child

    Having suffered a recent stroke, a mother and her adult son are reacquainted and forced to live together.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • After the Smoke

    As if signalling a dark omen, black smoke rises skyward from the huge chimney. In the background, muted sounds can be heard. What is it that makes the people stay in such a desolate place?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Super Nice

    In the very nice town of Berrifield, only one person can be the nicest.
    WORLD PREMIERE