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Best of Australian 5

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

Screening: Tue 14 Jan, 8.45pm | Running Time: 116 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be w/adult

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  • Explosions

    A girl witnesses the inhabitants of a semi-industrial suburb float inexplicably into the night sky.

  • Horse Feathers

    Claire is a female jockey on the wane. After securing a ride for the weekend she battles the physical and emotional demands of race preparation. Ultimately Claire must decide what’s worth fighting for.

  • Maiden

    It’s 1978 in the far outer suburbs of Brisbane and greyhound trainer Mick is struggling to make a living for his family. He is so certain that his young maiden greyhound will win and bring him success that he puts all the family’s money on the line. With his back to the wall Mick comes up with a plan that takes the family to a small country track where he believes she cannot lose.

  • Shelter

    When a lonely man stumbles across a young woman in search of sanctuary they must come together and seek a way out – in a world where salvation comes at a high price. Starring award-winning Australian actor Geoff Morrell.

  • Man

    A worn-out aging shearer who once rained king of the high country gets on the gear to keep up his numbers. But when the drugs take over he must learn what it really means to be a man before he loses so much more than his country pride – MAN

  • The Zoo

    Set in the 60s at a lavishly surreal dinner party, this absurdist comedy explores humans and our instinctual behaviours. The film seeks to challenge whether as humans, we’re as advanced as we’d like to think we are.

  • Awake

    A teenage boy declares war on his mother’s new relationship and his sleeping passions.

  • Tinny

    Tinny is an action comedy with a distinctly Queensland flavour. Two friends are witnesses to what appears to be a serious crime, a man disposing of a body on an island in the backwaters of a river. The man spots them and they make a hasty escape in the tinny straight to the police, leading them back to the island. However the confrontation with the man does not go according to plan for the bumbling small town cops or the boys.