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Best Of Australian 6 – 2019

The 6th 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: Tue 15 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 113 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Snip

    The Snip gets to the meat and potatoes of family pressure to have kids, and one man’s unique solution to overcome the problem once and for all.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Birdie

    On a bright, ordinary day a woman walks alone to the train station. As she descends the stairs to the underground platform she smiles at a young man. He smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman is caught in a subtle and sinister game.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Blood Orange

    A blind man tormented by the mysterious disappearance of his dog is one day visited by a sadistic childhood friend, igniting a disturbing journey of self discovery.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Bodies

    A toxic friendship between two teenage girls is brought to breaking point as they compete for the attention of their gym class teacher.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIER

  • Undiscovered Country

    Uncle inflicts an impromptu visit to country on his wayward nephews, imposing two cultural traditions, one highly literary and the other deeply personal, to get them thinking about a new way to go.

  • Monsters

    On the night of his wife’s funeral, Alex attempts to put his son Jamie to sleep. Grief has a way of lurking, like a monster under the bed.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Final Resting Pose

    After the loss of her partner, a young woman uniquely navigates her way through grief, within the confines of her small flat.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Projectionist

    Jack is an elderly widower grieving the recent loss of his wife. While cleaning out their house he discovers an old Super 8mm film projector that transports him into the world of the films it plays.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Sherbert Rozencrantz, You’re Beautiful

    Milly’s world revolves around her pet guinea pig. When her mother attempts to engineer for her a ‘real’ friend, it results in ridicule and forces Milly to question her sense of self.
    NSW PREMIERE