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Best Of Australian 7 – 2019

The 7th 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: Wed 16 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 111 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Lost Sound

    Inspired by the poem ‘On Ç’ by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of languages that become extinct through semantic evolution.

  • I F*cked A Mermaid And No One Believes Me

    Gilligan is 15. He’s into epistolary novels and psychoanalysis. His Mum has died, and in an effort to connect with a son he doesn’t understand, his Dad has taken him on a crummy beachside holiday.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Civilized Life

    In 1870 during a drought in the old west, two girls who have been bought by miners as wives, pursue their independence as survival endures over morality.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Khana Khazana

    A migrant worker discovers the dark side of immigrant labour as his boss starts to control his destiny.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Judas Collar

    In outback Australia, a wild female camel is captured and fitted with a tracking device known as a Judas Collar based on a real-life practice, Judas Collar explores the importance of connection and the tragedy of self-sacrifice.

  • Pinchpot

    A short story about art and work, giving and receiving, life and death, and things made from lumps of clay.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Shakespeare in Tokyo

    A man with Down syndrome embarks on a solo adventure to discover Tokyo.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Troll Bridge

    An old barbarian and his talking horse, embark on a suicidal quest to battle a bridge troll.
    WORLD PREMIERE