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Best Of Documentary 2 – 2017

The 2nd of two programmes featuring the best of International & Australian Documentary short films in competition.

International & Australian filmmakers battle it out for the prestigious Academy® accredited award for Best Documentary Short Film.

Screening: Tue 10 Jan, 6.30pm | Duration: 116 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • A Girl Needs a Bike

    This whimsical animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Gambling With Minds

    A poetic, experimental documentary which voices the experiences of various mental health advocates.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Irregulars

    Against the backdrop of a mannequin factory, one refugee tells his harrowing story
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Origin of Trouble

    A curious daughter questions her father about his absence as she tries to create a new understanding.
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

  • Kaputt (Broken – The Women’s Prison at Hoheneck)

    A story of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies and the crushing pressure of forced labour.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • 9 Days – From my Window in Aleppo

    9 days portrays the first nine days of the rapidly changing uprising in Aleppo as recorded by renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Fairy Tales

    Fairy Wang may be a working-class girl from rural China, but she thinks she’s the next Coco Chanel.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Bussresan (The Bus Trip)

    Sarah is invited to Israel as part of a film festival, but her desire to talk politics isolates her.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE