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Best Of Australian 2 – 2016

The 2nd of six 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: Sat 9 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 105 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Nulla Nulla

    Fresh out of the academy, White Cop experiences his first taste of Aboriginal community life, as Black Cop puts him to the test.

  • The Trophy Thief

    Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s MVP trophy will solve his family problems. When he misses out on the award, he takes matters into his own hands.

  • The Driver

    A lonely train driver must confront his traumatic past on his first day back on the job.


  • Tough & Cookie

    A tough as nails teenage girl breaks into a house seeking repayment for a debt, but ends up finding more than she bargained for.


  • Je Suis Un Crayon (I am a Pencil)

    Je suis un Crayon’ was inspired by 3 million people in France who marched in support of unity, peace, and freedom of expression. The pencil (like the artist) has an innate drive to create and will always express ‘the world as it is – as it sees it’ whether it has been granted permission or not.


  • Waiting for Rain

    Running from the turmoil of a tragic accident a young woman finds herself lost in the Australian Outback. What seems like another kind of hell soon becomes her saving grace…


  • Death in Bloom

    A door-to-door ‘Death’ salesman (Ewen Leslie) struggles to close the deal with a fabulously difficult customer (Robin Nevin). Death in Bloom ponders a simple, macabre question; what would you do if Death comes knocking?

  • Happy Australia

    It’s Australia Day. Three mates surprisingly run into the thief who stole their carton of ciders. They dish out some disproportionate payback but are left reeling as they face the unexpected blowback of eye for an eye style justice.


  • What We Know

    A world governed by strict rules of behaviour…the middle class dinner party.

  • Pale Blue Eyes

    A lonely roadside diner. The patrons seated within lazily go about their business, oblivious to the startling events that are about to take place. A mysterious figure slowly approaches. But nothing here is what it seems.


  • Imagination Game

    A man plays an imagination game with his grandson and discovers a shocking secret.