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Best Of Australian 3 – 2016

The 3rd 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: Sun 10 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 102 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Oscar Wilde’s the Nightingale and the Rose

    A Nightingale embarks on a perilous quest to find a single red rose for her beloved so that he may win the heart of the Professor’s Daughter. But such a gift comes at a chilling price. Based on the classic fairytale by Oscar Wilde.

  • Cherokee

    An uncooperative ex, an argumentative landlord, and a broken front door, Linda’s life is just peachy. Her daughter Shelley escapes their dreary reality through a fascination with Native Americans, but subconsciously assumes Linda’s anger.

  • Sweat

    A farmer in rural Australia faces obsolescence as he shuns increased mechanisation in favour of a closer relationship with the land.


  • How to Get Clean

    Gwen’s dead. Her cleaner has arrived to clean and her son has come home to mourn. Their paths intersect in a small bathroom where they both come to terms with what’s happened in their own way.


  • A Private Matter

    A reserved young woman burdened with a weighty secret returns to her rural hometown, accompanied by her outgoing partner, to her conservative family with disastrous consequences.


  • The Orchestra

    In a world filled with beautiful harmonious music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

  • Bluey

    Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.

  • Slingshot

    Frankie is a 10 year-old kid on summer vacation at a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10 year-old girl, shows a romantic interest, Frankie’s holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. Slingshot is an amusing analogy on modern love told through the eyes of one of its latest victims.