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Best Of Australian 3 – 2019

The 3rd 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: Sun 13 Jan, 4.30pm | Runtime: 105 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Della Mortika: Carousal of Shame

    This is the fantastical world of Della Mortika, where steam is king, where life is hard, but where adventure is always adventure.
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  • Spectrum

    Ari is a young child diagnosed on the autism spectrum is prescribed an A.I. ‘sidekick’ which will help him in day to day life. The two of them quickly bond and Ari begins to learn far more than anyone expected.

  • Sleepwalking

    Phoenix, 12, lives on an isolated property with his sleepwalking mother, and overbearing religious stepfather, who is intent on moulding him in his image. Phoenix’s loyalties are torn when he and his mother try to break free of the control his stepfather has over their lives.

  • Papercut

    Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car.

  • Stranger

    A wanderer drifts through an Australian outback mining town until an unexpected connection with a motel maid leaves him confronting his own identity.

  • Nursery Rhymes

    On the side of a rural highway, a bizarre encounter with a Metalhead takes a profound turn.
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  • Calling

    A modern comedy chronicling the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter entirely through their phone calls.