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Best Of Australian 4 – 2016

The 4th 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: Mon 11 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 101 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Story of Percival Pilts

    While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows “Never again shall my feet touch the ground!” Compelled even higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.

    A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.

  • Ari

    Ari, overweight and introverted he longs to belong. Spurred on by his feeling for classmate Jess, he attempts to lose weight and become more outspoken. Realising his quest to become someone else, Ari makes a public declaration of self-acceptance – and finds that he and his way of being are of surprisingly value.


  • Flat Daddy

    Life-size cut-outs of soldiers away in combat are used by military families to cope with their loved one’s absence. When Kate has one printed for her young daughter, she and Cindy quickly ascribe their emotional attachment to the image, but their ‘Flat Daddy’ creates more emotional upheaval than comfort.

    Stars Kat Stewart and Kathryn Beck


  • Reg Makes Contact

    On the eve of being admitted to a nursing home, a space-obsessed elderly man unearths a mysterious object from the sky.


  • Harvey’s Dream

    As Janet makes breakfast on a Saturday morning seemingly like any other, Harvey slumps into a chair and begins to tell his wife about his nightmare. Fear begins to take hold when Janet notices the tiny details of Harvey’s dream eerily bleed through into the real world around her.


  • Meat

    Behind the closed doors of an elite boarding school, Matthews and his friends are cruising through life ‚ but when a weekend joyride ends in disaster, he has to deal with the guilt that consumes him.


  • Woof!

    A humiliating sexual experience causes a 16 year old girl to start an unusual revolution.


  • Maap Mordak

    A distraught young girl, confused about her own identity, finds answers and comfort from an unlikely source.

  • Ernie Biscuit

    The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.