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Best Of Australian 5 – 2016

The 5th 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: Tue 12 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 113 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Butcher’s Son

    The Butcher’s Son is a story of the aspirations of proud parents at odds with their son’s ambitions. The resulting conflict threatens to tear them apart. How do you tell your family that you are not who they want you to be? How does a young man fulfil his parents’ expectations but still stay truthful to himself?


  • Gimpsey

    Gemma has a Gimp leg. Her best friend calls her Gimpsey. A crippling in-joke wearing thin.


  • Foal

    In the extended absence of her older stockman husband, Aurora falls pregnant to her young lover, Joe. As Aurora braces for the imminent return of her husband, her young daughter Annie struggles to make sense of her mother’s complex adult world, and of her own burgeoning sexuality.


  • The Lake

    A twisted fisherman hunts on dry land and snags his deadliest catch.


  • ONO

    Through the course of a night, Oscar and Olivia realise that validation and love in your 30’s aren’t as simple as leaning on the nearest available option.


  • Red Rover

    Two teenagers from a remote religious community travel to town in search of shelter, after being told by their Evangelical parents that an asteroid will soon destroy the earth.

  • Karroyul

    An Aboriginal girl, lost and empty after the death of mother, discovers her past in an unlikely place.

  • Gecko

    Barry is packing up to leave Lismore when his oddball neighbour Nicole invites herself in, and the evening takes an unexpected, romantic turn. One year later, where does life find them? Starring Tiriel Mora