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Best Of Australian 6 – 2016

The 6th 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: Wed 13 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 111 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Detectives of Noir Town

    In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting to be named Noir Town’s top detective. Starring David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters), Zoe Carides


  • The Summer of ABC Burns

    In the summer of ABC burns, Gem realises there is a lot she doesn’t know about her ‘best friend’ Drew, and learns what must be sacrificed in order to survive the cruel reality of high school.


  • Pedal

    Led by Cannon (Simon Lyndon), a motley band of drug and alcohol patients await discharge from rehab. When Miles (Matt Callan), the youngest, hatches an elaborate plan to ride a bicycle home to Perth, the others decide to help, enlisting the irascible Cannon. In the aftermath of Miles’ quest, Cannon is forced face his own demons.


  • Whoever Was Using This Bed

    A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

    Starring Jean-Marc Barr, Radha Mitchell and Jane Birkin.


  • Under Skin, in Blood

    Inspired by real events experienced by Aboriginal workers in the 1970s at the Baryugil asbestos mine in New South Wales, a woman recalls happier times before her life was ruined by something nobody could see.

  • Markers

    In a small rural town, a young boy tries to create something special for his father.

  • Goodnight Sweetheart

    When Barb embarks on a drastic course of action she must confront her feelings for an old friend. Anything is possible when there is nothing left to lose.

  • Lazy Boy

    When Ray brings home a new purchase, his pregnant girlfriend is not impressed. Banished to the garage he soon realizes the old La-Z-Boy recliner he bought is in fact a one-minute time machine. Will Ray learn from his mistakes or is he destined to repeat them forever?


  • Home

    Home, is missing planes and sinking boats; a eulogy for all those whose bones only made it as far as the arms of mother ocean.