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Best Of Australian 6 – 2017

The 6th 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: Tue 10 Jan, 8.45pm | Runtime: 106 min | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Boggabilla Bus

    Words have never come easy to eight-year-old Oscar, so saying goodbye to his best friend Ashley before her big move was always going to be tough. When Oscar realises he might have missed his final chance to say goodbye, he decides to do what any best friend would do, hijack the dusty old country school bus and go after her.

  • Sengatan

    An Australian traveller is faced with a perilous choice on the island of Bali. Is he playing or getting played?

  • Heathen

    To win the attention of his father, 14-year-old Trent is conducting an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community. But with the aridity spreads anger and despair, and the discovery of a dark side to his father leads Trent into a darkness of his own.

  • The Boyfriend Game

    In the privacy of the Australian bush two best friends play “The Boyfriend Game” where they each invent their ideal imaginary males. Unfortunately, one of the girls seems to want the other girl’s fantasy more than her own.

  • Upside Down Feeling

    Arthur, a young boy with a wild imagination, develops a preoccupation with death and disease and begins to explore mortality in the vivid images he sees in the movies and through a strange visitor from the past.

  • Bluff

    A true story of two young men who embark on an evening of fateful adventure. This night ends in the way one of them had carefully planned, but the other could have never imagined. This story is written, directed and stars one of those young men.

  • Wandering Soul

    A Viet Cong soldier stationed in the claustrophobic tunnels of Cu Chi during the Vietnam War finds himself haunted by the ghost of a fallen comrade after the burial ceremony is compromised.

  • Hopscotch

    Chloe is happiest when she lives in the safety of her ‘bubble world’ with her glamorous and charismatic mother Gigi, whom she intensely idolises. However when Gigi finds a new man, Chloe is once again quickly discarded, which pushes her into a progressively deeper state of loneliness, resentment and desperation. Chloe must find a way to win back her mother’s affections, or else find the courage to escape their destructive co-dependency.

  • The Virgin

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about prostitutes, murder, and small town Tasmania.