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Best Of Australian Shorts 1 – 2022

The 1st of seven programmes featuring the best of Australian short films in competition.

Our home-grown talent battle it out for the prestigious Academy® qualifying award for Best Australian Short Film.

Screening: Sat 22 Jan, 4pm | Runtime: 116 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Off The Rails

    Two besties abroad in a Russian city are hustling to catch the last train. When Cookie suddenly disappears, Bonbon is swept up in a chaotic odyssey to find her friend.

  • Alba

    An aspiring Peruvian-Australian performer must decide whether she’s dancing for others, or for herself. Alba is a story of diaspora and coming of age, illustrated through the traditional Marinera dance.

  • Reptile

    Schoolboys eat lunch and hang out like any other day, until a violent game begins to elicit more primal behaviour.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Risen

    A young teen, Sean, lives in a city overrun by the epidemic of a drug called RIZE, which makes your body float off the ground while your mind experiences lucid memories. Sean struggles to navigate the harsh urban sprawl of the western suburbs, haunted by his broken family’s past and an unknown future.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Magician

    A woman books her estranged father, a magician, to play at her son’s birthday party.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • In Australia

    A desperate woman makes her escape from a violent marriage, only to find the outside world as dangerous as the one she just left.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Spaces Between

    Three women have their relationships put to the test as they navigate their individual journeys with motherhood and the consequences that arise from their choices.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Ninth Tower

    When the Victorian Government locks down his public-housing building, a teenager responsible for his mother’s welfare is pushed to the brink.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • The Better Angels

    A young soldier trying to escape the horrors of war, finds an abandoned house and within its walls the stories of what might have been.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Good Night

    A busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) accepts a last-minute recording job from a stranger (Caroline Brazier) instead of heading home to his family and is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE