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Best Of Australian Shorts 2 – 2022

The 2nd 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, 6.30pm | Runtime: 113 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Object Of Life

    Object of Life is a playful critique of our life long love of things, giving a new take on an old Greek Myth wrapped in some serious Balkan Brass.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Sandra

    Sandra feeds her voyeuristic addiction by buying random items from strangers on online classifieds until Alan, a nervous video gamer forces her to confront her addiction.

  • The Soft Skinned

    Seven years after deployment, Corporal Kath Davison must face the ghosts of Afghanistan when an exhausted, young, asylum-seeker turns up on her parent’s doorstep.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Call Me Puritan

    Born out of Melbourne’s lockdown period – a street preacher wants us all to forget the internet, to turn it off forever. When the world refuses to listen to him, he turns towards the audience in an attempt to try and explain his philosophy.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Breathe

    Tormented by the noises in his head, a troubled young man decides to face up to his recent past, against the wishes of those around him.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Tough

    In the face of violence, Drew is forced to build her own body armour and overcome her bully dad. A subdued, sobering story about the harsh truths learnt in childhood.

  • Bella And Bernie

    Two 16 year old carefree confidants, Bella and Bernie, tentatively explore independence and sexuality while trying to dodge the ever watchful eye of Mrs. Judge, Bella’s mother.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Miranda’s New Friend

    When heavily pregnant Miranda is pushed to her limits by her bratty step daughter & insensitive husband, she embarks on a road trip to the Tamworth line dancing championships with her new, oddball friend, Lucy.
    WORLD PREMIERE