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Best Of Australian Shorts 2 – 2023

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 21 Jan, 6:30pm | Runtime: 94 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Best Dumplings In Melbourne

    Three friends decide to embark on the most impossible adventure in Melbourne… to find the best dumplings.

  • Blvck Gold

    Tormented about his past by ongoing nightmares, amateur athlete Tino uses running as a way to escape old wounds. His attempts are foiled when his childhood friend, Frederick, reconnects with him, seeking to redeem himself, and presents Tino with a plan and a mysterious object wrapped in a paper bag.

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  • Jia

    Ming, a grieving Chinese mother, arrives in Australia to embark on a road trip with a young Caucasian man to remember a loved one.

  • Sushi Noh

    Trapped in the care of her lonely uncle, a young girl’s nightmares about a bizarre kitchen appliance manifest into reality.

  • The Holy Path

    Young couple Hunter and Olive navigate their relationship with Olive’s disapproving and obsessively religious mother. But, when a mysterious hole appears in the floor of their new home, things start to heat up…

  • Sleepover

    After witnessing a traumatic family event, a young boy must choose: tell his mother the truth but destroy his brother’s trust, or stay silent, break from his childhood world and his mother, and join his brother with their dirty secret.

  • Eating The Other

    An enigmatic South Asian woman carefully navigates her love life, work life and family life as racial tensions simmer. But as she reaches a boiling point, a force from deep within begins to crave a pound of flesh.

  • Wonder Down Under

    Barb Barrett is a superhero. Or, at least she used to be. Now she must overcome her toughest challenge yet and rejoin the workforce in her fifties.