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Best Of Australian Shorts 2 – 2024

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 20 Jan, 6:30pm | Runtime: 115 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • Cordelia, Daughter Of The Sea

    A father delivers a wedding speech to his one and only offspring on her wedding day.

  • 14 In February

    A hard-of-hearing 13-year-old student’s reality closes in the more she spends time with her teacher.

  • Cinderella

    Farah, a teenage girl from a poor conservative family, goes through harsh puberty, questioning the adult world she is about to enter, as she painfully watches her mother prepare to marry a new man.

  • Gorgo

    Inspired by Ovid’s Medusa myth, Gorgo is a dramatic short film that tells the story of a Greek bride’s cross-continental journey to marry a man she has never met. Matchmade by her best friend Athina, with promises of a new future in a distant land, Medousa finds herself arriving in Australia to a strange home—and a cold welcome. Thrust into her new marriage, she soon discovers a monstrous secret that threatens to tear apart the best friends’ vow of sisterhood.
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  • Virile

    Virile is a psychosexual rite of passage following Bo, a young androgynous deckhand, on board an otherwise all female research vessel. Their life is disrupted by the appearance of a castaway man.

  • Blame The Rabbit

    After surviving a horrific assault by her husband, Helen uses the time of his incarceration to painstakingly rebuild herself into the entity that will have the most power over him: a beautiful woman. A modern take on the Gorgon myth about what happens when you disrespect the Divine Feminine.

  • Duwarra Wujara

    In the time of the Dreaming, the Australian Aboriginal period of creation, two young cousins become Duwarra Wujara, newly initiated young men in the clans of their people. Frustrated and impatient, these two cousins abandon their duties in search of adventure… and mischief. .