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Best Of Australian Shorts 3 – 2021

The 3rd 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 23 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 109 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

    Two rival pickpockets clash in an increasingly risky game of cat-&-mouse.

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  • The Exit Plan

    In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman is visited by a young government official to ensure she is complying with the government’s new “Exit Plan” policy, but, when he interrogates her further he soon realizes she has her own ‘plan’ for him.

  • If I Quit Now

    Andrew’s decision to quit the residential rehab program devastates the loyal teenager he’s supposed to be mentoring.

  • The Moogai

    An Aboriginal psychological horror, THE MOOGAI is the story of a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit.

  • The Wake

    Svetlana, a recent widow struggles to navigate her husband’s funeral and wake as it spirals out of control.

  • Waiyirri

    Two women – a Missionary’s wife, Mary, and Ngarrindjeri woman, Lacardi, meet in a changing world, 1860s South Australia; tragedy strikes leaving Mary questioning her need to ‘save souls’ and instead finding solace in Lacardi‘s culture and connection to Country.

  • Sparkles

    A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city.  Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.


  • Lost Boy

    When a volatile young bartender shows up to work with a fresh black eye, he’s challenged by his boss to drop his macho persona.

  • Wirun

    A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.