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Best Of Australian Shorts 3 – 2022

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 22 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 122 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Wanmari

    A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. When she sees an eagle, her grandfather’s dreaming, she remembers to use the knowledge she has of Country and soon, good luck comes her way.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Across Borders

    When an unruly neighbour moves in next door, Akash must choose between his ideology and the safety of his family.

  • Nest

    An isolated father haunted by his child’s cries of hunger takes up work as a timber feller only to be stopped by a mysterious alarm coming from deep in the woods.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Beacon

    Goose is a 16-year-old ‘charger’ – a girl whose body produces massive amounts of electricity due to nuclear side-effects – who must fight for her freedom from her overprotective sister, as well as from violent raiders hunting her with the aim of harvesting her energy.

  • Mask Of The Evil Apparition

    Olivia searches a deserted nocturnal city looking for something or someone, whilst a nefarious group of clones, the “Mysterious Ones,” are after her for an unknown reason.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Dwarf Planet

    An awkward teenager spends the last of his birthday money on a male sex worker. It’s an uneasy encounter involving secrets, desires and a lesson in astronomy.

  • Mudpuppy

    Pip and Mullet had each other. Until they found the creature they called Mudpuppy.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Tinashé

    After Tinashé, a sweet, but lost teenager gets kicked out of home, he moves into his chaotic best friend’s bed whilst attempting to navigate adulthood and love for the first time.

  • The Home Team

    A romantic plumber and his unblinking wife are the only survivors of a suicide space cult. Two decades after the others went Next Level, they’re still wearing capes, still trying to recruit members, and still not having sex. When a cancer scare forces them to face involuntary mortality, they rediscover the transcendent things down here on The Human Level.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE