Facebook Twitter Flickr Vimeo Instagram Youtube

Best Of Australian Shorts 3 – 2024

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 20 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 116 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

Buy tickets

  • Room For One More

    When an entire house collapses on him, Alex realises he’s close to death. Will he use his final moments to reconnect with loved ones? Or will he go all-in on pitching his brilliant short film idea to old friend Bruno?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Bad Vibrations

    A one-shot horror film. When two housemates use a theremin to play an ancient incantation, they accidentally summon a demonic force that torments its victims with sound.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Heart Throb

    18 year old Gray is in love with his best friend Angelo, but his desire for social media stardom complicates things.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Cold Water

    Inspired by true events. Set in St Kilda, Australia, an elderly woman’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when her husband takes up a bizarre new hobby.
    NSW PREMIERE
    View trailer

  • Fences

    When his son sends an AI version of himself to mend the fences on the family property, an ageing farmer must adapt to the change, or else lose his relationship with his son entirely. Starring Indigenous actor Meyne Wyatt and Scottish-Australian actor Colin Friels.
    WORLD PREMIERE
    View trailer

  • Human Range

    After being band mates in their teens, the members of ‘BIN’ have not spoken to each other in over a decade. One of the band members decides to reunite the group after finding out the news of the death of their lead singer. They realise no one from the group attended his funeral. After a series of heated conversations around a lunch time meal the group start to reminisce about their previous life as punk musicians.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Armstrong

    Sam Armstrong (Dylan Hare), a spirited country bloke, sets off on an exciting journey to explore new horizons in Sydney. Soon after his arrival, he meets an amazing girl (Stephanie Panozzo), they spark an instant connection that leads to a date in Bondi later that day. But things don’t go to plan.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Job

    During COVID lockdown in Melbourne, Ruth returns to a now abandoned office floor to purge a traumatic experience and to reclaim the space for herself. She has her catharsis, but will she get busted?
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Spite

    When heavily pregnant Missy is slighted by her particular and obsessive boyfriend on the hottest day of summer, retribution reaches a fever pitch.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Waking Up Thirty

    Lizzie’s turning 30, but she’s about to get more than just cake and candles. Will she withstand the pressures and social expectations of being a 30 year old woman in 2023? Get ready to laugh, relate, and celebrate the messy and hilarious journey of a woman on the brink of 30.
    WORLD PREMIERE