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Best Of Australian Shorts 4 – 2022

The 4th 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: Sun 23 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 114 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Set Times

    Kat gets an unexpected call from her ex, saying he’s coming to her band’s gig that night. With this on her mind, she sets out for the evening ahead.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Baltasar

    Aziz is a Senegalese worker living in a crowded apartment in Barcelona. He normally sells cheap clothing on the street but for one day he will become a king.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • I Like You

    Set in a rural Australian town, I Like You is a short film that addresses the devastating ripple effect that an incident of sexual assault can have upon its victim and their surrounding community.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Beautiful They

    Violet and Blue’s youth collide in an early morning toke that leads to the ocean, where connection stirs. A tender,uplifting queer surf-romance about the nuance of gender and the refuge found in being truly seen.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • My Friend Anxiety

    Cole, an anxiety riddled designer by day, aspiring comic book artist by night comes face to face with the manifestation of his Anxiety in the form of an overbearing character wearing a fur coat that can only be seen and heard by Cole, making the simplest tasks in life incredibly difficult. Cole must learn to reason and negotiate with his anxiety, if he’s to live any version of a ‘normal’ life.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Dating Violet

    Dating Violet is about the heartache of young love and how it feels to be a teenager, growing up in a small coastal town, being dumped by life, the waves, and boyfriends.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Shark

    Completing the trilogy of wickedly dark comedy shorts that began with Spider and Bear, Nash Edgerton’s Jack finds a perfect match in Rose Byrne as Sofie.