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Best Of Australian Shorts 4 – 2023

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 22 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 113 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Married At First Fleet

    Married at First Fleet follows a modern day 18th Century couple. Individuals matched together according to their common interests, attractiveness and lack of diseases.

  • Ghost Gear

    Filmed on Tasmania’s remote Bruny Island, two fractured parents and their adventurous 6-year-old are haunted by a surprising discovery on a family holiday

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  • Marionettes (And The Virtue Of A Lotus Flower)

    The fate of marionettes is sealed as they are stuck inside a cycle of suffering: the mother questions their existence to the god and supplicates for liberation from an unfortunate tradition.

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  • Bunker: The Last Fleet

    The year is 2057. For six years the extra-terrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. For Tjarra and Reo, hope, it seems, is hard to find in the midst of a storm.

  • Myth

    When strangers appear outside her window and lure her mother away, seven-year old Sophie follows.

  • Mumlife

    Sarah, a first-time mother struggles to connect with her newborn baby and is pushed to her limits when she discovers her insta-famous bestie has thrown her a surprise birthday party. 

  • Voice Activated

    A florist, who stutters, finds his voice when he’s forced to cooperate with a voice activated car. 

  • Lean

    After suffering financial ruin, Robert decides to sail a handmade boat to New Zealand. Seemingly to regain the respect of his family. Seeing the lunacy of his ambitions, his son Charlie tries to stop him.

  • Speech

    Year 6 student, Lloyd, is given an assignment to read a speech from a historical figure to his class. Then he learns that his speech was written by a dictator. 

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