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Best Of Australian Shorts 5 – 2022

The 5th 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: Mon 24 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 114 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • It Sets You Free

    A man set in routine and trapped by addiction learns to be free in this pixar-inspired short comedy.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • You And Me, Before And After

    Two adult sisters who love each other learn to like each other while getting their first tattoos.
    NSW PREMIERE

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  • Ishmael

    Filmed primarily at sea onboard an active fishing trawler, Ishmael is a blending of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick with a personal story of a battle with terminal illness.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Shiny One

    A young man dreams of escaping his bush community and finding riches, but soon learns that wealth comes in many forms.

  • Good Times, Bad Moon

    An outcast teenager attends his first roller disco and is quickly targeted by the local bullies. Little do they know Kal has his own agenda and they are on the menu.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Lifeblood

    A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.

  • Sunnies

    After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

  • Strange Country

    Strange Country is a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Stonefish

    A black comedy about an anxious young poet who accidentally sparks a war with his criminal neighbour when he tries to silence the relentless barking of his dog.
    WORLD PREMIERE

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