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Best Of Australian Shorts 5 – 2024

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 22 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 110 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Followed

    When two best mates find themselves in a zombie apocalypse, staying relevant becomes a matter of life and death.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • A Rose for Katrina

    A man arriving for a first date is subjected to a strange mind game.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Cactus

    When twentysomething year old Grace meets her elderly Portuguese neighbour Mr Rodrigues, it’s instant friction; but mutual dislike soon grows into a bond of respect and understanding after an unexpected encounter forces them to connect.
    NSW PREMIERE
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  • The More The Storm

    Belle is a university student facing her own challenges and finding her place in the world. Whilst enduring a day of distressing encounters, Belle musters the inner strength needed to stand up for herself. The More The Storm is the story of a young person gaining courage and self-assurance by overcoming adversity.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • The Dancing Girl And The Balloon Man

    Romance blooms between a dim sum shop assistant and a street performer in Chinatown, who carries them in the safety of his balloon on a rainy night.

  • Sick Day

    On his first day home alone from school, ten year old Oliver accidentally stumbles upon his father’s browsing history.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Djalbuyan Nahra

    Djalbuyan, meaning little sister in the first nations Dyirbal language follows the story of Nahra. Taken from her community, Nahra returns home to confront past traumas and reconnect with her people, land, and waters after 8 years away.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Bulldog

    Charlie and Jack play for a country footy team, and their coach’s favourite ritual is the barbaric Bulldog drills. One by one, the boys line up to get beaten and smashed into the grass. But when Charlie and Jack ritualise an after training beach recovery, they unprecedentedly develop a relationship. As this is not accepted or talked about within the hyper-masculine footy environment, the boys try and hide this, leading to anger from Charlie. But when the inevitable sighting of them together occurs, the boys have to make a choice: break or continue the silence.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Good Grief

    Brandon is visited by his recently deceased girlfriend and discovers that haunting can have its advantages. Brandon and his sheet ghost girlfriend dive into domestic bliss and Brandon’s life improves with the unconditional support of his sheet ghost love. But ghosts become stuck in the In-Between for a reason and while Brandon thinks that his sheet ghost bae’s remaining duty is to lift him up, this sheet ghost honey has other ideas about crossing over to the afterlife.
    WORLD PREMIERE