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Best Of Australian Shorts 6 – 2024

The 6th 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: Tue 23 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 112 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • Pineapple

    After discovering her new next-door neighbour is an old flame; an older, more confident Sarah decides to pursue her again, but is the one who got away worth the wait?

  • The Other Guy

    A ‘tech support’ guy guides his rambunctious crew during a heist. The operation turns sour and he has to take on a more hands-on approach.
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  • Esperance To Fremantle

    Not having seen his Father since he was an infant, a wayward teenager, Rob, searches for him in Fremantle, Western Australia. Tracking his Father to a pub, Rob resolves to approach him as if he were a stranger in order to discover who he really is and his reasons for leaving.

  • Mary

    A young man bears witness to mother nature’s indifference as he is asked to farewell an old friend on a sheep station brought to its knees by catastrophic drought.

  • Featherfoot

    When an ancient spirit is awoken in the woods, two innocent lives are changed forever.

  • Are You Really The Universe?

    Alfie, a hopeless romantic, believes Effie is his forever love. In a series of nostalgia-soaked memories, we see the world through Alfie’s eyes – falling in love, moving in together, becoming the kind of comfortable that people yearn for. When the cracks start to show, is it reality seeping in? Can Alfie trust his own memories? Are you really the universe? Is an intimate, visceral exploration of love, relationships and the way we cling to the past in order to convince ourselves in the present.

  • Portrait

    When teenager Siah decides to take a nude selfie, she feels both exhilarated and mature. But when she receives news that her photo has been shared, Siah’s sexual agency all but evaporates before her.
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  • Boogey Man

    When Josh hides his booger in his one night stand’s pot plant, the under-watered house plant synthesises over night and seeks revenge on the unassuming couple.