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Best Of Australian Shorts 7 – 2022

The 7th 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: Wed 26 Jan, 9pm | Runtime: 107 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Quirky Best Friend

    A classic rom-com takes an unexpected turn when the leading lady’s sardonic best friend is called out for hiding behind the ‘quirky sidekick’ role and is encouraged to pursue her own epic everlasting love story.
    NSW PREMIERE

  • Thomas Rides In An Ambulance

    It’s the night of Australia’s music awards. A family watch from their living room. Their estranged daughter and sister is up for Best New Artist.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Run South

    Australian soldier is held captive during the Vietnam war. A young marine enters his world presenting him with a harrowing choice.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Hellbender

    A suburban short comedy, chronicling the unorthodox methods of an unremarkable man on his quest for significance.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Tadpoles

    Faced with troubling new concepts an 8 year old boy, at odds with his sister, tries to hide inside his curiosity for the natural world around him.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Betty and Bushy

    An elderly couple grapple with the changes life brings.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Giants

    Intermittently filmed on the same farm over a period of 18 months, Giants plays out amongst the changing landscape of the worst drought in Australia’s history.
    NSW PREMIERE

     

  • Get a Life

    Technology has made it possible to rise from the dead, so when an uninspired man is mistakenly given a second chance at life he hopes to settle back into his old life with his loving girlfriend – only problem is, she’s already moved on.
    WORLD PREMIERE