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Best Of Australian Shorts 7 – 2024

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

  • Darwin Story

    Lee returns to Darwin from London when her mum is taken ill. After a chance encounter, there’s an opportunity to reflect on the past, but is she ready to think differently about the beautiful place she calls home?
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  • The Drive

    When a young woman breaks down on her road trip she must decide whether or not to trust a stranger to get her back on the road.

  • How Can I Help You

    In an attempt to overcome her incessant guilt complex, a young woman goes a step too far.

  • Unsettled

    Amid the heat and stress, a mysterious discovery causes a rift between lovers.
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  • Still Life

    An inopportune phone call from an old friend brings out long dormant feelings in Eloise, who has found herself in the midst of great change that is slipping further and further from her control.

  • Bottleneck

    On a day intended to be a celebration of new life, a series of events and decisions made by a group of friends lead to a mistake which can never be undone.

  • Nursery

    Single-mother Helen and her son Jordan embark on an afternoon drive, things soon spiral out of control, tension builds between the two as they fight to live their own lives as part of their codependent relationship.
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  • Living With It

    Aylena is a Lebanese Australian teen struggling with her mental health who is forced to do the unimaginable – talk to her dad about her feelings. With a gentle nudge from an unlikely confidante, Aylena faces her fear of emotional vulnerability in a culture where strength is measured by how well you conceal your emotions.

  • Just Alright

    Dan is desperate for a fresh start, but when his former housemate, Scott, moves into his new unit uninvited and befriends a dead salmon he dubs ‘Craig’, solitude seems like an impossible dream. While Scott and Craig’s friendship flourishes, the salmon destroys Dan’s way of life, and he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.