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Best Of Documentary 2 – 2016

The 2nd of two programmes featuring the best of International & Australian Documentary short films in competition.

International & Australian filmmakers battle it out for the prestigious Academy® accredited award for Best Documentary Short Film.

Screening: Tue 12 Jan, 6.30pm | Duration: 105 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Giovanni And The Water Ballet

    Ten-year old Giovanni has a dream: he wants to be the first boy to compete in the Dutch Synchronized Swimming Championships.

  • A Tale Of Love, Madness And Death

    A schizophrenic young man has to face down his mother’s cancer diagnosis in this deeply touching documentary about bearing the emotional weight of your family.

  • The Many Sad Fates Of Mr Toledano

    Phil is obsessed with his demise. He photographs himself in every dark depiction of his future. Meanwhile, his family worries this project will void Phil of a positive future. Through this journey, Phil’s obsession changes him and his family forever.

  • Michelle’s Story

    Meryl Tankard’s intimate portrait of dancer Michelle Ryan. An uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

  • Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under

    The remarkable, forgotten story behind Let’s Dance – David Bowie’s biggest hit record – and how the birth of MTV, and an unlikely journey deep into the Australian outback, led to its unprecedented success.