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Best Of Documentary 2 – 2020

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: Sun 12 Jan, 4pm | Runtime: 107 mins | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Bright Lights – The Perils Of The Pokies

    A 25 year addiction to poker machines has cost ‘Sharon’ almost everything … and very nearly her life in this short, fully animated documentary, voiced by Claudia Karvan.

  • Inferno.

    An explosive portrait of the lives of artisans and their families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios, when blazing revelry engulfs the town.

  • Flesh

    Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.

  • Lost Rambos

    The influx of modern automatic weaponry introduced to Papua New Guinea in the 1990’s has turned local disputes into swift lethal exchanges which threatened to permanently reshape highlands culture.

  • Out Territory

    When I got to Rignano, the Ghetto residents told me; “You mustn’t keep any trace of our lives here in these precarious houses This despair is not yours to display.” The misery in the Ghetto is the first thing that struck me, the first thing I wanted to show.

  • All On A Mardi Gras Day

    African-American men from New Orleans neighborhoods spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once, in a battle to decide who’s ‘the prettiest’.
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