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Best Of Documentary Shorts 1 – 2022

The 1st of two programmes featuring the best of International & Australian Documentary short films in competition.

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

Screening: Sun 23 Jan, 4pm | Runtime: 115 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • My Grandmother Is An Egg

    T’ung-yang-hsi is the traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage, selling a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. Focusing on the female issues, this film aims to reflect upon women’s oppression and struggle for freedom.

  • Lost Contact

    Aldo has always felt like a being from another planet, stranded on Earth. His autism and long struggle to speak fluently alienated him from others. Now, he searches for meaning in the esoteric and for connection with people like himself.

  • Ali And His Miracle Sheep

    Guided by his grandmother’s haunting ancient Sumerian lament, we follow 9-year-old mute Ali as he takes his favourite sheep for sacrifice. Over this perilous journey they bear witness to the beauty and unravel the ills of Iraq but can they cure them with a sacrifice? A lyrical coming-of-age story.

  • Framing Sutherland

    The short documentary is a collection of impressions that examines the christian painting The Broad and The Narrow Way and religious motives of burden, sin and rest to reflect the difference in possibilities that still exists between many ethnic communities in the South African town of Sutherland.

  • Life, Unexpected

    A surprisingly raw, visceral, and intimate examination of life, as seen through the lens of two talented and driven young filmmakers: Under the microscope of their ever-present cameras, the Oscar-winning couple embark on a collision-course of life’s obstacles from opposite sides of the globe. Culled from 10 years of footage, LIFE, UNEXPECTED is set across modern urban landscapes dusted with Hollywood glitter.

  • Little Berlin

    When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. Based on a true story, narrated by Christoph Waltz.