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Best Of Documentary Shorts 1 – 2023

The 1st of two programmes featuring the best of International & Australian Documentary short films in competition. International & Australian filmmakers vying for the prestigious Flickerfest Award for Best Documentary (Academy® Qualifying).

Screening: Sun 22 Jan, 4pm | Runtime: 100 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • The Syrian Cosmonaut

    This is the story of Muhammed Faris, the first Syrian to go to outer space. He is forced to flee his country, as his ideas for a free Syria make him a target.

  • Eva And Ramona

    Eva and Ramona met in 1971 as ten-year olds in the former GDR> they formed a lifelong friendship across the border between East and West, until their friendship was banned by Stasi. Despite their strong bond, there are unresolved issues between them, Eva invites Ramona to Sweden to resolve the past.

  • Clean

    A woman’s love letter and final goodbye to heroin, as she attempts to come off the synthetic opiates that have kept her clean for the past six years.

  • Saving Face

    Combining interviews with observational material, this film follows patients, local hospital staff and visiting specialists at Rakai General Hospital in Uganda, as their lives collide over 5 days in October, 2022.

  • Away

    A heartbreaking portrait of two 16-year old Ukrainian refugees in Budapest.

  • More Than I Want To Remember

    After an unexpected attack on her Congo village one night when she was 14, Mugeni enters a years-long journey in search of her family.