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Best Of Documentary Shorts 2 – 2021

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® qualifying award for Best Documentary Short Film.

Screening: Sun 24 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 102 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad

    A personal story of grief, those we look up to, and how the interactions we may deem insignificant may play a huge part in how we live our lives.

  • 57 Days

    Julio Lumbreras was one of the first patients to enter an ICU in Spain with Covid-19. Through the phone messages of his family, we follow his 57 days of fighting the coronavirus.

  • Making Waves

    Lamya Essemlali is an ocean activist, dedicated to protecting marine turtles from being poached in the Indian Ocean and Pilot Whales from being hunted in the North Atlantic. But who is really in danger, the sea life or the humans facing an empty ocean by 2048?

  • What Was It Like

    Eight filmmakers with intellectual disability interview their parents about what it was like when doctors delivered the news of their diagnosis.

  • Maalbeek

    Survivor but amnesiac of the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatised event of which she has no memory.

  • Huntsville Station

    Every weekday, inmates are released from Huntsville State Penitentiary, taking in their first moments of freedom with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block.

  • Kata

    A fantastical and dramatic journey through the mind of 13 year old Mahiro Takano, an unprecedented 6 year in-a-row national ‘Kata’, Karate form champion, who comes face to face with her greatest enemy yet.