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Best Of Documentary Shorts 2 – 2022

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 23 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 112 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Love Dad

    She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.

  • Nsenene

    Masaka’s grasshopper catchers light up the sky in this poetic portrayal of a Ugandan tradition.

  • When The Swallows Fly Away

    In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and Andrée, a farmer couple who, at 80 years old, find themselves at trouble feeding their remaining livestock.

  • Freedom Swimmer

    The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom.

  • Into Light

    Sheona McDonald’s documentary captures a season of change as a mother and child navigate the complexities of gender identity together.

  • Venetian Men

    Two 15 year old girls leave South London in 1994 and find their teenage gaze in Venice, in a promise that is never fulfilled. This is a love letter to teenage girls; to the ones we were and all the ones to come.

  • Nothing To Declare

    Keith Byrne (10) and Noel Murray (13) from Darndale had run away before, but evading the authorities in three countries was a first – even for them!