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Best Of Documentary Shorts 2 – 2024

The 2nd 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 21 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 110 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • Our Uniform

    An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform. She admits that she’s nothing but a “female” and explores the roots of this idea in her school years.

  • Can Somebody Tell Me That Everything Will Be Fine

    Are men attracted to women with saggy breasts? Have you ever killed anyone? On the internet we can be anonymous and completely open about our inner dilemmas, but what would happen if we were just as brutally honest in the physical world? The authentic dialogue in this experimental comedy is borrowed from Norway’s largest chat forum and portrays how many of us seek guidance in a world that seems confusing and strange.

  • Kala Kunbolk (Colour Country)

    Kala Kunbolk follows women of Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, in their quest to preserve their age-old tradition of collecting pandanus leaves and natural color on country to create handcrafted baskets.

  • Finding Alaa

    The father of an ISIS terrorist responsible for the 2015 Paris Attacks searches for his grand-daughter, Alaa (5y) believed to be in a refugee camp in Northern Syria. Desperate to save his granddaughter, the way he was unable to save his son, the film explores themes of guilt and innocence, identity and belonging, as we meet the ‘other victims of ISIS’ – the families torn apart in its wake, trying to atone for crimes they never committed.

  • The Veiled City

    A speculative city symphony inspired by London’s Great Smog of 1952. Merging reality with fiction, The Veiled City invites us to understand the smog in the context of the present-day climate crisis.

  • Salt Dreams

    A race car driver must confront his past to pursue his dreams.

  • A Home On Every Floor

    Poet Hanna Asefaw grew up in a municipal flat in Oslo with her Eritrean family in the late 90s. Through an electrifying spoken word performance, she visits her childhood universe reimagined in miniature, and reflects on community, diversity, and belonging – and the political indifference that broke it apart.

  • Finding Home

    Finding Home tells the extraordinary story of Yousef Mohammadi, who as a young Afghani boy was forced to flee from his home country to avoid the dangers of war.