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Best Of International Shorts 1 – 2022

The 1st of five programmes featuring the Best of International short films in competition.

Be uplifted, inspired and moved by the next generation of the world’s most talented filmmakers in competition for two Academy® qualifying awards; Best Short Live Action & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Sat 22 Jan, 1.30pm | Runtime: 102 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Loop

    In this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again, in this society each human being repeats the same action over and over again.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Guadalupe

    An undocumented Mexican house cleaner finds something unexpected and controversial in the homeowners’ closet and leaves an unmistakable message.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • First Work, Then Play

    Young music producer Maxi has won an award – but instead of feeling achieved her stress-level grows to a new all-time high: she pressures herself to use the momentum and publish her nearly finished album. While chasing her dreams and the most effective self-care products, Maxi realizes she needs to exorcise her inner cop and make peace with her inner child. But stepping off the hamster wheel is easier said than done…
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • Free Fall

    Tom is a young trader in a London bank, whose recent performance has put his job on the line. When the first plane hits the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th 2001, Tom jumps into the biggest trade of his life. Inspired by a true story.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Elephant In The Mall

    Tamara’s dream is to be a singer, but in the meantime she makes a living as a babysitter. When an opportunity presents itself, Tamara is willing to do anything to make her dream come true.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Neon Phantom (Fantasma Neon)

    A delivery man dreams of having a motorcycle. He was told that everything would be like a musical film.
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  • Space Invader

    Max is a small boy with a big imagination. Him and his Dad form a tight knit crew. But when Dad gets a new girlfriend, Max must find a way to confront this new menace before she steals his dad forever.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE