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Best Of International Shorts 2 – 2023

The 2nd 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: Sun 22 Jan, 1.30pm | Runtime: 110 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • The Cave

    A boy longs for his father’s affection, but his father is only interested in fishing. One day, his father dies, and the boy’s sense of loss turns into an obsession with his father’s belongings. In an imaginary cave, he curses his father’s relatives, who took treasured possessions. But the curse begins to eat the boy’s soul.

  • Dream Big

    After being passed over for a big promotion at work, Miranda discovers that she can control the world via her model railway. A bittersweet comedy about a derailed woman, trying to mould herself to the institution but ultimately finding the power within to create her own.

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    Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her and her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. Where is Ivalu…?

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  • Taste Of Home

    A Vietnamese girl, Mai (17), who was trafficked to Germany, has to earn money for her family back in Vietnam, but is exploited and sold on by smugglers. She flees and asks a new friend for help, whose mother is part of the system herself.

  • La Concha

    Eli, a cheeky woman with a lot of doubts, spends the afternoon at the beach with her baby daughter June and friends. She broke up with her daughter’s father and had to leave their home. But the sea and a shell in the hands of a magician child will give her a break today.

  • The Daughter

    When a fantasy phone line operator receives the deathbed confessions of a regretful father she must unknot her own traumatic past to heal their family-inflicted wounds.