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Best Of International Shorts 5 – 2024

The 5th 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: Wed 24 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 118 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • My Name is Edgar and I Have a Cow

    Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • My Week With Maisy

    Mrs Foster, a retired, middle-class Daily Mail reader, whose cup is half empty, is starting chemotherapy and is understandably anxious. The last thing she needs is to have to share the treatment room with a ‘know-it-all child’ who wants to grow up to be a lesbian. But through their unexpected friendship, Maisy gives Mrs Foster much more than just a glimmer of hope.
    WORLD PREMIERE

  • A Good Boy

    Maxime is 16. A promising swimmer, he is about to enter a sport study program. One afternoon, the police interrupts a training session to question his coach, who has been accused of sexual abuse by one of the club’s young swimmers. These accusations will crack the armour of silence that Max has built to survive the abuse he himself suffered years earlier.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Looming Cloud

    After their mother’s death, three siblings navigate grief in the age of social media.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • The Lee Families

    The country house, the only inheritance left by the grandfather, was bequeathed to the eldest grandson. The mother cannot just stand by and let it happen.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • Slow Down The Fall

    In the light of the Alps, a great ski-jumping hill flashes metallically. Two ski jumpers synchronously rehearse movements in the valley, answer generic questions in front of a green screen, and pose on the hill while being watched by a film crew. It is the first reunion for the two athletes since their separation.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

  • A Piece of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty and Joker, two wandering street performers, end up in the same police cell. When the systemic brutality of the state and the police “breaks” Liberty, Joker will search for the pieces to rebuild her from scratch.
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE