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Best of Melbourne Shorts – 2017 Tour

This highlights programme is a curated selection of shorts from Victorian filmmakers selected for screening at Flickerfest 2017 Bondi.

Screening: On Tour | Running Time: 109min | Classification: under 15 years to be w/adult

  • In Life Today

    It’s a sunny day in Melbourne, much like any other. Except that today is the day that Erin is going to change the world. Scientists say that change is inevitable, but Erin doesn’t have time to wait. She’s going to take matters into her own hands.

  • Crush

    Crush is a drama about Anelise, a 16-year-old girl whose best friends are missing and wanted for murder. Anelise must come to terms with the fact that her two best friends might be the killers and that Toby, the boy she loves, may have caused it all.

  • Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger tells the story of an old recluse rediscovering life through a rebellious new neighbour and a bit of imagination.

  • A Terrible Beauty

    After her father destroys her prototype ‘Soulmate’ robot, a replacement for her dead mother, a roboticist, Olivia, questions her fundamental belief in a world without suffering and the nature of love.

  • Lorne

    Lorne, a wasteland traveller dealing with the oppressing boundaries of isolation, is confronted by a mysterious stranger, who helps him realise his existential fears.

  • Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary

    A glimpse into the iconic Olympic Doughnuts, which has captured the heart of Footscray train station since 1979

  • Pillars

    When a tragic incident occurs at the local jumping rocks in a small coastal town, Kieran, a naive 22-year-old supermarket worker questions what future he has in the community and what it means to leave it all behind.

  • Coming Home

    Zoe and Ellie were childhood friends who took separate paths after high school. Ellie, now 19 years old, returns home from a year abroad having transitioned to a male, Sam. Zoe nervously avoids him, but soon the barriers dissolve and their old friendship prevails.

  • Messiah

    In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness.
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