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SAE FlickerUp Youth Shorts – 2023

The finalists short films in our National Youth competition for school students & filmmakers eighteen years & under.

Screening: Sat 28 Jan, 4pm | Runtime: 109 mins | Classification: PG

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  • Yanay Bulah Bulah (Walking Together)

    In a culture of language lost, connection to elders deteriorating, elders and youth of a small mountain town in Australia created this song and message from a place of unity for our people of Australia.

  • Onion Rings

    A stop motion about cooking with unusual ingredients.

  • Thief Vs Thief

    One suitcase vs two suitcases, one cunning plan vs two determined thieves. An urban heist where anyone can, and will, be duped.

  • Wanderlust

    A reflection on how people seek adventure in the natural elements of the land, the sea and the skies.

  • Garden Thief

    A stop motion animation about a grumpy gardener and a cheeky snail.

  • Hoodlums

    A local idiot and his rapscallion friends attempt to save his reputation by pulling the dumbest heist to save the town from their year long drought.

  • Baggage

    Exploring the struggle with chronic fatigue mental illness, and how it impacts the daily lives of those who have it but shows that there is still light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Within Passing

    A young woman faces confronted questions about her mysterious existence as a ghost.

  • Deadly Dining

    Some opera, a hit list and a splash of poison.
    What’s on the menu tonight…?

  • Memories

    An Australian adult, now living in the city of Brisbane, contemplates on his fond memories from his childhood in the country.

  • Oliver’s Troubles

    A successful screenwriting prodigy goes to film school and is forced to reflect on his status as an award-winner, by a character of a different clay from most.

  • Ghost Town

    A girl’s Ghost Town, a place where she can escape her worries and revisit her loved ones.

  • The Trials And Tribulations Of Being Jordan

    Jordan is a troubled teen making her way through high school. A deep resentment in her current lifestyle has caused her to re-evaluate how she lives her life and how she deals with social anxiety.

  • Monday Morning Again

    Who knew it was so hard to stay awake after leaving a dream so good?

  • We’re Dreaming

    Amidst his dull and tiring life, high school student Noah finds an escape when his dreams begin to cross with a mysterious girl, forming a bond that transcends space and time.

  • Static Generation

    The effects that growing up in a digital world and developing an identity within the digital age.

  • Resisting Saturation

    1. We are all replaceable.
  • Medusa

    Inspired by The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Medusa explores the dynamic between an inhabitant and the unnerving poster which torments her.

  • The Future Is Yours

    The future is yours is a heart-warming story of two brothers making it in the film industry.

  • Xenos

    Confined to her secluded family farmhouse, a young woman finds herself torn between her familial obligations and the allure of escape.

  • Denouement

    Dénouement follows a young girl who, with the passing of her grandmother, inherits a pub and learns of her grandfather’s murder – an untold secret kept by her grandmother for 67 years.

  • Consumption

    Humankind’s propensity to over-consume in the hope it will give us meaning to things we don’t fully understand.

  • Angel

    Angel follows the gradual corruption of a young angel whose wings decay and divinity spirals as he is exposed to a confronting modern world.

  • Bacon

    Sunday breakfast is a big chore to prepare for a family of six, especially when that sixth member happens to be a slinky, gluttonous dog.

  • Scripted

    Our Youth are guided, directed, and driven by social trends and the focus of a seemingly ‘perfect’ world through social media. THIS IS FAKE! Our lives are messy, complicated and passionate and need to be guided by our hearts, our dreams and hopes as we are individuals on a journey to our own future.