Australian Shorts Competition
A LIFE TOGETHER Simon Direen | 2017 | 13 min
Davo and Valetta live a life of hardship on the streets of Melbourne, but they are connected by love and loyalty.
AFTER THE FACTS Karen Pearlman | 2018 | 5 min
In the early years of cinema, editors were usually women. This short documentary looks at how they wielded power, and how their work was made invisible.
BARBARA Larissa Behrendt & Marieka Walsh | 2017 | 5 min
Noongar woman Barbara tells of one grandmother's fight to get her granddaughter back.
DANI BOI Logan Mucha | 2018 | 5 min
Dani performs onstage as Dani Boi, a 'dragtivist' with a mission to fight back against oppressive gender norms.
DRUM VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL Vickie Zhang | 2018 | 14 min
Students and teachers face another winter's day at a shrinking village school on China’s expansive Loess Plateau.
HANDOUT Vedrana Music | 2017 | 5 min
Zeljka retells the story of making her way out of Sarajevo with the first UN Convoy taking mothers and children to Belgrade in 1992.
HIRUAERAK Baro Lee | 2018 | 22 min
The director explores his mother’s personal narrative of womanhood and motherhood in this evocative film.
MOTEL STORY Melanie Garrick & Mitchell Grant | 2018 | 5 min
A slice of life about the people who run a highway motel in New Mexico, USA.
PAIN IS MINE Farshid Akhlaghi | 2017 | 12 min
After her spinal surgery, she was always in pain: intense pain, unendurable pain. Painkillers have been her refuge for a long time, but one day, she decided to stop.
THE RADIOPHONIC ARTIST Rebecca Thomson | 2017 | 5 min
Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.