Australian Festival Highlights

  • Presented by AFTRS
  • Australia
  • 15+
110 min

Short Film Session 2

Last year as borders closed, many filmmakers in Australia turned their attention to this nation’s often violent history. The films in this session— made by some of the best emerging filmmakers from around the country—attend to this history using a variety of genres and styles. If they create a composite image, it is an uncertain one, marked by questions of power and identity far from resolution.

 

 

AS ONE

Queensland Premiere
Directors Adam Murfet & Jessie Oldfield

8 minutes

In the woods, a young woman and man scuffle as they fight for life.

BALA

Director Deborah Brown

10 minutes

A former navy officer reunites with his cousins to grieve after learning of his grandfathers’ death.

PROM NIGHT

Director Lydia Rui

3 minutes

An experimental exploration of minor feelings and self-transformation in the digital age.

WITH THE CATTLE

Queensland Premiere

Director Cameron Dunlop

3 minutes

A ruminative short film focusing on the interplay between bovine lives and human consumption.

UNE BELLE JOURNÉE

Queensland Premiere

Director Malo Hawkins

11 minutes

A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.

THE NINTH TOWER

Queensland Premiere

Director Kauthar Abdulalim

14 minutes

When the Victorian Government locks down his public-housing building, a teenager responsible for his mother’s welfare is pushed to the brink.

EACH OTHER

Queensland Premiere

Director Oskar Weimar

5 minutes

Mixing horror, dance and Lacanian philosophy, this dark, modern day fable tells the story of a human body on a journey of self-discovery.

SHIFT

Queensland Premiere


Directors Claire Marshall
32 minutes

An experimental dance film based around a narrative duet, with two dancers portraying a discordant couple stuck in a rut of manipulative behaviour.

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  • Language
    English
  • Genre
    Short FIlms

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