Focus: Brisbane

  • Australia
  • 15+
89 min

SHORT FILM SESSION 1

As 2020 brought huge international productions to the sunshine state thanks to favourable pandemic conditions, local filmmaking flourished on a smaller scale too. This session of shorts profiles the best short filmmaking in and around Brisbane, including work from feature directors and debutantes, with budgets from state agencies and back pockets, made by complex computer games engines and single-person crews. Come see what the city is making.

 

OUR GREATEST ESCAPE

Director Loani Arman

9 minutes

A young woman struggles with losing her mother to dementia but through an old ritual, she finds a way to bring her back.

METROPIUS

World Premiere

Director Dan Macarthur

19 minutes

In the dieselpunk city of Metropius, a detective on a missing person’s case discovers something underhanded is happening in the roots of the city.

HOME

Director James Latter

10 minutes

After finding himself single and jobless in his 30s, Joe’s life becomes even more troubled when his belongings begin to disappear before his eyes.

THOUGHTS ON THE PURPOSE OF FRIENDSHIP

Australian Premiere

Director Charlie Hillhouse

15 minutes

This quiet film tracks the subtle interplay and hidden expressions between two friends – a reminder of the simplistic foundations of friendship.

PERFECT PARK

World Premiere

Director Brodie Rocca

5 minutes

A young couple has some trouble trying to park a van on a suburban street.

TORCH SONG

Queensland Premiere

Director Stephen Lance

12 minutes

An XXY adolescent is rejected by his father at a suburban burning man ceremony.

JARLI

Queensland Premiere
Directors Chantelle Murray & Simon Rippingale

8 minutes

A young girl in Outback Australia dreams of flying to a galaxy far, far away.

DELTA OF VENUS

World Premiere

Director Nancy Cao

12 minutes

Three chapters, three women, three worlds, three erotic scenes linked by their subversion of timeless myths and fairytales.

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  • Language
    English
  • Genre
    Short FIlms

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and first storytellers of the land on which the Brisbane International Film Festival takes place.