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
A young woman struggles with losing her mother to dementia but through an old ritual, she finds a way to bring her back.
Director Dan Macarthur
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.
Director James Latter
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
Director Charlie Hillhouse
This quiet film tracks the subtle interplay and hidden expressions between two friends – a reminder of the simplistic foundations of friendship.
Director Brodie Rocca
A young couple has some trouble trying to park a van on a suburban street.
Director Stephen Lance
An XXY adolescent is rejected by his father at a suburban burning man ceremony.
Directors Chantelle Murray & Simon Rippingale
A young girl in Outback Australia dreams of flying to a galaxy far, far away.
DELTA OF VENUS
Director Nancy Cao
Three chapters, three women, three worlds, three erotic scenes linked by their subversion of timeless myths and fairytales.