Australian Shorts 2012

Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2012:


Directed by Leonie Blignaut | Australia | 2011 | 12 min

Every Saturday in winter, a tiny South African town plays host to a pigeon race like no other.


A Good Hunter

Blake Paul Kendall, Maya Newell | Australia | 2012 | 6 min

Chased by a whitefella taking orders from Aboriginal elder MK, a big lizard runs for his life.


I Have a Dream: The Making of a Mural

Darrin Baker, Liz Paddison | Australia | 2012 | 28 min

The incredible story of the making of the Martin Luther King mural in Newtown, Sydney. (Pictured)


The Hidden Gem

Namratha Thomas | Australia | 2012 | 27 min

A 43-year-old Indigenous transgender woman has decided to go back home for the first time as Jemma. Will her family be accepting of the person she is?


Lady Tiger and Queen Armani

Fadia Abboud | Australia | 2012 | 11 min

Two Arab girls in love, a rapper and a dancer, look for fame and fortune.


Letter Tape

Rowena Crowe | Australia | 2012 | 9 min

Old tape recorded messages of love are resurrected to provide a glimpse back in time.


The Observer

Julian Shaw | Australia | 2012 | 7 min

A short film about the acclaimed Australian documentary filmmaker Bob Connolly.


On Her Shoulders

Caro Macdonald, Kylie Plunkett, Poppy Shmith | Australia | 2011 | 12 min

A short and colourful history of women’s rights in Australia.


Part One: Love

Tony Radevski | Australia | 2012 | 11 min

Six gay men with very different experiences of love lost and found.


Richard Calling

Shannon Alexander | Australia | 2012 | 10 min

A 30 year-old man, who lives in a caravan at his mother’s property in the country, is fed up with his circumstances and looks for a new home in the city.


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