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.
Rowena Crowe | Australia | 2012 | 9 min
Old tape recorded messages of love are resurrected to provide a glimpse back in time.
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.
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.