Australian Shorts 2013

Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary 2013:


Directed by David Fedele | Australia | 2012 | 20 min

Where do our electronics go at the end of their life?



Hollie Fifer | Australia | 2013 | 7 min

Through dance and music Corinna Newman re-enacts herself as a little girl who fakes blindness for 3 years, trying desperately to follow her three siblings through their disease Didmoad Syndrome and into death.


Elle Même

Aureliano Ramella | Australia | 2013 | 6 min

Can sport & art go together?



Georgina Savage | Australia | 2012 | 6 min

Gracia depicts a day in the life of Ana Ruffat-Ruiz, a Chilean immigrant living and working in a public housing estate in one of Melbourne’s most affluent neighbourhoods.


Is This Our Life?

Sam Sadeghi | Australia | 2013 | 5 min

Sometimes, a pattern of dismay and isolation in our lives can be seen within the animal kingdom. When the end of a honey bee’s life is drawing near, is it a time for reflection, or a time to give up?



Adam Rosenberg | Australia | 2012 | 6 min

Kit is a story about a man who had completely given up. Kit Ferrari Fortune is a broken down, busted up, truck driving cowboy. In this film he revisits a time in his life when the light at the end of the tunnel was just another train.


The Lala Road

Letitia Lamb | Australia | 2012 | 10 min

Young Chinese lesbians make their way along a difficult path, rejecting traditional ideas about marriage and family to be with the women they love. (Pictured)


Live Through This

Lisa Camillo | Australia | 2013 | 8 min

Can a man embrace his mother’s killer? A film about the ultimate act of forgiveness.



Natalia Ortiz | Australia | 2012 | 9 min

Memory is a film which deals with the fragility of who we are, our identity, and culture.


Pablo’s Villa

Matthew Salleh | Australia | 2013 | 7 min

In 1985, a picturesque Argentinian holiday town was completely flooded, not to re-emerge until 2009. Now only Pablo remains in this modern day Atlantis.


The Right of Passage

Zanny Begg, Oliver Ressler | Australia | 2013 | 19 min

The Right of Passage focuses on the struggles to obtain citizenship, while at the same time questioning the implicitly exclusionary nature of this concept.


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