Australian Shorts 2011
Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2011:
Directed by Matt Cooney | Australia | 2009 | 8 min
The life of Sydney taxi driver, Zachary Kryuchkov, who is a classically trained singer from Ukraine who plays his customers his CDs.
All Gone, Extreme Clean
Martin Jehle | Australia | 2010 | 19 min
A film about a woman who set up a crime scene clean up company after her friend committed suicide.
Ben Carr | Australia | 2010 | 11 min
The story of the Indigenous band Mop and the Dropouts that used music to raise political issues, most noticeably the protests that surrounded the Commonwealth games in 1982.
Comme Ci Comme Ça: The Story of Carmen Rupe
Lucy Hayes | Australia | 2010 | 11 min
A fascinating documentary that introduces us to 74 year old Carmen; one of Sydney’s original drag queens and showgirls.
Fists of Affection
Dave Mitchell | Australia | 2009 | 3 min
A story about a priest who began a campaign to stop a Muslim cleric being deported from Australia.
William Head | Australia | 2009 | 5 min
A voyeuristic look at a Melbourne taxi driver, taking a break to enjoy a meal.
Ricardo Skaff | Australia | 2010 | 7 min
One man’s reflections on violence.
The Rise of Leatherman
Kim Munro | Australia | 2008 | 10 min
A very personal yet lighthearted film about an individual’s desire to be crowned “Leatherman of the Year”.
Sink or Swim
Amelia Kelly | Australia | 2010
The story of an Afghani immigrant who began swimming classes for immigrants in Parramatta after her son drowned.
Tom Noakes | Australia | 2009
A film that follows Sydney’s body modification martyr Joeltron, exploring the reasons and struggles behind his unique form of self-expression.
This is How You’ll Make Your Bed in Prison
Katie Mitchell | Australia | 2009 | 10 min
A retrospectively told story of an Indigenous woman who took on the government over plans to take away the right to vote from people in prison.
Martin Ingle | Australia | 2010 | 12 min
A film exploring what art means through interviews with three artists: a writer, a musician and a photographer.
Out of Competition
The First Interview
Dennis Tupicoff | Australia | 2011 | 15 min
Gary has struck up a relationship with a woman he met on a dating website. The time to meet is drawing near – but there’s something she should know about him before they take it to the next level. (Pictured)
Something to Tell You
Pete Gleeson | Australia | 2010 | 8 min
Gary has struck up a relationship with a woman he met on a dating website. The time to meet is drawing near – but there’s something she should know about him before they take it to the next level.
We Are Illuminated
William Head | Australia | 2010 | 13 min
A film following five people over one bustling night in Melbourne. Beautiful imagery and evocative music lead us along a sensory journey into an unseen world. Each character lives in apparent isolation from the others, yet when a nightclub reveller bursts onto the screen, their worlds connect through a universal insight.