Australian Shorts 2014
Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2014:
Directed by James Fleming, Kelly Hucker | Australia | 2014 | 14 min
An elderly man struggling to cope with his wife’s dementia gets drawn into a macabre cabaret restaurant where he becomes enchanted by the lead actress.
As Time Unfolds
Annalivia O’Donnell | Australia | 2014 | 13 min
As Time Unfolds explores the bond between mother and child through heartbreaking circumstances.
Central Texas Barbecue
Matthew Shalleh | Australia | 2014 | 14 min
In Central Texas, barbecue is more than a way to cook meat – it’s a way of life, a path to salvation, and a sure-fire way to start an argument at the dinner table.
Pete Ireland | Australia | 2014 | 3 min
As rock legend fades into myth, and the beat of time marches on, it becomes clear that even rock gods are just men, just people, after all.
Larissa Behrendt | Australia | 2014 | 7 min
Clan tells the story of James Saunders, an Aboriginal man from a community where there is “men’s business” and “women’s business”, as he comes to terms with his sexuality. (Pictured)
The Goal Shooter
Chris Phillips | Australia | 2014 | 5 min
For a teenage girl, getting your period for the first time can be overwhelming. In Uganda, many girls miss school because of their period – and some drop out altogether. But not Christine.
David Valkenet | Australia | 2013 | 6 min
The journey of a piece of steel from rod to tiny turning handle, as professional watch maker Michael Presser grinds it down into the correct shape and size.
Gus Berger | Australia | 2014 | 11 min
With the advent of digital, the art of projection is being lost and 35mm films are getting Junked.
My Favourite Things
Chris Phillips | Australia | 2013 | 5 min
An enchanting story about poverty, play, and the rights of children, starring five-year-old Hennock from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
An Open Heart
Jojo Ferris | Australia | 2013 | 9 min
Jess grew up with Marfan Syndrome, a rare life-threatening genetic disorder. With pregnancy out of the question, Jess and her husband meet a surrogate mother willing to carry their baby.
Jilli Rose | Australia | 2013 | 19 min
Exiled from a tropical paradise, a handful of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding on a single windswept bush on the world’s tallest sea stack for 80 years.
A Thousand Suns
Blue Lucine | Australia | 2014 | 6 min
Kumeran is a young boy in immigration detention. He retreats to his imagination to explore possibilities of escape and to dream of the world he can’t reach.
Daz Chandler | Australia | 2014 | 10 min
Artistic expression can never be detained.
Hollie Fifer, Luke Goodall | Australia | 2014 | 9 min
With a name like Very Impressive, he lives under the pressure of what it means to lead the perfect life. Does being a queer eccentric artist who enjoys swimming naked count?