Australian Shorts 2014

Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2014:

GHOST TRAIN

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.

 

Chip

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.

 

Clan

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.

 

The Horologist

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.

 

Junked

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.

 

Sticky

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.

 

Unstill Lives

Daz Chandler | Australia | 2014 | 10 min

Artistic expression can never be detained.

 

Very Impressive

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?

 

Director
Various
Section
Australian Shorts
Festival Year
2014