Australian Shorts 2017
Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2017:
Directed by Claire Randall | Australia | 2016 | 16 min
An intimate confessional from Nick, who learned through puberty that the imaginary friend in his head was real, and violent.
Mike Nayna | Australia | 2016 | 29 min
Disillusioned by a revival of public shaming via social media, an Australian filmmaker confronts the real-world damage caused by a vicious online monster he created.
Tony Radevski | Australia | 2017 | 7 min
What divides us most, connects us.
The Glass Bedroom: Amy
Kate Blackmore | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
For Amy, the selfie is an empowering photographic form as it allows women – especially women of colour – to represent themselves in their own way. (Pictured)
Carina Bourke | Australia | 2017 | 3 min
Harry talks about his Maori identity and family.
A Heart in Nature
Plamena Slavcheva | Australia | 2017 | 10 min
Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson, Chris Darwin, bids to become, literally, the change he wanted to see in the world.
The Jolly Swagman
Charby Ibrahim | Australia | 2016 | 10 min
Ravi fled civil chaos in his homeland of Sri Lanka, hoping for a better life in Australia… but the Australian Government had other ideas.
Lime Green As
Helen Chun | Australia | 2017 | 1 min
Despite the 100% jack-up in prices at quirky Seu-Ling’s iconic limegreen cornershop, customers perpetually return because they know they are buying a piece of her.
Kimberley West | Australia | 2015 | 15 min
Marrimarrigun is the story of Marrimarri, the giant spirit man who looks after country and is the protector of the ancestors of the Yawuru people.
Mitchell Grant | Australia | 2017 | 19 min
Amidst a crumbling Port Moresby television station, camera operators, technicians, security guards, a driver and a TV anchor languorously work to deliver media to a rapidly changing, yet stagnant country.
Out of Competition Shorts 2017
Being Kurd – Bashur
Duygu Dogan | Australia | 2017 | 13 min
A Kurdish journalist reflects on her childhood memories of escaping Saddam’s regime and reclaiming back her cultural identity.
Ashleigh McArthur | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
The story of an artist, her work and the end of a love affair with the city that inspired it, Pat’s Studio showcases a unique figure on the Australian art scene and a bygone era in Sydney’s Inner West.
Inday Ford | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
Killing a family pet or protecting our native wildlife? When cats become a serious threat, it’s time for two unlikely conservationists to pull out the 22 magnum and 12 gauge shotguns.
Diane Busuttil | Australia | 2017 | 13 min
Without Consent weaves a personal account of forced adoption in Australia in the late 1960s, recounting the legal climate that outcast young unmarried women who were pregnant during these years, the abuse they endured, and the stories they hid.