Australian Shorts 2018
Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2018:
Directed by Vedrana Music | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
Zeljka retells the story of making her way out of Sarajevo with the first UN Convoy taking mothers and children to Belgrade in 1992.
After the Facts
Karen Pearlman | Australia | 2018 | 5 min
In the early years of cinema, editors were usually women. This short documentary looks at how they wielded power, and how their work was made invisible.
Larissa Behrendt | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
Noongar woman Barbara tells of one grandmother’s fight to get her granddaughter back.
Logan Mucha | Australia | 2018 | 5 min
Dani performs onstage as Dani Boi, a ‘dragtivist’ with a mission to fight back against oppressive gender norms.
Drum Village Primary School
Vickie Zhang | Australia | 2018 | 14 min
Students and teachers face another winter’s day at a shrinking village school on China’s expansive Loess Plateau.
Baro Lee | Australia | 2018 | 22 min
The director explores his mother’s personal narrative of womanhood and motherhood in this evocative film.
A Life Together
Simon Direen | Australia | 2017 | 13 min
Davo and Valetta live a life of hardship on the streets of Melbourne, but they are connected by love and loyalty.
Melanie Garrick, Mitchell Grant | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
A motel cleaner and owner share stories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pain is Mine
Farshid Akhlaghi | Australia | 2017 | 12 min
After her spinal surgery, she was always in pain: intense pain, unendurable pain. Painkillers have been her refuge for a long time, but one day, she decided to stop.
The Radiophonic Artist
Rebecca Thomson | Australia | 2017 | 5 min
Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible. (Pictured)