Australian Shorts 2018

Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary, 2018:

HANDOUT

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.

 

Barbara

Larissa Behrendt | Australia | 2017 | 5 min

Noongar woman Barbara tells of one grandmother’s fight to get her granddaughter back.

 

Dani Boi

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.

 

Hiruaerak

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.

 

Motel Story

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)

 

Director
Various
Section
Australian Shorts
Festival Year
2018