The Best Australian Short Documentary Competition highlights the best documentary short films from across the country with a runtime of 30 minutes or less. Antenna has partnered with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) to offer the winning filmmaker a cash prize of $5,000 as development funding for their next project.
Ezekiel Morgan | Germany | 2023 | 28 min
In this intriguing sci-fi-style essay-film we find an oblique
exploration of contemporary digital culture. A montage of
moments from live streams are poetically strung together, as if
from the perspective of an artificial intelligence, roaming
through people’s consciousnesses.
THE GREY LINE
Scott Quayle | Australia | 2023 | 29 min
Taken from her parents under assimilation policy, Helen was
raised by a middle-class family in the suburbs of Perth and
believed she was their biological daughter until the age of 14.
Madeleine Mytkowski | Australia | 2023 | 13 min
A race car driver must confront his past to pursue his dreams. In
this affecting docu-drama, we meet a race car driver attempting
to reconcile his past and present self. A portrait of familial love
and its innate ambiguities.
SURVEILLING A CRIME SCENE
Alana Hunt | Australia | 2023 | 22 min
Surveilling a Crime Scene examines the materialisation of
non-indigenous life in Miriwoong Country—through the town of
Kununurra and its surrounds.
Rowena Potts and Ceridwen Dovey | Australia | 2023 | 16 min
A daughter mourns the loss of her father, a passionate collector
of space memorabilia, as she falls under the sway of the ‘flown’
space objects in her inheritance. Memorabilia was imagined and
created during co-directors Ceridwen Dovey and Rowena Potts’
tenure as Powerhouse Research Fellows in 2022.