2022 PROGRAM

Freedom Swimmer

15 minutes — Animation/Documentary — Written and directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire

The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom.

Best Animation Award & Visionary Filmmaking Award, Aspen Shortsfest 2022

Two Sands

7 minutes — Drama — Directed by Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Written by Kook Manuer and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger

As Garang struggles on his first day at high school in Australia, memories of being lost in South Sudan are triggered.

2021 WA Screen Culture Award - Innovation in Short Film

Widowers

12 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Julian Tuna

WIDOWERS is a meditation on suburban masculinity as two ageing men negotiate grief, rage and forgiveness without exchanging a word.

Official Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2021

Odd One Out

7 minutes — Family/Comedy/Puppetry Animation — Written and directed by Andrew Robb

Struggling to fit in to a new community a lonely doll goes on a journey of discovery.

Best Film & Best Editing, SF3 (SmartFoneFlickFest) Australia 2021

Sunnies

11 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Ismail Khan

After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

Official Selection, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022

You and Me, Before and After

11 minutes — Comedy/Drama — Written and directed by Madeleine Gottlieb

Two adult sisters who love each other learn to like each other while getting their first tattoos.

Winner, Short Film Production of the Year, Screen Producers Australia Awards 2021

Cold Water Therapy

25 minutes — Documentary/Adventure/Surfing — Written and directed by Remy Brand

Three Australian childhood friends come together to escape the ordinary, taking on the raw, unforgiving Alaskan Winter in hopes of scoring uncrowded surf.

Official Selection, Flickerfest 2021

Event Producer: Annie Parnell