17 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Alies Sluiter
When a refugess encounters an indegenous man on a remote Australian beach, she must decide whether to trust him, or journey on alone.
Best Student Director, Australia Directors Guild; Adrienne Shelly Director Award, Columbia University Film Festival; Best Short Film & Best Director, CinefestOz
10 minutes — Comedy/Drama — Written and directed by Jane Cho
A young girl, bored in a muted world of foreign suburbia, becomes determined to claim an Easter egg as her own. No matter the cost.
Best Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival; Best Short Film and Best Director, St Kilda International Film Festival
10 minutes — Drama — Directed by Tony Briggs, written by Tracey Rigney
Two Elders take their grandson out bush and put him to the test.
ImagiNATIVE; Berlinale; Melbourne International Film Festival
19 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Alex Wu
A young celebrity is called into an emergency meeting with his manager after a fan commits suicide.
Dendy Award for Best Australian Live Action Short Film, Sydney Film Festival
15 minutes — Comedy — Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith & Rawley Reynolds, written by Emily Dash
Gary’s so used to caring for his disabled daughter Jess, he can do it in his sleep. But when the in-laws come to stay, everyone will get a wake-up call.
Sydney Film Festival; St Kilda Film Festival
15 minutes — Animated comedy — Directed by Tilda Cobham-Hervey & Dev Patel, written by Tilda Cobham-Hervey, John Collee & Dev Patel
A tiny hamster spends his days in Marvin’s Pet Shop, hoping to find a family to adopt him.
Adelaide Film Festival; Best Australian Animation, Flickerfest
11 minutes — Drama — Written and directed by Robin Summons
A man insists on fulfilling his elederly wife’s wish of taking their car through a drive-thru wash.
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival; Indy Shorts Film Festival