Programme

AFTER THE APOLOGY

Director: Larissa Behrendt
Writer: Larissa Behrendt
Producer: Michaela Perske

Duration: 1:21:47

Suellyn thought Family and Community Services (FACS) would only remove children in extreme cases until her own grandchildren were taken in the middle of the night. Hazel decided to take on the FACS system after her fourth grandchild was taken into state care. Jen expected to continue to care for her grandchildren but she was deemed unsuitable by FACS, a shock not just to herself but to her sister, Deb, who was, at the time, a FACS worker. The rate of Indigenous child removal has increased at an exponential rate since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. These four grandmothers’ find each other, and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. They are not only taking on the system, they are changing it.

DON'T BELIEVE ANYMORE

Director: Clint Lewis
Producer: Kristie Hosking

Duration: 06:36

Melbourne band The Eternal cover classic 80’s Aussie track by Ice House in this video that sees a variety of characters’ loose hope.

BOY DOWN AT THE MARKET

Director: Felix So
Writer: Travis Vetier
Producer: Tony Clamant

Duration: 04:50

Boy down at the market by Gabrielle Emery. A beautiful young woman must choose the lasting love of her partner or the new and blossoming love for a coffee boy at the markets.

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

Directors: Luke & Brando
Writer: Brandon Wittchen
Producer: Emma Giddens

Duration: 03:53

An acoustic performance by Sametime on a picturesque cliff overlooking the ocean, intercut with the story of two young brothers who venture forth into the wild to arrive at that same cliff. Once the young brothers arrive there they begin to build a DIY hang glider that they fly off the cliff and into the unknown.

QUICKSAND
MELODY

Duration: 03:03

Music video for Barcelona based band, Quicksand Remedy. Shot in and around Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Australia.

FOLLOW ME INTO THE DARK

Director: Mick Soiza
Writer: Mick Soiza
Producer: Kody Rankin

Duration: 03:46

Intertwined with performance by the Pierce Brothers, we follow Jared cooped up in an empty home pacing the floorboards consumed by the absence of his partner. He attempts to move forward, from his failed relationship, but is overwhelmed by memories and the thought of a life without her.

ENTERTAINING THE THOUGHT (OF LEAVING YOU)

Director: Casey Boyle
Writer: Casey Boyle, Preloved Things
Producer: Preloved Things

Duration: 05:20

Music video for the song Entertaining the Thought (of Leaving You) by Brisbane based band Preloved Things

FINE

Director: Anna-Rose Nicolay
Producer: Carmen Bensley

Duration: 02:19

Experimental music video based on female empowerment.

DEALBREAKER

Directors: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean
Writers: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean
Producers: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean

Duration: 03:52

The debut music video for Brisbane band Mecha Mecha

CHOCOHOLICS

Directors: Dan MacArthur, Mel Poole
Producer: Rupert Faust

Duration: 03:15

Enter the fantasy world of these two Chocoholic Choon Goonz. Nothing is off limits when it comes to everyone's favourite drug, from pop-cult references including a drug-dealing Easter Bunny, to Willy Wonka and sexy oompaluumpas, this song and video is geared to be serious and fun at the same time.

WEIRD

Director: Fausto Montanari
Writer: Fausto Montanari
Producer: Lobster

Duration: 02:00

"Weird" is a short animated film about diversity from the perspective of a girl who is usually judged for being weird and different. She expresses through her monologue, her sufferance, and her dreams to delete the concept of weird.

THE BABY WHISPERER

Director: Sean Gilligan
Writer: Sean Gilligan
Producers: Lucas Thyer, Caitlin Johnston, Jeff W Tseng, Sean Gilligan

Duration: 16:37

Ten-year-old Ruby's relationship with her beloved antique witch doll takes on a sinister dimension when she comes to believe she can be reunited with her dead mother.

STRONG CULTURE

Director: Jarryd O'Keefe
Producer: Ash Burgess, Maeve McKenna

Duration: 03:25

A warrior chief in a small village in Vanuatu prepares for a traditional war dance ceremony that honours the ancestral culture of his people.

YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US

Director: TJ Power
Writer: TJ Power
Producer: Riley Nottingham, Kathryn Power

Duration: 14:34

A short comedy that confirms our fears about what really goes on at call-centres when we’re asked, “Please hold?” We peek behind the scenes of one particularly specialised call-centre on a fateful day when big-shot CEO, Simon, makes the most important call of his life.

WHEELS OF FORTUNE

Director: Hannah Keogh
Writer: Hannah Keogh
Producer: Sannah Maclean

Duration: 09:48

Some people are lucky enough to just roll through life, for Oscar, the term means something else. Wheels Of Fortune is a teen drama about Oscar, whose passion for roller-skating is prevented by a life bound to his wheelchair. Oscar wishes for a life of solitude but with the ‘bring a date and skate’ dance coming up, things are far from smooth sailings.

A FRIEND IN THE NIGHT

Duration: 07:00

Marlon tries to escape his worst nightmare as two dreamers, Jane and Harry, discuss the importance of fate.

SLEEPWALKER

Director: Sam Price, Sean Loch
Writer: Sean Loch
Producer: Sam Price

Duration: 06:21

Emily's girlfriend Claire has a bad habit of sleepwalking.

MADIE & MARC

Director: Daniel Flynn Anderson
Writer: Daniel Flynn Anderson
Producer: Benjamin Cotgrove, Daniel Flynn Anderson

Duration: 03:34

During a lavish pre-wedding photo-shoot, a neurotic bride is pushed to the limit when her childish husband attempts to postpone their impending nuptials.

BAD DOG

Director: Gabby Hanrahan
Writer: Gabby Hanrahan
Producer: Jemma Bayley

Duration: 03:19

K is a hit man in a dog eat dog world. He meets a young underground fighter named Yin, who uses the same gym as him. After besting Yin easily in a sparring match, Yin starts telling the hit man to start looking after himself. But a mysterious client is hounding K and sending him messages.

THE BUDGY SMUGGLER AND THE BAG THIEF

Director: Shane Keeffe
Writer: Shane Keeffe
Producer: Grace Bentley, Shane Keeffe

Duration: 05:57

A man is getting ready for the biggest day of his life when his bag is taken. Now he must chase down the thief before it's too late.

A PICTURE OF OTHER PEOPLE

Director: Jason Fitzgerald
Writer: Nicholas Kraak, Jason Fitzgerald
Producer: Brittany Blacka, Jason Fitzgerald, Will Kelly, Nicholas Kraak, Lachlan Linton-Keane

Duration: 10:12

An emergency services operator takes a call from a young boy whose mother has collapsed. As she guides him through the CPR process while they wait for the ambulance, she is struck by numerous parallels between the boy’s home life and her own.

ROLL A SEVEN GO TO HEAVEN

Director: J.L. Shenstone
Writer: J.L. Shenstone
Producer: ROSLYN PARK

Duration: 10:52

Emily Rose has reached a dead end. She sits in a motel room with a bottle of rum and a single dice. In a desperate attempt to change her life, she assigns each number with an outcome, and leaves her fate to chance.

WINGMAN

Director: Benoit McCullough
Writer: Benoit McCullough
Producer: Scott Burgess

Duration: 05:54

A couple constructs a massive cardboard plane for their nephew...but when they take it for a test flight, they find themselves fighting off an entire squadron of enemies! They'll need more allies to win this battle.

BRUCE

Director: Irhad Mutic
Writer: Irhad Mutic
Producer: Jesse Weeden

Duration: 04:00

We all remember the time we first fell in love. Adolescence is an important time in our lives, especially when it comes to our first love. Bruce challenges the local villain in order to win over the heart of Louisiana, but ends up discovering that sometimes winning is losing.

SUPERHEROES

Director: Chris Busuttil
Writer: Chris Busuttil
Producer: Jessica Pearce

Duration: 11:32

Superheroes is a live action/animated short film, which tells the story of a boy’s connection to his imagination. Ten-year-old James uses his amazing talent of drawing superheroes as a sanctuary for safety, a way of keeping his family’s hopes for safety and respect alive in a household dominated by his father’s use of violence.

CREEPER

Director: Drew Macdonald
Writer: Drew Macdonald
Producer: Chloe Hume

Duration: 12:08

Creeping; verb; a nightly practice of invading people's houses while they're home and lurking in the shadow of their lives without being caught. After a night out, a young woman is unknowingly followed into her home by her "ride-share" driver, resulting in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

ASCENSION

Director: Joel Stephen Fleming
Writer: Joel Stephen Fleming
Producer: Matthew Haslam

Duration: 14:52

After his wife disappears a man uses a sensory deprivation tank to solve the mystery.

PIZZA DELIVERANCE

Director: Charnstar Anderson
Writer: Charnstar Anderson
Producer: Derek Griffiths

Duration: 14:11

Model Pizza Palace employee Mike lives by the motto “when you’re loyal to your job, you’re loyal to your customers and your customers are loyal to you”. A regular delivery at the home of his favourite customer, Naomi Nakatomi, goes awry when he discovers something unsettling.

SPIKE AND DADDA - SHAMBAS

Duration: 01:55

Spike & Dadda are playing air hockey. Spikes starts swearing and the parenting challenge escalates.

COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO

Director: Reema Sengupta
Writer: Reema Sengupta
Producer: Surekha Sengupta

Duration: 15:00

In a country where marital rape is illegal, it took a lot for Smita to escape an abusive marriage. She lives in a one-room apartment in Mumbai, earning her living by making imitation mangalsutras (necklace worn by married women). But the recent tranquillity of her life is shaken when the doorbell rings.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN

Director: Mieka Thorogood
Writer: Mieka Thorogood
Producer: Matt Keen

Duration: 06:30

A young woman suffering with depression and anxiety decides to take back control.

THE WEIGHT OF THE OCEAN

Director: Kirsty Lee
Writer: Paula Araujo

Duration: 02:43

The Weight of the Ocean is a coming of age short, which speaks to the narrative that love is love. Our passions, hurts, expression, gesture and humour reads the same, regardless of gender.

PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS

Directors: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson
Writers: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson
Producers: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson

Duration: 04:56

It's a perfect day in the park and Guy wants nothing more than to feed bread to the ducks at the pond. Sadly, an official sign forbids it. However, he meets a duck that has different ideas and will do anything for some bread.

Content is MA15+ 

MA 15+ classified material contains strong content and is legally restricted to persons 15 years and over. It may contain classifiable elements such as sex scenes and drug use that are strong in impact.