Director: Larissa Behrendt
Writer: Larissa Behrendt
Producer: Michaela Perske
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.
Director: Clint Lewis
Producer: Kristie Hosking
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
WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
Directors: Luke & Brando
Writer: Brandon Wittchen
Producer: Emma Giddens
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.
Music video for Barcelona based band, Quicksand Remedy. Shot in and around Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Director: Mick Soiza
Writer: Mick Soiza
Producer: Kody Rankin
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.
Director: Anna-Rose Nicolay
Producer: Carmen Bensley
Experimental music video based on female empowerment.
Directors: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean
Writers: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean
Producers: Jonathan Creed and Luke McClean
The debut music video for Brisbane band Mecha Mecha
Directors: Dan MacArthur, Mel Poole
Producer: Rupert Faust
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.
Director: Fausto Montanari
Writer: Fausto Montanari
"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.
Director: Sean Gilligan
Writer: Sean Gilligan
Producers: Lucas Thyer, Caitlin Johnston, Jeff W Tseng, Sean Gilligan
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.
Director: TJ Power
Writer: TJ Power
Producer: Riley Nottingham, Kathryn Power
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.
Director: Hannah Keogh
Writer: Hannah Keogh
Producer: Sannah Maclean
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.
Director: Sam Price, Sean Loch
Writer: Sean Loch
Producer: Sam Price
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
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.
Director: Gabby Hanrahan
Writer: Gabby Hanrahan
Producer: Jemma Bayley
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.
Director: Shane Keeffe
Writer: Shane Keeffe
Producer: Grace Bentley, Shane Keeffe
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.
Director: Jason Fitzgerald
Writer: Nicholas Kraak, Jason Fitzgerald
Producer: Brittany Blacka, Jason Fitzgerald, Will Kelly, Nicholas Kraak, Lachlan Linton-Keane
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.
Director: J.L. Shenstone
Writer: J.L. Shenstone
Producer: ROSLYN PARK
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.
Director: Benoit McCullough
Writer: Benoit McCullough
Producer: Scott Burgess
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.
Director: Irhad Mutic
Writer: Irhad Mutic
Producer: Jesse Weeden
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.
Director: Chris Busuttil
Writer: Chris Busuttil
Producer: Jessica Pearce
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.
Director: Drew Macdonald
Writer: Drew Macdonald
Producer: Chloe Hume
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.
Director: Joel Stephen Fleming
Writer: Joel Stephen Fleming
Producer: Matthew Haslam
After his wife disappears a man uses a sensory deprivation tank to solve the mystery.
Director: Charnstar Anderson
Writer: Charnstar Anderson
Producer: Derek Griffiths
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 & Dadda are playing air hockey. Spikes starts swearing and the parenting challenge escalates.
Director: Reema Sengupta
Writer: Reema Sengupta
Producer: Surekha Sengupta
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
A young woman suffering with depression and anxiety decides to take back control.
Director: Kirsty Lee
Writer: Paula Araujo
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.
Directors: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson
Writers: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson
Producers: Tim Goodwin, Pearce Hoskinson
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.