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WEFF21 Program

WEFF21 FEATURED 3+ HOURS OF QUALITY AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS OVER 2 SESSIONS

Click on each session below for a dropdown list of films

VIEW SESSION 1 FILMS

Session 1: WEFF21 Official Selection

Run time ~1h 37m
Lemons

A short experimental film about the dark reality of having big dreams. Shot and produced for a university assessment during lockdown

A film by Gold Coast filmmaker Isabella Moore

Run time: 2:06

Self Isolation

PREMIERE SCREENING

A young woman battling boredom and her noisy neighbours is surprised to find the Coronavirus living in her wardrobe.

A film by Oscar Axel Thorborg

Run time 4:00

It’s Ok (Fall Apart) [music video]

It’s in expressing our hurt rather than burying it that we become stronger than ever. This song is about being there to catch the ones you love, and trusting the ones around you when you need to fall apart.

A film by Brisbane filmmakers Jax Oliver, Jaymee Watkin, Tim Watkin and Marc Dubois

Run time 5:32

Shadows – DU0 ft Trenton [music video]

PREMIERE SCREENING

A woman wakes in the woods, wrapped in a plastic sheet, in what looks like a shallow grave. She is wearing a wedding dress, her make up is smeared and her face and hands are dirty. She tries to find her way back ‘home’ but isn’t sure where that is.

Directed by Pernell Marsden  |  Produced by Courtney Bombell and Gregory KellyProducer  |  Director of Photography Daniel Dunn

Run time: 3:49

Devil’s Cut – alt. [music video]

PREMIERE SCREENING

A one-take experimental narrative that walks the line between present and past in real time. An abusive father-son relationship spurs on the son to channel his experience into his music and giving him the courage to leave.

Produced, Directed and written by Adelaide filmmaker Ashley Pollard  |  Producer and Director of Photography Benjamin Powell

Run time: 3:55

Dry

A bed-wetting boy desperate to go to scout camp learns a valuable life lesson from his irascible grandfather.

A film by West End filmmaker Melanie Poole (Director) with Colin Gregory (Writer) and Colin Gregory (Producer)

Run time 9:49

Dusk Chorus

PREMIERE SCREENING

Children just want to be found.

A film by Melbourne filmmaker Alex Campbell  |  Produced by Chloe Naughton

Run time 7:40

Mycelium: An Urban Food Uprising

Tired of relying on fragile food systems, an inner-city Brisbane community, with the support of their local councillor, planted an urban food uprising. This is a film about resilience in the face of crisis, how a community challenges state ownership of land, and how growing and giving away fresh food is an act of resistance.

A film by local 4101 filmmakers Christine Schindler (Director), Nathan Gibson (Director), Jonathan Sri (Writer and Producer), Gabriel Reese (Producer) and Misha Emingerova (Producer)
Run time 12:08

Bama

After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

A film by Northern Rivers filmmaker Jahvis Loveday

RUN TIME: 5:25

The Wild Variety

PREMIERE SCREENING

A comical slice-of-life look into the daily lives of a variety of wild animals.

A film by Brisbane filmmaker Jayden Van Win

Christian In The Closet

PREMIERE SCREENING

The uber awkward Christian leads a double life, avoiding the confrontation of coming out as gay to his father (a Christian Pastor) or telling his atheist best friend and new lover about his faith. Until the romantic advances of Erin, a female parishioner forces Christians two worlds on a collision course.

A film by Joel Stephen Fleming and Cameron Hurry

Run time 15:00

An eight letter word starting with A

PREMIERE SCREENING

In a waiting room, three strangers meet. All linked by a common conflict. A film about bodily autonomy and women’s rights.

A film by Natalia Cricri  |  Produced by Luke L. Smith

Run time 13:00

Outbreak

PREMIERE SCREENING

A group of friends are faced with the ultimate decision: who do you trust in an outbreak? With a team member missing, supplies at a low and time running out do they pin their hopes on the new girl, or take a chance on a risky plan?

Directed by Owen Smith  |  Written by David Aponas  |  Produced by Marni Little, Christine Milo and Kyle McCallion

Run time 9:20

VIEW SESSION 2 FILMS

Session2: WEFF21 Official Selection

Run time ~1h 37m
Valentine’s Day – Back in my day

The real voices of the residences of a local retirement village were recorded discussing their real life love experiences. In turn the characters were bought to life through animation. The result is a heart warming bitter sweet experience, even for the cynics.

Produced and Directed by Rocco Fazzari  |  Written by Belinda Lopez and Rocco Fazzari

Run time 2:00

Smashed

A short film about two mismatched housemates navigating friendship, life and real estate. But are they more afraid of moving out or moving on?

A film by Tyson Yates  |  Produced by West End filmmaker Kristie Yates

Run time 13:50

Jacks

PREMIERE SCREENING

A police officer’s first time undercover takes a series of surprising turns on the night he partakes in a gangland drug deal.

Directed and written by Joel Flemming  |  Produced by Derek Griffiths

Run time 9:15

Beyond Darkwave

PREMIERE SCREENING

A meta exploration of one student filmmaker’s journey to create a documentary in the midst of a global crisis.

A film by Brisbane filmmaker Dana Jordan Rothschild

Run time: 5:30

If I Imagined – Coda Chroma [music video]

PREMIERE SCREENING

An animated film clip based on the lyrics of the Coda Chroma song ‘if i imagined’, using colour, shapes, imagery and morphing animation illustrated by hand digitally frame by frame. The project took 120 hours to complete.

A music video by Melbourne animator Hana Brenecki 

Run time 3:21

It Works – Monique Clare [music video]

Exploring the artist’s morphing relationship with the beauty industry as a woman, ‘It Works’ begs the question: why do we work so hard to create beauty when it’s already all around us?

Director, videographer and editor West End filmmaker Jax Oliver  |  Directed and Produced by Monique Clare

Run time: 3:05

Set in Stone – Oscar Oscar [music video]

I could be there.

Song by Oscar Oscar

A music video by West End filmmaker Joshua Richards  |  Cinematography Bruce “Phom” Truong

Run time: 3:20

Waiting for, Waiting for Godot

PREMIERE SCREENING

Two lone audience members wait for the play Waiting for Godot to begin, while the two lone actors wait for more audience to arrive.

Written and directed by Charnstar Anderson |  Produced by Rebekah Evans and Mark Overett

Run time 8:40

Welcome Home

PREMIERE SCREENING

Peter comes home to his futuristic A.I. Home Unit, who has been over-analysing his life. Produced and filmed in Brisbane, Australia.

A film by West End filmmaker Tim Goodwin

Run time: 10:00

If I quit now

PREMIERE SCREENING

Andrew’s decision to quit the residential rehab program devastates the loyal teenager he’s supposed to be mentoring.

A film by Adelaide filmmaker Luke Wissell  |  Produced by Sam McSweeney

Run time 8:49

A Man and a Cat (Un Homme et un Chat)

A lonely salesman struggles to connect in a foreign city. When he arrives home, he meets a cat and opens the door to his house…and heart.

A film by Kevin Spink |  Produced by Colin Kratzing

Run time 12:32

Home

PREMIERE SCREENING

Newly single and jobless at age 33, Joe’s life begins to become even more troubled when his belongings begin to disappear one by one before his eyes.

A film by James Latter

Run time 10:30

Perfection

PREMIERE SCREENING

A terminally ill man tries to record a posthumous message, but his perfectionist wife is hindering his efforts.

Directed by Gregory Kelly  |  Written by Scott Marrinan and Gregory Kelly  |  Produced by Kirstin McKenzie and Stephen Hunter

Run time 3:38

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