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
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
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]
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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