2017 Program

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Nathan Loves Ricky Martin – VIC
Pauline, a full-time carer for her disabled son Nathan, orchestrates a ruse to form a meaningful connection with the man next door.

Stockholm – NSW
Two men share coffee in a hotel room, each trying to ignore the disturbing truth behind their meeting

Cino – GOLD COAST
After a couple makes a quick stop out in the middle of nowhere, they cross paths with a group of criminals on their way out of town after a robbery gone wrong. 

Animus –  GOLD COAST
After a horrific car accident claims the life of his soulmate, a young scientist struggles to let her go.

Gone –  NSW
A young girl comes home after a big night out to find Pop waiting. Thinking she’s in trouble, she discovers a problem much bigger than herself.

The Telegram Man – GOLD COAST
A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, THE TELEGRAM MAN explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community. The film was selected, out of more than 15,000 entries submitted from around the world, as one of the 50 semi-finalists for Your Film Festival, a global film competition conducted by Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Google, Emirates and the Venice Film Festival.

Creswick – VIC
While a young woman helps her father pack up his house, they are both increasingly aware of the presence that they always knew was there 

Wild –  VIC
Nothing’s going to stand in the way of what Abby wants; not school, not her mum, and definitely not her best friends: Nina and Amiel. They’re skipping last period to get Abby ready before her boyfriend arrives. But has Abby got everything she needs to be safe? Wild is about how we negotiate our urge to rebel and our instinct to survive.

Pride – QLD
A renowned photographer returns home to seek closure with her estranged father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Dreamweaver – NSW
A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers his passion for go-karting.

iRony – WA
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.This hand-drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

Liz Drives – VIC
For estranged sisters, Liz and Ellie being a family has never been easy – but there are some horrors you create yourself.

Immigrant Brothers – USA
Three homeless, illegal immigrants struggle to survive on the streets of Los Angeles.

Creeper – Brisbane
A creepy stalker Uber driver goes a step too far stalking his passenger.

Landfall – NSW

Documentary The Dog Meat Professionals 3pm
A sad glimpse into the horrific world of the South Korean dog meat trade and the people in South Korea who are trying to stop it.

Billy Topit Master Magician
A Las Vegas magician who performs at children’s birthday parties convinces the woman of his dreams to be his assistant, while the local Mob guys try to make him disappear permanently!

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – Feature Film

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – Short Film

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