Program

We are very excited to announce our 2020 program!

This year, our festival will be split into three categories across 4-6th June: isolation, technology & society.

ISOLATION

Thursday 4th June, 7:30pm AEST

Bless You!/NA ZDROWIE!

Paulina Ziółkowska

2018, Germany. 5min
Everyone gets sick of everyone. But things become really bad when you get sick of yourself.
this film is rated unclassified 15+

Everybody Shut Up

George O’Reilly

2019, United Kingdom. 12min
Discussing the importance of social interaction, CBE Psychologist Cary Cooper and Linguist Bencie Woll explore the implications of a lack of interaction and the current state of the digital climate.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

Deserted Streets of Amsterdam

Danny Griffioen

Special Event: In conversation with Danny Griffioen
2020, Netherlands. 1min
Made for the city of Amsterdam, by the people of Amsterdam, during the COVID-19 outbreak, as an homage to the empty city and the beauty of all the people who stayed inside.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+
plus: stay tuned for ‘in conversation with Danny griffioen’

The Box

Eva Stefani

2004, Greece. 11min
The Box is a reflection in miniature format about old age and one-way communication in our media-dominated society.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

TECHNOLOGY

Friday 5th June, 7:30pm AEST

Nowadays

Max Sherman

2020, Canada. 7min
A short anthology about the modern relationship with our phones.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 18+

Pocket

Zach Wechter & Mishka Kornai

Special Event: In conversation with Mishka Kornai
2019, USA. 17min
Shot entirely through the lens of his smartphone, Pocket follows a year in the life of 15 year old Jake as he navigates the ups and downs of adolescence.
Plus: stay tuned for ‘in conversation with Mishka kornai’
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 18+

Upload to Story/På din Story

Emma Pål Brunzell

2018, Sweden. 11min
Two broke friends decide to rob an unsuspecting drunk man, documenting their process on social media. A film about greed and the modern, digital age.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 18+

Hashtag Perfect Life

Mike Paulucci

2018, USA. 12min
Maddie, sick of being publicly shamed online, goes on a TV show to clear her name.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 18+

Selfies

Claudius Gentinetta

2018, Switzerland. 4min
Through a display of digital self portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and disturbing selfies are arranged in a unique animated, short film composition.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 18+

SOCIETY

Saturday 6th June, 7:30pm AEST

I See In The Dark/Tudi jaz vidim

Lana Bregar

2018, Slovenia. 16min
This short documentary shows three individuals who have lost their sight. Their intimate narrative takes the viewer on a journey through their world and feelings about the loss of vision.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

Backing Up Bilitis

Abbie Pobjoy

Special Event: In conversation with Abbie Pobjoy
2018, Australia. 12min
Seventeen-year-old closeted Jane creates an underground event in the basement of her suburban home, all on the brink of Melbourne’s first gay liberation movement.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+
Plus: stay tuned for ‘in conversation with Abbie Pobjoy’

And We Won

Emily Nicholson & Eileen Martinson

2020, Australia. 5min
By nature, young queer couple Teegan and Mahatia have always challenged the conventional. With the Marriage Amendment Act 2017 passing, their celebrant, Marry-Me-Dee, calls on an entire industry of wedding professionals to put together an affair to remember.
This short documentary highlights the need to challenge traditional ideas of normality and create new ones.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

Horror Vacui

Matteo Zamagni

2018, United Kingdom. 4min
Horror Vacui is a Latin term meaning ‘fear of empty space’ or ‘fear of emptiness’ which was used in the Middle ages to describe the artistic obsessions of filling every surface without leaving any empty space.

Juxtaposing images of untouched nature with brutalist visions of urbanisation, Horror Vacui explores hyper-development and man’s alienation from nature.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

Floreana

Louis Morton

2019, USA. 4min
On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission. Take a look at the mechanics of this training facility and the creatures within.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+

KUKLI

Shyama Sundar Majhi

2019, India. 25min
Amidst political and social turmoil, a young girl from a rural indigenous community tries to understand the world around her. Kukli is lively and curious, until one day she stops speaking, and no one knows why. 
This charming and meditative short film will take you on a journey through a small girl’s world, culminating in her last unanswered question.
THIS FILM IS RATED UNCLASSIFIED 15+