The 2018 Stellar 12


ADELE (15 min)

Director: Mirene Igwabi

In the face of African tradition imposed on her in Australia, teenage Adele is torn between highschool and home, where she's a wife and mother-to-be.


Sydney Film Festival 2017 Winner Best Director

St Kilda Film Festival 2017 Winner Best Young Actor

St Kilda Film Festival 2017

Winner World Open Capricorn Film Festival 2017

Winner Dendy Best Live Action Short

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CHEROKEE (10 min)

Director: Jem Rankin

Fascinated by Native Americans, a young girl inadvertently takes on her mother's anger, which lands them in a sticky situation.


Best Film in Emerging Category at Short Cuts Film Festival 2017

Best Undergraduate Film, Victorian College of the Arts

Best Achievement in Directing, Victorian College of the Arts 2015



LADYLIKE (7 min)

Director: Tel Benjamin

Maya and Cassie are going to rob Wayne Mason’s house. It should be one of the easiest scores the duo has ever made, if only they can keep their existential crises in check...


Peoples Choice Award Sydney Underground Film Festival 2017

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Director: Julietta Boscolo

It’s 1996 and young Gloria Harrison’s life is out of control, she is 17, pregnant and in labour and decides the best way to get to the hospital is to buy a new car. She doesn't realise it yet, but the agonising process of buying a car will not only allow her to give birth to a new person but become one herself. Based on Gloria’s Harrison’s true story, originally heard on This American Life.


Melbourne International Film Festival: Emerging Filmmaker Award

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Director: Romi Trower

She blames technology. He blames the plumber. And therapy has never been so revealing...


Audience Award - Best Film - Australian Short & Sweet Film Festival 2017

Best Screenplay - International Short & Sweet Film Festival

Best Actress - Romi Trower - International Short & Sweet Film Festival




SMASHED (13 min)

Director: Sean Lahiff

Fuelled by jealousy, Dean, Ray and Paul kidnap golden boy Christian so Dean can gain the attention of Christian’s girlfriend Jess. The prank soon swerves out of control trapping the youths in a recurring nightmare.


2017 South Australian Screen Awards > Best Director: Sean Lahiff > Best Short: Michael Clarkin > Best Cinematographer: Maxx Corkindale > Best Editor: Sean Lahiff > Best Sound: Andrew Graue

Highly Commended Certificate - 2017 Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival

2017 Australian Screen Sound Guild Award - Best Short Fiction Film: Andrew Graue (sound editor); Pete Best (re-recording mixer)

2017 Australian Cinematographers Society SA & WA Awards - Gold Award: Maxx Corkindale



(14 min)

Director: Derin Seale

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.


Flickerfest International Film Festival WINNER Best Screenplay

LA Shorts Fest WINNER Best Comedy Short

Rhode Island International Film Festival WINNER Best Comedy

Cinequest International Film Festival WINNER Best Narrative Short

Cleveland International Film Festival WINNER Best Aud Short Comedy

Salute Your Shorts Fest Los Angeles WINNER Best Comedy

Australian Academy CTA Official Selection Best Short Fiction

AACTA Award Best Live Action Short


(7 min)

Director: Matt Day

Three adult siblings assist their terminally ill mother in committing suicide. A comedy.


Tropfest 2017 , Best Film, Best Screenplay. Best Actress (Sacha Horler)




THE RAVENS (22 min)

Director: Jennifer Perrott

When young Ruby's father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby's anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who become a catalyst for the troubled family's journey from crisis to healing.


2017 Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG)

2017 Awards for Best Sound in a Short Fiction (won)

2017 Best Short – Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival (won)

2017 Golden Honeycomb for Best Picture – Lake Champlain International Film Festival (won)

2017 Best Director (won), Best Female Performance (won) - Noosa International Film Festival

2017 Best International Actress – Renaissance International Film Festival, London (won)

2017 Best Short and Grand Jury Best Picture - 10th Annual Jersey Shore Film Festival (won)

2017 Best Short film 16th Imagineindia International Film Festival, Spain (won)

2017 Best Short Film New Jersey International Film Festival (won)

2017 Rob Knox Film Festival – Best Cinematography in a short film (won)

2017 Pietrasanta International Film Festival – Best Short Film (won)

2017 Best Short Fiction - 3rd Annual Montevideo World Film Festival (won)

2017 Worldfest Houston - 50th Annual International Independent Film Festival Gold Remi Award (won)

2017 Best International Short Film Award at the 8th Festival International Short Film Festival Piélagos en Corto (won)

2016 Heartland International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative short - and Oscar Accreditation 2018 (won)

2016 Red Poppy Award for Best Narrative Fiction Veterans Film Festival (won)

2016 Golden Knight Award, Malta (won) 2016 LA Movie Awards: Best Actress (Sarah Snook) Best Narrative Short and Best International Film. (won)

2016 Sante Fe Independent Film Festival Audience Choice Award (won)

2016 Award of Excellence Indiefest Awards (won)

2016 Shorts Mexico - Honorific Mention for best International live action short film


VENICE (4 min)

Director: Venetia Taylor

Josh is in Venice, Mum is in Sydney. Josh doesn't understand backpacking, Mum doesn't understand Skype.


2017 Best Comedy (Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia),

2017 Highly Commended (Women Over 50 Film Festival, UK),

2016 Best Original Story (Metricamente Corto, Italy),

2016 Highly Commended for Effective Simplicity (Dungog Short Film Competition, Australia),

2016 Best Short Short (Gioiosa In Corto, Italy),

2016 Best Actress - Helen Tonkin (Gioiosa In Corto, Italy),

2016 Audience Award Best Short (Stony Brook Film Festival, US),

2016 Best Comedy (Freshflix, Australia), 2016 Audience Award (I Corti dei Fabbri, Italy),

2016 Relay Service Audience Award for Best Film (Young At Heart Film Festival, Australia),

2016 People’s Choice Award (Benalla Short Film Festival, Australia),

2016 Judges Award (Benalla Short Film Festival, Australia),

2016 Runner Up (Shepparton Shorts, Australia),

2015 Winner ‘Short Videotalkers’ (Graffi Visual Cultures Festival, Italy)

2015 People’s Choice Award (IndieFlicks, UK).

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WOLFE (15 min)

Director: Claire Randall

Unlike most kids, Nick had an imaginary friend he could really hear. Mister Wolfe became Nick's constant companion, but before long a darker side emerged. Featuring animated scenes and a candid interview with the now 24- year-old Nick, this film portrays a collage of his psyche.


Sydney Antenna Film Festival Sydney Best Short Film

UniShorts Best Documentary

Heart of gold film festival - Best student film

Atom Awards Best Short Documentary

Berlin International Film Festival Berlin Germany February 9, 2017 World Premiere Crystal Bear for Best Short in the Generation 14plus category

Kurzfilmtage OberhausenOberhausen Germany May 11, 2017 NA Special Mention awarded by the Youth Jury

Mo&Friese KinderKurzFilmFestivalHamburg Germany June 12, 2017 NA Der Freischwimmer / The Freestyle Award for best film, selected by the youth jury.


YOU AND ME (5 min)

Director: Richard Coburn

A little boy can't sleep but his sister comes to the rescue with a bedtime story. It's a tale of wonder and adventure, with a few moments of fun thrown in, as they are transported to a fantastical land. But never fear, throughout all their adventures, big sister is near.


Audience award and Best Script @ Fleurieu Film Festival

Recognition Award @ Adelaide International Youth Film Festival