The Stellar 12

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A LIFE TOGETHER

(13 min)

Director: Simon Direen

Davo and Valetta stay loyal to each other through thick and thin.

Awards:

Best Documentary St Kilda Film Festival (Oscar recognised award),

Best Editor St Kilda film festival,

Noosa International Film Festival Best Film

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ALL THESE CREATURES

(13 min)

Director: Charles Williams

An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

Awards:

Palme D’or,

Best Australian Short Film Melbourne,

AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film

 

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JUDAS COLLAR

(15 min)

Director: Alison James

In outback Australia a feral camel is fitted with a tracking device known as a Judas Collar which brings with it the undue guilt of betrayal.

Awards:

Best Narrative Short, Austin FF;

Special Mention Best Direction, Sydney;

Best Cinematography, Heart of Gold

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KING, COWARD

(15 min)

Director: Tavis Urquhart

Andy Pitt, an average Australian youth, slowly learns the tragic circumstances surrounding a fatal brawl that he was involved in. The story tracks the reverberations of the tragedy, as they ferociously ripple through his friends, family and the media. These events ultimately lead to Andy's downfall as he learns that his actions truly effect the world around him.

Awards: 

Best Film - ReelGood FF

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LOST PROPERTY OFFICE

(9 min)

Director: Daniel Agdag

Sometimes people can get lost in their work.

Awards:

2017 Sydney International Film Festival - Best Animation,

Best Director, AACTA Award Best Animation 2017

 

WINNER - BEST FILM

MRS MCCUTCHEON 

(9 min)

Director: John Sheedy

Ten-year-old Mrs McCutcheon prefers to wear dresses at school instead of the expected pants, despite being teased for it. Friendship, romantic interest from a classmate, and pressure from the principal to dress differently, all culminate at the school dance, with a joyful ending that will have everyone on their feet.

Awards: 

Best Australian Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival

WINNER - AUDIENCE CHOICE

NURSEY RHYMES 

(5 min)

Director: Tom Noakes

Why is a Metalhead singing Old MacDonald on the side of a rural highway?

Awards:

2018 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards - Winner - Best Director

2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest - Special Mention - Best-Live Action Short 15 Minutes and Under

2018 AACTA Awards - Nominated - Best Short Film

2018 Australian Sound Designers Guild Awards - Winner - Best Sound in a Short Film

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REY

(15 min)

Director: Ryan Chamley

After the death of a work colleague, Rey has a crash landing and re-evaluates his life learning to climb out of his comfort zone.

Awards: 

Audience Choice - Reelgood Film Festival 2018 FINALIST

'Best Comedy' Melbourne International Shorts 2018

 

WINNER - RUNNER UP

SECOND BEST 

(20 min)

Director: Alyssa McClelland

Second Best is a film about identical twin sisters and their struggle to triumph over a domineering Russian mother. Nouchka's gymnastics career steals the spotlight, encouraging a competitive wedge between her sister Velika, until a turn of events reawakens the power of their unwavering twin bond.

Awards:

Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival

Best Direction in an Australian Short Film at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2018

Scotiabank Best Foreign Film Award at the 2018 Lake Shorts Film Festival Youth Award at the 20MinMax Film Festival in Germany

Best Short Film Award at the Milano Film Festival 2018

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SHAKESPEARE IN TOKYO 

(20 min)

Director: Genevieve Clay-Smith

An Australian Shakespeare fan with Down Syndrome, sets off on a solo adventure to discover Tokyo in order to get away from his over-bearing older brother and prove his independence. Along the way he uses his knowledge of the Bard, his sketchbook and his wits to win the hearts of the people he meets.

Awards: 

Gympie Gold Award (Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2018)

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SHOT CLOCK

(7 min)

Director: Matthew Jenkin

An hour deadline. A semen sample. And a delivery that goes horribly wrong.

Awards:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor - Peninsula Film Festival;

Best Film - Shepparton Shorts Film Festival

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YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US 

(14 min)

Director: TJ Power

YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US is a short comedy that confirms our fears about what really goes on at call-centers.

Awards: 

Best Film (West End Film Festival)

Best Comedy (Canberra Short Film Festival)

Best Editing (Canberra Short Film Festival)

Best Script (Heart of Gold International Film Festival)

Screener's Choice (Heart of Gold International Film Festival)

GRAND JURY PRIZE (Sherman Oaks)

Best Short Film (Sherman Oaks)

Best Director, Short Film – TJ Power (Sherman Oaks)

FILMMAKERS AWARD Outstanding Screenplay – TJ Power (Sherman Oaks) Outstanding Acting, Cast (Sherman Oaks)