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Australian Shorts & Awards

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Courtesy of: VariousAustralia | Awards | Short Film | Shorts | Special Events | Unclassified 18+ | 91 MINS | Australia | Various


MQFF’s jewel in the crown is back with another exciting collection of films showcasing new and returning Australian filmmaking talent. These exciting voices and stories take on subjects as diverse as coming out and running away from a dangerous cult, a confidant that is very ‘fishy’, a feminist protest in a small country pub and a young man grappling with an evangelical church and his emerging desire for men.

MQFF with the City of Melbourne is proud to present this selection of Australian shorts. All of which are eligible for the following Jury awards that will be presented after the screening.

• The City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short ($4000)

• Film Victoria Award for Best Director ($2000)

• Shaun Miller Lawyers for Best Screenplay ($500)

• Blackmagic Design Award for Best Cinematography (BMD Pocket Cinema Camera 4K valued at $2000)


Sammy the Salmon Dir: Jake Shannon, 2018, 6 mins

Cherry Season Dir: Joshua Longhurst, 2018, 13 mins

Joy Boy Dir: Stef Smith, 2018, 9 mins

Great Again Dir: Kirrilee Bailey, 2018, 6 mins

Shepherd Dir: Clay Waddell, 2018, 11 mins

Ladies Lounge Dir: Monique Bettello, 2018, 8 mins

Broken Dir: Stevie Cruz-Martin, 2018, 10 mins

Bodies Dir: Laura Nagy, 2018, 15 mins

Jupiter Dir: Michael Zito, 2018, 13 mins

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Total run time: 91 mins

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