THURSDAY, 1 JUNE 2023
8PM - 10PM
This screening session features 10 short films. All films are in English OR have English subtitles.
Palace Central (Cinema 7)
Central Park Mall (Level 3), 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Sorry, this screening is fully booked! Be sure to check out our other screenings, for which there are still some tickets available.
HEAT WAVE HALLUCINATION (USA) BY JIL GUYON
Synopsis: “Heat Wave Hallucination” is a kaleidoscopic self-portrait that transports the viewer into a psychedelic world of vibrant color and dramatic, hypnotic sound. Running time: 00:01:29.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Super Shorts LA FF, Obskuur Ghent FF, Manhattan Indie FF (Best Experimental Film).
DISUSED (SWEDEN) BY SUSANNE WALSTRÖM, ESTER HOLMÉN
Synopsis: A young woman suffers a sudden loss. Isolated from the outside world in a barren desert landscape, she processes her experience to understand and accept her feelings. Running time: 00:09:08.
GENERATION (UK) BY RICCARDO FUSETTI
Synopsis: A brief journey through the human experience as seen by the eyes of an Artificial Intelligence. Running time: 00:02:13.
Selections/awards: Short Of The Week, Super Shorts London, and more.
TIME CAPSULE (USA) BY LAUREN LOESBERG
Synopsis: A documentary created from home video footage from 1997-2005, set to the reading of a letter written for a time capsule found twelve years later. Running time: 00:11:36.
Selections/awards: Soo FF, First Take Shorts Series, Doc.Berlin (Best Essay Film), and more.
SHINRIN YOKU (AUSTRALIA) BY SNOWMAN
Synopsis: A film about a path that heals one's wounds. Running time: 00:02:02.
THE PLEASURE IN PAIN (UK) BY CURTIS BLAIR
Synopsis: An arthouse documentary short following key figures of the London kink scene on an exploration into BDSM and the notorious fetish event Klub Verboten. The film touches upon themes of psychology, neurodiversity, trauma, LGBTQ+ rights and black representation. Running time: 00:14:55.
Selections/awards: Super Shorts London, Viewpoint Documentary FF, Toronto Film Week, and more.
BEING HARLEY (AUSTRALIA) BY AMAHLIA DAY
Synopsis: Being Harley is a Doumentary Short that shows the sudden rise to fame of Professional Harley Quinn Cosplayer, Laura Gilbert, and the personal and professional struggles that can come with fame and cosplay. Running time: 00:06:19.
THE SHELL (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) BY MARKO LONČAREVIĆ
Synopsis: After finding out that her mother is being abused and neglected by her caretakers, Milica travels from Sarajevo to the small village near Tuzla where she was born. There is a special bond between mother and daughter but also a lot of obstacles. Running time: 00:20:21.
Selections/awards: Doc.Berlin, Doc.London, Toronto Film Week, Viewpoint Documentary FF, and more.
US (PORTUGAL) BY NELSON FERNANDES
Synopsis: "Us" is a short film of animation which mixes several Stop Motion techniques, proposing a journey through the conflicted human condition. War, loneliness, nature, crossings, fallen dreams are some of the recurring aspects in this animated poem on paper. Running time: 00:05:00.
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (SWEDEN) BY JOHANNA STÄLLBERG
Synopsis: It’s ABBA night on Mallorca, but before things get started, the wll known entertainer Totte warms up the audience with some gospel. Family entertainment, puts a twist on woke culture with a charter satire that pinches where it hurts. Running time: 00:13:00.
Selections/awards: Gothenburg FF, Short Film Corner Cannes