7 PM - 9 PM

This screening session features 15 short films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.


Palace Central

Cinema 7

Central Park Mall (Level 3)

28 Broadway

Chippendale NSW 2008


Tickets are $8.00 per screening session (free tickets available for students, seniors, and unemployed or low income guests).

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Tungrus (India)

By Rishi Chandna

Documentary film. This documentary observes the peculiar lives of a middle-class Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family. Running time: 00:12:56



Birth of a Poet (United States)

By James Franco, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg

Narrative film. A dramatic short that captures the moment Stephen Dobyns transitions from a disillusioned journalist to an emerging poet. Adapted from autobiographical poems. Running time: 00:14:23


ON (Australia)

By Jelena Sinik

Animated film. In our age of attention scarcity, ‘On’ explores just where our gaze is falling. Take a curious and playful glimpse into both the connectedness and enduring loneliness of the modern condition, through this intimate and unexamined lens. Running time: 00:02:05


Love (Canada)

By Benoit Ouellet

Narrative film. The friendship between Sam and Mathieu ends. Running time: 00:04:42


Matter Out of Place (United States)

By Oona Taper

Animated film. Intimate portrait. Blurred line. Exploration of presence and absence. Running time: 00:02:28


Embrace; A River Runs Through (Australia)

By Ophelia Bakowski

Experimental film. A queering ceremony for the unseen and unheard: a healing act of letting go. A river’s force nourishes a rite of passage, a queer baptism, a bath of transcendence and a pool of reflection, in order to let go of the confines of ones skin. The gentle dance of the river is a meditation upon the esotericism of nature, in turn celebrating the fluidity of gender. Running time: 00:05:32


Pub_Talk (Australia)

By Jake Taylor


Music video. A young man with down syndrome seeks connection at his local pub, but it's another night of feeling like no one understands him. Running time: 00:04:06



023_GRETA_S (Germany)

By Annika Birgel


Narrative film. A young actress' audition quickly spirals out of control, turning into an intimate and manipulative interrogation. As she fights to stand her ground, one pressing question will remain: how far will she go to get the role? 023_GRETA_S is a disquieting drama about the abuse of power in the film industry. Running time: 00:11:59



SYMMETRY (Australia)

By Rob Plaza

Experimental film. We are a constantly evolving culture. Eternally cycling, dying, and rebirthing. Are we heading in the right direction? Because of constant noise of machines and growing infrastructure we sometimes forget what silence sounds like. We are living in a jungle... A concrete jungle. Running time: 00:03:58


Sam Tudor - Joseph in the Bathroom (Canada) by Lucas Hrubizna

Music video. Through the vacant halls of a small town high school, two faceless outcasts are dragged from room to room by an invisible force. When they arrive in the gym, Sam Tudor comes face-to-face with the dark social realities of his school experience. Running time: 00:04:27


In Passing (Canada)

By Esther Cheung

Animated film. A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as the director's parents remember it. Running time: 00:04:08



Intimate Strangers (Australia)

By Chouwa Liang

Documentary film. Gay and lesbian Qiang and Yiling are looking for a heterosexual “marriage of convenience” within the Chinese LGBT community in Australia, trying hard to find the perfect partner to build a stable fake relationship. This documentary lets the audience uncover the resignation and helplessness behind their choices. Running time: 00:04:15


Room 264 (Australia)

By Brodie Rowlands

A woman arrives in an unfamiliar environment and reflects on how she got to be there. As the room comes to life she reaches for a sense of self - using a physical language to expresses emotions that are otherwise ineffable. Running time: 00:04:40


Union Jake (Netherlands)

By Luuk Walschot

Narrative film. Lead character Jake questions his identity in a politically and religiously divided community. He is done fighting and is in search of something which unites us all. Running time: 00:02:54



Fifteen (U.K.)

By Peiman Zekavat

Narrative film. A private video of Maria goes viral during a volleyball class in a high school in Lima. 'Fifteen' takes a look at cyberbullying and the culture of victim blaming. Most bullying in the Peruvian capital occurs between the ages of eleven and fifteen. Running time: 00:10:00