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AFIN 2023 Programme
(Event Tickets coming soon)

Red Carpet Awards will be 29th October 2023
Screenings will be 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th October 2023

AFIN 2023 will present a world-class line-up of live events, screenings, and a workshop for the film industry, and film lovers alike.

As events are available, you will find a full list below of our event tickets.

 

All films which have received at least one nomination this year are listed in this programme, and we will update with which films will be screening in our 2023 schedule.

 

We screen as many films as we can possibly fit into our screening schedule, out of our nominees each year, with a focus on amount of nominations, runtime considerations against other potential screening selections, and more.

To see the FULL list of results including nominations, finalists, and honorable mentions, go to our results page here

Films listed are in Alphabetical Order

Screening selections are subject to change/adjustments due to any unforeseen circumstances.

We look forward to seeing you with us!

ALMOST HOME: LIFE AFTER INCARCERATION
Directed by Bill Wisneski

Feature Documentary - United States
Runtime - 01:27:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Feature

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

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Synopsis

Almost Home is a feature-length documentary that examines the many challenges individuals face when they get released from prison and the positive impact they can have if given the opportunity to succeed.

In the United States, more than 600,000 people return home from incarceration each year, often with little support or stability. For people who live in the shadows of their criminal records, overcoming the extensive legal restrictions and social stigmas is a daunting task. Once released from the prison gates, individuals face staggering rates of unemployment, discrimination, and homelessness. Without the support needed to overcome these devastating barriers, people often return to illegal activities just to survive.

This unique film follows formerly incarcerated students enrolled in an innovative program at a community college in Southern California. Their inspiring stories illustrate how education and support can transform lives, open doors to new careers, heal trauma, and uplift entire families and communities.

ASSISTED LIVING
Directed by Ken Kimura

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 8:56

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Nomination(s):
Best Actress - Virginia Gray

Screening Selection:

23rd October

 

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Synopsis

An elderly woman wrestles with her deteriorating memory and her disdain for her support worker until a recollection evokes a change of heart.

BANSHEES RIDGE
Directed by Tristan Barr

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 11:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Produced Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Australian Film, Best Australian Actor (Matthew Caffoe), Best Actor (Matthew Caffoe), Best Director

Screening Selection:

16th October

Trailer 

Synopsis

Based on outback folklore, a bushranger who mourns the death of his daughter searches for a missing girl who has been taken by the corruptions the Australian settlers call "Banshees".

BETTER TOGETHER
Directed by Anastasia Vasileva

Feature Film - Russian Federation
Runtime - 01:56:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Emerging Female Director

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

A lovelace and a famous instagram coach, Peter, comes over to his parents' house with his two sisters for the celebration of their 40th wedding day. The relationship among siblings is remarkably uneasy.

CANCER/EVOLUTION EPISODE 1: THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY
Directed by Maggie Jones, Brad Jones

Feature Documentary - United States
Runtime - 59:59

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Feature

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

The newest hope for cancer is actually one of the oldest.
Buried for a century, the metabolic theory of cancer is overturning entrenched dogma and reshaping the future of cancer treatment.

Episode 1 of this 5-part docuseries addresses the history of the metabolic theory of cancer through the story of Nobel laureate Otto Warburg, a gay, Jewish scientist under aegis of the Nazis.

CANYON - STAY
Directed by Arthur de la Rambelje

Music Video - Canada - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 4:04

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Nomination(s):
Best Music Video

Screening Selection:

18th October

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Synopsis

A young woman pays tribute to her late husband by hanging photos on a wall and reminiscing old memories.

CARETAKER
Directed by Verónica Rose Wood

Documentary Short - United States
Runtime - 8:41

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Short

Screening Selection:

18th of October

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Synopsis

When Antonio receives improper care from his doctor and loses his sight, his sister puts her life on hold and moves to Texas to take care of him full time. A story of the generational history of caretaking in an immigrant Mexican family - and the weight, love and breaking points of familial sacrifice. This is a documentary film I made of my mother, uncle, and grandparents.

CHATEAU LAURIER - SEASON 2
Directed by James Stewart

Web Series - Canada
Runtime - 10:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

Screening Selection:

16th of October

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Synopsis

Season 2 of the hugely successful award-winning series (3 million views).

Edwardian newlyweds Hattie and Vivian navigate their lives on the other side of happily ever after and learn that life as heirs to the grand Chateau Laurier hotel comes with slings, arrows, enemies, opportunities and strife.

When the grand hotel was opened in Ottawa in 1912 it represented all that was extravagant and privileged at the dawn of a new century. The surrounding town was little more than a frontier. This is Canada in the moment it blooms onto the world stage, growing pains and all. Chateau Laurier follows the struggle to control power of the hotel (and beyond) between Briar Hays (Tymika Tafari), the new owner of the hotel, her estranged brother Vivian (Luke Humphrey), his wide-eyed new wife Hattie (Kate Ross Leckie), her acerbic Aunt Esme (Fiona Reid)…and Gabriel Sabot, the Cajun-creole boss of Lowertown (Emmanuel Kabongo).

The show has a core cast of recurring characters vying for power in the family-run hotel in 1912 Ottawa. Uniquely Canadian, Chateau Laurier is told with a flair for the dramatic, with diverse, distinct, entertaining characters and a dose of humour.

New Season 2 cast include Tymika Tafari (Apple TV+ The Marijuana Conspiracy), Emmanuel Kobongo (21 Thunder), Joel Oulette (Trickster), Brittany Raymond (The Next Step), Katie Uhlmann (Nurses) and Jason Gray (Reign).

Retuning cast include series leads Kate Ross Leckie (Alias Grace), Luke Humphrey (Tiny Pretty Things), Fiona Reid (Harry Potter on Broadway), Kent Staines (Anne with an E) and Fraser Elsdon (Y: The Last Man).

DEVIL NEVER KILLED
Directed by Tómas Nói Emilsson

Music Video - Iceland - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 5:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Music Video

Screening Selection:

23rd October

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Synopsis

Broken by a tragic loss, a young man turns to a fight club to battle his inner devil through physical violence, but he risks losing himself in the process.

DIES IRAE
Directed by Maru Collective

Animated Film - Australia
Runtime - 7:35

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Nomination(s):
Best Animated Film

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

Two playful angels, seven sinful pigs, and one poor righteous passerby

DON'T WAIT: THE MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT
Directed by Elliott Sauvage, Matt Kirby

Documentary Short - Australia
Runtime - 20:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Short

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

This project explores the mindset of 4 athletes whose battles with mental health have inspired them to create opportunity for change in others.

FUNGUS
Directed by Ryan Maddox

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 7:45

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Nomination(s):
Best Visual Effects, Best Australian Film

Screening Selection:

18th October

Trailer

Synopsis

An unsettling horror parable, Fungus is a snapshot of terror for a son and his father, whose past crimes must be paid for in blood.

GET AWAY
Directed by Michael Gabriele

Short Film - United States - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 15:25

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Nomination(s):
Best Produced Screenplay, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Actress (Lisa Jaqueline Starrett), Best Actor (Adrian Quinonez), Best Director

Screening Selection:

18th October

Trailer

Synopsis

A group of friends spending the weekend at a remote vacation rental in the desert, play a mysterious VHS tape, and realize that there are too many strange and terrifying coincidences.

GOOD EVENING
Directed by Alexey Belkin, Vsevolod Alekhin

Music Video - Russian Federation - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 6:56

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Nomination(s):
Best Costume Design, Best Music Video

Screening Selection:

23rd October

Trailer

Synopsis

6 men woke up early in the cold and dark winter morning in the hunting box. 2 ladies serve them breakfast. After that men go for hunting. They overcome deep snow-covered fields, an endless frozen lake. Then have breakfast in nature, where they meet court hunter. One of the hunters falls behind. 5 men continue thier trip and descend from a huge snowy mountain, while 6th member hitch hiked sleigh driver.
Meanwhile 2 ladies are worried that men are so late and they goes to search for them in dark winter forest.
Finlay they found the boys with the Christmas star on the glade.
In the end boys and girl sing a carol at the gas station and then continue

HEALING DAKOTA
Directed by James Michael LaMonte

Documentary Feature - United States - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 01:22:09

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Nomination(s):
Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Documentary Feature

Screening Selection:

25th October

Trailer

Synopsis

Follow the journey of discovery and healing of a brave K9 who develops PTSD while serving and the story of his healing.

HEALING HEART FEELING COUNTRY
Directed by Robert Sherwood

Documentary Short - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 5:08

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Short

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Synopsis

Witness country come alive as Mark Cora, proud Minjungbal man and cultural educator unveils the contexts that shape his latest artwork, The Wind Dancer.

HEDGEHOG
Directed by D. Mitry

Short Film - United States - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 17:09

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Nomination(s):
Best Live Action Short Film, Best Actress (Emma Pearson)

Screening Selection:

18th October

Trailer

Synopsis

As the war starts in Ukraine, six years old Nina is sent to her grandma’s remote village. In the shack outside, Nina discovers a badly wounded Russian soldier.

IRIS
Directed by Aida Gevorgyan

Short Film - United States - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 17:34

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Nomination(s):
Best Student Film, Best Emerging Female Director

Screening Selection:

18th October

Trailer

Synopsis

When a dancer wins an audition to an elite conservatory, she must balance caring for her dying mother and her own growing pill addiction in order to change her life.

KIM'S VIDEO
Directed by Ashley Sabin, David Redmon

Documentary Feature - United States
Runtime - 01:24:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Feature

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

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Synopsis

Playing with the forms and tropes of various cinema genres, the filmmaker sets off on a quest to find a legendary lost video collection of 55,000 movies in Sicily.
Synopsis: For two decades, New York City cinephiles had access to a treasure trove of rare and esoteric films through Kim's Video. Originally run by the enigmatic Yongman Kim out of his dry-cleaning business, his franchise eventually amassed 55,000 rental titles. In 2008, facing a changing industry, Mr. Kim offered to give away his collection provided that it stay intact and be available to Kim's Video members. In a bid to revitalize tourism, the small Italian village of Salemi, Sicily became home to the archive. But after the initial publicity faded, so too did any sign of the collection. Enter filmmaker David Redmon, who credits Kim's Video for his film education. With the ghosts of cinema past leading his way, Redmon embarks on a seemingly quixotic quest to track down what happened to the legendary collection and to free it from purgatory.

David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's playful documentary embraces various filmic forms, from cine-essay and investigative nonfiction to experimental cinema and even heist movies, to fashion an ode to the love of cinema and the enduring power its stories hold.

LET ME HAVE MY SON
Directed by Cristóbal Krusen

Feature Film - United States
Runtime - 01:59:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Cristóbal Krusen)

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

Informed that his son, Benny, has recovered from schizophrenia, Ben Whitmore Sr. travels to Middlemouth Security Hospital to bring Benny home, only to discover he’s nowhere to be found.
This is the storyline of Let Me Have My Son, a semi-autobiographical, emotion-laden tale of a father coming to grips with his son’s devastating mental illness.

LIFE OF MUSIC
Directed by Nipan Chawcharernpon

Short Film - Thailand
Runtime - 39:56

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Nomination(s):
Best Cinematography

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

When face with obstacle to find a direction and meaning of life after his mother suffered a catastrophic accident. Tommy, a teenage boy attempts to rekindle the bond with strange faces and traverse through a unfamiliar third world environment in Chiang Mai Thailand to find closure and peace in his heart before he no longer can.

LOOK FOR ME AT DUSK
Directed by Nipan Chawcharernpon

Short Film - Thailand - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 28:01

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Nomination(s):
Best Visual Effects, Best Live Action Short Film

Screening Selection:

25th October

Trailer

Synopsis

Father and son has to run away from the city before it get destroy.

LOST IN THE MOMENT
Directed by Darryl Cook

Music Video - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 4:15

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Nomination(s):
Best Music Video, Best Student Film

Screening Selection:

16th October

Synopsis

Lost in the moment is a story-based music video of a FIFO worker who is away missing his home after a tragedy unfolds no phone signal and can’t get in contact with Home

MY GIFT
Directed by Michael Raso

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 13:25

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Nomination(s):
Best Produced Screenplay, Best Australian Actress (Catherine Ross)

Screening Selection:

25th October

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Synopsis

A young boy is admitted to hospital for lifesaving treatment. He befriend's a young Indian girl who hopes a cure is found to save him before it's too late.

NATALIE DIEHM: ROAD TO RECOVERY
Directed by Elliott Sauvage

Documentary Short - Australia - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 6:09

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Nomination(s):
Best Documentary Short

Screening Selection:

23rd October

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Synopsis

Natalya Diehm takes us on the journey to recovery after her 5th ACL rupture riding BMX at the Tokyo Olympics.

ONE LAST WISH
Directed by Galia Osmo

Animated Film - Israel - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 10:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Visual Effects, Best Animated Film

Screening Selection:

25th October

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Synopsis

The Fisherman and the Fish folk tale comes to life, in a bitter-sweet animation. A lonely fisherman has a magical goldfish, who granted him three wishes. He already used two wishes to help others in need. Now he is facing a grave decision; after accidentally killing a stranger, he has to choose whether to keep his last wish and stay a murderer. Or to use it to save a stranger's life, but in doing so he will lose the only thing that truly matters, his friend.

PARTY BUS
Directed by Dilyana Daneva

Short Film - Bulgaria - - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 29:59

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Nomination(s):
Best Emerging Female Director

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Alex is a bus driver for provincial psychiatry. He has to transfer a group of mentally ill patients to the clinic where he works at. It is a routine task, but the stakes are high. The patients should be dropped off at the clinic by noon. If he does not comply with this condition, Alex will lose not only his job, but also the chance to pay for his daughter's treatment.
Everything is going well until he stops for a short break at a roadside bar. When he comes back, he finds the bus trashed and empty. The patients have disappeared.
Deadlocked and helpless, Alex realizes he will lose everything, until a group of strangers stand on his way. They need help, just like him.
Overwhelmed by emotions and determined to save his child, he makes a fateful decision that will change his life and the strangers’ lives.

RED GAIA
Directed by Udesh Chetty

Animated Film - South Africa - - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 12:50

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Nomination(s):
Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Animated Film, Best Director

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Synopsis

Alone on the dying red planet, among the ruins of human civilization, one last android desperately guards the last essences of life. In her pursuit for meaning, she finds her own soul hanging in the balance.

Red Gaia is a tone-poem meditation on life, death and rebirth, destruction and creation and the cycles of existence, drawing inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, Dante's Purgatorio, the Kabballah, the Tibetan Bardol Thodol as well as the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.

SHADOW PUPPETS
Directed by Penn Pauletich

Short Film - United States - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 13:26

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Nomination(s):
Best Production Design, Best Director

Screening Selection:

25th October

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Synopsis

A prisoner finds a new and dangerous way to spark joy in his otherwise mundane life.

STATIC - PLEAS
Directed by Roman Buchatsky

Music Video - Israel - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 3:47

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Nomination(s):
Best Visual Effects, Best Music Video

Screening Selection:

16th October

TALES OF FINER MEN
Directed by Jack Nielson

Short Film - Australia
Runtime - 13:10

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Nomination(s):
Best Student Film

Screening Selection:

16th of October

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Synopsis

Four men, all from different parts of the globe, enjoy a poker night in the summer of 1959, until a secret is unveiled that flips their night upside down.

THE ANKOU, THE CHILD AND THE BANDITS
Directed by Simon Vautier

Short Film - France - - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 32:47

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Nomination(s):
Best Live Action Short Film

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Synopsis

A widowed and bankrupt farmer is being harassed by crooked creditors. Cornered, he steals a large sum of money from them to offer his daughter a future he cannot guarantee anymore. Knowing all too well the mob will not let this pass, the farmer finds refuge in his beliefs and summons the Ankou - Death's henchman in Brittany - to offer his life in exchange for his daughter's protection.

THE COST
Directed by Matthew Holmes

Feature Film - Australia - Classified MA15+ - Runtime - 01:48:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Australian Actor (Damon Hunter), Best Australian Actor (Jordan Fraser-Trumble), Best Feature Film

Screening Selection:

23rd October

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Synopsis

Intent on dispensing their own brutal form of justice, two ordinary men abduct a felon who committed a horrific crime many years before.

THE LAIR
Directed by Neil Marshall

Feature Film - United Kingdom - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 01:30:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Feature Film

Screening Selection:

18th October

Trailer

Synopsis

When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons - half human, half alien - are awakened.

THE ONES LEFT BEHIND
Directed by Rionne McAvoy

Documentary Feature - Japan
Runtime - 01:18:26

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Nomination(s):
Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Documentary Feature

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

Trailer

Synopsis

This documentary depicts the theme of "hidden poverty" that has occurred in-spite of Japan's rapid economic growth in such a short period of time immediately following World War II. The film covers the suffering and hardships of single mothers, which has never been depicted before, from various angles, and unravels the causes of the unequal social background that people are unaware of.

What is the cause of more than 50% of single-parent families in Japan being in poverty? Why does Japan have some of the highest levels of child poverty among developed nations? And why are the Japanese people themselves are unaware of this?

The film will appeal to people's hearts and minds to rethink the state of a nation that is not functioning properly, and how social support should be provided by communicating better the current situation that the world finds itself in.

THE SOFT-SKINNED
Directed by Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 20:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Student Film, Best Australian Actress (Hannah Monson), Best Australian Actor (Kamran Haidar), Best Emerging Female Director

Screening Selection:

25th October

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Synopsis

Corporal Kath Davison is suffering high-risk PTSD. She spends her days shooting roo's and drinking in the caravan behind her parents Melbourne suburban home. She spends her nights with random strangers. One day, a young Afghan man turns up on her doorstep: Ali Haidar. She doesn't remember him, but he remembers her.
Eight years after deployment, she must face the guilt and grief of war, and her buried memories from Afghanistan.

THE WAY HOME
Directed by Darius Stevens Wilhere

Feature Film - Mexico
Runtime - 01:30:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Score, Best Feature Film, Best Actress (Renata Monterola)

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

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Synopsis

The Way Home follows the journey of Ricardo, a successful business executive living in New York who left Puebla and never returned. The sudden death of the grandfather who raised him requires him to return right in the middle of trying to solve where to locate his company’s new international manufacturing and distribution center.

Turning over the project to his team, Ricardo returns to Puebla to honor his grandfather’s dying wish to scatter his ashes in many of the places they visited in his childhood.

On his journey Ricardo reconnects with his childhood friends but discovers he must earn the trust of his first love before she will allow him in her life again. As he works through all of this he reconnects with the culture he abandoned when he left for the US and learns the importance of balancing all parts of life to achieve a successful life that is fulfilling.

THE WRONG BARBER
Directed by Dean Ganter

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 19:38

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Nomination(s):
Best Produced Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Australian Actor (David Field), Best Actor (David Field)

Screening Selection:

18th October

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Synopsis

Being the tale of a young man who came in for a shave, and whom quickly became the focus of the Barber's murderous rage.

THIS MAN'S WORTH
Directed by Ash Cottrell

Documentary Short - Australia - Classified M - Runtime - 41:25

*Content Warning: While this film is very hopeful in its advocacy position, it does discuss suicide with candour. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Nomination(s):
Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Documentary Short

Screening Selection:

23rd October

Synopsis

At the conclusion of fulfilling working lives, two very different men, Graeme and Michael, convinced of their loss of identity and disconnection to the world around them, decide that suicide is their only option. Only one man survives the attempt on his life.

TWO DOLLARS
Directed by Natalia Cricri

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 8:24

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Nomination(s):
Best Australian Film, Best Australian Actress (Violeta Machado), Best Emerging Female Director

Screening Selection:

25th October

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Synopsis

When Olivia moves to a new country, not only does she have to learn to adapt and overcome the barriers of a new culture, but also the sly tactics of a school bully. In the process, Olivia rises to the challenge and learns what it takes to become her own hero.

VIOLETT
Directed by Steven John Mihaljevich

Feature Film - Australia
Runtime - 01:42:31

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Nomination(s):
Best Feature Film

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

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A series of strange child disappearances have left the rural town of Miles in a state of disbelief. Shadows of grief reverberate through the streets and into a silenced home, where a sick Mother Sonya, fears unspeakable evil will soon snatch her 11 year old daughter Violett, from her sight. Disconnected from her husband, Sonya's paranoia forms the dregs of a once troubled childhood which threatens her sanity and the things she loves most. As bizarre visions and disturbing characters from the neighborhood emerge, Sonya is about to discover more than just one grisly truth.

Director Biography - Steven John Mihaljev

WE ARE LIVING THINGS
Directed by Antonio Tibaldi

Feature Film - United States
Runtime - 01:35:00

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Nomination(s):
Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Xingchen Lyu), Best Actor (Jorge Antonio Guerrero), Best Feature Film

Screening Selection:

Not currently screening due to screening time constraints

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Mysterious Solomon lives and works in a recycling center in NYC. He has made his own radio telescope from spare parts to search for extraterrestrial communications from outer space. He believes that his mother, who went missing years ago when crossing the border from Mexico into the Arizona desert, was abducted by a UFO. By chance he meets Chuyao, a manicurist who unwillingly moonlights as an escort in a karaoke club. A violent confrontation with Chuyao’s criminal boyfriend leaves these two illegal aliens heading West on the run from the law and hunting down Solomon's past UFO experience.

WENDY AND VEE
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Canac

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 19:59

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Nomination(s):
Best Australian Actress (Jacy Lewis)

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Synopsis

A daughter worries about her mother's abusive boyfriend and decides to do something about it.

WHEN DOVES FLY
Directed by Mike Roberts

Short Film - Australia - Self-rated PG content guide
Runtime - 17:54

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Nomination(s):
Best Produced Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Student Film, Best Australian Film, Best Australian Actress (Lauren Campbell), Best Director

Screening Selection:

16th October

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Synopsis

When her naivety takes over, Dove runs away from home and is challenged by the people she meets on her journey to self discovery.

WHERE'S WEIRDO
Directed by Duncan Peake

Short Film - Australia - - Self-rated M/MA content guide
Runtime - 8:50

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Nomination(s):
Best Australian Film

Screening Selection:

16th October

Trailer

Synopsis

A young bookstore owner accidentally unleashes a demonic creature who takes the form of a famous children's book character.

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