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SBS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Short and sweet


This weekend, from September 13-15, SBS On Demand will be running its inaugural Short Film Festival. Showcasing a diverse and talented range of Australian creative, the festival will see the premiere screening of 14 short films, across a wide range of genres. From food, to mythical creatures, from the sport of drifting to the issue of removing of Aboriginal children from their families in the 1950, the festival promises something for everyone with its varied range.

To achieve this diverse content, SBS partnered with five Australian screen agencies to bring these short films to audiences: Film Victoria, Screen Queensland, Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation and Screen Tasmania.

Of special note to us is some of the Western Australian content, especially those by WIFTWA (Women Working in Film and Television WA) members. We spoke to Miley Tunnecliffe when she was awarded Outstanding Emerging Female Director at Flickerfest earlier this year, and she’s bringing us another slice of comedy in Molly and Clara, a dark comedy about an unlikely friendship between an Aboriginal student and an elderly bigot. There’s also Tribunal, a film about a gay man seeking asylum in Australia and the translator assigned to his case, produced by Hannah Ngo.

So if it’s documentary or fiction, comedy or drama, the SBS Short Film Festival should have something to show you from local creative talent.

Friday, September 13: Out of Range (pictured above), The Loop, Limited Surrender, Bananas Series 1, The Small Town Drifter

Saturday, September 14: Molly and Cara Series 1, Deafinition, Monsters of Many Worlds Series 1, Sidelines

Sunday, September 15: Tribunal, Amar, Lost Daylight, Lives in Action, Flavour Swap

The SBS Short Film Festival is screening on SBS On Demand from September 13-15.

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