Schedule

Please note that the order of films shown in each session may not be the same order that they play in the cinema.
⭐️  Nominated for an award
πŸ‘‹ Β Filmmaker attending

10AM Cinema 5
Enemy Alien
Gabriel Murphy
Drama, Historical, War
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The experiences of Joseph, summarily rounded up by his government on the basis of his ethnicity.
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Lucky Peach
Grace Tan
Drama
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A story about tensions that develop between an mother and a young woman as she heads abroad.
Read more...
10AM Cinema 6
Above Water
Alex Walton
Documentary, Animation
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Seafarers who've been abandoned by their employers, ship owners & states.
Read more...
Container
Jacintho MuiΓ±os
Drama, Comedy, Short Film
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A dull storage site is shaken up when a valuable container is mistakenly delivered, sparking chaos.
Read more...
10AM Cinema 7
14 In February
Victoria Singh-Thompson
Drama
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A deaf student's world shrinks as she grows closer to her teacher.
Read more...
Undercurrents: meditations on power
Margot Nash
Documentary, Experimental, Political
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A poetic documentary exploring the undercurrents of history and the rise of the far-right in a world on the brink.
Read more...
11AM Cinema 5
Acts for the Invisible
Kate Vinen
Documentary
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A fashion designer loses his life partner and is propelled towards an entirely new life ...
Read more...
Mitayero
Kate Vinen
Drama, Nature, Mystery
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In the heart of the Amazon, a man's isolated existence is shattered when a haunting dream threatens his future.
Read more...
11AM Cinema 6
Forgiveness Day
Derek Ho
Documentary
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A family torn apart by betrayal must find forgiveness and healing when a brother returns home.
Read more...
Hyperconnect
Jim Muntisov
Drama
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Remy is confronted with the realities of post-lockdown life when communication with their online best friends begins to break down.
Read more...
11AM Cinema 7
Eating Late
Lewis Attey, Daniel Wood
Comedy, Drama
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Chinese eatery unveils dark secrets through a violent incident, exposing its patrons' hidden despair
Read more...
Sushi Noh
Jayden Rathsam Hua
Horror, Comedy, Drama
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A girl's nightmares come to life when a strange kitchen appliance haunts her lonely uncle.
Read more...
Dies Irae
Maru Collective
Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
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Angels and pigs clash over a righteous man's fate.
Read more...
12PM Cinema 5
Beautiful They
Cloudy Rhodes
Drama
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Violet and Blue's youth collide in an morning toke that leads to the ocean, where connection stirs.
Read more...
Girl and Body
Charlotte Mars
Drama
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A young dancer struggles to make sense of her mysterious medical condition...
Read more...
12PM Cinema 6
101 Days of Lockdown
Jelena Sinik
Animation, Experimental, Drama
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An animated split-screen journey through 101 days of lockdown reveals the contrasting lives of two best friends in Sydney.
Read more...
Carer
Oliver Wicks
Drama, Comedy, Documentary
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A heartwarming bond forms between a wayward support worker and a sensitive young man.
Read more...
Teacups
Alec Green & Finbar Watson
Drama, Animation
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Teacups explores Don’s surreal interactions with hundreds of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.
Read more...
12PM Cinema 7
Tadpoles
James Menelaus Rush
Drama, Family, Coming-of-Age
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Curiosity drives an 8-year-old boy to explore the natural world, while clashing with his sister.
Read more...
When the Sky Was Blue
Rae Choi
Drama
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Between meals and chores with her family, Leah experiences small moments of longing and loss.
Read more...
1PM Cinema 5
Happy New Year, Ms Luna
Andy Diep
Comedy
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Luna, a young transfeminine woman, attends her family’s annual Chinese New Year gathering for the first time since her transition.
Read more...
Working Late
Lewis Attey, Daniel Wood
Comedy, Drama
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Narrated by Lee Lin Chin, a black comedy exposes the bizarre inner lives of dispirited office workers in a fluorescent, depressive space.
Read more...
1PM Cinema 6
Grevillea
Jordan Giusti
Drama
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An incarcerated Jewish teen encounters a mysterious tattooist with unclear intentions.
Read more...
What's in a Name?
Kalu Oji
Romance, Mockumentary, Melodrama, Drama, Comedy
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A young couple's participation in a documentary unearths forgotten family secrets.
Read more...
1PM Cinema 7
Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)
Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Drama, Documentary
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A man seeks spiritual healing on a road trip back to his remote Anangu community.
Read more...
2PM Cinema 6
Enemy Alien
Gabriel Murphy
Drama, Historical, War
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
The experiences of Joseph, summarily rounded up by his government on the basis of his ethnicity.
Read more...
Lucky Peach
Grace Tan
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A story about tensions that develop between an mother and a young woman as she heads abroad.
Read more...
2PM Cinema 7
Above Water
Alex Walton
Documentary, Animation
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Seafarers who've been abandoned by their employers, ship owners & states.
Read more...
Container
Jacintho MuiΓ±os
Drama, Comedy, Short Film
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A dull storage site is shaken up when a valuable container is mistakenly delivered, sparking chaos.
Read more...
2PM Cinema 8
14 In February
Victoria Singh-Thompson
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A deaf student's world shrinks as she grows closer to her teacher.
Read more...
Undercurrents: meditations on power
Margot Nash
Documentary, Experimental, Political
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A poetic documentary exploring the undercurrents of history and the rise of the far-right in a world on the brink.
Read more...
3PM Cinema 6
Acts for the Invisible
Kate Vinen
Documentary
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A fashion designer loses his life partner and is propelled towards an entirely new life ...
Read more...
Mitayero
Kate Vinen
Drama, Nature, Mystery
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
In the heart of the Amazon, a man's isolated existence is shattered when a haunting dream threatens his future.
Read more...
3PM Cinema 7
Forgiveness Day
Derek Ho
Documentary
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A family torn apart by betrayal must find forgiveness and healing when a brother returns home.
Read more...
Hyperconnect
Jim Muntisov
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Remy is confronted with the realities of post-lockdown life when communication with their online best friends begins to break down.
Read more...
3PM Cinema 8
Eating Late
Lewis Attey, Daniel Wood
Comedy, Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Chinese eatery unveils dark secrets through a violent incident, exposing its patrons' hidden despair
Read more...
Sushi Noh
Jayden Rathsam Hua
Horror, Comedy, Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A girl's nightmares come to life when a strange kitchen appliance haunts her lonely uncle.
Read more...
Dies Irae
Maru Collective
Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Angels and pigs clash over a righteous man's fate.
Read more...
4PM Cinema 6
Beautiful They
Cloudy Rhodes
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Violet and Blue's youth collide in an morning toke that leads to the ocean, where connection stirs.
Read more...
Girl and Body
Charlotte Mars
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A young dancer struggles to make sense of her mysterious medical condition...
Read more...
4PM Cinema 7
Gillian
Van Sowerwine
Animation, Fantasy, Mystery
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A doll's desperate quest for freedom in a chaotic realm.
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Clara
Van Sowerwine
Animation, Drama, Fantasy
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A girl's enchanted childhood shatters as flowers attack and ants invade, leaving her disoriented and desperate for answers.
Read more...
Out in the Open
Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine
Animation, Drama, Surrealism
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In a changing world, a trader fights to stay relevant, questioning the true value of his work.
Read more...
4PM Cinema 8
101 Days of Lockdown
Jelena Sinik
Animation, Experimental, Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
An animated split-screen journey through 101 days of lockdown reveals the contrasting lives of two best friends in Sydney.
Read more...
Carer
Oliver Wicks
Drama, Comedy, Documentary
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A heartwarming bond forms between a wayward support worker and a sensitive young man.
Read more...
Teacups
Alec Green & Finbar Watson
Drama, Animation
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Teacups explores Don’s surreal interactions with hundreds of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.
Read more...
5PM Cinema 6
Last Man Standing
Lucy Knox & W.A.M. Bleakley
Documentary
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Australia's last remaining motion picture film processor contemplates the impact his impending retirement will have on the future of film in Australia.
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A Birthday Party
W.A.M. Bleakley
Drama
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A teenager's loyalty is tested when he witnesses his mates commit a heinous act.
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SWAG Film Music Videos
Lucy Knox & W.A.M. Bleakley
Music, Independent Film, Dance
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Featuring music videos produced by Lucy Knox and W.A.M. Bleakley for DMA, Vance Joy, Clare Bowdich & Confidence Man
Read more...
5PM Cinema 7
Rough Cut Shorts Showcase
A special, closed industry session showing short film works-in-progress. Please check your name on the door list if you want to attend this session.
5PM Cinema 8
Happy New Year, Ms Luna
Andy Diep
Comedy
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Luna, a young transfeminine woman, attends her family’s annual Chinese New Year gathering for the first time since her transition.
Read more...
Working Late
Lewis Attey, Daniel Wood
Comedy, Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Narrated by Lee Lin Chin, a black comedy exposes the bizarre inner lives of dispirited office workers in a fluorescent, depressive space.
Read more...
6.15PM Cinema 4
Screening and Q&A
Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black)
Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Drama, Documentary
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A man seeks spiritual healing on a road trip back to his remote Anangu community.
Read more...
6PM Cinema 6
Grevillea
Jordan Giusti
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
An incarcerated Jewish teen encounters a mysterious tattooist with unclear intentions.
Read more...
What's in a Name?
Kalu Oji
Romance, Mockumentary, Melodrama, Drama, Comedy
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
A young couple's participation in a documentary unearths forgotten family secrets.
Read more...
6.15PM Cinema 7
Tadpoles
James Menelaus Rush
Drama, Family, Coming-of-Age
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Curiosity drives an 8-year-old boy to explore the natural world, while clashing with his sister.
Read more...
When the Sky Was Blue
Rae Choi
Drama
⭐️
πŸ‘‹
Between meals and chores with her family, Leah experiences small moments of longing and loss.
Read more...

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