Short Films

Tribeca Film Festival Review: A Better You is a charming, self-reflective look on the social-media age

April 8, 2020

*Due to the current global crisis the planned 2020 Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed. The AU Review has been in contact with the respective representatives for available films in order to give them the coverage they intended. A commentary on the so-called perfection of social media, Eamonn Murphy‘s quirky short A Better You is […]

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SXSW Midnight Shorts: Five short films that make us want more

March 18, 2020

*The AU Review will continue with its planned SXSW 2020 coverage.  We have been in contact with the respective representatives for available films in order to give them the coverage they intended. The Midnight Shorts Competition has long been an audience favourite at SXSW.  A bite-sized marathon of twisted ideas that usually fuses gore, overt […]

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The St Kilda Film Festival announces nominees for best short film

May 25, 2016

The St Kilda Film Festival, now Australia’s longest running, publicly-owned short film festival, has today released the nominees for the festival’s title award, best short film. Prevailing against the country’s best 100 short films were Red Rover, Death in Bloom, Slingshot and The Orchestra. Other award categories and nominees were; Best Documentary: You Better Take […]

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Australian Programme for the 25th annual FLiCKERFEST includes 21 young female directors and 18 world premieres

December 16, 2015

Kicking off with a ten-day, beach-side event in Sydney’s Bondi next month, the 25th annual FLiCKEREST International Short Film Festival will be bringing a total of 53 selections into their Academy Accredited, BAFTA recognised Australian Competition for 2016. Over 2300 entries were received this time around, resulting in a curated schedule of 18 world premieres, […]

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Entries for World’s largest Short Film Festival Tropfest Are Open Now!

August 13, 2015

Entries to Tropfest Australia 2015 are now officially open. To enter, all you need is an eager heart and a story to share with the world.   Whether your a pro or a beginner, everyone is invited to share their amazing ideas, so if you think you have a good story to tell, well, tell it. With thousands of entries every year, […]

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Australia’s Funniest Shorts to Debut at Sydney Comedy Festival

April 28, 2015

The Sydney Comedy Festival is about to become a whole lot more hilarious, with the launch of Australia’s Funniest Shorts. Taking place at The Factory Theatre on April 28, the event showcases short films (up to 8 minutes) and sketches (up to 3 minutes) created by some of Australia’s best comedians and filmmakers. According to […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Buffalo Dreams (UK, 2013)

June 8, 2014

American buffalo are so physically and culturally linked to North America that it is difficult to imagine them living in any other country. So wouldn’t it be interesting to see them roaming the harsh, wet plains of Scotland? This is the basis for Maurice O’Brien’s short documentary Buffalo Dreams, which sees the struggles of buffalo […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival Review: Woody (Australia, 2013)

September 2, 2013

Film-makers who operate in the area of short films have the unenviable task of captivating their audience in a very short period of time. There’s no time for the film to find its feet or grow on the audience; it must make its impression quickly and precisely. It is particularly impressive when a short film […]

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(Short) Film Review: The Anti-Social Network (PG) (Australia, 2013)

July 8, 2013

Sydney film-maker Shae-Lee Shackleford has put together a short film called The Anti-Social Network which pokes a bit of fun but also manages to highlight a growing trend in social media addiction and its impact on people’s lives. Our story follows Lucas whose life is consumed by Facebook, played by Sam Mcmillan. From waking in the morning with his phone […]

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