SSFF – THE DAHLIA
Dir: Evan McInnes
Through the journey of that helping hand, `Urbanality’ explores the isolation of our modern environment, the resistance we have to change, and the beauty of going with the flow. The city folk are about to get a wake-up call. But, will they stop and listen?
The Starey Bampire
Dir: Dan Farmer, Adam Bigum
Elvie Farmer, who is 3-years-old, makes her short film debut with The Starey Bampire. Elvie tells a spooky, ghost story while Mum and Dad are made to film whatever she says. What results is quite an unusual telling of a vampire’s tale filled with scares, laughs and a whole lot of sunscreen.
Dir: Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier
An Argentinian migrant drives her teenage son to the city to meet his father for the first time.
Backing Up Bilitis
Dir: Abbie Pobjoy
Seventeen-year-old closeted Jane creates an underground event in the basement of her suburban home, all on the brink of Melbourne’s first gay liberation movement. In partnership with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Aztec Records Australia,` Backing Up Bilitis’ pays homage to the birth of Melbourne’s liberation movement and Australia’s first gay rights group, ‘The Daughters of Bilitis.’
There’s A Mobster Under My Bed!
Dir: Matthew Smolen
Falling asleep can fill you with dread, especially when there’s a mobster under your bed!
With a literal Mobster layin’ low under her bed – it’s up to our 8-year-old girl to figure out what exactly he’s doing there… and how to get rid of him.
Grinding the country
Dir: Olivier Lambert
With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the 90’s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.
Three August Days
Dir: Madli Lääne
In the midst of the political upheaval of the early 1990s, an Estonian girl and a Russian boy reach across cultural lines to unite over a shared bottle of American soda
Dir: Jelena Sinik
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.