FRIDAY 15 OCT – 7:00pm AEDT
6:OOPM – QUEENSLAND
7:00PM – VICTORIA / NSW / TASMANIA / ACT
7:30PM – SOUTH AUSTRALIA / NORTHERN TERRITORY
Films will be available to watch online 15-23rd October
PORT SHORTS YOUNG FILMMAKER AWARD
Ticket to the Skies
Director: Karena Darwen
On a snowy day, a young girl is just trying to get the train home. When her luck decides to turn against her, she makes an unlikely friend.
Let's Fight God
Let’s Fight God focuses on two women who are fed up with fake christian and conservative society, inspired by female writers and filmmakers of the last two centuries.
Director: Zac McDonnell
Perfectionism explores the harsh torture of perfectionism and the internal battle a person faces when attempting to complete a task. The protagonist’s mental state quickly deteriorates throughout the film as she attempts to play a piece without any mistakes.
Director: Hannah Cabalse
An adorable little creature named KEN, finds something awesome while on a walk. Excited, he shows it to his friends. He will do anything to show them his amazing find despite their evident disinterest.
Director: Caitlin Barlow
‘Imposter Syndrome’ depicts the turbulent mental state of teenager Ramona Taylor as she is inevitably rendered powerless in distinguishing whether her externally-perceived serenity or internal monologue of perfectionism truly represents herself.
A young boy spends a relaxing evening fishing at a pier.
Family Till Forever
Director: Crisa Bonifacio
A recently deceased father and daughter are ghosts, visiting their family whom are still alive. The mother and son don’t seem to notice them. But still, the ghosts love them unconditionally even though they can’t be seen.
Director: William Poole
Downtiming is a short animation that tells the story of a loser in the big city who obtains a weird device that freezes time at will! He uses this power for personal wealth and greed, but he gets his comeuppance at the very end by being stuck in time forever.
Director: Ned Brown
A bored businessman doses off at work and imagines himself as a pirate in a battle with a monkey. The fantasy is short lived as he awakes to the reality of an angry boss!
Director: Annabelle Hall
A boy goes to read his favourite book at the park, when a vicious dog scares him. He drops his book into a puddle, drenching it. A kind girl next to him offers her own book. Together they read happily and form a connection over books!
But It's Just A Dream
Director: Candace Judge
A boy is walking down the street and sees a peculiar looking ticket. He sees a poster and realises the tickets is a lottery ticket. He wins the lottery only to find out that it was just a dream. Now he must face the reality of his high school life.
A New Friendship
Director: Nea Rivamonte
Ordinary teenaged boy Jerry, wakes up to a sunny morning only to discover his newly moved in neighbour. He overhears beautifully-played violin music coming from the neighbour’s window and this marks the beginning of a new friendship with his talented neighbour.
The Girl Who Cried Sick '
Director: Ruby Taylor
The Girl Who Cried Sick’ follows a child hypochondriac as her escalating attention-seeking lies lead her parents to dismiss her complaints when she becomes genuinely ill. Inspired by the cautionary tale ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’, this hand-crafted animation gives humour and heart to a grim true story.
Director: Adithya Buddhavarapu
An upcoming exam awaits poor, unprepared Darren. How will he pass? Due to poor intellectual ability, Darren results in cheating for his upcoming exam. To what extent will he go?
The Amazon Artists
Director: Eunsoo (Sunny) Kwon
The Amazon Artists tells the story of Nawee, an alienated butterfly who has trouble fitting in with her friends due to her unusual bat-like wings. However, an unexpected meeting with an odd Toucan changes Nawee’s self-doubts about herself. The toucan, named Cami, mentors Nawee to think creatively and act confidently.
‘Student Rite-of-Passage N°5; Through the Night’
Director: Ching Chi Chan
Follow Tessa, a high school student, as she powers through the night to successfully finish an assignment due the next day. From being motivated to losing hope and eating cereal on the kitchen floor at 3am in the morning, experience the well-known rite of passage for high school students!
Director: Tanika Jones
Rodger stays up late in his cubical office, finishing off some work on his computer. As he completes the work, he notices strange pop-up tabs open up on screen. As he tries to close these tabs, more and more open up with increasingly disturbing material.
Director: Lilli McGahan
Sabotage is a visual representation of the idea that you are your own worst enemy. Stranded within a metaphorical void, the protagonist must locate and piece back together the broken mirror shards of her shattered sense of self before her inner demons break free and take over.