Open Films - Port Shorts 2022 Film Festival
An emotional tsunami of gripping short films from some of Australia's most creative minds...
OPEN CATEGORY FILMS
Director: Firass Dirani
‘Baba’, which means ‘Dad’ in Arabic, tells the heartwarming story of Mohamad Abbas Dirani, a Lebanese-Australian immigrant, and his ambitions as a young shepherd.
AUSTRALIA – 8:07 min
Director: Joel Brown
Djaambi centres on Reg, a young Indigenous man, transitioning between past decisions, and the new. Made raw in the wake of the death of his close cousin, Tjarrah, Reg’s experiences with racism challenge his sense of identity.
AUSTRALIA – 8:00 min
Director: Ven Gia
When a volunteer firefighter texts his Mum and his daughter to say his truck is overrun by fire during the black summer bushfires, they must hold each other together and hope for a miracle.
AUSTRALIA – 6:30 min
ODD ONE OUT
Director: Andrew Robb
Struggling to fit in to a new community a lonely doll goes on a journey of discovery. A 7 minute family film, shot on a smartphone during lockdown in our home in Sunshine, Melbourne.
AUSTRALIA – 6.55 min
SURVIVORS OF WADJEMUP
Director: Glen Paul Stasiuk
WADJEMUP or ROTTNEST ISLAND is sacred to Aboriginal people For almost 100 years between 1838 and 1931 Wadjemup was a prison for at least 3,670 Aboriginal men and boys.
AUSTRALIA – 9:15 min
Director: Gareth Wilkes
Jake and Jess are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary by taking a bucket-list ride in a hot air balloon. When they discover an uninvited passenger on board.
AUSTRALIA – 5:36 min
STREET No. 4
Director: Lark Lee
Determined to prove to her partner that their new eucalyptus house is perfect for their family, a pregnant woman discovers there’s more to the house than what was advertised.
AUSTRALIA – 7:38 min
THE MAN FROM MOOROOLBARK
A bogan from the outer suburbs of Melbourne struggles to come to terms with the inner-city way of life and exacts his revenge on a hipster barber in a bloodbath of poetic justice.
AUSTRALIA – 8:30 min
Directors: Dan Farmer, Adam Bigum, Ramas McRae
Against a backdrop of the harsh Australian bush during a post-apocalyptic future, a young Deaf girl is led into an ambush by her mentor in this tale of trust and survival.
AUSTRALIA – 4.26 min
SKY COWBOY - Seb Robinson
Director: Kane Chenoweth
We follow Seb Robinson – a Northern Territory helicopter pilot around the wilderness of the top end. The film features the remote beauty of the Northern Territory and its wildlife.
AUSTRALIA – 9:12 min
Director: Andrew Montague
A woman books a magician, to entertain at her son’s birthday party.
AUSTRALIA – 7:39 min
HATCHBACK (not in comp)
Director: Riley Sugars
Vince (Stephen Curry) attempts to clean up a dead body for the mob, but when he enlists the help of his dim-witted brother in law Ted (Jackson Tozer), things don’t go to plan.
AUSTRALIA – 12:00 min
Fire up the popcorn and find your comfy spot as the curtain is raised on the snack-sized short film extravaganza from 7pm on Sunday October 16 and you can check out all the films for free until October 23 wherever you are in the world (as long as there’s internet connection).
SUNDAY 16 OCT – 7:00pm AEDT
4:OOPM – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
6:OOPM – QUEENSLAND
7:00PM – VICTORIA / NSW / TASMANIA / ACT
7:30PM – SOUTH AUSTRALIA / NORTHERN TERRITORY