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 2021 Virtual Film Festival
An emotional tsunami of gripping short films from our own backyard and around the world available to watch online from the 15-23rd October.
Your exclusive Festival Pass lets you watch over 50 films and join in our Masterclass and PS…. Stories.
OPEN CATEGORY FILMS
Director: Emmanuel Shiu
A tribute to my mother
USA – 2 min
52 METERS LATER
Director: Frederic Rabaud, Clotilde Gourdon
Puré Kwé, 12 years old, has finally found the old pig trap. Nûnûû, his grandfather, often talks about that.
New Caledonia – 7:35 min
Director: Brad Gilbertson
A young girl living in poverty finds freedom within her imagination.
AUSTRALIA – 4.29 min
Derby Saved My Life
Director: Lucy Knox
Skaters from the unapologetically brutal sport of roller derby, reveal the healing powers of the game.
AUSTRALIA – 3:30 min
THE BETA PHASE
An uncle takes his autistic nephew under his wing in a trial of radical parenting and epic awakenings.
AUSTRALIA – 9:56 min
PAINTING BY NUMBERS
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
A child’s encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany.
AUSTRALIA – 4:23 min
Director: Ryan Cauchi
Nazi-occupied Prague, 1939. A group of German soldiers search for a fugitive Rabbi in the basement of an abandoned synagogue.
AUSTRALIA – 5 min
Director: Zak Marrinan
An anxious young man goes to a group therapy session. Things turn strange when the other attendees get in touch with their wild sides.
AUSTRALIA – 7:20 min
Florence and Sandra are closing up the school for the night, but dark forces are at work..
AUSTRALIA – 4:14 min
Director: Jed Vinson
A middle-aged man struggles with his mental health due to his property being in a long drought.
AUSTRALIA – 7:31 min
THE GOOD FIGHT
Director: Janne Rytkönen
This former street fighter was a walking youth crime statistic before she took up boxing at 15, claimed a national title at age 18, started work as a youth support officer at 19.
AUSTRALIA – 4:54 min
Director: Fraser Pemberton
Told through the eyes of Martin, a young White Australian boy who must make a decision of where to pledge his loyalty.
AUSTRALIA – 9:28 min
Director: Alex Campbell
A phone call from a lost child catapults a Mother into action.
AUSTRALIA – 7:31 min
LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN
Director: Sam Talbot
A relationship needs space. But when you are trapped in your own self, the marriage is all but over..
UNITED KINGDOM – 7:31 min
Director: Jeremy Brull
Deep into his first lockdown, 50-year-old Glen is given a second chance at love…
AUSTRALIA – 9:07 min
THE STAREY BAMPIRE
Director: Dan Farmer, Adam Bigum
Elvie tells a spooky, ghost story filled with scares, laughs and a whole lot of sunscreen.
AUSTRALIA – 4:42 min
TEACH A MAN TO FISH
Director: Matt Blyth
In 1942 war-torn Croatia the invading forces of Italy and Germany burn 4-year-old Ivan’s family home and execute his father. Through the undying love of his mother, immigration to Australia, and the acquisition of a small boat, Ivan embraces a journey to overcome life’s adversities.
AUSTRALIA – 6:47 min
Director: Poppy van Oorde-Grainger
As Garang struggles on his first day at high school in Australia, memories of being lost in South Sudan are triggered.
AUSTRALIA – 7:03 min