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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

GISELLE

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

FREE

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

Director: Perry Harrison

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

GOLEM

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

ANIMAL WORK

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

CORRIDOR

Director: Kenny Foo

Florence and Sandra are closing up the school for the night, but dark forces are at work..

AUSTRALIA – 4:14 min

DESICCATION

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

THEIR EYES

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

DUSK CHORUS

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

GLEN

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

TWO SANDS

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