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15 Short Films you cannot miss at the Sydney Film Festival 2017

We selected 15 short films you cannot miss at the Sydney Film Festival that will take place from June 7th – 18th, in Sydney.

Note: Shorts Films are screen together with Full Feature Films so please check the Sydney Film Festival for full information.

A Father’s Day by Mat Johns – UK | 2016 – 9 min.

A father is reunited with his daughter during the zombie apocalypse. Winner of Best Film at the Horrorhound Weekend Film Festival.

Schedule (screens with Fashionista):
June 8th Thursday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 8:05 pm
June 14th Wednesday – Dendy Newton – 8:30 pm

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Backstory by Joschka Laukeninks – Germany | 2016 – 8 min.

Everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, and everything we fear, will one day be gone.

Schedule (screens with Napalm):
June 12th Monday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3 – 4:00 pm
June 17th Saturday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3- 4:10 pm

 

Behind by Ángel Gómez Hernández – Spain | 2016 – 15 min.

Something unholy is following Ariane, and it wants her baby. Audience Award winner at Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival.

Schedule (screens with The Forest of Lost Souls):
June 12 Monday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 8:30 pm
June 17th Saturday – Dendy Newtown – 7:45 pm

Trailer:

 

Dawn of the deaf by Rob Savage – UK | 2016 – 12 min.

When a sonic virus devastates the hearing population, deaf people must band together to survive.

Schedule (screens with Mayhem):
June 9th Friday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 8:35 pm
June 15th Thursday – Dendy Newton – 7:50 pm

Trailer:

 

Do no harm by Roseanne Liang – New Zealand | 2016 -12 min.

You’ve never seen a doctor observe the Hippocratic Oath like this before.

Schedule (Screens with Spookers):
June 10th Saturday – Event Cinemas George St 4 – 8:45 pm
June 11th Sunday – Dendy Newtown – 8:50 pm

Trailer:

 

Great Muy Bien by Sheyla Pool – Cuba | 2017 – 15 min.

Citizens of all ages enrol at a makeshift English school in Havana, preparing for a future of normalised Cuba-USA relations.

Schedule (screens with The Workers Cup):
June 11th Sunday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 10:30 am
June 18th Sunday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2 – 2:05 pm

Trailer:

 

Hand.Line.Cod by Justin Simms – Canada | 2016 – 13 min.

On Fogo Island, fishers catch cod live by hand, by hook and line, they’re on a sustainability mission to drive up prices.

Schedule (Screens with Angry Ink):
June 17th Saturday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3 – 12:35 pm
June 18th Sunday – Dendy Newtown – 4:15 pm

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How the light gets in by Anya Beyersdorf – Australia | 2017 – 15 min.

A single mother living with her daughters on the fringe of society wakes in the night with a unique problem.

Schedule:
June 13th Tuesday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2 – 6:00 pm (screens at the Lexus Australian Short Film Fellowship Gala Screening)
June 13th Tuesday – State Theatre – 9:10 pm (screens with A Ghost Story)
June 16th Friday – The Ritz Cinema Randwick – 6:30 pm (screens with A Ghost Story)
June 17th Saturday – Dendy Newtown – 6:00 pm (screens with A Ghost Story)

Trailer:

 

Lost property office by Daniel Agdag – Australia | 2017 – 9 min.

Sometimes people can get lost in their work…

Schedule (screens with Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films):
June 17th Saturday – Event Cinemas George St 4 – 2:30 pm
June 18th Sunday- Event Cinemas George St 9 – 1:45 pm

 

Marrimarrigun by Kimberly West – Australia | 2017 – 15 min.

Marrimarrigun is the story of Marrimarri, the giant spirit man who protects the ancestors of the Yawuru people.

Schedule (screens with In my own words):
June 9th Friday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 6:30 pm
June 14th Wednesday – State Theatre – 10:00 am

 

Outbreak Generation by Brooke Goldfinch – Australia | 2017 – 13 min.

In the midst of a global epidemic, Annie finds herself the sole carer of her eight-year-old nephew, but he has questions only a mother can answer.

Schedule:
June 13th Tuesday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2 – 6:00 pm (Screens at the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Gala Screening)
June 14th Wednesday – Sate Theatre – 9:15 pm (screens with Wind River)
June 16th Friday – The Ritz Cinema Randwick – 8:25 pm (screens with Wind River)
June 18th Sunday – Event Cinemas George – St 4 – 2:00 pm (screens with Wind River)

Trailer:

 

Red Ink by Alex Ryan – Australia | 2017 – 13 min.

When a delusional man tries to buy a box of crackers in a supermarket, shoppers and staff misinterpret his behaviour, leading to an unimaginable tragedy.

Schedule:
June 10th Saturday – The Ritz Cinema Randwick – 8:30 pm (screens with Final Portrait)
June 13th Tuesday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2 – 6:00 pm (Screens at the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship Gala Screening)
June 17th Saturday – Hayden Orpheum Cremorne – 8:35 pm (screens with Final Portrait)
June 18th Sunday – State Theatre – 2:05 pm (screens with Final Portrait)

Trailer:

 

The Doppel Chain by Scott Pickett – USA | 2017 – 12 min.

A romantic getaway takes an unexpected turn when a couple help a haunted girl.

Schedule (screens with Game of Death):
June 7th Wednesday – Event Cinemas George St 8 – 8:25 pm
June 13th Tuesday – Dendy Newtown – 8:25 pm

Trailer:

 

The Wall by Nick Baker, Tristan Klein – Australia | 2016 – 6 min.

Life as they knew it was ending, darkness begins to descend. Fleeing their city, a grandmother and her grandson reach a tall, endless wall.

Schedule (screens at the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films):
June 17th Saturday – Event Cinemas George St 4 – 2:30 pm
June 18th Sunday – Event Cinemas George St 9 – 1:45 pm

 

Wolfe by Claire Randall – Australia | 2017 – 16 min.

An intimate confessional from Nick, who learns that the imaginary friend in his head was real, and violent.

Schedule (screens with To Stay Alive: A Method):
June 9th Friday – Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2 – 8:35 pm
June 12 Monday – Dendy Newtown – 4:30 pm

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You may also find interesting to know which are the:
15 Documentaries you cannot miss at the Sydney Film Festival (soon)
20 Films you cannot miss at the Sydney Film Festival (soon)

 

To know more about this festival please go to the Festival Profile or to the Official Website.

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