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Bloodshot Heart

Bloodshot Heart is a journey into obsession, memory and delusion. In a world where the difference between reality and fantasy can be hard to discern, Hans, a middle-aged driving instructor, attempts to shake off the manipulative grasp of his Italian mother and pursue a younger woman, Matilda, a musician renting a room in their apartment. As jealousy and infatuation […]

Wild Things

WILD THINGS is a feature length documentary that follows a new generation of environmental activists that are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough. Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco warriors will do whatever it takes to save their futures from the ravages of climate change. From chaining […]

Jaimen Hudson: From Sky To Sea

Jaimen Hudson’s aerial whale and dolphin imagery are stunning. His spectacular photographs and videos reach hundreds of millions of people online and he has been interviewed by media organisations across the world. However Jaimen has a dream to take his talents to the next level and pursue his childhood dream of filming underwater. Embarking on […]

Rosemary’s Way

Rosemary’s Way celebrates the remarkable Rosemary Kariuki and the group of vulnerable migrant women of suburban Sydney whose lives she helps transform from isolation to connection. From cultures as diverse as Iraq, the Congo and Peru, the women are taken by Rosemary on a powerful cross-cultural journey to integrate them into the homes and communities […]

Girls Can’t Surf

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluoro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN’T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda […]

A Lion Returns

After spending 18 months in Syria, Jamal is back in Sydney and wants to see his terminally ill mother, however he has to deal with his strong minded older brother Omar, his wife Heidi and son, but most importantly his unforgiving father.

Cry Of The Forests

The forests of the south west of Western Australia are found no where else on earth. They are part of one of the most biodiversity rich hotspots on the planet but they are under threat. Logging is decimating these special places, turning the forests into wastelands. We are clearing our forests at an alarming rate […]

The Flood

Set during WWII this is the story of Jarah’s coming-of-age in a brutal and lawless land – growing from a sweet child to a strong, independent and ferocious woman taking on Australia’s corrupt and bigoted system one bad guy at a time. In the best tradition of the gunslinging outlaw, when the enigmatic Jarah is […]

Envoy: Shark Cull

Envoy: Shark Cull is a feature-length documentary narrated by Eric Bana which follows some of the biggest names in ocean conservation, such as Sea Shepherd, Ocean Ramsey and Madison Stewart. We will join these experts as they explore and expose this scarcely understood topic. We will also learn the importance of sharks in our oceans […]

Women Of Steel

Wollongong, 1980: Denied jobs at the steelworks – the city’s main employer – working class / migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for fourteen years. Their battle against BHP, the country’s richest and most powerful company, took them from factory gate to the highest […]

The Weather Diaries

The Weather Diaries is a feature documentary made by a mother concerned about the future for her daughter; a musician emerging in the shadow of the twin threats of climate change and mass extinction. The film reaches its climax in 2020, as temperatures rise, bushfires rage, and the flying foxes that usually soar over Sydney […]

Champion Girls

Look beyond the fake tan and discover the little known world of Physie – a sport that has grown from posture correction exercises into a national underground dance phenomenon. Join three generations of women and girls from this extraordinary community as they take us on a ride through competition and life. But as the lycra […]

When The River Runs Dry

In January 2019, a viral video showed grown men near Menindee weeping as they held dead Murray Cod, decades old, which had perished in yet another environmental disaster. Australians were horrified, and politicians blamed drought, while ecologists and water management specialists claimed it was due to the over-allocation and over-extraction of water. Two weeks later, […]

Kairos

Chris Bunton packs a formidable punch in KAIROS, a trailblazing Australian drama film that places both a performer and a character with Down Syndrome at its centre. Bunton plays Danny, who wants to box as a way to earn respect, confidence and acceptance, and to prove that he’s more than his disability. Ex-fighter and trainer […]

Wild Butterfly

24 year old Claire Murray’s desperate search for a life-saving second liver transplant becomes a trial by national media, which depicts her as an ungrateful junkie who recklessly destroyed her first transplant by relapsing into drug use. She is condemned by the public… But what the public doesn’t know is that Claire has a terrible […]

Ashburn Waters

When Brett agreed to join his friends on a high school reunion camping trip, he thought the height of his worries would be dealing with his ex-girlfriend and her new flame. But little did he know that the campground, Ashburn Waters, had been closed due to unexplained murders and now his friends are falling victim […]

A Second Chance: Rivals!

Gymnastics star Maddy Cornell (Emily Morris) plans a change when she doesn’t qualify for the Australian Gymnastics Olympic team. She hopes to rediscover her passion for gymnastics by coaching a new team of young gymnasts from a local country club, including high-spirited squad leader Tess (Stella Shute). As Maddy focuses on taking the team to the State Championships, she soon […]

Standing Up For Sunny

Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte stars in this charming Australian rom-com about a loner with cerebral palsy who is roped into helping a comedian (Philippa Northeast) overcome her shyness. Mitte, who has cerebral palsy in real life, gives an empowering performance as Travis, a young man living in a ramshackle Sydney rental whose disability contributes to […]

Angel of Mine

Seven years after the death of her daughter, Lizzie locks eyes on a sight she thought she’d never see again: a girl, Lola, who is the spitting image of her own lost child. As she battles for custody of her surviving son, Lizzie’s obsession with Lola only grows – befriending the young girl’s mother, following […]

Brabham

Directed by Ákos Armont and co-written by Armont and Tony Davis, BRABHAM digs deep into the making of a racing legend. Taking on the giants of Ferrari, Lotus and Maserati, Jack secured his legacy by becoming the only driver to win a Formula One championship in a vehicle of his own creation. BRABHAM looks at […]

Mystify

A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael […]

Turbines

When immigrants Attila and Jana resettle in a rural Australian town as part of a government policy to populate isolated areas, they consider themselves lucky. Although they must work on a wind farm in the middle of nowhere, they have each other, and soon, a family. Problems with narrow-minded locals, the isolation, backbreaking labor and […]

Green Light

In Australia two men are working to provide the last hope of relief — and in some cases cure — for thousands suffering chronic and terminal illnesses. They provide blackmarket medicinal cannabis for people who have nowhere else to turn. The plant is now widely considered to have lifesaving potential, yet swift and compassionate access […]

Camino Skies

Independently shot over 42 days, the film follows the journey of six strangers as they embark on the historic ‘Camino de Santiago’ – an historic 800km pilgrimage that starts in France and works its way through Spain before arriving in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Each of the characters have their own reasons for […]

The Australian Dream

From shy country kid to two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year, Goodes is an inspiration to many. The footy field was where he thrived; the only place where the colour of his skin was irrelevant. Goodes’ world fell apart when he became the target of racial abuse during a game, which spiralled into […]

In My Blood It Runs

Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family […]

High as Mike

High as Mike – the ride to try.. Join Mike on a journey of discovery around Australia showcasing the trials and tribulations of patients using and seeking to use Medicinal Cannabis. Mike has a brain tumour. As such, Mike’s journey is very much a typical patient journey, looking for answers to life & death questions. […]

2040

2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted […]

The Candidate

The Candidate is a feature length observational documentary by Helen Gaynor. It follows Greens candidate Alex Bhathal over the final three weeks of her campaign to win a seat in the Australian federal parliament in 2018. In this, her sixth attempt in fifteen years, and with a 1% margin between her and victory, she and […]

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. Poh Lin Lee is a “trauma therapist” who lives with her […]

Foreign Flame

A young Indian student immigrant to Australia meets and falls in love with a local girl, but the affair is short-lived. He reluctantly agrees to an arranged marriage with a nice Indian girl. Little does he know how his actions will influence his life and the twists and turns of fate that he will be […]

Undermined

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons. Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic […]

Strange Tenants: Ska’d For Life

Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands.  36 years later they’re still around and still political.  

Backtrack Boys

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the […]

Jirga

**AACTA Award Winner for Best Indie Film 2018** A modern morality tale about a former Australian soldier, Mike, who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system – the Jirga. ______

Trust

Trust, originally inspired by the book of Job, is a film that tells the story of Daniel Rainwater, an everyday guy whose life is very much falling apart. As his marriage to Sarah begins to crumble, he loses his job thinking that life couldn’t get any worse. It does. Bitter towards God and going nowhere fast, […]

Protection

Made collaboratively with children from public housing areas in the Illawarra. Protection uses a unique blend of film and animation to tell stories about childhood. It is inspired by the lives and experiences of the film’s adventurous and often hilarious young cast. There’s a re-telling of Goldilocks – featuring a display home and a big, bad real […]

GhostHunter

A western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter, Jason King has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, an horrific family secret is exposed — forcing him to […]

Embrace

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW. IN CINEMAS ACROSS AUSTRALIA & NZ FROM AUGUST 4. When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing. […]

Naa Muru Gurung

This inspiring film celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education. It traces the journey from when discrimination, prejudice and outright racism deprived Aboriginal children of the right to learn. It highlights the pioneers whose courage, conviction and determination is contributing […]

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Bam Bam

Australian Flyweight champion, Bianca ‘Bam Bam’ Elmir aims to be the first Australian to win a World Amateur Boxing Championship. A Lebanese Muslim from suburban Australia, ‘Bam Bam’ smashes the stereotypes of her family, society and her sport, to prove she is the best in the world.

Landfall

A young couple in tropical Australia is trapped in their beach house by three fugitives carrying a mysterious icebox containing unknown contents, and they must rely on their wits and cunning to survive as a severe tropical cyclone looms.

Food Fighter

Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia’s annual $20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realised the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, trading capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004. Filmed over two years […]

The Gut Movie

In The Gut Movie, we follow the journey of journalist & researcher Kale Brock as, in the quest to discover whether the ‘optimal microbiome’ does indeed exist, he travels from Australia to Namibia to live with The San, an ancient hunter-gatherer people living traditionally from the land. During the excursion Brock monitors his own microbiome […]

The Magic Pill

What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem? The Magic Pill follows doctors, patients, scientists, chefs, farmers and journalists from around the globe who are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change – embracing fat as our main fuel – is showing profound […]

That Sugar Film

THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues […]

PGS

Shot all around the world over a three year period, the film documents Bill Bennett’s journey to find the source of a voice which saved his life while he was driving many years earlier. The film features some of the world’s leading experts on intuition, spanning the fields of science, religion, and spirituality. Bill’s search for […]

The Dressmaker

After years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses, the beautiful and talented misfit Tilly Dunnage returns home to the outback town of Dungatar to reconcile with her past. Armed with her sewing machine and couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town and in the process exacts revenge on those who did […]

Flow

FLOW delves into the lives of a conventional modern family and shows things are not as they seem. Stephen and Julia’s marriage is lacking intimacy and teetering on the brink. Anything could tip it over the edge, when a letter arrives…. Written and directed by Simon Elrahi and starring Osamah Sami, Rain Fuller, Victoria Ferrara, Millie […]

Living Space

A romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when Brad and Ashley’s car breaks down in the German countryside. Forced to take refuge in an isolated farmhouse they thought to be abandoned, the couple quickly learn that the house holds a dark past. Thrust into a supernatural nightmare, the pair must battle malevolent forces lead by […]

Naked Strangers

When two strangers wake up together after a one-night stand will they risk getting to know the person beneath the skin? This is a story about two people, Charlie and Alex. Each character is portrayed by both a woman and a man, so that from moment to moment the characters change gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. […]

Pareshaan Parinda

Two complete strangers, a young man and a young girl wake up in bed together. Neither of them can remember the previous night’s events and cannot recollect how they got there in the first place. Neel an average middle-class IT professional with a steady girlfriend finds himself involved with Mini who isn’t your average young […]

Pipe Dream – Fractured Lives

What if your government is risking the health of your family for quick cash? Join an Aussie farmer, tired of political spin, as he takes on a fact-finding mission into the effects of Fracking. His inspiring journey takes him from the southern point of country South Australia to Northern Australia and across the world to […]

The Castle

The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves — with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail — a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia’s busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an […]

We Don’t Need A Map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t […]

Big In Japan

After hearing about the huge demand for foreign talents in Japan, three Aussie filmmakers ship their lives to Tokyo on an outrageous DIY mission to make ‘ordinary’ Dave famous. Along the way, they meet an eclectic ensemble of gaijin tarento (foreign talents) at various stages of the celebrity journey: a feisty Aussie cross-dresser, a starry-eyed Canadian J-pop wannabe and […]

Constance On The Edge

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. Brave, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything […]

Zelos

from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’, ‘ardour’, and ‘amorousness‘, but also ‘jealousy’, ‘possessiveness’ and ‘suspicion’ Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when […]

Crushed

CRUSHED is the story of a young woman who returns home to her family vineyard after her father dies in an accident on the winery. But when his death is ruled a murder and her mother becomes the prime suspect she must uncover the truth. Crushed was filmed on location over the summer of 2013/2014 in […]

Namatjira Project

An extraordinary first-hand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of one of Australia’s most important Indigenous figures: Albert Namatjira. Albert Namatjira was one of those rare artists who actually changed the course of history. The founder of the Indigenous art movement, he became an international icon and was the first […]

Under The Milky Way

Helene McKenzie resides in the NSW regional town of Coonabarabran and is an avid astronomer just like her father was, working in the observatory that overlooks her small town. When a nearby and much newer observatory threatens its funding and research grants, Helene’s observatory is in danger of being shut down. Helene actively fights its […]

Whiteley

WHITELEY is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic artist, Brett Whiteley, told “in his own words” using personal letters, notebooks and photographs, interwoven with reconstructions, animations, archival interviews and rare footage. The documentary is directed by James Bogle and produced by Sue Clothier.  Whiteley’s constant muse was […]

Australia Day

On a sweltering Australia Day in Brisbane, the worlds of three desperate young people collide. Indigenous teen April (Miah Madden), young Chinese woman Lan (Jenny Wu), and Sami (Elias Anton), an Iranian-Australian teen, are each on the run from something. As their stories unfold, farmer Terry (Bryan Brown), Indigenous policewoman Sonya Mackenzie (Shari Sebbens) and […]

The Butterfly Tree

The Butterfly Tree will be available for Fan Force screenings upon it’s release on 23rd of November!  Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, old wounds are reopened over […]

Descent into the Maelstrom

Sydney, Australia. 1974. A group of outsiders band together with a mission. In a world of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown they form the high energy rock’n’roll band RADIO BIRDMAN forever determined to keep compromise from their art. Switched off shut down and booted out of venue after venue they stay determined to […]

Don’t Tell

Don’t Tell is the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. With a dogged and determined local lawyer by her side, Lyndal took on the powerful church that denied her abuse for over a decade. Based on true events that changed Australian child protection laws, […]

Zachs Ceremony

Zach’s Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. Its themes are universal: that of family and connection, but also explores the fascinating and unique question of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living […]

The Menkoff Method

David Cork (Lachlan Woods) is a lowly data processor slaving away in the cubicle wasteland of Endo Bank’s notorious Data Processing Centre – the DPC. But his real passion is manga. David dreams of Foxy Chaos, a female superhero created by the great manga artist Takuya Fujimoro. David’s dreams are shattered when a sinister new […]

Pawno

Pawno is a big-hearted, character-driven ensemble film that takes place in a dusty old pawnbroker’s in the heart of Footscray, where world-weary owner Les Underwood watches as the lives of people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From blossoming romance to desperate last gambles, these twelve individuals’ stories represent the best and […]

The Coming War On China

A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. John Pilger’s 60th film and first since 2013’s Utopia is his most urgent work to date and is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance. The Coming War on China, filmed over two […]

Teenage Kicks

In the summer of his 17th birthday, Mik Vagas’s world has come tumbling down. His plan to run away and escape the hold of his migrant family has been brutally undone by the unexpected death of his older brother, Tomi. Only Mik knows the events that led to the tragedy and as far as he […]

Freedom Stories

Freedom Stories is an exploration by filmmaker Steve Thomas of the achievements and struggles of former ‘boat people’. Now Australian citizens, they arrived seeking asylum from the Middle-East around 2001 – a watershed year in Australian politics sparked by the Tampa affair and Prime Minister John Howard’s declaration: “We will decide who comes to this […]

Rough Stuff

They call them “Rovers” – aimless wanderers and drifters living on the fringes of society in the vast Australian outback, looking to escape their pasts and start anew. Buzz (played by Gareth Rickards) has been to damn near every corner of the continent searching for the legendary Stray’s Gold – a haul that will keep […]

Sherpa

The world of mountain climbing might be the last bastion of old-school colonialism. While wealthy foreigners pay up to $70,000 to professional tour guides willing to take them to the top of Everest, the men and women who do the real work – largely drawn from the local Sherpa population – are paid a pittance. […]

The Legend of Ben Hall

After two years running from the law, Ben Hall is soon drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend, John Gilbert. Reforming the gang and taking on new recruit John Dunn, the trio begins a spree of robberies and crimes across New South Wales. After the killing of two policemen, they become the most wanted […]

Return To Bosnia

How could your neighbours turn into killers? Twenty-five years after fleeing a brutal civil war in Bosnia, Damir Mitric returns to uncover the pain and trauma that still divides his homeland. Now a historian living in Australia, Mitric returns to Bosnia, reuniting with family and friends, and meeting those working to rebuild a nation borne of […]

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE is a celebration of the remarkable spirits of four African women survivors of sexual abuse, and the triumph of their improbable theatre troupe. Four women fled from different parts of Africa to Australia in order to escape violence and abuse. They find a safe haven in Australia, but still […]

Boys in the Trees

It’s Halloween 1997 – the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him […]

The Tail Job

When Nicholas discovers his fiancé Mona has been sending text messages to a mystery man, he decides to tail her in a cab while she’s out on a supposed “girl’s night”.  Unfortunately for Nicholas, his cab driver Trevor is prone to road rage and quickly loses sight of her.  But Nicholas is desperate to find the truth, […]

Daughter

Daughter explores the way women are viewed in society by following three female characters on a Friday night out in St Kilda. Each woman varies in age, culture, wealth, education and social status, but on this fateful night, the women’s lives will become entwined and affected by an act of violence. Daughter is a short film […]

Spirit of the Game

It’s 1956 and twenty-year-old Delyle Condie is on top of the world. MVP of his college basketball team (University of Utah) and engaged to Emily, his high school sweetheart, life is looking pretty good. That is, until the second round of the NCAA tournament. Midway through the most important game of his life, Emily unexpectedly […]

Red Billabong

Two estranged brothers and their friends are pulled into a world of mystery and lies when their grandfather’s property is passed into their hands. As both brothers are pulled apart by different choices, one thing is clear – something sinister is going on.As people go missing the brothers learn secrets that will change their life […]

Girl Asleep

Fifteen is going to turn a corner. It has to. The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until […]

The Dragon Pearl

Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they’re right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.

Life In A Walk

Yogi Roth realized that he had never dealt with the emotions stemming from his father’s battle with prostate cancer. In a single moment, Yogi decided that he never wanted to say, “I wish I’d spent more time with my dad.” 
He immediately flew home and invited his father on a journey that would change both […]

Throwback

Jack and Kent are two down-on-their-luck pest exterminators. One hot summer weekend, they venture deep into the jungles of Far North Queensland in search of a big score: the lost gold of legendary outlaw “Thunderclap” Newman, who vanished without a trace in the 1800s. But they find more than they bargained for when they encounter […]

Embedded

Stephen Sewell’s erotic political thriller sees a war correspondent meet an alluring, enigmatic woman at a cocktail party, before a dangerous power play engulfs the two. Playwright and screenwriter Sewell (who scripted The Boys – the restored version is screening at SFF this year) is no stranger to cagey, dark characters, and this is certainly […]

Is This The Real World

Drama 17 year-old Mark Blazey doesn’t want to live in the real world. In the real world you can’t just do what you want. In the real world you have to compromise. Mark is a smart kid from a chaotic family who has just thrown away a scholarship to a private school and found himself […]

Stranded

STRANDED is the story of Brisbane and a group of four suburban boys who would unwittingly play a part in changing the world’s musical landscape forever – The Saints. Almost simultaneously and independently of each other, the Ramones were thrashing away in New York, the Sex Pistols were enraging the establishment in London and in of […]

The Island Of Dr Moron

Edwyna and Douggie are shipwrecked on a mysterious South Sea island.They are captured by a crazy tribe of Rastafarian voodoo natives who are led by the larger-than-life, Voodoo Valma.They are drugged with Jungle Fever juice, almost cooked in the sacrificial cauldron and then auctioned off by Rubber Gloves, the whip-cracking, leather-squelching Slave market Junkie. Doctor […]

The Weatherman’s Umbrella

Family, When the Weatherman puts on his boots it gets frosty, when he puts on his scarf it gets windy, and when he puts on his hat it gets warm. The problem is, the Weatherman’s lost his umbrella. Without an umbrella, there will be no more rain. Young Sarah is dropped off at her great […]

Observance

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he […]

The Lost Aviator

Against his family’s wishes, Andrew Lancaster opens up a cold case from 1932 where his uncle, Bill Lancaster, a pioneering aviator was on trial for murder in Miami. In an attempt to understand Bill’s sometimes foolish actions, and at risk of tarnishing his family name, Andrew revisits this epic tale of high risk adventure, romance […]

The Lights

This film documents the last moments of Jared Gallagher, Mark Gunnerson, and Candace Hennessey missing since 2014. It includes interviews and footage that purports to show supernatural activity captured in New South Wales. ‘Billed as a micro-budget horror film with a science fiction twist, the flick follows two friends as they track UFO sightings and […]

Dick’s Clinic

After his psychologist has a mental breakdown, Richard ‘Dick’ Warner feels cheated. And decides if his shrink’s crazy enough to land in the nut house, then he’s sane enough to counsel other people. So he opens his own therapy practice out of his garage. In rival response to his new career move, Dick’s best friend […]

Call Me Dad

Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. At stake is the safety of children and partners, the stability of families, and the power we as a society have to intervene. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. We […]

Blinky Bill

Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his missing father’s footsteps. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his Dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the boundary of […]

Sucker

Life’s a game. Some people just play it better. When 18-year-old Lawrence is caught cheating on his final year math exam, he fails to get into medical school and is banished to stay at his goofy Uncle’s house for the summer. By chance he meets ‘The Professor’- a colourful aging conman who invites Lawrence to […]

Cut Snake

Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private man in his twenties who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But the prospect of […]

Do It Ourselves Culture

Activism, music, art and community motivation merge from time to time to present moments of absolute social cohesion and this can change the world. From the fervid mind of one of Sydney’s most prolific activist/artists, Peter Strong, Do it Ourselves Culture is a documentary film project that charts Sydney’s colourful protest and party scene, from […]