Short Films

A birthday celebration in the woods becomes something horrific. Inspired by true events. ... Read more
The daily struggles of a Palestinian refugee living in Greece are dramatised by filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel, who has previously documented the experiences of refugees in A World Not Ours (MIFF 2013), Xenos (MIFF 2014) and A Man Returned (MIFF 2016). ... Read more
A woman searching for her missing daughter refuses to go gentle, in the Short Film Palme d'Or winner from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, by MIFF Accelerator Alumni filmmaker Qiu Yang (Under the Sun, MIFF 2015; The World, MIFF 2014). ... Read more
Davo and Valetta live a life of hardship on the streets of Melbourne, but they are connected by love and loyalty. ... Read more
Stop-motion animation about two creatures who must fight to preserve the bond between them, without completely sacrificing their own identities. Winner of the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation. ... Read more
As a woman takes care of her ageing mother she discusses her life, but some secrets go untold. ... Read more
When a father helps his daughter take her boat down to the river, serenity collides with memories of times gone by. Directed by Audrey Lam (Magic Miles, MIFF 2014; Faraways, MIFF 2012). ... Read more
A program of exhilarating short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today. ... All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
A program of exhilarating short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today. ... All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
A rodeo worker in outback Australia reminisces on an unforgettable tragedy. ... Read more
In a small village where superstition and the supernatural are a part of life, Emeteria is visited by an old friend; a man who has been dead for 20-years and has come to take another soul back to the afterlife with him. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award for International Fiction at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. ... Read more
A man trapped on the wrong side of the border begins to take on the identity of a ram in order to escape. ... Read more
Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home. ... Director Daniel Agdag will attend the session on Friday the 11th to introduce his film. ... Read more
A black comedy about a man so fed up with his appearance that he takes drastic measures. ... Read more
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Australia’s finest short films, including new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni. ... Directors Alice Englert (Family Happiness), Audrey Lam (A River Twice), Nora Niasari (Waterfall), Julietta Boscolo (Let's See How Fast This Baby Will Go) and Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillian (Buoy) will attend the session on Sunday 13 August to introduce their films. ... Read more
A formally playful study of Mojave Desert geologist Ren Lallatin. ... Read more
A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards judges and MIFF programmers. ... Screening in this session will be: ... Lost Property OfficeThe Rabbit HuntMrs McCutcheonThe World In Your WindowLet’s See How Fast This Baby Will GoFry DayThe Burden ... Read more
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